Did you ever find anything about your great grandmother Martha Virginia Taylor ? I am pretty sure we must be related because I also come form the Taylors there in Newport. My great great grandparents were Raburn Taylor and Mary Harless ..he was born 1825 in Giles son of Lervis/Lewis Taylor and Mary Porterfield. There were a couple of Taylor families then and they were from Woolrick Taylor I believe.
If you are interested let me know and I will give you what I have about the Taylors and the Adkins.