Dear Ms. Schoch-Spana,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records site and located an image for a patent issued to Malinda Adams on 23 March 1892. The Land Entry Case File may include more information relevant to your inquiries.
If you haven’t already done so, we suggest that you search the Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930's. We also suggest that you contact the Alabama Department of Archives and History to request a search for substitute record sources such as probate records, church records, and newspaper records that may include more information about the parentage of Daniel Adams. In addition, the FamilySearch Research wiki for Henry County Alabama Genealogy may be useful.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you for your kind reply. I have been fortunate enough to have copies of the land patent as well as the appropriate image from the tract book. I've also searched for the pension application but have found only proof of payment but no application. I've also scoured the original, scanned, and unindexed documents at my local FHL for Henry County, Alabama with great success with other relatives in Henry County but nothing to help with poor Daniel.
I've submitted a request for a copy of the Land Entry Case File. I'll just hang tight until things get things back to normal and my request can be processed.
Again, thank you for taking the time to respond. It's much appreciated!