I read your reply on Genforum. I'm not sure..yet if there is any connection.
The furthest back in time (in my immediate family) that I can prove is back to 1820 with John Adams and his wife Emma Podmore.
I remember my grandfather (William) telling me of his cousin, Percy Adams hassling all the family members for their birth records etc because he wanted to write a book on the Adams family of North Staffordshire. When he finished the book he gave one copy to each of the family as a gift.
The reason he decided to write the book is because the great history in the family due to his gggrandfather? taking up pottery then teaching his methods to a family friend...Wedgewood. One of the family decided to leave the pottery business and take up farming then move to the US with part of his family...this is the tie I am trying to make, from my immediate family to the Adams who moved to the US.
All my mothers side were born in Shropshire / Staffordshire
I believe the person who moved to the US was a William Adams..but as of yet only have hearsay of the stories but as of yet no solid proof...we may (possibly) have a link...
Do you have any more info on the Adams family left behind in England..through to the 18thC this is how I will make the link...