I am also looking for a John ( Jonathan? ) Adkins b. about 1803, who married Nancy L. Gibbons ( b. 1853 TN; d. April 16,1888). One son was Elijah Livingston Adkins b. 11/16/1873 (my great great grandfather) who married Margaret Jane Smith 6/7/1894. Seems he may have gotten in some trouble and was possibly on the run using a new name. We have come up on a brick wall trying to find any info on him.