Many descendants of Absalom Adams and Elizabeth Fothergill/Feathergill, were told we were somehow related to the presidents, John and John Quincy Adams. No proof of a connection has surfaced, to my knowledge.
Does anyone here know how to read and interpret these charts?I don't quite understand what conclusion(s) were drawn as to Absalom's connection with Henry Adams of Braintree or his descendants, our two Adams Presidents...
Here are comments from the website in regard to the test results:
"Two Y-DNA lines One Family? This is a case where Y-DNA testing has refuted the paper genealogy.In the line for A014 there is either a mistake in the paper genealogy or a non-parental event such as an unrecorded adoption. It is a possibility the error is in the other four lines or elsewhere.The family genealogist are working on the issue to get to the truth of the matter. The results from the upgrade to A014 will help with his possible connection to the Presidential Adams family."
"The descendants of A023 have a mid 1800s note that indicates they are cousins to John Q Adams. For this to be true there are two possibilities. First they could be cousins via a maternal connection or the documented connection"
"A023, Absalom Adams, born about 1725, was a Baptist farmer in Fauquier County, Virginia where he also served in the American Revolutionary War of 1776, and later moved to Kentucky in search for inexpensive land. He was married to Elizabeth Fothergill and they raised nine children. About the year 1840, William "Devil Bill" Adams, grandson of Absalom, is said to have visited with his "cousin" John Quincy Adams (6th Pres.), in Washington DC, while JQ was serving in the House of Representatives."
...And furthermore: "The descendants of A023 have a mid 1800s note that indicates they are cousins to John Q Adams. For this to be true there are two possibilities. First they could be cousins via a maternal connection or the documented connection "