There must be at least two Hannahs.They're probably related somehow, since my line was also in what was then Smith County (now Macon County) TN.The Elijah Adams' Bible is difficult to read, but we are confident about the 17 Jul 1817 marriage.We have a birth for Hannah of 25 Apr 1796, but I'm not positive on this.There is an Elijah Adams Cemetery in Macon County.I plan to travel there in the next few weeks.Hopefully there will be some inscriptions that say "wife of" or "son of", etc.
I am very confident that Elijah was the father to one of the Hannahs.This Elijah was born 12 Feb 1766, died 19 Apr 1950, Macon County, TN. He moved to Tennessee from New Bern, Beaufort, North Carolina sometime between 1790 and 1800.The 1790 census shows his household consisted of him and one female (likely his first wife).
This would make the 1796 birth date of Hannah logical, as her mother, (Agness Litton Adams) gave birth to older siblings (John 1791, Aaron 1793, Tabitha 1794, Hannah 1796, Elizabeth 1797, Agness 1799)The marriages with names and dates of the above siblings are written in Elijah's Bible.
Elijah's home in NC was close to a Samuel Adams.Using census information, it is logical that these two (Elijah and Samuel) are brothers or some other relationship other than father/son.
There were several other Adams' households in the NC 1790 census, all from the same area, that are not in the NC 1800 census.Men from this area were given land in what is now Tennessee for their service in the Revolutionary War.In the years following this war, these men or their heirs steadily migrated to Tennessee.
I don't know what the link is yet, but I'm guessing your Hannah and mine are connected in some way.