Jacob ADKINS

Male Abt 1725 - Aft 1791


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  • Name  Jacob ADKINS 
    Born  Abt 1725  Henrico Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • also listed as born Snow Creek, Lunenburg Co, VA
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Aft 1791  Franklin Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    • also listed as abt 1810 Greenbrier Co, WV
    Person ID  I5620  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  William V. Adkins,   b. 28 Mar 1689, Henrico Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1774, Henrico Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth PARKER,   b. Abt 1695, Charles City Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. betw 1735-1736, Goochland Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Jan 1715/16  St. John's Church, Richmond, Henrico Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID  F25047  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Judith 
    Married  Abt 1759 
    • (2nd wife of Jacob, son of William V. Adkins/Atkinson)
    Children 
    >1. Sherrod ADKINS,   b. Abt 1759, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elijah ADKINS,   b. Abt 1760, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >3. Jacob ADKINS,   b. Abt 1762, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. Parker Adkins,   b. Abt 1763, Franklin Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1857, Raleigh Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Isaac ADKINS,   b. Abt 1767, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F25069  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Judah,   b. Abt 1730, Halifax Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1758  Halifax Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1st wife of Jacob, son of William V. Adkins/Atkinson)
    Family ID  F25071  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Mary Parker BENNETT,   b. Abt 1748, Halifax Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Bef 1771 
    • (3rd wife of Jacob, son of William V. Adkins/Atkinson)
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann ADKINS,   b. Abt 1771, Halifax Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Moses ADKINS,   b. Abt 1773, Pittsylvania Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Judith ADKINS,   b. Abt 1775, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John M. ADKINS,   b. Abt 1776, Halifax Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Hiram ADKINS,   b. Abt 1780,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F25072  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Original Farmhouse of Jacob Adkins
    Original Farmhouse of Jacob Adkins
    Farmhouse of Jacob Adkins (remodeled)
    Farmhouse of Jacob Adkins (remodeled)

  • Notes 
    • REFN: 1149, History of Summers County, By Judge James H Miller, Page 474

      One of the oldest families of people in all this region of the New River Valley was that of Adkins or Atkins. They are said to have come into this region during the time of the Revolutionary War, and were first discovered living under cliffs on the Summers side of the river from New Richmond Falls, supposed to be the magnificent cliffs in the canyon at the mouth of Laurel Creek which empties into the New River half a mile from Lick Creek at New Richmond Post Office.

      They were hunters and trappers in the earliest days, and have continued so as long as there was game in this region, and their descendants are scattered one place and another throughtout this region and other counties. Once in awhile you will find a member of the generation rising above the common level, but no great advancements have been made in this race.

      There was a Parker Adkins, a man noted for his nose, the end of it being half the size of a man's fist; Riley Adkins, known as the "Chestnut Mountain Lawyer"; Leonard Adkins living in the Chestnut Mountain area; Albert Adkins, one of the most intelligent, lives near Hinton. Hen Adkins, one of the race, was drowned in Laurel Creek with L. M. Alderson's wedding suit on. Mr. Alderson was married twice and this was the suit he had purchased for his first marriage. He said that he sold a steer to secure the broadcloth suit.

      Sometimes the name is spelled Atkins and sometimes Adkins.

      The Gills are said to have come into the country about the same time and to have lived about the same way. The Gills and the Adkins have intermarried. There is an intelligent family by the name of Atkins, now residing in the Little Bluestone country of a different generation. A thriftless, harmless, indolent, unambitious race of people as a race, but without malicious cunning or dangerous, indigenous race are the Gills and Adkins.

      Possibly the ancestors were Tories who emigrated into this then fastness to escape military service.

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      _P_CCINFO 1-65642


  • Sources 
    1. [S18786] huffmanjr.ged.

    2. [S18792] Michael Hager FTW.

    3. [S18790] Adkins Land of York to Beech Fork, Page 738.

    4. [S18793] H4355.ged, Page 104.

    5. [S18790] Adkins Land of York to Beech Fork, Page XIX.

    6. [S18793] H4355.ged, Page 113.

    7. [S18793] H4355.ged.


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