C.W. There is not one single record that shows a "V" for Wiliam Adkins Sr.'s middle initial. I have tried for many years to figure out where the "V" came from. The only possibility I can find is the fact that William Jr. signed his name with an upside down "A' and some researcher took that for a V. By the way William Sr. signed his name with a "W" and an "A" connected. I repeat there is not one record that has William Sr., William Jr. or Parker with any middle initial, let alone a "v"