Hi Aileen- My 4th great-grandmother, Nell Adams, married James Alexander Aikman in Columbia Co.,PA. around 1800. They had at least 3 children before she died around 1811. She may have been a daughter of an early settler in that area , Conrad Adams. I'm checking to see if this Adams family migrated from Morris Co., NJ, as did the Aikman family and many other families in the area. I've been trying to find Nell's family for a very long time. Wonder if she could be related to your ancestor, Thomas Adams - they're about the same age.