I saw your post over on Rootsweb but I never seem to be able to post there. Everytime I try they say I'm invalid. I can't say for sure if they are related to mine but I do notice that at least 2 of their children were born in WV. They must have lived there for awhile. Also he says his parents were born in PA. My Alexander, David, James, Francis, and Thomas Adams" father was named William and he was born in Ireland. In the 1860's they moved to Iowa. It has taken me 30 years to get as far as I have with this common name. I've learned a lot about Alexander because there aren't a lot of those but the others fade into obscurity. There were also sisters named Mary, Sarah, Kate and Ella.