"The History of Houston County" by Goodspeed speaks of Drury and his wife as being oneof less than ten families to settle in the area later knownn as Houston County, in the year of 1806. This books author indicated that the original settlers were all of Scottish decent. This goes against the family stories told for generations of Irish ancestory.
Drury is listed in the book "Tennesseans of the War of 1812," under the officers. His rank was Captain, under Col. Richard C. Napier of the First Regiment, West TN Milita, Infantry. The company served from January 28, 1814 until May 10, 1814. Along with Drury, Andrew(Nathan)Nesbitt and Robert P. Nesbitt were listed as sargeants, and Henry Kimbrell Nesbitt was a private.All serving under the command and guidance of Andrew Jackson.
More About DRURY S. ADKINS:
Residence: During Drury's period of service he is listed as being a resident of Dickson Co., TN. Married for 7yrs. with five children and one on the way.
Children of DRURY ADKINS and SUSAN PRICE are:
3. i. JAMES MORGAN3 ADKINS, b. Abt. 1820, Montgomery Co., TN; d. Abt. 1880, Dickson Co., TN.
ii. ABRAHAM ADKINS, b. September 10, 1807, TN; d. February 06, 1880, Johnson Co., AR; m. MARY WHITEHEAD, February 04, 1833, Dickson Co., TN.
More About ABRAHAM ADKINS:
Occupation: He carved tombstones, numerous ones are still standing today, marked weith his initials.
Residence: left TN in 1833 for Johnson County, AR.6
iii. WILLIAM THOMAS ADKINS, b. Abt. 1810, TN; m. LETTITIA "LETSY" C. SLAYDEN, March 25, 1833, Dickson Co., TN.
iv. JOSEPH W. ADKINS, b. April 06, 1812, Dickson Co., TN; d. November 12, 1894, Johnson Co., AR; m. ANNA LIZA MASY, October 16, 1834, Dickson Co., TN.
More About JOSEPH W. ADKINS:
Residence: Moved from TN to Johnson Co., AR in 1833, per Sue Crawford.
v. NANCY L. ADKINS, b. May 04, 1814; d. June 04, 1903, Johnson Co., AR; m. SAMUEL TOWELL, May 01, 1834, Dickson Co., TN.
More About NANCY L. ADKINS:
Residence: Nancy and Samuel Towell moved in 1833 from TN to Johnson Co., AR. per email from Sue Crawford.
vi. ABNER ADKINS, b. 1816; d. 1861; m. NANCY HOOPER.
vii. EDWARD D. ADKINS, b. September 03, 1818; d. September 11, 1895; m. REBECCA RYE.
viii. MARY ADKINS, d. 1835, Dickson Co., TN.
ix. ASA ADKINS, m. WINIFRED.
x. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ADKINS.
xi. MARTHA ADKINS, b. 1824; d. 1859; m. GEORGE OUTLAW.