Ron: The messages were sent to me direct not on the forum. That was what caught my attention. There is a Ronnie Adams from Marion County, TN, who is also doing genealogy, and I believe one is in Texas. People checking the forum probably think we are talking to ourselves. Ain't it fun. My line is Simon (Simeon) Adams; Hamilton Adams; James M. Adams; George Hamilton Adams, Sr.; James Robert Adams; and then me James Ronald Adams. For the most part ancestors came from VA, and TN around Greene County area. They were closely related to the Brown's; Barker's; Levi's; Hixson's; and the Lovelady's. Where you found one family the others were close by, and the inter married so much you need a road map to keep up with them. I don't mind that if they had given each child a different name instead of 4 or 5 cousins have the same given name, Ephraim, Thomas, James, John, etc.