A little more information for you - Rose's son Abel died in 1914 either in Scott County near Straight Fork, or Onieda, Tennessee, or near Pioneer in Campbell County, Tennessee.It is suggested that Abel died at birth (or soon after) along with his mother Rose (Pennington) Adkins.She delivered twins, Abel and Obel.Obel was the only one to live.We cannot locate exactly when they died or where.I do know that Abel and his older brother Grandville were raised by their grandparents John Crittenden Adkins and Martha (Lay) Adkins (listed in 1920 census).They rejoined their father sometime after 1920, probably around 1923 when he married his second wife Stella Phillips, my grandmother.
What we cannot establish is (four questions to be answered if possible) (1.) where was their father - William Churchell Adkins - from about 1914 (after the death of Rose), untill 1923 (when he remarried); (2) where and when was he married to Rose Pennington, (3) where did Rose and Abel die and (4) where are they buried.If they died in Pioneer, Campbell County, Tennessee, where are the death certificates and where are they buried?
There are several Adkins cemeteries near Pioneer, Tennessee but they are not listed as being buried there.Since William Churchell was a coal miner, he may have traveled are far away as Virginia, West Virginia or Kentucky.
There are a few who say he may even have been in prison.I checked but could not identify any prisoner as William Churchell Adkins.Theres is a 1920 prison census with a Churchel Adkins listed, but I cannot link him to my family.
There is a 1920 census with a Churchel Adkins in Morgan County, again I cannot link him to my family.