I am researching the connection between my Adams ancestors and the Tidball family of Virginia. I have a Josiah Tidball Adams, born 3 Feb 1823 in Fauquier County Virginia. His parents were John Q. Adams and Susannah McLaren, both of Virginia. I know there were Tidballs in the same area, but I can't figure out the connection or why his parents made Tidball his middle name. I suspect one of the Adams' was married to a Tidball in the previous generation. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.