I am interested in the father of Richard and Lewis also. I would like to know who Isaac Dew is, though. I have Tirzah Jane Adkins married to James Dew in 1875 in Clearmont, MO. She was the daughter of Elijah and granddaughter of Levi. She had a sister named Mary, but I have never been able to find a husband for her. Was Isaac James' brother? I am a direct line descendant of Richard Adkins and Mary Polly Monroe. Their descendants ended up in Nodaway County, MO. - as did Parnic T Adkins - son of Levi. His daughter Oney married Brice Wallace. I have done extensive work in NW Missouri as most all of my Adkins line ended up there.