I am confident that your guess is correct. Irene Adams was the wife of Marion Childers, who also came from Thomas Co., Georgia. In the 1850 Federal Census for Jasper Co., TX, his primary occupation was listed as being a lumberman.
thomas Co. GA is a very wooded area. Some of my existing wood vendors are still headquartered there because of the supply of wood there.
I also found a number of listings for possible Adams connections on my recent trip to Texas although I was unable to include a trip over to Jasper Co. That will have to wait until 1999. In any event, I found Abel Adams listed any number of times.
Please advise if you have any more information on this particular line.
All the best,