I found my 3rd great-grandfather William ADAMS in the Adams Cemetery, Jackson Co, MO, born 5 Feb 1809, died 29 Sept 1859. Census records show he was born in TN. The History of Jackson Co shows "Capt. William ADAMS came with the writer (Martin RICE) from TN in 1833." The RICE, POWELL and BRIDGES families all seem to have been neighbors in TN and counties mentioned were Union and Wilson. William's wife Mary ? is buried next to him, born 1808 and died 19 Jan 1862. Two census records differ as to her birthplace, one says Alabama and one Mississippi. I found a marriage record in Wilson Co TN for William ADAMS and Mary LEWIS 29 May 1821. I have no proof that marriage is my Wm ADAMS. Their children were: Jacob b 1828 TN, m Margaret Jane FRAZIER, d 1876 MO; Elizabeth b 1831 TN, m 1861 1-Robert FOSTER, 2-Noah ESTES; Joab b 1835 MO, m 1866 Nancy Eveline LEWIS, d 1866 MO; Mary Ann b 1838 MO, m 1860 Thomas William LEWIS, d 1915 MO; David b 1840 MO; Sarah b 1842 MO, m 1860 Sanford LAFFOON. Dana, what part of MO is your William Adams in? I would be happy to share info.