Supposedly it is the George Adams and Winifred Schumate connection back to Gabriel.But, that as I believe we have discussed before not know for sure.
I do not mind making some logical assumptions given timing, land records, family patterns of migration etc., but would like as much solid evidence as I can get.
We have found several families of Adams in Cocke, TN in 1804 and are just begining the research.I have not looked yet in MO, nor finished TN, nor gone into VA either.
The Thornton connections have taken up most of my time to date, and only lately after much exhaustive work can we begin to set up some patterns.One pattern is that my Thorntons came "back" through Brunswick, VA in 1750 time frame out of Amherst/Albemarle/Augusta, VA down into the Carolinas and GA area before going to eastern TN.
Hope this lays out enough info to get started.
I have also seen where there is a controversy over the Nipper vs Napier connection.