I have been searching for many years for the parents of Josiah Adams b. about 1802 who lived in Warren Co. KY. Loads of researchers have him the son of Josiah Adams and Sarah Boswell of Fauquier Co. VA. The problem is, Josiah who married Sarah Boswell did not live in Fauquier VA. He died in Charles Co. MD and left a will which named four children, none of whom was Josiah.
Elizabeth Adams who married Edwin Temple Hickman (volumes of research on this family of Hickmans) was said to be the daughter of Josiah and Sarah and a sister to my Josiah. I do find a strong connection to the Hickmans. Nancy Adams, whom I believe to be my Josiah's sister, married John Hickman who also settled in Warren Co. KY and lived next door to my Josiah. In John Hickman household was Ruth Adams b. in 1804 . John and Nancy married in 1810. I think Ruth and Nancy are sisters and Elizabeth could be Josias' sister also as she was reported to be a redhead and so was my Josias' youngest son.
The research on this Adams bunch is messed up and so many have just accepted what they find on the internet.Is there anyone who could give me a clue to find Josias' real parents?