Loren, thank you for sending along the information you've uncovered. This is the first concrete info that I've received in years. Since I know that Alonzo Whitney Adams father died ~1851 and he was in New Jersey in 1854 would seem to indicate that "John Murray Adams, Male, Birth:1785 Hartford, Connecticut, Death: 1854" may have been his father (even though the years don't match it's close enough to warrant further investigation). Bob
PS: where do you live "down under"? I was stationed with 2 Squadron, RAAF at Phan Rang Air Base in Vietnam 8/67 - 8/68. Spent many a happy evening at the Aussie Club. I was in the USAF at the time. My father was also in Australia for a while during WWII.