My Grandfather, Walter Benjamin Adams (W.B.)was the brother of John Howell Adams...sons of Felix G. Adams b.1812 and Hulda Ann Shields b. 1820. 0f Marengo Co. Alabama. we have thought Howell must be a family name. We are hoping to find a connection to Adams in order to find the names of Felix's parents. We think that the family lived in TN. before moving to Marengo Co. AL.They were land owners in Marengo and Dallas Counties AL.