Vivian, Its fred not frederick it's only frederick when you owe me money! As for the E Stanton Adkins they or that side of the family was in the Timber buisness up untill the late 70's. By then most of the large stands of pine were logged out. Anyway the ''Stanton''Adkins had some sort of disagreement with the rest of us (I think money) . If you check local records in Delware there are at least 20 ES's( mostly Dr's) listed about Southern Del. As for you I suspect you are related to my grand fathers sister's side of the family bessey adkins. I will check with my brother Bill as he has all the dates. Just to give you some direction Most of the adkins are from an area in sommerset county called eldorado at that time there was no wicomico county. In eldrado or just out side of it was the family farm. E-mail me directly and we'll talk. firstname.lastname@example.org This is my address at my office I'm on the computer all day and seldom turn it at home.