Our Adams Family

the Ancestry of Abigail (Adams) Paul Wood

and various probable connections

Under Construction. Briefly, our Adams connection begins with Abigail Adams who was born about 1788 in Connecticut. Nothing more is known and her parents are a mystery. Although we do have Joseph Adams and Abigail Rake as probable parents, this has yet to be proven. Joseph's widow married William Reed in Scioto County. This same William Reed was appointed guardian of Peris August Paul, "our" Abigail Adams son, in 1823. There is obviously a link, but . . . working on it. Another possible Adams relative is James Bradford Adams who was born in Connecticut about the same time as Peris and shows up as a close neighbor to Peris in Anderson Co., Kansas. James' ancestry is traced to the Henry Adams but, again, no connection to "our" Adams has been proven. I suspect Peris Augustus Paul and James Bradford Adams were first cousins or otherwise related and known to each other.
Joseph Adams and Abigail (Rake) Adams Reed
Joseph ADAMS was a Revolutionary War patriot born about 1755-65. He was an early settler of the village of Newtown [later named Elmira] in that area of Tioga Co., New York, that became Chemung County. He resided at Juno, New York, in 1794; Newtown, New York, in 1801; and Candor, New York, in 1816. [Deed Records] It is likely that Joseph Adams, the progenitor of many Scioto Co., Ohio, Adams families, descends from Henry Adams through Canterbury, Connecticut. He died about 1816/17 either before or shortly after the family moved to Scioto Co., Ohio. The actual location is not known. In any event, his widow Abigail was married in Scioto County on December 31, 1817, to William Reed; also Joseph's daughter Phebe married in Scioto County on September 8, 1817, with consent provided by Abigail and not by Joseph. Accordingly, he is presumed deceased at least by the time of Phebe's marriage.

Joseph and Abigail ADAMS had the following known children:

1) Abigail Adams [1788- after 1860] possibly same as Abigail who m. first Peter PAUL, and second John WOOD, living in Scioto Co., OH, in 1860

2) Susannah ADAMS [1790- ] m. Daniel McCAN

3) George ADAMS [Dec. 19, 1792-Feb. 6, 1853] m. Margaret SCHOONOVER

4) Eunice ADAMS [1793/94 - 1835] m. James MEAD

5) a daughter [about 1796- ]

6) Phebe ADAMS [1798- ] m. Daniel HALE

7) John ADAMS [1802 - Jan. 1860]

8) Nancy ADAMS [1806 - Sept. 28, 1849] m. Roderick OWEN

Source Records

"Adams Addenda", Vol. 3, p. 21,;Vol. 4, p. 47

Scioto Co., Ohio, Marriage Book A, p. 36

WCA, p. 225

Tioga Co., NY: Mortgages, Book 1, p. 68, 335; Deeds, Book 3, p. 498, Book 11, p. 310, 13, p. 343, 14, p. 256

1800 Census, Tioga Co., New York, p. 259

1810 Census, Tioga Co., New York, p. 632 ["Joseph Addams 2nd" in census record; living next to Jerusha Bennett.]

James Bradford Adams