Ann Adams was the daughter of James Adams, Sr. b. 1730 Goochland Co. VA d. Mar. 15, 1789 Fluvanna Co. VA and Cecily Ford b. 1735 Goochland Co. VA d. Feb. 10, 1815 Fluvanna Co. VA.James Adams, Sr. fought in the French/Indian Wars prior to the Revolutionary War.Two of his sons, James, Jr. and Thomas, brothers of Anne Adams, fought in the Revolutionary War.The brothers would move to Elbert Co. GA in 1797 from Fluvanna Co. VA with their families.This line is the first Adams from England to arrive in this country in 1619.James's gg grandfather was Robert Addams b. 1586 England d. Bef Jan. 21, 1628 Martin Hundred, James City Co. VA.The gg grandmother is thought to be Eleanor White b. ? Isle of Wight Co. VA d. ?Upon his death, she was commissioned administrator of the estate of Robert Addams, Jan. 21, 1628.Robert Addams is known to be one of the earliest settler's of Welsh descent coming to America and settling in VA on the James River.He was a member of the one of the first VA House of Burgess 1623-1624 New Kent Co. VA.The great grandfather is thought to be William Christopher Adams b. 1627 Martin Hundred, James City Co. VA d. Bef 1718 Martin Hundred, James City Co. VA.His wife, the great grandmother is thought to be Penelope Johnson b. Abt 1628 d. Abt 1754 VA.As far as linking to the President's, both claim links back to Sir John Ap Adams, but this isn't proven.
Other interesting stories about the gg grandfather, Robert Addams, in 1625, he was accused of stealing and killing a hog owned by George Graves.His accuser was Edward Smith.Robert was acquitted of the crime and the accuser was whipped in receiving 30 stripes for the offense.Robert was presented for drunkenness Jan. 11, 1626 to Provost Marshall and was censured.Entered bond for good behavior and tobacco.