One of the Adkins' researchers on our site found your family and posted the following response. By the way, the spelling appears to be Stanton...not Staton. That has no doubt caused you some problems in your own research. I will gladly go to Rootsweb and post what has been recorded there, but the following is what David posted for you. John Stanton Adkins was married three times and at least families by each of the first two wives. Linda
"I checked all of my saved bookmarks for Adkins family trees and none had the parents for John if that's what your inquirer wants to know. If this is the same John "Stanton" Adkins all trees I did in a search for him show he was born in NC and actually had his kids with wife Mary Saunders (one of three wives), whom he married in VA, in TN and not WV ?
Here's one tree with a little documentation on him:
Is your inquirer sure about Johns middle name being Staton/Stanton and lived in WV ? Hmmmm, just did a google search for him and found this for his parents and siblings in an old rootsweb post...
John Stanton Adkins b. 1800 NC d. 10/16/1884 Scott County, TN father: Richard Adkins Jr. , b. 1744 Brunswick, VA, d. 4/28/1828 Giles County, TN, m. 1790 in VA mother: Rebecca Burrows, b. 1773 VA, d. 2/24/1831 Giles County, TN grandfather: Richard Adkins Sr. (no wife listed)
Rebecca's family: father: John Burrows b. 1732 mother: Susanna Brown b. 1732
children of Richard and Rebecca Burrows Adkins:
Charles Adkins M 5 Oct 1791 in [city], Brunswick, VA, USA Polly Adkins F 1793 Thomas Adkins M 1795 Rebecca Adkins F 20 Dec 1795 in [city], Brunswick, VA, USA John Stanton Adkins M 1800 in [city], [county], NC, USA James Adkins M 28 Oct 1802 in [city], Brunswick, VA, USA William Adkins M 1808 Susan Adkins F 1810 Almira R Adkins F 1816 Naomi Adkins F 1817 Martha Adkins F 1819 in This Must Wrong If Wife Jesse, [county], IN, USA"