If it is the same person... John C. Adams was born in 1867 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He was son of Lee(possibly Leander, just called Lee for short) Adams and Mary McMahon who were married June 14,1866 in Hawkins County, TN. He had 4 brothers and sisters. Mary Sue, Willian, Smith Lee, Martha J. All here born in Hawkins County as far as we can tell. Martha and possibly Willian and John were buried in Middleboro, KY.
We have been unable to trace back any further then Lee Adams.