Hi everyone.I just discovered this discussion board.I do have some information on the Adams of Halifax County.This mirrors some of the information already posted, but this comes from my dad's cousin, Irene Adams Proctor, who self published her research (The Adams Family:Kith and Kin) on the Adams' descended from John Adams from Wales (1700 - 1780), who emigrated with three sons:Sylvestor (b1726), Philip (b1728), and John II (b1730).John Adams II and Susan (Susannah) Wood had 9 children: 1. William Adams (b1756) married Elizabeth Boyd (m1782) 2. Elizabeth Adams (b1758) m Reuben Jones3.Slyvestor Adams (b1760) married Rebecca Boyd (m1782)4.Richard Adams (b1762) m Hannah Boyd (m1780)5.John Adams (b1764) m Esther Turner 6.Sarah Adams (b1767) m. Patrick Boyd *m1785)7.Susanna Adams b1773 m. Richard Ball (m1798)8. Philip Adams b(1779) m Fanny Powell (m1800) m Martha Matilda Foster (m1816)9.Benjamin Adams (b1783) m. Margaret Barnett (m1804).
My Adams branch (which ended up in Houston Co. and Stewart Co. Tennessee) is from Richard Adams through his son William Adams.William migrated to Dickson Co. in the early 1800's.Richard Adams and Hannah Boyd had six children:1.Susanna Adams (b1786) m. George Turner2.Sylvestor Adams (b 1787)3.John Adams (b.1788)4.William Adams (b1790) married Judith Williamson, then Sarah Hill(my ancestor)5.George Adams (b1792)6.Richard Wood Adams (b1797) m. Nancy May