Betty, Thanks for you offer to help.What I need to know is if the William Adams who is in McMinn Co Tn1830 and Polk Co in 1840 and died in 1841 Polk Co could be the Son of Richard and the Brother of John Carroll Adams. Is your John C Adams the one who died in Polk Co Tn in 1836? Wife name Sarah.I have his Rev War Papers got them onHeritage Quest. If this is him and you don't already have them be glad to pass them along. We believe that William Adams who Is in McMinn Co Tn is the father of The Adams Childrenlisted in the 1850 Census polk county Tennessee living with a Sarah Samples age 62. They are Calvin, Levi, Telitha, and Celia. Calvin Married Sarah Jane CARVER, , Levi Married Elizabeth MCALLISTER,(My line) Telitha married John HAYES, And Celia married David CROSS. (On one Cenusu Celia sayes that her father was born in S C.)It was believed that Telitha was married to Joshua F Cole but that has been proved wrong. On the 1860 Census Telitha Adams Hayes says that she was born in McMinn county TNca 1832, That puts her there in the right time frame. If you have any information on William it would be greatly appreciated.