The following obituary is in my files re: JACOB ATKINS:
BOON COUNTIAN, 105, DIES HERE;SURVIVED BY 143.
A 105-year-old Boone Countian (Boone Co. WV) whose most vivid memory of the Civil War was of seeing his father captured, never to be heard from again, died here yesterday after a two-week illnesss.
He was Jacob Atkins, a retired farmer of Ashford.
Mr. Aatkins, in poor health for the past year, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. B. Halstead of 5205 Venable Ave. (Charleston, WV).For the past three years he had lived here with Mrs. Halstead and another daughter, Mrs. F. L. McIlhattan of 820 Matthews Ave. (Charleston, WV).
Survived by 143 direct descendants, he celebrated his 105th birthday anniversary March 10.
Mr. Atkins was born near Madison, then part of Virginia, and spent nearly all of his life in that area.He retired from farming about 17 years ago.
Although too young to serve during the Civil War, he saw his father, WILSON ATKINS, taken prisoner.His father, who was also a farmer, was never seen by the family again.
Surviving also are another daughter, Mrs. Bernie Barker of Ashford; a son, C. W. Atkins of Ashford;42 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Bartlett mortuary chapel, conducted by Dr. William E. Craig, pastor of Central Methodist Church.Burial will be in the Barker Cemetery at Ashford.
PS: I have the original obit from the newspaper, probably the Charleston Gazette or Charleston Daily Mail.If someone would like a copy of this obit, please contact me at:CAFOUTY@AOL.COM.Carol Fouty in Charleston, WV.