I know this message was posted about a year ago, but I was very excited to find it, since I'm looking for information on this particular couple...And I've been running into dead end after dead end.
Judging by the birth and marriage dates you have for Sarah Rose (1843 and 1863, respectively), I'd say there are two different Sarah Rose's in the mix.These dates are too early to apply to the life of Sarah Rose ADKINS.
Squire (pronounced "Square") ADKINS and Sarah ROSE are my great-grandparents on my mother's side.I don't have birth dates or places for either, but I know that Sarah Rose Adkins died in late 1936 of breast cancer and that Squire Adkins died sometime between 1964-1968, possibly of heart failure.
They are buried in separate cemeteries, on either side of a valley in the Lick/Coburn, VA area, per Squire's request.Mom says he didn't want to be buried in the same cemetery as his wife, for some reason, and went so far as to purchase his cemetery plot and erect his own headstone before he died.
It's been years since my immediate family moved up north-- before I was born in 1971, in fact-- so Mom doesn't remember cemetery names or exact locations.I'd love to have the info for my next trip down home, though, so that I can go to pay my respects.
Auburn Adkins (noted in the original message as "Orbin," and generally called "Orb" although even his headstone says, "Auburn") was my maternal grandfather.Auburn was born on 23 April 1908.He married Selma Mae WIDENER on 30 Sept 1929 and they had 14 children.He died on 22 April 1962 of lung cancer/black lung, brought on by his work at the coal mines in the Dickenson/Wise Co. VA area.But I digress...
I have the listing of Squire and Sarah's children, given by my mother, Margaret Adkins Perry, as follows:
*Ida Adkins (married name: Bise) *unknown (stillborn or died in infancy?) *Vernalda Adkins (married name: Allen) *Auburn Adkins *Ann Adkins (married name: Hilton) --not sure on the spelling of her 1st name, BTW *Viva Adkins (married name: KISER) *Elva Adkins (married name unknown) *Edward Adkins (married to Cloa MURPHY) *Savanah Adkins (married name unknown)
I don't have any "Toy" listed as a child of Squire and Sarah and my father, Henry PERRY, says it doesn't sound familiar to him...Perhaps its a nickname or I am missing an additional child someplace.
Any information that anybody would like to share on the ADKINS-ROSE union will be greatly appreciated.
I would love also to be in contact with some of my more distant cousins to share genealogical information, family stories, pictures, etc.