Lee, THANK YOU! Possible this is why I cannot find anything to connect with my John.
In what contex did the "being gone for five years" connect with your family or the Adamses?
You can bet I will follow this as far as I can, what do you have that might help? I have access to Anc.com, and much in the way of census etc.
Again, Thanks...I will share if I find anything.