I think your list is wrong. Who was the source? I have always seen the Lewis, Elijah and Richard Adkins of Grainger County as belonging to Moses Adkins. This family was very involved in church and illegitimacy was much less common in the 1790s than today. Plus, if they didn't have a preacher, they ordained one. Levi Adkins was ordained by Bethel Baptist Church in 1849.