I saw your posting dated 27 Dec. 2007 regarding the Adams/Heard family connections. I found that your great-grandfather married Ellen O. Jackson on 3 Mar. 1877. You can obtain a copy of their marriage record from: New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records 1831-1925 volume 6 page 144. I also have found a copy of John's land records in Louisania, dated 14 Nov. 1890. I am sending a copy of his land record in this message posting, so you can view it. Your great-grandfather owned 159.88 acres!I am sorry, but this is all the information I have regarding you family. If you need anything else, feel free to contact me!
John F Adams Land Office: NEW ORLEANS Sequence #: 1 Document Number: 3148 Total Acres: 159.88 Misc. Doc. Nr.: 8497 Signature: Yes Canceled Document: No Issue Date: 14 Nov 1890 Mineral Rights Reserved: No Metes and Bounds: No Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392 Multiple Warantee Names: No Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862 Multiple Patentee Names: No Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original Land Description: 1 SWNELOUISIANA No 8 S 8 W 21 2 NESELOUISIANA No 8 S 8 W 21 3 W½SELOUISIANA No 8 S 8 W 21