I think that I may have the ancestery of James M. Adams figured out. I think he really was James MATHEW Adams and was the infant son of Colson Adams who died in 1830 in Thomas County, Georgia. He is listed in the 1850 census of Jackson County as Mathew Adams He married first, Cherry Gilstrap in 1846, Madison County, Fl. and had two children, Cherokee and William. Cherokee died young. His first wife was dead by 1850 and he married Frances E. Gilstrap in 1850. She was the daughter of Levin Gilstrap. She may have previously married a Herring. Colson married Nancy Faircloth. It is not clear who his father was. There is no doubt that he was the descendant of Colson (Sr.) and Rachel Cason Adams from Pitt county, N. C. to Ga. Colson, Sr died in Pike County, Al. testate in 1829 by which time he had married again. He had three sons in the south Ga. area: John Cason Adams, Dennis Adams and Thomas Adams.Also, several grandsons named Harmon Adams. I can identify the children of Dennis and Thomas, leaving the likely father to be John Cason Adams. However, he did have a son named Colson and the one who died in Thomas County may be him, but I lean toward the younger one being a grandson born abt. 1795.
I have information back to the immigrant and can trace the Cason family back to the 1500s.
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