David, I have Sterling and Nancy Adams with the 1850 census with John F, James, Amalizia Joseph and Columbus. (Columbus seems to be a name that pops up in the Adams/ Hobdy/Sory/ Paine bible found in the Tn archives-the original that is.) I have on my record Abner 1810, Tn and wife Lucy 1810 Va with Wm, Martha, Marg, Mary, Richard, Daniel ,and Jefferson. I have Wm Adams bn @1781 Va,wife Lucy 1783 Va with Richard 1826, a female and a lady who is not an Adams- Amanda Morris bn 1828. My Adams are George(@1790 Va) and Fanny Adams md 1814(Person Co Va) who have Cynthia Frances, George Thomas, James Weldon, John Weldon, Louela Endara, Kate and MY William Robert bn 1854.They all live in Robertson Co and I believe are part of the Halifax/Pittsylvania Virginians who come to NC and quickly move in a unit to Robertson/Montgomery/and Dickson Counties.Have you tried the TN questionaires on the civil war?Meredith and please keep me in mind for proof for the parents of my George bn 1790, Va!!!