Terri: I 'met' someone through the forum who is also researching this Adams line.Although she indicates the following is not proven, William's parents MAY be Sylvester and Rebecca Boyd.I found out from another web site that two of this Sylvester's brothers also married Boyd sisters. One problem is there are two Williams.1807 and 1816.My theory is maybe the 1807 one died so the son born in 1816 was also named William (father of John Calvin).I think with that Sylvester (or Sil Vester) name,they must be connected.
SYLVESTER ADAMS SR. b. abt. 1760, Lunenburg County, VA; d. March 02, 1830, White Oak Creek, Humphreys County, TN.He married REBECCA BOYD March 09, 1792 in Hallifax County, Virginia, daughter of HARRISON BOYD and UNKNOWN.
Children of SYLVESTER ADAMS and REBECCA BOYD:
SYLVESTER ADAMS JR. SUSANNA ADAMS b. 1793 REBECCA ADAMS b. 1795 JOHN ADAMS b. January 15, 1797 ANN ADAMS b. 1798 THOMAS J. ADAMS b. 1803 SAMUEL ADAMS b. 1805 WILLIAM ADAMS b. 1807 PATRICK BOYD ADAMS b. 1809 ICHABOD ADAMS b. 1812 SARAH A. ADAMS b. 1813 *WILLIAM ADAMS b. 1816 Tennessee MARTHA BOYD ADAMS b. 1817 ISABELLA ADAMS b. after. 1818