Hi Kelly, my name is Angela Adkins Bowen you'r mom was my dad's sister, I was sorry to hear that you'r mom passed away, my mom passed away in 2009 of a brain tumor. I think i may have a little bit of information i believe papa's name was gidion frank adkins born in union co. tenn. 1875 his children were Benjamin Dexter born 1899 Lane born 1902 william born 1903, Rosa born 1905, and Bertha born,1906.I think this is papas dad can't find any information on his dad. I do remember papa saying his great grandmother was full blooded indian (cherokee) I really don't know much more than that. A cousin of mine found a Frank Adkins listed on Shirey Family Tree, you might look there. Call me at 859-420-8432 or email me at mgawsb2#hotmail.com.