Laura, I have a Charles Galloway Adkins in my lineage. He was born in 1871 and his parents were supposedly from Ky. according to the Indiana 1880 federal census. He was adopted by a William and Sally (or Sarah)Galloway in Indiana before 1890. He is listed as a boarder in the 1880 census and is 9 years old. There may be a connection. I was told by relatives that some of the family mambers were killed on a trip to Missouri and many returned to live in Indiana. I don't know if there is a connection here with your Mary Elizabeth Adkins, but it appears there may be. You might try checking what information you have in the Kentucky records. I haven'e been able to find any siblings for Charles, so I have been stymied in my search. Good Luck.