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Subject: [ADAMS] My German & PA German Adam(s) Family
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 16:56:11 EDT
I have seen a lot of incorrect information being passed around on the
Internet about both John Adams, the potter, and his son John Adams. Some have
stated that Johannes Adam (potter) had the name Schweichkhardt for his middle
name, I have never found him listed on any records to verify that he had any
middle name or even a middle initial with his name. I have also seen where
people have confused both of these John Adams who were PA Germans with the one
they call "John Hobbs Adams". This John "Hobbs" Adams was of English decent
and was born in Virginia, later lived in Wilkes County, North Carolina and, I
believe, he died somewhere in Kentucky.
My ancestor Johannes Adam was the son of Nicholas Adam and Juliana
(Schweickhardt) Adam. Nicholas, Juliana and their son Jonas Paul Adam arrived on the
ship William & Sarah in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 18 September 1727 from
Eichtersheim, Baden in the Northern Kraichgau region of Germany.
Nicholas Adam was a potter by trade and it is most likely that Nicholas
taught his son Johannes the skills of being a potter. When Johannes (John)
Adam(s) and his family later removed to Salisbury in Rowan County, North Carolina
in May 1755, he is the first recorded potter in the state of North Carolina.
Johannes Adam was born 29 September 1729 and baptized 8 May 1730 at Muddy
Creek Church in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Johannes (John) Adam(s) married Maria Eva (Eve) Schmidt (Smith) 8 April 1751
at Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania. Maria Eva Schmidt was the daughter of Peter Schmidt (Smith) and
Barbara (maiden name unknown) who arrived at Philadelphia on the ship
Pennsylvania Merchant on 18 September 1733.
John and Eve (Smith) Adams had the following children, John, Barbara,
George, Peter and Susanna Adams. At the tender age of 32 years, John Adams died in
testate before 22 July 1762 in Rowan County, North Carolina leaving a wife
and five young children.
Johannes (John) and Eve (Smith) Adam's son Johannes (John) Adam(s) was born
29 January 1752 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. John Adams married
Winifred Bussell 15 August 1768 in Rowan County, North Carolina.
If anyone on here is related to any of these people, I would love to
exchange information with you.
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