James Gooding ADAMS, son of Leonard ADAMS and Martha MORRILL was born 4 May 1842 near Rochester, Michigan. He died 21 July 1931 in Oakwood, Michigan. He almost his entire life in Oakwood, Oakland County, Michigan.
He married Ophelia (Effie) BALL, daughter of Charles Chadwick BALL and Julia HOOD on 6 March 1866.
His grandfather, Mark ADAMS and father Leonard ADAMS, moved to Oakland County from Ontario County, NY in 1826 and 1834 respectfully.
Surnames connected with the ancestors of James Good Adams and being researched are:
ADAMS, BALL, CHADWICK, HOOD, MORRILL, HOYT, KIMBALL, SPERRY, CADY, PARKE, BARNARD, ROSE, DUDLEY, BISHOP, FOOT, BLAKESLEE (BLAKESLEY), CLINTON, MANSFIELD
Problems being researched:
1) What is the maiden name of Deborah Adams, who was the wife of Mark Adams. Deborah was born in MA in 1784 and died in Michigan in 1863. She is buried in the Avon Cemetery in Rochester, Michigan.
2) A very distant relationship may exist with John ADAMS who was in the Plymouth Colony, MA. This John Adams had a grandchild named Richard ADAMS born in 1651 in Scituate, MA. A Richard ADAMS also died in 1651 in Scituate, MA.
The ancestory of James Gooding Adams has been traced back to a Richard ADAMS who married Rebecca DAVIS in 1769 in Middlesex County, MA. Many researchers think that this Richard ADAMS was born in 1651 in Scituate, the son of James ADAMS and Francis VASSALL. The realtionship has not been been proven and there is some reasonable doubts.
William Adams Kemp
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