I'm the direct desendant Of William Rufus "Will" Adkins. He was born in 1872 and is one of 6 children born to William M. and Alletha Bennett Adkins. He later married Fleeta Matthews. I can go further back from him to his father and mother and brothers and sisters. His parents were married on July 22, 1858 in Chambers County, AL. THey had the following childeren:
Susan "Sue" Born 1859 Married Scott Ferguson
Mary Salermer " Mame" Born 1862 Married David A. Ingle
Adella "Della"Born 1865 Married James A. Beard
Ida Jane "Ider" Born 1869 Married William W. "Bill" Green
Thomas Haywood "Tom" Born 1875 Married Ella ------ (last name not known)
Willaim Rufus son Raymond is my Great Grandfater, his son Thomas was my grandfather, his son Thomas Haywood is my father. My name is Thomas Joseph Adkins. I also have a son, Thomas Joseph Adkins. That is my direct line of genealogy to William Rufus Adkins. I hope that helps you in some way.