I also think they are of the same Adams Family, but I can't find a connection so far. My line also went to McMinn Co., Tn then Alabama, then to Bolding, Union, Arkansas on the Louisiana border of Farmerville, Union, Louisiana. The Nelson family were descendants of Admiral/General Nelson who gave George Washington $1Mllion to pay the French to help us. He later became Governor of Virginia, was never repaid and died a broke in an unmarked grave. One of his descendants brought 100 slaves to Bolding, Ar and during the Civil War they could hear the cannons firing at Vicksburg, Ms and he buried $100,000 in gold that was never found. The Adams, Bolding, Nelson, Morton, Snell families came together. My ancestor James Douglas Adams m. Amanda Bolding. The Adams are hard to get information from. They are a proud people and when misfortune arrives seem to withdraw from life, with at least 2 I ran across dying broke, 1 in New Orleans and one in California. Another committed suicide and in my mother's family, she was an Adams, her sister was in an insane asylum, and her sister's son is in an insane asylum in Alexandria, Louisiana. The descendants of John Quincy Adams were put under a lot of pressure to be president rather than findng what they liked or wanted to do and many had similar mental breakdowns.