Dear Ms. Forester,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We suggest that you review NARA’s Resources for Genealogists, as well as the History Hub Blog titled Suggestions and Advice for Family History Researchers. Also, the FamilySearch Research wiki for United States Genealogy may be useful.
In addition, we suggest that you contact local or state historical societies in the areas where Emeline Adams and her family lived to see if they can offer any additional assistance.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!