I am trying to trace my great grandfather John Adams in Texas about 1870. His widow Louisa Carlton Adams said on the 1900 census that he was from TNN. They had nine children together. She was born in 1847. They owned a ranch in Brookshire Tx. The children were; Mary,Etta,Thomson,William,Samuel,Edward,John,Milton,. Milton was born 1888(youngest) and Mary 1869 (oldest) Did your John Adams move to TX from TN.. Would love to hear from you..I also think he came from Irland.