Next, my Tree Notes for Philip Pearson Adams, 1/2 brother of Reuben & Susan Adams:
Notes for Phillip Pearson Adams, ½ brother of Reuben Adams, son of Elizabeth (Thompson) & (John) Simon Adams:
With Phillip having a middle name of "Pearson," it is likely that his mother was a Pearson, and is shown as such possibly in an effort to pursue possible family connections.
Discovery of proper Adams lineage is difficult, as there are many varieties of the same person being connected to different families. The following is obviously a connection of Phillip to his gmother, see B below:Found in Ancestry.com, Family Data Collections - Births: Philip Adams; father, John Adams; mother, Susannah Wood, birth date December 23, 1779, Black Walnut, Halifax Co., VA.
The compiler has located two Susannah Wood's - each marrying a John Adams, as follows:
A. John Adams b ca 1730 Fairfax Co., VA d May 1815 Pittsylvania Co., VA m bet 1746 Sarah Burr ;
m 2nd Elizabeth or Nancy bef 1750 - and had John Adams, Jr b ca 1750 In Pitts Co. or Halifax Co., VA d 4/15/1824 Pittsylvania m Sarah Pigg b bet 1739-1753 Caroline Co., VA. John Adams b ca 1730 m in 1759 3rd Susannah (Susan Woodand had Allen b 1758, William b abt 1756, Nathan b abt. 1756). (Compiler's note: there are generations combined or skipped in most info found (see "B." next).It is possible thatthe John Jr b ca 1750 was the son of Susannah, instead of "Elizabeth or Nancy." It could also means that Phillip Pearson Adams was a previously unknown son, but his father Simon b abt. 1759 could not logically have had a larger family, than 2 others, before marrying Elizabeth Thompson.)
Children of John Jr b ca 1750 & Sarah Pigg were Elizabeth, John Spencer, James , Edith, Johnson, Johnson, Anne,& Alice Adams, all born bet March 20, 1769 and June 10, 1794.
B. The other John Adams seems to be the most likely family to connect to our Adams family, as he appears to be the one from Orange County and was there with his siblings and probably married first a Pearson lady, if he is our John SIMON Adams (not proven).This John Adams was in Orange Co, and signed the petition (see Simon Adams' Notes) to form Caswell Co., NC.In 1777 there were taxpayers, John, William, and Daniel Adams,? three siblings, g sons of Gabriel Adams, Sr. Here are the chldren, including the latter John, William & Daniel's apparent grandfather Gabriel Adams, Sr b 1695 Stafford Co., VA d Dec 27, 1759 Fairfax Co., VA m bet. 1712-20 Priscilla PEARSON b abt 1695 Stafford Co., VA d bef March 27, 1759 -- Priscilla was dau of Stafford Co., VA couple, Thomas Pearson & Sarah (Alexander) b ca 1665; Philip b ca 1713; Gabriel(jr) bet 1715-1721; John bet 1715-1717 m abt 1733 in Halifax Co., VA, Susannah Wood; Simon b bet 1721/30; Col William b Nov 3, 1723; Silvester b bet 1705-1725; Catherine b ca 1727; Susanna bet 1715/1726; Elizabeth ca 1731 & Earl b ca 1734.All born in Stafford Co., VA.
B cont'd: John b 1715-17 Stafford Co., VA m abt 1755 Susannah Wood b bef 1727. Children all b VA: JOHN b ca 1741; George ca 1744; Jeremiah ca 1745; Daniel ca 1746; Joshua b 1748; Silvester b ca 1750; & Samuel b ca 1752.The question is the latter John, the mysterious John (Simon) Adams, and did he marry a Pearson?We know that Jacob Pearson was in Caswell Co as a taxpayer in 1777.Three daughters all born Chester, PA,of Jacob Pearson b ca 1712 & Elizabeth, married brothers per Certificate Cane Creek Quaker Church Orange Co., NC, July 3, 1756, ages 21, 14, 12.Elizabeth Pearson b abt 1735 m Aug 25, 1756 James Jackson; Mary Pearson Oct 23, 1737, m Isaac Jackson May 6, 1762; Sarah Pearson b abt. 1739m Wm. Jackson on March 21, 1764.(end of Notes for Philip Pearson Adams)
I will attempt to outline what I can on Phillip Adams's found later; also probably more on Pearson families.
W. Ray Walker @ Sweet Home, 902 Mercer St., Alma, GA 31510