Thomas Jones ADKINS (Charles ‘Blind Charley’ ADKINS4, Jacob Oxford ADKINS3, Mary ADKINS2, William Atkinson ADKINS1) was born November 1830 in Cabell County, (West) Virginia. He married Louisa A. ADKINS 1 March 1855 in Wayne County, (West) Virginia, daughter of Elias ADKINS and Susannah FRY. She was born September 1828 in Cabell County, (West) Virginia.
The 1870 census for Grant Magisterial District, Wayne County, West Virginia lists: Jones ADKINS 39; Louisa ADKINS 40; Josephine ADKINS; Gerard ADKINS; Clementina ADKINS; Evalene ADKINS; female ADKINS, first name illegible, 9 [presumably Helena ADKINS]; Emarine ADKINS; and Carolina ADKINS.
The 1880 census for Enumeration District 140, Stonewall Magisterial District, Wayne County, West Virginia lists: Jones ADKINS 49; wife Louisa ADKINS 52; son Gerard ADKINS 21; daughter Evangeline ADKINS 16; daughter Minta ADKINS 16; daughter Emarine ADKINS 15 or 16; daughter Caroline ADKINS 15; andadopted son Charles ADKINS, 3. Charles may be Charles Rucker ADKINS, son of Charles ADKINS, Jr. and Rachel ROSS.
Next door to the Thomas Jones ADKINS lived his parents, Charles ADKINS 84 farmer; wife Polly Ann ADKINS 75; and granddaughter Clementine ADKINS, age illegible, possibly 13 or 15.
*** [Enter Gerard into the next generation. SEE ADKINS BOOK P. 166]The 1910 census for District 192, Stonewall District, Wayne County, West Virginia lists: Gerard Adkins [Girard Adkins; Girrard Adkins] 53; wife Elizabeth Adkins 38; son Delbert Adkins 20; daughter Phebe Adkins [Phoebe Adkins] 18; daughter Emma Adkins 16; son Girard Adkins [Gerard Adkins] 14; son Boyd Adkins 12; daughter Louisa Adkins 10; son Jones M. Adkins [Jones M. Adkins; James M. Adkins] 7; daughter Carry Adkins [Carrie Adkins] 4; son Paris Adkins 2. Next door lived Elba Eplin 34; wife Mary E. Eplin 35, and their family.
The 1920 census for Enumeration District 162, Stonewall Magisterial District, Wayne County, West Virginia lists: Gerard ADKINS 60; wife Lizzie ADKINS 47; son Delbert ADKINS 30; son Girard ADKINS 23; son Boyd ADKINS 22; son, illegible, possible starts with “L”, 19; son Paris ADKINS 11; and son Charley 4.
Children of Thomas Jones ADKINS and Louisa A. ADKINS are:
i.Josephine ADKINS was born April 1855.
ii.Girrard ADKINS was born 8 April 1857.
iii.Clementine ADKINS was born about 1859.
iv.Arminta ADKINS was born 11 February 1861 in Wayne County, (West) Virginia, and died 8 March 1921 in Decatur, Illinois.
v.Evangeline ADKINS was born 11 February 1861.
vi.Helena ADKINS was born 11 February 1861.
vii.Emmerine ADKINS was born after 1863. She married James Ira GILKERSON, son of John ‘Johnny’ GILKERSON and Nancy J. PRICE. He was born after 1863.
viii.Carolina ADKINS was born January 1864 in Wayne County, (West) Virginia, and died 1932 in Wayne County, West Virginia.