Dear Charlene, Thanks for your posting. Mrs. Whitehead's book gives no clues as to James Adams' parents and says only that the the 1850 Jasper Co. GA census indicates that he was born in VA. His date of birth is usually given as March 5, 1795 which agrees with both his grave marker and his family Bible. Various researchers list either Thomas and Mary White Adams or James Adams ,Jr. and Jane (Jenny) Cunningham Adams as his parents, but neither of these couples has been verified to be his parents. I would be interested in your theory about his parentage. Please contact me me at email@example.com . I have a good bit of information, documents, etc. to share if your James is the same as mine.