My g.grandmother was Dura Maude Howell born 1871 in San Jose. Her Mother was Elizabeth Adams (1849-1901) and father John Howell(1834_1910).
Elizabeth or Lizzies parents were William Adams(1820-1901)and Dura Maria Gilmore(1822-1910).
Grandmother Howell insisted there was a direct connection to President John Quincy Adams - however I've yet to find it! I suspect a lot of Adams families grew up with this romantic myth. Nevertheless I would be interested in any family information others may have about this line. I have only just started to research this part of the family history so my information is patchy. The family bible has the following:
William Adams died 1901 in California William Adams jnr died Mexico date unknown Annie Adams d. october 27 1910 Los Angeles Dura Maria Adams d. 1910? Los Angeles John Howell d.Nov 112 1910 Denver Any information or suggestions as to how to research this line much appreciated. Ann Beatty