The Dock Adams you see on Ancestry is me. I was stuck on the age born for everything you found and have noted it. Again I say thank you for going over this information. I sort of disregard the year born with in 5 years before or after 1870 because, the newly found cousin that saw the same thing on Ancestry, said her senior family members reported to her, the census taker would disregard what age the person who was being interviewed stated and write down what they thought it was. Ex. for Bertie/Berta Adams and Daisy Adams their ages were off by 10 years. At Daisy's death in 1918, she would have been 13 according to an earlier census, the death certificate said 18. So I just note whatever I find for future confirmation.
If you say Molinda and Malinda in the same southern dialect, it will sound the same. I have book and page numbers for each female I stated for a Dock Adams marriages. I know there was a Dock Jr. bn in 1899, but so far I don't know who he was married or lived with. My family remember him, but don't seem to be able to know very much more than bits and pieces.