john w. adkins was the son of andrew "jackson" adkins,sr. and?? . and was b. feb. 1843 JKAL. a. jackson prob. md. in JKAL 184? to sarah (stephens?) dau. of ellis and rebecca ?. john w. could have been from this, or a former marr. a.jackson and sarah had ellis b. 1849 JKAL and nancy j. b. 1851 JKAL. a.j.sr. md. mary f. young in cedar co. MO 12/31/1857. a.j.sr. md. martha ann bynum/thomas 9/9/1860 JKAL. (martha had md. wm thomas 11/19/1854 JKAL and had sarah"sally" b. 1855 JKAL, never md., and wm jr. b dec. 1856 JKAL md. cynthia a. potter, issue: lola,1884; wm walter,1890; anna m.,1892; and jane b.,1896). a.j.sr. and martha had malinda louisa, apr.1861, (md. wm m.g.w. cox 9/4/1879 JKAL issue: joseph j., lillie a., josephine, georgia a., wm m., jane b., myrtle c., and mattie o. cox). eilizabeth"betty" 1863, (md. ?). a.j.jr. jan.1868, (md. mary h/k ? 1886/7 JKAL issue: sarah f., lenai a., jesse j., henry w., lydia"liddie" c., and orval r. adkins). george mar. 1870, (md. ?). samuel 1872, (md. ?). and prob. alexander may 1874, (md. rose ? 1895/6 JKAL issue: wm r. and lonnie m. adkins). john w. md. mary a.m. messer 9/28/1866 and they had thos. j. feb. 1868, (md. caladona"callie" ? 1888/9 JKAL issue: allie birdie, oscar, miles e., harvey n., mary e. adkins). martha a. 1872/3, (md. ? cordellwhen/where? issue: ? cordell).allen jasper mar. 1875, (md. susan"susie"womack 1905 JKAL issue: bessie, and wm adkins).sarah"sallie" 1877/8, (md. ? sharp when/where?issue: ? sharp). malinda feb. l880, (md. ?). john f. nov. l882, george w. jan 1885, and miles c. jul. l887. this is all info i have to date on adkins of JKAL with many blanks/question marks to be filled in. please help me by post/e-mail on what you have from bessie/other elders as to the ch./gr.ch. of john w. is bessie or other elders sill living? any old pictures/other fam. records?