I must know what info you have on any of john w adkin's life, parents, bro.s, sis.s, wife's fam. or children, in addition to what i already have: john w. b. feb. 1843 to andrew "jackson" adkins and sarah ?? . prob. stephens, prob. dau. of ellis stephens and rebecca ? . bro. ellis b. 1849 and nancy j 185l, all in AL. John w. may have been from a diff. wf. than ellis and nancy.john w. was CSA sol. md. Mary a. m. messer and had thos j martha a, allen j , sarah, malinda, john f., george w. and miles c..since you did not list all ch. of john w. i'm not sure what else to send, but see more on adkins fam. in genforum under wood-hiram-re;james, roberts-wright, and young-edney posts and follow-ups. that will give you a start on this adkins fam. of JKAL. you can also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. will look forward to your follow-up and/or e-mail, as i recently sent a letter to the editor in nwespaper of scottsboro, and had very good response from roberts and wood desc., but you are the very 1st desc. of "old Jacky Adkins" b. 1800 KY and of his son, a. jackson adkins b. 1823 AL., who was john "old jacky"'s oldest son, as your john w. was a. jackson's.