Jim- Richard and Lewis are both on my list of possibilities for the father of Jeremiah Adkins born mar 24 1817 somewhere in Tenn. I picked them because of the dates they were married 1804 and 1805. Any way if any chance one is Jeremiah's dad he went to Jackson Co. Mo. where he married Jane Dean. He the went on Oregon trail and was killed in calif. gold rush, when a wagon tipped over on him.