Vicki, I believe the Tom Adams you referred to was my Grandfather (maternal). I have just begun on the Adams line, I knew his father was William Adams but little else. Tom's name was Thomas Franklin Adams and he married Hannah Nance, their child.. Zella Adams was my mother. The town you cited is in fact Cobden, IL in Union County. I grew up in Southern Illinois. I would appreciate anything you have or find out on this line. I can provide some details on Tom and have some contacts inIL from which I hope to gather more information.