Thank you for the info. It certainly is interesting. I am not aware of a daughter born named Patty. Perhaps she died? This location could be a hint though.
The first census in Jefferson county, NY was in 1810. Robert is found as head of household in Hounsfield, NY with 2 males under the age of 10 (sons Robert and John), male age 26-45 (Robert) female under the age of 10 (daughter Genea? who died young) and female 26-45 (wife Nancy)
I have not found him in the 1820 census and he is in the town of Alexandria for the 1830 and 1840 census. This correlates with the info found in The Growth of a Century. "Robert Adams and Nancy Andrus, came from Vermont, where they were married in 1790, to Rutland in 1803, thence to Houndsfield, and moved into the town of Alexandria in 1824."
There are several other Adams families that settled in the area as well, which I am working on those lines to see if they intersect somewhere.