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Generation 4:
Lula May Adams
        --Homer H. McCandless
            +Ada Rowden
        --Calvert Cotton McCandless
            +Mary Ann Long
        --Ruth Elner McCandless
        --Cecile Lois McCandless
            +Fred Farias
        --Max Trimmer McCandless
            +Fleta Cecile Beaty
        --Erma Leeta McCandless
            +Joseph Putze
        --Madge Wilma McCandless
            +John Fenton Slade
        --Ted Roosevelt McCandless
            +Evelyn Brenn

Generation 5:
    +Permila LaDue
        --Charles Henry Adams
        --P. A. L. Adams
        --Jarvis C. Adams
        --Emma Adams
        --Mary Adams
        --Ellen Adams
        --George William Adams
        --Eliza Adams
        --Salinda Adams
        --Lois Irene Adams
        --Lulu May Adams
        --Ulysses Samuel Adams
        --Hubert McCormick Adams
    +Anna Par Scott

Generation 6:
    +Salinda Stewart
        --Samuel Adams
        --Egbert Adams
        --Clark Adams
        --John Quincy Adams
        --Anna Eliza Adams

Generation 7:
Stephen Adams
    +Abigail Gorham
        --Charles Samuel Adams

Generation 8:
    +Mary Burr
        --Stephen Adams

Generation 9:
Nathan Adams, Jr.
    +Rebecca Clapham
        --Nathan Adams, III

Generation 10:
Nathan Adams, Sr.
    +Mary James
        --Nathaniel Adams, Jr.

Generation 11:
    +Mary Patchen
    +Margaret Savage
        --Nathaniel Adams, Sr.
        --Samuel Adams
        --Mary Adams
        --Abraham Adams
        --John Adams

This interesting surname is a patronymic of Adam, which is of English origin, and is from the Hebrew personal name "Adam", which was borne, according to Genesis, by the first man. The name is of uncertain etymology; however, it is often said to be from the Hebrew "adama", earth. It was very popular as a given name among non-Jews throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. The personal name was first recorded in England with one "Adam Warenarius " in Lincolnshire in 1146 - 1153. The surname development since 1281 (see below) includes the following: John Adamsone (1296, Scotland), William Adames (1327, Worcestershire) and Richard Adamessone (circa 1400, Norfolk). The second president of the United States, John Adams (1735 - 1826), and his son John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848), who became the sixth president, were descended from Henry Adams, a yeoman farmer who had emigrated from Barton St. David, Somerset, to Massachusetts (United States of America) in 1640. Among the recordings in London is the marriage of Robert Adams and Jane Stanton on September 25th 1573 at St. Dunstan's, Stepney. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Alianor Adam, which was dated 1281, witness in the "Assize Rolls of Cheshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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