James Adams was born 1744-1746, probably in Virginia although there is a possibility he was born in Ireland and came to the USA as an infant. His parents definitely migrated from Ireland, probably the County of Donnegal. He married Agnes Wilson, the daughter of Matthew and Catherine Hubbard Wilson. Matthew Wilson died in 1805 in Adams County, Pennsylvania. James Adams and Agnes Wilson were marriedabout 1765 and lived Virginia until sometime between 1779 and 1785 when they migrated to Madison County, Kentucky. By 1810 they had moved to Hopkins County, Kentucky since they appear there in the 1810 census. James Adams died in Hopkins County about 1814-1815 as his will was probated there in February 1815. Agnes Wilson Adams died in Hopkins County about 1817. Based on the will they had the following children
Matthew Adams SR born 1767-68 in VA, died 1836 in AR *******Your line** Robert Adams born 1770 in VA, died 1825 in AR ****** Jesse Adams born 1774 VA Alexander Adams born 1776 VA, died 1805 in KY James Adams born 1779 VA, died 1855 AR Mary "Polly" Adams born 1785 in KY Thomas Adams born 1788 KY, died 1822 in CA Catherine "Katy" Adams born 1790 KY Jane "Jenny" Adams born 1792 KY Andrew Adams born 1794 KY Wilson Adams born 1796 KY, died 1853-1860, either MO or CA
Robert Adams married Patience Hall. Their son Matthew married Catherine Pryscilla Wolf.Matthew's son John Quincy Adams married Charity Wood. William Madison was their son. Let me know if you need details such as birth, marriage and death dates.