Jan, The Stephen Adsit you re referring to from Deerfield is my g-g-grandfather and is not closely related to Josiah. In Newman Ward's book, a Stephen Adsit,son of Ebenezer was born at Canaan,N.Y. in 1776,died at Steuben,Oneida Cty. on 12 Feb.1824. Married 1799 to Abigail Washburn.This would be Josiah's uncle I believe.