Rhonda:I can well appreciate your plight! My ancestor was Adison Anthony from VA.I don't know where in VA he came from, but in looking at early census records about 1820 I believe, I did find an Anthony Addison from Isle of Wight! I have often wondered if my Adison Anthony reversed his name when he came to Arkansas in 1850. In all my research I have not seen Adison as a first name. Could it be short for Madison? Did an Addison/Anthony marriage take place and that is how the name got there? Not much help...just some thoughts!