I suspect we're related!My step-grandfather (the only one left that has any memories) reminded me that my grandmothers uncle was Claude (Adams) not Clyde.He died somewhere around the early 70's. I know he was really old! I also remember my grandmother telling me a story about an uncle she had that drove until just about the day he died. I remember seeing him in the casket and I was around 10 yrs of age.He was my great uncle.
My nana (grandmother) was born in the OK territories back in 1919 or so....she passed on 10/11/2002 at the age of 82. Her birth name was Lorraine Adams (no middle name).She survived her sister Annie and a brother (I don't remember his name).
My grandmothers first husband was joseph othel blalack.I know he had a brother, but I don't recall him. Joseph's mother was nettie wilson and his fathers name was joseph odam.There are two sister's of Josephs.....Opal and Annie Blalack (I just don't remember if they married into the family or not...I remember that one of their husband's names was Paul...don't ask me to remember back 40 + years...I can try to dig more...but takes time)...Back in those days it wasn't uncommon for families to inter-marry.
On my side of the family there has been a tradition of naming the first child (male or female) with the letter J. Stems from Joseph.Joseph's oldest son was James Robert, his second son was Jonathan Odam.The girls of course didn't matter back in those days.
From that tradition...My uncle James Robert (now deceased 3/17/99) named his only child Jamie.My Uncle Jon (deceased 6/12/96) named his only son James Robert.My mother had a son back in 1955 and named him Joseph Odam (but she adopted the child out (as was common for unwed mothers in those days) and he was renamed...he passed at the age of 10 in 1965).
I grew up and named my two oldest Jason and Jonathan.My half sister named hers Jessica and Jacob.My half brother completely broke tradition....and didn't name any of his 3 with a J.
To help any further research on the tree...Joseph Othel...owned many truck stops and restaurants and oil wells...in the OK and TX area.Started back in the early 40's.He became extremely wealthy as did a portion of the family.
I know this supposed to be about the Adams, but perhaps this might help trace some of the lineage.
Lorraine divorced Joseph back in 1955 or somewhere around there.Remarried in 1961 to Glen Wilcox.They moved to Oregon in the early 60's and she became one of the top ten women in business from 1969 through 1975.They never had any children together.
If you would like, I can scan her obit.Don't think it will tell you much.But, I'm willing to share.