Information on the parentage of James Adams of Westerly, RI can be found in the March 1993 edition of the CT Nutmegger which is the quarterly publication of the CT Society of Genealogists.In a nutshell, the article, which I wrote, shows that James Adams of Westerly was most likely the son of James & Priscilla (Ramsden) Adams of Concord, MA being born 29Mar1668. The James Adams who marr. Catherine Ford was b. 31Mar1674 the son of William & Elizabeth of Concord. These two Adams families in Concord were totally unrelated, James sr. being Scottish while William was descened from John Adams of Plymouth and most likely English.