While researching my maternal ancestors, I came across this information on the children of Henry and Eveline/Evaline Adkins of Wise Co, VA in the mid-to-late 1800s.I thought I would post it, just on the off chance that someone else is looking into this part of the Adkins clan...
John W. ADKINS (a farmer) was born either in 1848 or 1849, since his marriage record states that he was 23 when he married Martha Jane ROSE in Wise Co., VA on 10 May 1872.The daughter of Robert ROSE and Elizabeth ROSE, Martha Jane was born either in 1853 or 1854, since her marriage record states that she was 18 when she married John W.Their marriage was solemnized by Reuben POWERS.No info on dates or places of death located yet.
William ADKINS (a farmer) married Milly COUNTS on 10 May 1873.William was born either in 1853 or 1854, given the fact that his age was given as 19.Milly was the daughter of Chas and Nancy LARGE, so I'm assuming she was previously married...Her age was given as 27, making her birth year 1845 or 1846. Their wedding was performed by Wm. P. Page.No info on dates or places of death located yet.
I'm also showing another marriage for a William ADKINS, son of Henry and Evaline ADKINS, when William married Susannah HENDERSON in Wise Co., VA on 13 June 1884.According to this, William was born in 1858-1859; his age was listed as 25 on the marriage record.Susannah would have been born in 1857 or 1858, since her age was listed as 26.Her parents are listed as Pleasant and Rachael KING, so perhaps she was married previously.Their wedding was performed by F.T. Kennedy.No info on dates or places of death located yet.
[NOTE: Knowing how difficult to decipher 19th century handwriting can be, William's listed age at this marriage *could* have been a data entry mistake, reading the "29" as "25," so it may be a second marriage for the William who was born in 1853-1854.]
Elmira ADKINS was born in 1850-1851, since her marriage record gives her age as 21 when she married Jackson RITCHIE (a farmer) in Wise Co., VA on 18 Apr 1872. Jackson, son of Jon and Cass RITCHIE, was born in either 1849 or 1850, since his age was listed as 19.Their vows were solemnized by Wm. P. Page.No info on dates or places of death located yet.
There may be another son, G.B. ADKINS (a farmer), who is listed as the son of Henry and E. ADKINS.G.B. married Hannah ROSE (daughter of Sarah ROSE, no father listed) in Wise Co., VAon 20 Dec 1877.His age was given as 18, making his birth year 1858-1859.Hannah was born in 1853-1854, since her age was listed as 23.Their wedding ceremony was performed by M.S. Rose.No info on dates or places of death located yet.
If anyone can verify this info or add to it, I'd be very grateful.
Beyond verifying dates of birth and finding dates/places of death for the above children, I'm especially interested in finding out the following:
*Who were Henry and Eveline's parents?
*Was Eveline's maiden name Adkins or something else?
*When/where were they born?
*When/where did they get married?
*Did they have other children?
*When/where/how did they die?
Please don't hesitate to make corrections if I'm off-base, either...