My Husband's gggrandfather's name was Franklin Adams, he had brothers named David and Able, among others. Their father was Amasa Adams, born in MA, lived in Swanton, VT, then Elma, Ny. Franklin married Dorothy Carr, they moved to WI and were living in Dane County in 1850, according to the WI Census. In 1856 they moved to Iowa, where they settled in Clayton, Clayton County. Do you think there is a connection here? If so, please contact me.