John Adkins, Sr was born 1800 Ky to ? & ?. He is thought to be a near kinsman, son, nephew or much younger brother of a Miss Adkins, who md John Young, a Rev War sol, who was b 1760 IRE/PA md 1st in PA/NC/SC?, prob same state he served in Rev War from, and was found in 1820 Lincoln Co, TN, and 1830/40 MUTN censuses w/2nd? wf Miss Adkins b 1780. No record has been found, so far, for John Young Sr or Miss Adkins Young after this 1840 census. John Adkins,Sr was listed in 1880 census 78 KY and parents place of birth both listed as NC.
John Adkins,Sr md 1st to ? ? prob in JKAL ca 1820-2.Ch by 1st wf: (1) Andrew Jackson 1822/3 AL, (2) female 1824/5 AL, (3) Sarah1826/7 AL, (4) James 1828/9 AL, (5) ? 1830/1 AL/MO, (6) Amanda Jane 1832/3 MO, (7) Nancy Adaline 1834/5 AL, and Melinda 1836/7 AL. John Adkins, Sr's 1st wf died? 1840-42, about the same time he moved from JKAL to MUTN, and he md 2nd Mrs Jane(Phillips)Vaughan in MUTN on Oct.26,1842(no known ch). John Adkins,Sr md 3rd to Mrs Nancy(Childress)Haley(Hailey) Allred in MUTN on Nov.12,1845. Nancy had 4 daus, who will be numbered among ch of John Adkins,Sr as they were his step-daus: (9) Eliza Haley 1826 VA, (10) Mary J Haley 1830 VA, (11) Elizabeth Haley 1832 VA, (12) Sophronia Ann Haley 1835 VA. John Adkins,Sr & Nancy Childress had two ch: (13) John,Jr 1847 MUTN and (14) Harriet 1849 MUTN. John Adkins,Sr md 4th to Elizabeth Tanner(Farmer in Middle TN Marriages Index)in MUTN on Mar.16,1854. John Adkins,Sr and Elizabeth Tanner had ch: (15) William C 1855 MUTN, (15)George W 1856 MUTN, and (17) Richard 1858 MUTN. Obit for John Adkins,Sr, found in Maury Democrat Feb.16,1888 p.3, states:"Old man Jackie Adkins" of Hill Station, "died of old age, we suppose". Emanuel T Journey (non-relative?) admin., but no settlement of estate found, but widow,"Elyza" is listed w/son George W Adkins in 1900 Obion Co,TN census.(1) AJ/JacksonJ Adkins md 1st to ? ? in JKAL 1840-2,ch John W 1843 JKAL, AJ Adkins prob md 2nd ? ? in JKAL 1846-8, ch by 1st/2nd wf Ellis 1849 JKAL and Nancy J(Mrs WmH Allen)1851 MUTN. AJ Adkins md 2nd/3rd to Mary F Young(dau of Wm C, son of John Young,Sr & Miss Adkins) in Cedar Co,MO on Dec.31,1857(no known ch). JacksonJ Adkins md 3rd/4th to Mrs Martha Ann(Bynum)Thomas in JKAL on Aug.9,1860, Step-ch:Sarah"Sally"Thomas 1855/6 JKAL unm 1910, and Wm Thomas 1857/8 JKAL md Cynthia A Potter in JKAL on Jul.18,1878; and ch of JacksonJ Adkins & Martha Bynum: Malinda "Louisa" 1860/1 JKAL md Wm M.G.W.Cox in JKAL on Sep.4,1879, Elizabeth"Betty"A 1863/4 JKAL, AJ Jr 1868 JKAL md Mary H/K ? in JKAL 1886/7, George 1870 JKAL, Sam'l Alex'r 1872 JKAL md Rose Ann Lusk 1896 JKAL. (2) nothing found. (3) Sarah Adkins md Francis M Willis 1840-2 in JKAL, ch: Minerva J Willis 1845/6 MUTN and Franklin M Willis 1847/8 MUTN(Francis & Sarah listed w/ch in Dist 25 MUTN 1850, FM Willis listed w/wf Rachel in Wayne Co,TN 1860).(4) James Adkins md 1st Malvina Brechean in MUTN on Feb.27,1849(she is listed w/Wm Brichen?,father?in 1850, James Adkins, not found in 1850, no known ch). James Adkins md 2nd? Halmanza Young(dau of Alex'r,son of John Young,Sr & Miss Adkins) in Marshall Co,TN on Aug.17,1852(nothing found on either after this marriage). (5) not known. (6) Amanda Jane Adkins md 1st Wm James Childress(nephew of her step-mother,Nancy Childress) in MUTN on Dec.29,1853,ch: Nancy J Childress 1855 MUTN md James Therman(Thurman) in Marshall Co,TN on Dec 25, 1869, Wm David Childress 1856 MUTN, Alice Childress 1858 MUTN, and Malissa Elizabeth Childress 1859 MUTN. Amanda 1st husb was killed in Civil War, and she md 2nd Hampton Smith in MUTN on Dec.12,1867(no known ch). Hampton & "Jane" Adkins Smith were listed in Dist 25 MUTN in 1870, w/Childress ch, but not found after 1870, and James Thurman was found in 1880 w/wf Mary. (7) Nancy Adaline Adkins md John M Pilkinton in MUTN in Sep.20,1855,ch: Josephine 1858 MUTN, Margaret C 1860 MUTN, Martha A 1866 MUTN, Nancy A 1869 MUTN, WJ(male)1872 MUTN, and Del(Cordelia/Della) 1879 MUTN. No marriages found for any of these ch(except a female, JE Pilkenton md JA Rittenberry in MUTN on Dec.27,1880),and nothing found on this entire family of John M & Nancy A Pilkinton after the 1880 census of MUTN. (8) Malinda Adkins md to David B Aldridge,Jr in MUTN on Oct.8,1856,ch: Martha J 1858 MUTN(not found in 1870), Nancy?Adaline 1860 MUTN(NancyA in 1860,Adaline in 1870, w/younger sis named Nancy), Susan E 1863 MUTN, Wm Reece 1865 MUTN, Harriet A 1868 MUTN (may have md Wm W Heath in Obion Co,TN in 1886)Nancy J 1869 MUTN, and Lucy A 1879 MUTN/OBTN(poss grdau)as Malinda listed as widow in 1880 OBTN w/ch:Susan-Lucy, and nothing found after this census of Malinda's fam. except for poss marriage of Harriet. (9) Eliza Haley md David Tanner(bro of Eliz. Tanner, 4th wf of Eliza's step-father, John Adkins,Sr)in MUTN on Oct.14,1841,fam listed in MUTN 1850, Wayne Co,TN 1860. (10) Mary J Haley md George"Wash" Young(son of Rob't,son of John Young,Sr & Miss Adkins) in MUTN on Nov.4,1853. (11) Elizabeth Haley md John C Young(son of Alex'r,son of John Young,Sr & Miss Adkins) in MUTN on Jan.20,1851. (12) Sophronia Ann Haley md James Edward Young(son of Rob't,son of John Young,Sr & Miss Adkins) in Marshall Co, TN on Oct.26,1852. (13) John Adkins,Jr md 1st to Euzeda Hardison in MUTN on May27,1869,ch: James W Adkins 1871 MUTN and WT(male)Adkins 1874 MUTN. John Adkins,Jr md 2nd to Mary Paralee Hardison in MUTN on Dec.12,1876,ch: John Anderson Adkins 1885 MUTN. (14) Harriet Ann Adkins md John Day in MUTN on Nov.10,1874,ch: Cordelia(Mrs James R Reed) 1869 MUTN, Amanda Ann(Mrs Andy YOUNG) 1875 MUTN, Dena Bell(Mrs John"Wash"Roberts) 1877 MUTN, Hillary Day 1880 MUTN, Lizzie May(Mrs Clem YOUNG) 1882 MUTN, George D Day 1884 MUTN(md Stella Roberts, who as his widow, md James"Morgan"YOUNG), Rosa Lee(Mrs Logan Davidson) 1886 MUTN, J Algie"AL"Day 1888 MUTN, and John H Day ? ?. (15) Wm C Adkins mdLucetta J Huggins in MUTN on Jun.3,1877,ch: Wm J 1877 MU/MarshallTN, and George W 1880 MU/MSTN. (16) George W Adkins md Susan E Rittenberry in MUTN on Jan.3,1884,ch: Wilbern or Wm H 1885 MU/OBTN, George Luther 1886 MU/OBTN, Bertha 1888 MU/OBTN, Freddie N 1893 MU/OBTN, Lenice Estella 1896 MU/OBTN, Mary Ethel 1899 MU/OBTN, Effie L 1901 OBTN, and Maggie B 1903/4 OBTN(Susie E Rittenberry Adkins is listed as a widow in 1910 OBTN census). (17) Richard Adkins md Elizabeth "Lizzie"Brimm in MUTN on Aug.8,1882(no known ch). Elizabeth"Elyza"Adkins is listed as widow(of John,Sr)in 1900 OBTN as having 4 ch only 1 living(obviously her son George with whom she is listed). Lots of unaswered ?s about this John Adkins and his obvious connection to Miss Adkins, wf of John Young, Sr. Will appreciate any help, and share info in any of these descendent/allied families, thanks, in advance, Richard.