Hi, It's been a long time, but at one time I had received an e-mail from you and tried to get back with you, but you know how life gets sometimes ... we just don't do all that we'd like!
I do know someone who had information that you would like. Her name is Vicki Adkins Stinnette ... a cousin of mine I found on the internet and just recently visited with in Salem, Va. I'll give you her e-mail, but first a little history on my own ancestors.
My father was the illegimate child of a woman by the name of Willie Lois ADKINS from the Level Run (Hurt) area of Pittsylvania County. He was born in 1917, was adopted by Sylvanus I. and Mary MILLER HOOD. We have only found the following information in the past few years. Willie Lois Adkins was the daughter of William Keen ADKINS and Florence YEATTS. We have the YEATTS lineage back to the early 1600s in England, but very little on the ADKNS line. We do know that William Keen was the son of Doctor Leftwich ADKINS and Alena Jane GRUBB. (We are fairly certain that Doctor was not a medical practioner ... Doctor was his name. Alena may be Elena.) Doctor Leftwich ADKINS was born in 1826, Alena Jane GRUBB was born in 1824, and they were married on 02 Mar 1847. Doctor Leftwich was in the 38th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Company B, "Pittsylvania Vindicators," organized at Callands on 23 May 1861 by Dr. John Roy Cabell, Captain. They entered service on 4, June 1861. He was died in Winchester, Va., on 25 July 1861, when a group of his battalion was sent back to Winchester to retrieve baggage that had been left there.
Alena's sister was the Rebecca GRUBB (note that it is spelled without an "s") you seek. Rebecca GRUBB ADKINS and Tucker ADKINS are Vicki Adkins Stinnette's ancestors.
How are you related? Do you know anything about the William Keen ADKINS or Doctor Leftwich ADKINS. I know that there was a Doctor William Leftwich of some note in the Gretna area and have often thought that maybe there was some connection there. Anyway, if there is any information that you could share, I would be grateful to receive it.
In the meantime, I will e-mail to you Vicki's e-mail address. She mentioned that she had received a notice from you a while back, but like me, she got busy and did not respond right away. I know she would love to hear from you.