Family: Parker Adkins / Mary Ann (F27636)

m. 11 Mar 1851


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  • Father | Male
    Parker Adkins

    Born  1763  Franklin Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 May 1857  Raleigh Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Parker Adkins Farm Cemetery, Pluto, Raleigh Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  11 Mar 1851  Raleigh Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Mary Lefon | F25172 
    Married  1 Mar 1792  Montgomery Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Jacob Adkins | F25071 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Judah | F25071 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Mary Ann

    Born  Abt 1830   
    Died  14 Jan 1887  Union Dist, Lincoln Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Other Spouse  Willis | F2184 
    Married     
    Father   
    Mother   

    Child 1 | Female
    Sarah Ann Adkins

    Born  1851   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sylvester Plumley | F24923 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Female
    Elizabeth Adkins

    Born  20 Dec 1853  Raleigh Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 18 Jan 1857  VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Female
    + Elizabeth Adkins

    Born  18 Jan 1857  Lincoln Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Jan 1945  Hamlin, Lincoln Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Plumley Cemetery, Sias, Lincoln Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Harvey Smith | F27637 
    Married     

    Cumberland AdkinsChild 4 | Male
    + Cumberland Adkins

    Born  3 Jul 1859  VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Mar 1921  Lincoln Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Lucas-Adkins Cemetery, Wewanta, Lincoln Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Caroline Lucas | F2210 
    Married     
    Spouse  Rachel Lucas | F2211 
    Married     


  • Notes  Married:
    • Although Parker's military pension records gives the marriage date as 5 Mar 1851, according to their marriage record, the marriage of Parker Adkins & Mrs. Mary Ann ___ Willis took place on 11 Mar 1851 (license on 9 Jan 1851).

    • It is the opinion of Doug Couch, owner of this site (adkinshorton.net), that the following children were not children of Parker Adkins, even though the death record of one of them (Elizabeth) gives him as her father.
      • Sarah Adkins, born 1851
      • Elizabeth Adkins, born 1853
      • Elizabeth Adkins, born 1857 or 1858
      • Cumberland Adkins, born 1859
      Reasons:
      1. When Parker, born in 1763, married Mrs. Mary Willis in 1851, he was approximately 88 years old. It is very unlikely that he then continued to have children right up until his death in 1857.
      2. Per his gravestone, Cumberland was born approximately two years after Parker's death. Caveat: Although Cumberland's gravestone gives his birth year as 1859, he appears with his "mother", Mary, and siblings in the 1870 census as being age 14; which would place his birth year around 1856.
      3. Parker's last will and testament, issued by him and bearing his witnessed mark on May 9, 1857, included Mary, his then wife, and all his children (by Mary Lefon) as heirs, even including his granddaughter, Rebecca. However, no mention is made of these later children. If they were his children born before he died, he would have included them.
      Possibility: These children were adopted and given a home and a life, but not inheritance. Such a possibility would also explain why his daughter Elizabeth, born in probably 1857, was cited as having Parker as her father. Her death certificate gives her birth year as 1858; which clearly would preclude his being her father, adoptive or otherwise. However, death certificate birth dates are sometimes the mistaken recollection of the person giving the information. The birth years of these children indicate they were not stepchildren at the time of Parker's & Mary's marriage, and adoption seems the most likely reason for their being cited as children of Parker and Mary.


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