In my exhaustuve search of various records of Jackson Co, AL(JKAL), I have copied nearly every reference to any Adkins, whether they were white, black or mulatto. Finally found proof that some, if not all of the Black Adkins of JKAL were desc.s of ex-slaves of James & Susan (Brown) Adkins. I have posted several posts to this Adkins Genealogy Forum, but, more recently, have posted much info on various Adkins in Regional:U.S.:Alabama:Jackson County Gen Forum. During the last few days, I have posted much more info on members of Adkins families in several other forums, but most extensive post yet just happened to be in Bynum Gen Forum. There were several connections between Adkins/Stephens, Stephens/Bynum & Adkins/Bynum fams of early JKAL.
To view any of these many posts, by me, of info on early Adkins of JKAL, just click on my name, above and then on my Message Posting History.Esp note entries in several gen forums of last few days, and feel free to respond to this or anyone of those posts.I would like to share info about Adkins & related fams of JKAL and the surrounding Co.s of DeKalb, Madison & Marshall.
Strangly, there were no Adkins listed in 1850 FC of JKAL.However, there were several John Adkins in 1850 FC of TN, who had some poss connections to early JKAL. (1) John Adkins 52 SC of FRTN md Susan Renfro (were Renfro's on both sides of AL/TN state line)who prob had a desc named Bynum F Adkins. (2) John Adkins 50 NC of GITN(prob relative of James Adkins 47 VA of GITN 1850/60 & JKAL 1870)md 1st (???)(???) & 2nd(Mrs?)Martha Croft, and had a son, John M Adkins(only Adkins listed in 1860 FC of JKAL). (3)John Adkins 50 NC(KY)of MUTN, who was listed with wf, Nancy(???), in 1830/40 FCs of JKAL, and in 1850-80 FCs of MUTN.In 1860-80 gave bp as KY, and in 1880, parents bps as NC NC.Was md several times in MUTN.Eldest son, AJ/JacksonJ was not listed in 1860 FC, for good reason, although he was known to be living there, and was listed there in FCs of 1870/80.
Will glady share info on any of these Adkins families. Thanks in advance for any clues or help, Richard.