Mourning Adams, wife/widow of Robert Adams (d. 1783 of Pittsylvania Co., VA), is presumed to have been a daughter of Paul Pigg who died in 1767 in Pittsylvania County, VA because Robert is willed 100 acres by Paul Pigg in 1767. The assumption is that Robert's wife was Paul's daughter.
Further, it appears that John Adams, Sr. (d. 1815) of Pittsylvania County, VA had up to three sons who married half-sisters to Mourning, wife of Robert Adams (d. 1783).Robert Adams (d. 1783) and John Adams, Sr. (d. 1815) were brothers from available evidence.
Paul Pigg in his 1767 will speaks of his "last wife's children," with one named Sarah.Did this unmarried daughter Sarah Pigg later became (by 1773) the wife of John Adams, Jr. (d. 1824 of Pittsylvania Co., VA)? Part of the reason that this seems possible is that John Jr.'s brother Allen Adams apparently married another of the "last wife's children" of Paul Pigg (d. 1767) named Pattea (or Patty/Patsy) Pigg. Further, a 3rd brother Elkanah Adams (d. pre-Jan 5, 1807 in Madison Co., KY) died leaving a wife Mary Ann Adams who later was in Clark County, KY. Anderson Pigg, son of Paul Pigg's son William Pigg, was a co-administrator with the widow Mary Ann Adams for the estate.
That had led people to wonder if Mary Ann Adams wasn't also a Pigg, and indeed, we see that yet another of Paul Pigg's "last wife's children" was a Mary Pigg. Is she the same person who became Mary Ann Adams, wife of Elkanah Adams who moved from Pittsylvania County, VA into Kentucky not long before he died there in Madison County, KY prior to 5 Jan 1807? If so, that would explain why Mary Ann Adams was associated with Anderson Pigg. They would have been aunt and nephew since Anderson's father, William Pigg, also was one of the "last wife's children" of Paul Pigg (d. 1767).
From Pittsylvania County, VA deeds and other records, we see the Adamses and Piggs living in the same area and interacting with each other. Thus, I'm thinking that 3 Adams brothers (John Jr., Allen, and Elkanah, all sons of John Adams, Sr. d. 1815) could well have married 3 Pigg sisters (Pattea, Sarah, and Mary) who were among the younger children of Paul Pigg -- and thus sisters to William Pigg, father of Anderson Pigg.
Can anyone provide further help on this matter?
For those interested in more on the Paul Pigg family, see several relevant posting on the Pigg Family Forum part of GenForum, including message #1001.