Doug...I did respond to your web address a week ago. My William H. Adams and his wife Harriet Gist had eleven children. The eldest was a "Lizzy" Ann, which I'm hoping is your Elizabeth, and their youngest was Kate, who was my grandmother. William's birthdate comes from a number of family sources. He founded the first Kansas Terretorial newspaper in Leavenworth in 1852. If we are talking about the same WHA, do you know his middle name?