This is most interesting.I will look at my Adams families of Bath/Beaufort Co, NC and see if I can tell who might be his parents.
I have a John Adams of early Beafort Co. and several wills of that area.
Could you please send a scan or digital photo of the page with the Rev. James Adams picture to me by attached email? I would really appreciate it.Perhaps there might be a resemblance with the living Bill Adams, whose family I am researching.My email is posted on the forum.