I am researching both my line and my husbands line for my children.My husband is an Adkins, his great grandparents were Gordon and Rilda.You are correct that Labon Racer and Harriet "Nancy" Sims are John's parents.Labon's parents are as follows : George Racer/Frances "Franky" Major.George's parents :George Adam Rauser/ Margaretha Butlinger.
As for the Adkins side...I have many names and dates, that I still need to co-oridinate with all children born unto them.Howeverhere is what I have :
Gordon Adkins : parents - Wesley Adkins/Polly Lovejoy
Wesley Adkins:parents - Luke Adkins/Cynthia Smith
Luke Adkins:parents - Joshua Adkins/Adelphia Adkins
Joshua Adkins:parents - Joseph Adkins, motherunknown
Joseph Adkins:parents - William V. Adkins/Elizabeth Parker