Although I don't recognize the names and dates in your post, I do have some info on some Adams who lived in Bates Co., MO.... My ggrandmother, Lillie E. Adams was born there 1/22/1887. Her family moved there from Mt. Sterling, Brown Co., IL, around 1882.While some of her siblings were born in IL, others were born in Bates Co (Amy 3/12/1885, Virgil 1/19/1895, Alvy 3/12/1893, Ross 1/10/1889).(I have quite a bit of additional info on these people - if you think it might help you, let me know and I'll be happy to post more details.) The family had moved to Denver, CO, by the time Lillie married in 1907.Lillie's parents were James Callihill Adams and Mariah Alice Summy.James had 5 brothers and 3 sisters (all b. in Mt. Sterling, IL): -George Wm. Adams b.abt.1855 -Wm. S. Adams b.abt.1857 -Henry T. Adams b.abt.1859 -John P. Adams b.abt. 1861 -Job B. Adams b.abt. 1863 -Hattie Adams b.abt.1865 -Anna May Adams b.abt.1867 -Mary Ellen Adams b.abt.1869 Although I don't have any info further info on James C.'s siblings, I suppose it's possible that IF George W. or William S. also moved to Bates Co., they could be linked to your Joseph. Hope something in all of this helps you out.