I e mailed about the Adkins cemetery but have not heard back. There are two things I wish you would do. (1) I have permission from the North Carolina Room ("genealogy room")Librarian, Jennifer Stearns, email@example.com at the Edgecombe County Memorial Library, 909 Main Street,Tarboro, N. C. 27886 to refer people to her for help. She knows the ones putting together the updated cemetery book and how to contact them as well as looking in the cemetery books in the library. (2)Join the Edgecombe_Wilson_Nash_Halifax@yahoogroups.com by e mailing it.On that site, there are many participating who answer questions and share family information. We may get more Adkins info.
John Adkins did buy or sell land to an Edgecombe County Harper. I have a record of this.