I have been researching my carper roots and found that my great-great grandfather was George Adams. He entered that union army at the age of 39 and was a private. His daughter was Rhoda who married Jacob Abraham Carper- a Virginian who moved north and attended Hiram College to become a brethren minister. George's Daughter - Rhoda- had many children-jacob,john,james,aurilla,mary alice,lucy,lillie,helen,rhoda(my grandmother),martha,annabelle and agnes. Grandma rhoda was born in 1895. Great grandma Rhoda had her last child around 1903. There is a persistant legend in my family that we are somehow related to the Samuel Adams branch of the Adams family. I believe that grandma was born in Mt. Vernon,Ohio. I am only assuming that George is an ohioan and that Jacob met Rhoda when he moved north.