The 1850 census in Benton County, AL(page 372) shows:
Robinson Adams, age 39, born SC
Sarah Adams, age 32, born SC
Rebecca Adams, age 14, born Alabama
James M. Adams, age 12, born South Carolina
William B. Adams, age 9, born South Carolina
Joshua L. Adams, age 5, born Alabama
Margaret C. Adams, age 2, born Alabama
Mary J. Adams, age 5 months, born Alabama
next door is:
William Thomason, age 70, born South Carolina
Elizabeth Thomason, age 55, born SC
Elizabeth Thomason, age 14, born Alabama
and next door to the Thomason's is Thomas Gay family.On the other side of Robinson Adams family is a B.E. Moody family.
The 1860 census for Calhoun County, Alabama has Robinson Adams family as follows:
Robinson Adams, age 46, born South Carolina
Sarah Adams, age 44, born SC
Rebecca Adams, age 24, born Alabama
James Adams, age 21, born South Carolina
William Adams, age 20, born Alabama
Franklin Adams, age 14, born Alabama
Margaret Adams, age 12, born Alabama
Jane Adams, age 10, born Alabama
next door is a Marens (?) Burgess family from SC and living on the other side (next door) is Edney White, age 50 and a Rebecca White, age 27, both born SC
and a few households away more Burgess families from SC/
Calhoun County, AL Deed abstracts (transcribed book) shows Robinson Adams mentioned in a deed in 1850 as follows:
Calhoun County, AL Deed Records A - Z - - page 176, 177 - - Indenture, dated Sept 13, 1850 between John M. Mills and Louisa A. Mills, his wife, and Benjamin Griffin, all of Benton County, Alabama.Witnesses:J. Griffin and Robinson Adams.Deed filed July 11, 1856 and re-filed Dec 14, 1866.
From the book "Old Records of Estates and Administrations of Benton (Calhoun) County, Alabama"(compliled by C. Mann, publ. by NE AL Gen. Soc) is an estate record for Robinson Adams (also referenced as Roberson Adams):
Aug 9, 1866 - - Petition of William B. Adams for letters of administration in the estate of Roberson Adams, who died intestate at his residence in Calhoun County, Alabama some time in the year 1863, leaving:
Sarah Adams, widow, and children and heirs at law:
William B. Adams, petitioner;
Joshua F. Adams
Mary J. Adams
Margaret C., wife of M.D. Thornton and
William Thornton, a grandson.
All of whom reside in Calhoun Co., Alabama.
William Thornton resides with his father M.D. Thornton and is under 14 years of age.
Mary J. Adams is under 21 years of age and resides with her mother Sarah Adams.All the others are over 21 years of age.
Aug 20, 1866 - - Petition of Wm.B. Adams, administrator of the estate of Robinson Adams, deceased, to sell lands in Calhoun and Talladega Counties, Alabama for division.
Heirs and distributees of said estate given as:
Sarah Adams, widow
W.B. Adams, petitioner
Joshua F. Adams
Margaret C., wife of M.D. Thornton
All of the above over the age of 21 and reside in Calhoun County, Alabama.
Mary J. Adams, under 21 and resides with her mother Sarah Adams
Wm. Thornton, under 21 and resides with father M.D. Thornton.
Aug 20, 1866 - - W.B. Adams, administrator of the estate of Robinson Adams,Sarah Adams, Joshua F. Adams, Margaret C. Thornton and her husband M.D. Thornton, summoned to appear at a Special Term of Probate Court, Calhoun County, Alabama to be held Oct 1, 1866 to answer petition of W.B. Adams, administrator, to sell lands of deceased in Calhoun and Talladega Counties, Alabama for the purpose of division.
Nov 29, 1866 - - Petition of W.B. Adams to rent lands that did not sell.
Nov 27, 1868 - -W.B. Adams, administrator, reported on sale of land on Sept 26, 1868.Bought by Sarah Adams for cash $175. and note for $525. with M.D. Thornton, M.C. Thornton and G.B. Douthit, securities.
Oct 11, 1869 - - Power of attorney from J.F. Adams, Fannin County, Texas to W.B. Adams.
Oct 15, 1869 - - Final settlement of Wm. B. Adams, administrator; Heirs given as:
Sarah Adams, widow
Wm. B. Adams, administrator
J.F. Adams, Honey Grove P.O., Texas
M.C. Thornton, wife of M.D. Thornton, Peaks Hill, Alabama
M.J. Adams, resides with widow, Peaks Hill, Alabama
Wm. Thornton (child of Rebecca (?) Thornton, deceased, late wife of M.D. Thornton, 6 years of age, resides with M.D. Thornton near Peaks Hill Alabama and has no legal guardian.
Nov 15, 1869 - - Lands in Talladega County, Alabama sold on Oct 21, 1867 to John M. Miller for $475.
Dec 14, 1869 - - Receipt of W.B. Adams for $178.60 1/2 in full.Also receipt of J.F. Adams by W.B. Adams for $178.60 1/2 in full.
Dec 15, 1869 - -Receipt of M.C. Thornton for $178.60 1/2;Jno. M. Mills, witness.Also receipt of Mary J. Adams, for $178.60 1/2; Jno. M. Mills, witness
July 30, 1872 - - M.D. Thornton appointed guardian of William T. Thornton, his son, a minor.Certified true copy by Charles Doss, Clerk of Dist. Court, Fannin County, Texas, appointing M.D. Thornton guardian of the estate of William T. Thornton, a minor, by order of Dist. Court of Fannin County, Texas at Sept Term 1870.Recorded in Probate book
17, page 89.
(Note:I don't know how complete these abstracted records are and if this is your family, might be additional info in the original documents at the Calhoun County, AL courthouse and in Fannin Co., Texas)