My ggg grandfather, William Henry Adams had a son William Jr. b. Apr. 24, 1810 d. Sept. 1, 1873 married Oct. 3, 1833 Elbert Co. GA - Nancy Cheek b. 1815 Elbert Co. GA d. Bef Oct. 3, 1879. William Jr. was a devout Methodist, licensed to preach in 1845 and became an ordained Methodist minister in 1870. He was elected to the GA House of Representatives 1842 and the GA Senate 1857 & 1858. He was considered a shrewd and wealthy businessman too. He built and lived in a fourteen room home and has a large tombstone on his grave. These two things indicated that he was financially well off. Could this be the William you're looking for? What is your connection to the Adams family?