Hi Rex,I am Tommy Adkisson, I come from the pioneering Adkissons of Roane County, TN.I am related to the Roane county Dickey's. My grandfather was Fred Adkisson of the Swan Pond area of Roane County TN, also where I grew up on some of the original Adkisson acreage. Not quite sure haw this goes but, Fred Adkisson and Bill (William) Dickey was first cousins. So, one of Fred's uncle's married a Dickey. Bill was stunted in his growth, but was a hell of a man. My great great grandparents were Absalom and Sara Adkisson. Absalom was born in VA. in the late 1700's.