On the Ohio 1880 census, I found an Adams family in Ashtabula Cty, in Jefferson that I think is part of my family line. It listed John Adams, b. in PA abt. 1815; his wife Nancy also b. in PA. Children listed were John P. Adams, age 24 (b. abt 1856 in Wisconsin), Mary age 10, b. Ohio; and another son age 18 whose name LOOKS like it is Aladon Adams who would have been born abt 1860 in Ohio.
Being that John Adams is probably THE most common name I figure the best shot I have is to trace the "Aladon" son to start with. I did actually find Aladon T. Adams in a census in Mahoning Cty Ohio in Sebring, and he would be the right age, but have had no luck finding any other information on him. He was living alone.
John Pascal Adams was my gg-grandfather. He married Ellen or Ella Chapman. Their daughter Grace was my g-grandmother. It has been said that they are related to Presidents Adams and that there was a book that mentioned John Pascal written in the 1880's.
If anyone has any information on any of this I would greatly appreciate it! :-)