have not forgotten you . I have been on research effort to respond to why Perry failed to provide Adam's mother's name to his death cert. it could be 1,he couldn,t recall her name or the person recording the info failed to include the proper info.2,he was rather young when melissa died , she died in 1920. i am drawing conclusions that adam and abram were brothers they both came from sassafras fork in granville and both ended up in close proximity to one another in tillery with melissa living close by. Melissa states on the census in 1920 that has given birth to 5 children but only 3 are living at that time. adam and abram are within 2 yrs age difference with Adam being the youger .Also I notce that Adam named one of his sons Abram. please let me know what you think? I will continue to research even thinking of going to raleigh nc to check the archives.