My husbands great-grandma's name was Martha Adams. Who was married to Jesse Palmatier. Martha Adams was born in Iowa, In either 1861 or 1862. Somewehere along the way the palmatiers, changed their names to Palmateer. There is a Martha Adams Palmateer, who died in Mendocino County, Ukiah, CA. Her birthdate is Mar 3, 1861. She died Dec.1, 1940. On the info I have it has her mother's Maiden name as Butterfield. And her father's surname as Adams.And this Martha Adams was born in Iowa as well. My husband and I have recently started searching (last two days) and have come up with a lot of information, pertaining to the Palmatiers. However, the Adams side is going to be a little difficult. I had some infomation that Martha's dad could have been a John A. Adams. If anyone has any suggestions as to where else I could look, e-mail me.