I don't have much, just a little on Benjamin Adams and his parents. This is info that I recieved form someone else and have not checked it out myself, for the most part anyway. So do not take it as fact. Check it out yourself.
Benjamin Adams born Abt. 1795 Fluvanna County, VA married Aug 04, 1818 Casey County, KY to Nancy Snodgrass her grand parents were Joseph Snodgrass and Hannah Vernon (not sure if Vernon is middle or maiden name)
Benjamin Adams parents were Richard Adams and Susannah Dawson. Richard was born Abt. 1762 Albemarle County, VA and died Bet. 1828 - 1830 MO. Richard's parents are thought to be Esq. James Robert Adamsand Cecily Ford
Susannah Dawson born Abt. 1761 and died Aft. 1830 MO. Her parents were John Sorrell Dawson Sr. and Sarah Carroll. Susannah also had at least one brother Benjamin Dawson.
Census and Tax Records in Casey County, KY 1820 Census Casey County KY Benjamin Adams age 16-25 1795-1819 2 males age 0-91810-1820 1 female 16-251795-1819 1819 (no date) Page 1 **massive water damage** Adams, Benjamin; remaining columns unreadable looks like no tax was paid NOTE: Pleasant is gone to Missouri, Pleasant was brother to Benuamin. Pleasant married Ruth Southerland Casey County, KY.
1820 (no date) Page 1 ** NO ADAMS IN TAX LIST **
1821 (no date) Page 1 Adams, Benjamin-no land- 1 wht male over 21 -no tax paid-
1822 (no date) Page 1 ** NO ADAMS IN TAX LIST FROM THIS DATE ON **
. Benjamin reached age 21 between 1817-1819 (no 1818 list) and married local girl, Nancy Snodgrass in 1818. This would give Benjamin a birth date of 1796-98. Entire Adams family is gone from Casey Co for 1820 tax list. This agrees with Lynchburg's account of family migration to MO during winter 1819-20.
(other Adams are listed in 1840 but have not found a connection to these Adams's yet.)
13. Benjamin Adams was back in Casey Co 1821, then gone. His wife's father, Isaac Snodgrass had died in 1818 and final settlement was 1822. Benjamin & Pleasant Adams both received payments from Isaac's estate.
Most of the info came from Gary Routh firstname.lastname@example.org
Genealogy Bits: Google Books clue 'Pleasant' surprisePleasant Adams (1790-1846) was an early settler in Clay Co, MO and one of my key ancestors. View on genealogy-bits.blogspot.com Preview by Yahoo