Thanks for your David Adams info.If enough people are interested, perhaps we can sort out the Davids.I don't think that my David had any link to SW PA but your info helps as the censuses seem to imply relationships when none exist by indicating state of origin.
Going back to the transcription of the pension file (not the original photocopy), I see that Elizabeth was married to David by the Reverend Mr Johnson in Wilkesbarrie in Lucerne County PA on Nov 13, 1785.
A Delaware County OH affidavit in the file by Evy Adams (the one page I have of theoriginal photocopy spells the last name as Addams throughout) lists the children and birthdates as follows: John (oldest son) Dec 13, 1788 RulifFeb 19, 1791 MaryMay4, 1793 SarahFeb 27, 1796 EvySep 28, 1798 DelilaFeb 19, 1801 David JrOct 27, 1803 ElizabethJul 16, 1806 PattaMay 10, 1810
If the usual naming pattern applied, I would expect that the father of David Adams (Addams) was John.Not an uncommon name in Sussex County NJ in 1761 when and where David was born.
Rulif was probably a name from mother Elizabeth's family.
Evy (variant of Levi perhaps) was the name of at least one prominent person in Sussex County NJ.People did name children for folks who had done well and who were not related.
I do not remember the naming pattern for girls.Would first daughter Mary have been named for maternal grandmother and Sarah for her paternal grandmother or vice versa?