My great grandfather told me we were descendants to Samual Adams and John Q. Adams of MA. My great grandfather was William A. Adams born around 1884 in PA, moved to NJ (retired from Campbells soup), then to DE were he passed in i believe 1987. He married Elizabeth Bokow Silvasi Adams who was hungarian. They had 3 kids Clarence, William jr, & Ethel. I beleive he had a brother Al of Philadelphia (whose son Edward Adams is a Cardinal in the Catholic church)I know he had a brother Walter Adams, who passed away young and my grandfather took in and raised his son walter.
His father, my great,great grandfather was William MJ Adams who was married to Mary Agnes Ray Adams (daughter of John Ray who served in the civil war).
My grandfather Clarence Adams SR. is still alive at 97. He told me that we are indeed somehow relatives of samual and john adams.He told me stories about the adams' being from england, moving to massachusetts and owning docks in MA, Philly and Liverpool england. He remembers walking around philly with his grandparents & they owned whole city blocks of houses and state buildings. He spoke of 1 starting a baking soda company, 1 starting a glass co, and of a Adams furniture maker from MA that we still own some of his pieces. We also own personal belonging of WM Penn who was supposedly friends w/ one of our Adams relatives. Any help & information would be greatly appreciated, and i could share what little info i have.My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.Thanks for taking the time to read this. Kristine Adams Smyrna DE