I searched the messages here and almost hate to jump into what looks like potential mayhem over ADAMs with VA and NC roots. But here goes.
I'm looking for the parents of Thomas Jefferson ADAMS, b. 1862 in IL, d. 1910 Taylorville, Christian Cty., IL. He married Minnie GATTON (nee SIMPSON) in 1899, who was divorced and had 3 children from her previous marriage. I can't yet identify Thomas on the indexes to know whether he was married before as well. My husband descends from their son William Brandon ADAMS (1900-1942).
The census showed IL straight across as birthplaces, but I just looked at the 1900 for the first time which shows Thomas Jefferson's father born in VA and mother in NC. Opens a whole new world of research.
All I know from my husband's family is that Thomas had a brother John ADAMS(have no dates) and a sister Easter B. ADAMS (b. 1870), went by Esther, who married William HESTER in Taylorville.
I'd really appreciate any clues as I move toward Virginia research.