The John Adams who died in 1818 in Harrison Co.sold land on Gobino (sic) Creek in Patrick County, Va in late 1790's. Don't have it in front of me but I'm a descendant of Absalom Adams who was the High Sherrif in Harrison County and may have been brother of John as he not only was appointed guardian as you know but it was not just administrative because the children lived with him (see Absalom Adams 1820 Census and see he suddenly has young children). He also approved marriages of the children later. I am interested because our little group has a dispute over parents of Absalom. We all agree he married Sarah Sumpter County,Va. in 1783 but nothing further. He was either the son of Robert who died in 1783 or William who died in 1828.