My husband is descended from Joel Walker Winston and Elizabeth Easley(Ensley) Adkins. I always wondered with so many surnames strung together if she might have been a widow. Glad to know the answer with proof.
Was Elizabeth Adkins maiden name Jones before she married Thos. Adkins or Ensley(Easley)?
Joel's mother was Keziah Jones who m. Anthony Winston. Keziah's parents were John Jones and Elizabeth Walker. That would be where his middle name came from. I was given this info and have no proof, but I believe it is on the LDS also, not sure of their proof either. I have more on the Winston line, but no proofs except the marriage of Keziah and Anthony.
How would the son of Thos. Adkins come by the name Joel Walker? If Elizabeth Adkins was in fact a Jones, could she be related to Keziah's family? Lots of cousins married back then.