Heather, I have a Samuel Adams from Goochland (b.Feb 1, 1784).Married Patsy Thornton.However, I do not have a child Thornton, unless one of the children went by a middle name.It would seem obvious that there might be a child named after the mother. The children that I have are Charlotte, Sanford, Joseph, Thomason (or Thompson), Eldridge, James, Elizabeth, Marion, Jerimiah, Merial Caroline, Martha and Alfred Newton.
Samuel was the son of James Adams, Jr. and Jane Cunningham.
I have a good bit of info on James, Jr and Jane. I do not know much about Samuel and Patsy.I only have names for their children and nothing on their spouses.