Barbara, were your ADAMS originally from Virginia, or do you know? I have a John b 1802 VA,his son was Anderson b 1832 TN. I am fairly certain there was some sort of contact in/with Mississippi, as Anderson's second wife had a child b Mississippi. They lived after marriage in So. IL. I also know there was an Anderson ADAMS served in the war of 1812.(cannot remember if from KY or Va) So the name was in the ADAMS family, now for connections.