Update on my Adams family: I went to Knox Co. TX and found my gg-grandparents, William Valentine and Nancy 'Carroll' Adams buried in the Benjamin Cem., Benjamin, Knox Co. TX, next to their unmarried son, Joseph Thomas 'Tom' Adams.
The youngest Adams daughter, Sarah married J.M. Martin in 1892 in Knox Co. J.M. died before the 1900 census leaving children, Glenn T., b. 1892; James C., b. 1894; Willis A., b. 1895; and Ruth E., b. 1897.
A son, Willis A. Adams and his wife Ella were on the 1900 census in Knox Co. with a son, Oscar A., b. 1880 and an adopted daughter Carrie Anderson, b. 1878.
Another son was David A. Adams who may be the one in Wise Co. in 1880, married to Frances and with a son Joseph P., age 1, (possibily Joseph Perry).
Daughter Martha Adams married George Parnell and daughterMary Jane Adams married Alfred Bost and they were all in Jack Co. TX in 1880.
Would love to exchange info with any descendants of this family. Lyn