Hi, Marsha.I noticed that you've posted or answered several postings re: the Adams Presidents.
I have found my connection on one side of the family.The presidents and I are all direct descendants of William Cogswell 1619-1700, m.Susanna Hawkes 1633-before 1696.I am descended from their son, Lieut. John Cogswell 1665-1710, m.Hannah Goodhue 1673-1742.The presidents are descended from William and Susanna's daughter, sister of Lieut. John Cogswell, who lived 1658-1701, m. Bejamin White 1626-1723.She was Pres. John Adams' great-grandmother.
I would be happy to share information that I have about the descendants of Lieut. John Cogswell.All of my information comes from previous family historians and recently from the "famous people" section of this website.I understand that there is a connection to Princess Diana of Wales through a daughter of William Cogswell -- Hester(?) but I don't have any more information on that.Also, Susanna Cogswell was a twin according to my information.
On the other side of the family, there is supposed to be a link to the presidents and/or their cousin, Samuel Adams, through my great-grandmother, Lena Simpson Adams, b.May 28, 1879 - d. July 16, 1925.She married Arthur Joseph Roath in Missouri in Dec 1900.His dates are July 20, 1869 - Sept. 1950.They had 10 children, all born in Wyoming.If you or anyone knows any information about the ancestors of Lena Simpson Adams, please contact me.Family rumor has it that the presidential connection is through a Charles Adams, maybe a Charles Wesley Adams or Charles Francis Adams, possibly a cousin to Samuel Adams?I'm relatively new to this.Any good leads would be greatly appreciated.