I, Addie, am taking the liberty of posting a gen forum query that was posted on the Hickman forum.Hopefully someone can help Jeanie.I have also posted my reply to her.
Jeanie's post: I have been searching for the parents of Josiah Adams b about 1803 for a number of years. He has been reported to be the brother of Elizabeth Adams who married Edwin Temple Hickman. This may be true as she was said to have been a redhead and Josiah's youngest son had red hair.
Nancy Adams married John Hickman in 1810. The Hickmans came to Warren Co. KY where Josiah settled also. Nancy and John bought land from Josiah Adams. Elizabeth and Edwin spent a few years in KY in the same area as Nancy and Josiah and then went to MO. John and Nancy stayed near Josiah.
There was a Ruth Adams in the household of John Hickman and Nancy Adams Hickman who was born in 1804--(sister?)
I believe Elizabeth, Josiah and Nancy Adams are siblings but (here's the big problem) other researchers claim Nancy and Elizabeth are the daughters of Josiah Adams and Sarah Boswell of Fauquier Co.. VA. I can find no proof of Josiah and Sarah being in Fauquier. Actually, Josiah who was married to Sarah Boswell left a will in Charles Co. ,MD naming four children and these Adams children where not included.
I could really use some help from someone who wants the real truth.
If you go to this web site you will find your Edwin Temple and Elizabeth Adams and some of their descendants you elude to.
These are descendants of Nathaniel and Avis Hickman who has claimed that he is a brother of my husband's gggggGrandfather William Hickman traced to the Eastern shore.That has not been proven to my satisfaction.
My son has taken part in a Hickman DNA project. A Jason Hickman heads that project. I would love to find a descendant of Nathaniel Hickman that would be willing to participate in the DNA project also.Perhaps that would be a great stepping stone for me.Anyway expect it is wishful thinking considering this old lady will soon be 87 years old.
Happy and fruitful hunting to you and laugh along the genealogy "brick" road!Many interesting things you will find.God Bless you and yours abundantly, Addie here