Found your posting interesting. I have a William Adams who died in Jackson County Mo. in 1838. His wife was a Rebecca Hodges who was born in Tennesse. One of William's son's name was "Pleasant" and he married"Patsy Martha Powell" who was born about 1819 in Tennesse. Their marriage date is April 18, 1839 in Jackson County Mo. Census data shows my William as being born in Kentucky. Other family researchers are starting to contest the Kentucky birth and are centering their research on Tennesse.Do you have any information on the siblings of your Captain William Adams? I have additional information if this ties into your research. Regards, Ralph Adams
PS- One of my brothers has found refernce to a William Adams that was commisioned to build a road from Independence Mo. to Lexingtion Mo. I believe this included intial land survey.