My uncle Paul Daniel Eakins was born 26 Jun 1911 and lived all of his life near Elgin, Oklahoma until his death in 2006. His son just told me about how Paul never knew his real father, but grew up with an abusive stepfather that (sometime during the 1920s) killed Paul's mother and then himself. Ever since he was 7 years old, Paul would take refuge at his grandparents house. Their names were Jefferson and Rebecca Eakins. However, we could not figure out how Paul was related to them, as his last name was changed to Eakins later on. Could anybody tell me Paul's parents' names? My cousin also said that he remembered the last name Kennedy, but didn't know how it fit into the picture. Any help clearing up some of this would be greatly appreciated.