I have a interest in the family of Aaron Adkins and I'm wondering if you have any new information since your post to the Genforum site. There may have been a miss reading of the 1850 census of Searcy Co AR. The John Hardin listed in Aaron's household appears to have been a Hardin and Hardin was not his middle name. This family is located next to the family of Josiah Passmore. Josiah is listed as born Indiana and Ruth Adkins is also listed as born Indiana. Josiah's mother Elizabeth Clark, listed a few families away had two Hardin children listed as living with her. Nancy Ann Hardin and Lewis Hardin. I think that Ruth was a Passmore and married Robert Hardin had three children then married Aaron Adkins just before the 1850 census was taken. Elizabeth J. Adkins is Aarons child by another wife. Then he and Ruth had the other two girls. The Passmore family came to Searcy Co AR from Hickman Co TN where it appears Aaron may have come from. Before that they were in Posey Co IN. This is where Josiah, Ruth and Hendrick Passmore were born. Please let me know your thoughts on this.