I have not heard of John Staton Adkins. Can you give me any more information on him, such as where and when he was born, and to whom he might have married?
I will certainly be glad to post your concern on the Kentucky Kin MyFamily site, as many of the Adkins who settled there, descended from William V. Adkins and Elizabeth Parker, with the families first migrating to West Virginia. Some later migrated to Tennessee and Missouri.
If you back up with a few more details on John, this will help out quite a bit.