I have tried to study the "Quaker's" faith and find where many who married out of their faith were disowned by their family.I find their views on the military strange, but found some who did serve in the Revolutionary War were also disowned by their families.Most who were called into military service during the Revolutionary War would pay someone outside the Quaker faith to serve for them.This would lead me to believe that the Quaker's had money.I'm familiar with the Adams marriages to Moorman's in VA.I don't believe that these Adams were Quaker's at the time of their marriages.These marriages were apparently overlooked because they were outside the Quaker faith.Maybe Quaker's disowned those who didn't take up the Quaker faith?Have you viewed the Quaker websites for ancestral information?I have found a few things, especially the camp meetings and marriages that took place at the meetings.Where do you place the Lewis's in the Quaker faith?
Did the Lewis's hold political office in the Virginia colony?The Adams were very active in early Virginia politics.This seems to be something the Adams have done throughout history.We need more politicians today like John Adams, our second President.He and his son, John Quincy Adams, our sixth President, were true public servants.
The book you mentioned on the Adams/Goolsby family, do you have a copy?Does it have a specific name and where can you look at the book?It's probably not in print at this time.I have never been able to find any ancestral information on the Goolsby surname, although it appears in the Adams lineage.One of John Adams daughter, son of James Adams, Sr., Mary Adams b. Abt 1787 d. ? married - ?(given name unknown to this researcher) Goolsby b. Abt 1782 d. ?
Do you have copies or information on the land deeds done by the Adams in the early years of the Virginia colony?
Your view on the Scottish connection to these early VA Adams settler's is interesting.Why have most researcher's chosen not to follow this theory in your opinion?Adams isn't a Scottish clan name, and they were probably English living in Scotland.Have you tried to link these Adams back into England?They say that the Adams were of Welsh descent.I've never been able to link anyone to Wales.The first Robert Addams to come to America on the Bona Nova, I believe was from the Isle of Wight, England.I have no documentation of this, something I read that made sense.