I am a direct descendant of Joseph Covey, father to Nancy Covey who married John G. Adkins (Jack)my great-great-great grandfather on my maternal side.This is the information I have, compiled from family records:
Joseph Covey (1779-1814) married Rosanah Barringer (1785-1875) on January 13, 1802 in Montgomery County, Virginia.They had six (6) children:Nancy Covey(1804-1873)married John G. (Jack) Adkins; Elizabeth (1806-1894) married Reagor; Polly (1809-1888) married Kerby; Catherine (1810-1880) married Walsh/Stevens; Welcome Boy (1813-1880) married Proby; and John Nap (1815-1897).Joseph Covey Adkins was a successful Virginia planter.The first five children were born in Virginia - the first four were girls and when the fifth child arrived, finally a boy, Joseph and Rosanah were so pleased that they gave him the name "Welcome Boy".Shortly after Welcome Boy was born, Joseph Covey suffered what was then called "the chills".For health reasons, the family decided to leave Virginia and pioneer West in search of a more healthy climate.They reached Franklin County, Tennessee where they settled (Rosanah was pregnant with their 6th child).Joseph Covey became seriously ill and died in December, 1814 at the age of 35.Two months after his death, a son was born to his widow and she named him John Nap Covey (his grandmother's maiden name was Nap).Some time later, the family moved to Flat Creek, near the village of "Flat Creek" in Bedford County, TN where the family lived for many years and where countless numbers of relatives settled.When Joseph Covey died, he was buried on the bank of the Tennessee River in order that the river would wipe away any trace of his grave to prevent intruders and Indians from disturbing his remains.Rosanah Barringer was reported to be a very pretty young woman with light hair and blue eyes.She spoke English with great difficulty.She is buried on a farm about one mile from New Herman, near Shelbyville, Bedford County, TN.The Covey ancestral line originated in Wales.
First born daughter, Nancy Covey, married John G. Adkins (Jack) (1796-1878) March 23, 1823. They had 12 children Harriet (1824), William Covey (1825), Charles Barringer (1827), Polly Maryam (1828), John Watson (1829), Rosanah Margaret (1832), Joseph Morgan (1833), Thomas Cox (1835), Elizabeth Jane (1837), Nancy Caroline (1839), Samuel A. (1841) and Francis Marion (1843 - died in infancy).Nancy Covey Adkins is buried in Pell Cemetery, 2 1/2 miles north of Brookport, Massac County, IL.Samuel was the only child to fight in the Civil War as part of the Union militia.William Covey Adkins lived for many years in Southwest City, MO and is buried in Gravette, Arkansas.The son of Charles Barringer Adkins was a practicing physician in Norborn, MO (Dr. A. E. Adkins)
Joseph Morgan Adkins married Lucinda Poe (1843-1922).Came to Missouri by wagon in 1880.They had four children:Minnie, Effie (1860-1911), Charles Samuel, and Josephiene (Josie) 1874-1953) my maternal great-grandmother.GG'ma Adkins married Robert Alexander Rogers (1870-1956)in 1889.They had ten children, one of which was Amelia Iva, my grandmother.
Your time line for John G. Adkins is exact to mine and I thought you might be interested in what I have.Would enjoy hearing from you if you are still building your tree.
Sincerely, Michal D. Barnes, great-great-great-grandson to John G. (Jack) Adkins.