We have our own Thornton Adams here in Saline county, MO in 1823.So he is not the one in Gochland, VA born 1811.That appears to be connected to the ones in Yadkin, NC either.Even though Nathaniel Barnabas Thornton of Jefferson county, TN who married Sarah Hill lives very close to our Thorntons in Jefferson, TN!
He is connected to the George Adams b. 1744 and Winifred De La Schumate family.George is the son of John Adams.
There must be a connection between the Adams and the Thorntons.
Would appreciate any info on this line of Adams folks.