dennis, i have a mary and a thomas in some of my listing. we are from the nea ark area.in the 1880 hardeman tn census, i only find a mary with no head of house hold. but four sons, john, thomas, lee and henry.
My g grandfather was Robert Grant adams he married Charlsie morrison adams, His father was Thomas Jefferson adams and he was mariedn to maggie (graham) adams.
I wish you maybe had a little more info that may could help me go a little further.
I have a few other things but nothing to really confirm them
I also think that my GG Grandfather Thomas Jefferson (TJ) adams his dad i think was also Thomas
I can come up with a few things that listed they left VA to TN and the some moved ARK
Anything you might have that would help me link anything else would be great. I do have list of other Brothers and sisters on RG adams Portion and some for Maggie (graham) adams also