I don't think that Washington Co., Pa. would be the place to start for E.B. Iams research. Background: E. B. Iams attended Calif State Teachers College and taught in Washington Co, Pa. schools.He was well known as an engineer and had been employed by the United States Army in a civilian capacity. He was a member of t he First Baptist Church of Washington; trustee of the American Baptist Historical Soc.; Sons of the American Revolution; American Genealogical Soc.; Mason Lodge 687 Cleveland, Ohio. Pres. of the National Iams Asso. of America and compiler of the "Genealogy on Iams Clans in America since 1670". Now, back to my first sentence above. E. B. Iams research is not all about the Iams but many other families in the area.When we were at Citizen's library a number of years back, we could not locate the Iams research.I found a reference recently concerning the Iames research and it had been sent to Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. I contacted them.I received a letter, not from the Society but from someone else. The Iams collection has been microfilmed.It is poorly organized and difficult to use so most researchers do not use Iams research. His research covers Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette, Greene, Allegheny, Beaver Pa. and Ohio, Brooke, Marshall, Monongalia Cos. in West virginia. Now the reference you refer to: was sent to a Mrs. Griffin, Louisville, Ky in 1952 by George D. Iams of Washington. Pa.This was then forwarded to E. F. Bickely,Jr. "William Iiams [or Eyoms] made oath in court in Maryland that he was the son of Sir Robert I'Ans, Chief of Ordinance for the Queen, and Quartermaster General.This description sufficiently identifies him as Sir Robert Innes who is listed in the British records as havin married Lady Grizel stewart daughter of the Earl of Murray." It further states, "These records have been taken from Burke's English Gentry and may be had in greater detail by anyone who cares to spend a lot of time and consume much space with records that can serve no further useful purpose in this manuscript than to show the connection in England, and the origin of the family.It is mainly interesting to show how the name started in the year 1160 as Innes and has since been mis-spelled as I'Ans, Eyoms, Iiams, Iams, Imes and OTHER spellings in America, and this has been chiefly due to the inability of various acriveners to sell the name correctly in court documents.