Greetings, your post was very helpful and I think we will intersect family along the line sometime. 1.My Dad (just passed) said that his mother (born 1880) Mary Olive Adams d/o Monroe Adams was born in Rutherford County NC but that while young she lived in East Tennesse where they had family.Washington County TN area sounds about right - he thought near kingsport.(would therefore be the Adams or Whitlocks).Her mother was Zonnie Whitlock, I think d/o William Whitlock.Found records showing William Whitlock, a miner from England in census. 2.My Mom said that when she and Dad were first married and living near this grandmother in Rutherford County, NC that Grandma's Adams family relations from SC (somewhere near Spartenburg she said) came up to meet her and visited often bringing fresh fruits and vegetables.They were farmers down there.That would have been in 1948 or so. 3.Census records for James Adams' wife Ruth Burgess was born in Union County SC. 4.Monroe Adams record shows GA.I think that this may have been the Pickens Oconnee / GA state line cross over area. 5.Please tell me, do you know where in Georgia James Bently moved?