William Atkins was born William Moxon in Exeter, Devon, England in 1836 or 1837. He came to SA from Bristol in 1855, settling first at Mt. Ephraim, and then at Bull Creek (near Medows) where he farmed. He Married Sophia Amelia Staples in 1861, and they had the following children:
William5/3/62 Caroline 14/6/63 Amelia15/6/65
Sophia died in 1867, and William married Emma King, nee Palin in1868. Emma already had four children. One being Albert King. They the had 4 more children. William then lived at Moonta, Broken Hill, Warraknabeal Vic, Roma Qld, finally dying at Stanthorpe Qld in 1915.