This is what I have assembled for the ancestors of Alfred Adkins. I've had help from The Latter Day Saints, the book "The History of Menard and Mason Cunties, Illinois 1879" and several other Adkins researchers. Appreciate any adds, corrections. Bob Schoonover +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ First Generation 1. Parker V. ADKINS. Parker V. married Mary ALEXANDER. They had one child: 2 i. Elijah, Sr.
Second Generation 2. Elijah, Sr. ADKINS. On 28 Feb 1790 Elijah, Sr. married Nancy Ann HUNTER, in Montgomery Co., VA. They had one child: 3 i. Richard (~1788-<1836)
Third Generation 3. Richard ADKINS. Born abt 1788 in Montgomery Co., VA. Richard died in Tennessee bef 1836; he was 48. On 15 Nov 1805 when Richard was 17, he first married Mary “Polly” MONROE, in Grainger Co., Tennessee. They had one child: 4 i. Joseph (1808-1878)
On 17 Dec 1819 when Richard was 31, he second married Nancy Agnes MONROE, in Grainger Co., Tennessee.
Fourth Generation 4. Joseph ADKINS. Born on 13 Jan 1808 in Grainger, Tennessee. Joseph died on 30 Oct 1878; he was 70. In 1824 when Joseph was 15, he married Elizabeth JOHNSON, in Tennessee. Born in Jul 1810 in Tennessee. Elizabeth died on 4 May 1841; she was 30. They had one child: 5 i. Alfred (1831-1909)
Fifth Generation 5. Alfred ADKINS. Born on 10 May 1831 in Campbell Co., Tennessee. Alfred died in Bath Twp., Mason Co., IL on 23 Feb 1909; he was 77. Buried in Bath Twp., Mason Co., IL. On 11 Mar 1852 when Alfred was 20, he married Sarah SCHOONOVER, daughter of Abner SCHOONOVER (29 Jun 1807-17 Aug 1848) & Susan E. SNYDER (28 Nov 1806-20 Aug 1889), in Mason Co., IL. Born on 4 Dec 1831 in PA. Sarah died in Bath Twp., Mason Co., IL on 2 Feb 1888; she was 56. Buried in Saidora, Mason Co., IL. They had the following children: i. Nancy J. Born in 1860 in Illinois. ii. Joseph F. Born in 1862 in Illinois. iii. Clarissa. Born in 1864 in Illinois. iv. Ermine Britmart. Born on 30 Nov 1868 in IL. On 2 Apr 1890 when Ermine Britmart was 21, she married Charles Washington BLUNT, son of Henry Morgan BLUNT (7 Mar 1829-1910) & Catherine SHIELDS (1842-1878), in Mason Co., IL. Born on 21 Feb 1869 in Kilbourne, Mason Co., IL. Charles Washington died in Havana, Mason Co., IL on 8 Jul 1923; he was 54. Buried on 11 Jul 1923 in MasonCo., IL. v. Richard C. Born abt 1870 in Illinois. vi. May B. Born in 1873 in Illinois.