Looking for relatives and descendents of Commodore Henry A. Adams, United States Navy (Mar. 18, 1800-May 11, 1869 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and his son, Captain Henry A. Adams Jr., United States Navy (Jun. 6, 1833 - Feb. 1, 1878 Montevideo, Uruguay).
The elder Adams is famous in history for being the second-in-command to Captain Matthew C. Perry's 1853–1854 Expedition to open Japan. His son, Henry Jr, as a USNA graduate who commanded Union vessels during the Civil War.
Both Adams men are interred in Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery. I am a volunteer tour guide at Laurel Hill, and an independent researcher working with the cemetery to detail the veterans interred there. Looking to connect with relations of the two Navy men for this purpose.