Thanks for your response. I know that many people think Robert and Sarah were John's parents, but I don't think so.
There were three John Ekins born about the same time including the son of Robert and Sarah. There son died as an infant. I believe that he was born 3 July 1785 and died in September of that year. I have John Ekins death certificate which indicates he was born/ christened 3 July 1785. He is the son of Thomas Ekins and ......... The parish register shows that he was the son of Thomas Ekins, the bishop's transcript says he was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ekins. The problem is, I can't find any Thomas and Elizabeth Ekins having children at the time. I believe he was the son of Thomas and Mary Woodruff Ekins. I just can't prove it. No will. I also have a lot of info on this family. Would you be willing to e-mail? How are you related to this family? Karen