Curt, I wonder how many Nelson ADAMSES there could have been in that time frame? I know there was a Nelson ADAMS that ended up in Dickson Co TN early to mid 1800s. (That is the one I'm interested in)He was in Roane Co TN before he moved to Dickson Co TN. Nobody seems to know much of Nelson before that. Do you know of Charles'brothers? or if there were any? My family lore is that my Adamses started in Va moved down thru' N & S Carolina. Then my ancestor, John, left and was out trading went back home and they had left, and nobody knew where, my ancestor searched all over and never found them again. I know my ancestor md a lady (Ailsey) born Ga 1813, had my ancestor in TN (Anderson b 1832)moved on to KY late 1830s and were found in Saline Co IL in 1850. John Adams died 1857-9 in White Co IL. I have a hunch that my John ADAMS could have been related to the Dickson Co TN ADAMS family of Nelson ADAMS. The picture of Nelson looks very much like my great-uncles Hobert and Harry ADAMS, and Nelson's son Stephen T. ADAMS' picture looks just like my Dad! I know thats not what you would call concrete evidence, but the looks are there none the less. Almost forgot, we had a Charles Robert s/o Anderson. Unfortunately we have all the names that were common to the Presidents Two family also. I know that NOT ALL of the ADAMSES were related to that line.