John Adams was born in 1796 as the son of Robert Adams and wife Sarah Unknown. He married around 1821 to Mrs. Mary Ann Wolf Settles, widow of Josiah Settles and daughter of Michael Wolf and Mary Magdalena Catharine Hedrick.
The couple had six sons. Four are well accounted for. The others were: Robert died in 1856 in AR and apparently was never married. Jacob died in 1868 in CA with nothing else know of him.