Re: Jacob Adkins - abt 1851 - Boone Co. VA
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I am the great-granddaughter of Jacob Adkins and
Alice Elizabeth Elkins.I too have an obit for Jacob.
I am the granddaughter of Bernie Barker of Ashford,
WV, but was at Aunt Bess' house the day he died,
March 20, 1955.I was twelve years old. I also have a
letter from the president written to him on his 100th
birthday. "Paw" lived mostly with his daughter Bernie,
until right at the end.I lived there too!
He told wonderful tales of his childhood, whittled
whistles for me, and took me for walks "up the dark
hollow".Told about his father being taken away--
hated Yankees until he died.And talked about "the
darkies" who were his friends.
I loved this old man dearly, and could go on and on.
By the way, Larry Barker is my first cousin.His
father and my mother were brother and sisters.
Will write more later