Have you learned any more about William? By chance is the surname Lairdconnected to your Adam.? If so I'd be very interested in knowing about that connection. I also have Adam from Aberdeen. Some (at least) of mine wound up in CA and one William Laird Adam, married Elizabeth O'Connor born in Quebec Canada in the 1840's. They lived in the Santa Cruz, Santa Clara area I believe. He may have been called the "Lumber King".as he worked in the Lumber industry.