So excited to hear back from you! I had found the family in the Jasper County, TX 1900 census and had found Orinda Hester Scott.
Do you know where George came in to the US? What year? As the census said he was from Germany, obviously the name was not Adams when he arrived. Do you have any idea what the family name was?
This is all so fascinating - it's hard to find a place to stop. Ernest's middle name is Scott, being his mother's maiden name.
Let me know what you find out! Thanks!!