Also worth pointing out, the daughter of Shirley Adkins and wife Nellae has never mentioned to me growing up anything on the subject. Native American was brought up, story or otherwise, and again I feel it necessary to explain that if or if not any Adkins were of NA descent is not my main objective for researching this. I am not a Wannabe or whatever anyone calls it. And just because of the Parker Adkins stories this garbage has arose. Race is not important, but cannot be denied. I am more anglo saxon than you would know, as my lines connecting to Adkins and including Adkins were from the British Isles. But blue blood is definitely not the case with all that is Adkins. And I am sure that alot of my Adkins cousins not associated here would say the same. I am just sick of fighting about the nonsense period. Take it for what you will, but if NA, Melungeon, African American, etc., are part of your history, we should embrace it. We could learn alot from it. To date no proof of Adkins being Indian. And yes it might be garbage. But without research in the matter, no matter what nationality, we cannot go back any further. And as one poster once said, and not Ronnie Adkins, "I am only concerned with their hardships, life" or something to that effect, understanding this would be better found if known nationality was found. As non anglo saxons have continually been discriminated against to this day. Wouldn't there lives have been harder than others because of this???