Patsy, Thanks.I decided to check the 1880 Census that was just recently added to Family Search for Adkins/Atkins.I was just getting started when the following hit came up:
1880 FC of Pope Co, IL: p106D Jackson TP; Atkins, HENSON 50 (b 1830, farmer) TN TN TN, Sarah C (???) 42 (b 1838, housewife) IL IL IL.
Imagine that. I'm not sure what odds are of this Henson not being a son of Lewis L Atkins & Elizabeth Day, dau of Henson Day, but I'm betting this Henson Atkins is a brother of Lucinda Atkins/Adkins (b 1828 TN) who md John Alsman.