Dorothy, some of the Adkins went to SC via NC from VA, but it is surprising how many Adkins are in the southern part of WV. Your McAvoy families were quite numerous in the 1860-1870-1870 Upshur Co. WV census. At the present time, there are not too many families with that name listed in the telephone book . Ours is a common name here also. From what I understand, Logan Co was a good place to send your relative. That was a rip roaring place for a number of years, especially when the coal mines were in full swing.