Page 32 of "Family Histories of Letcher County" Kentucky lists a William Adams Sr. born ca. 1725, died 1792 @ Lewis Fork of Yadkin River, Wilkes (first Rowan then Surry)North Carolina; married ca. 1748 to ?? with the following children: John b. ca. 1749; William b. ca. 1750 d. 1800 in NC; m. 6 Dec 1775 to Mary Baker b. ca 1758 d. aft 1806 at Lewis Fork, NC; d/o Moses Baker and Barbara Byers; Nipper b. 1752; Thomas b. ca. 1755; and Sarah b. 1760 in NC. William Jr. had children Moses, Fanny, Jane, and Nellie. However, no mention is made of William Sr.'s parents.