Owen Adkins, Sr. age 67 is shown in the 1860 census of Pittsylvania in the Callands district with Permelia age 35 and children (1) Arbele 18 (2) Ballard P. 17 (3) William F. 15 (4) Isabella 12 (5) Pompey 9 (6) Virginia 8 (7) Ellen 7 (8) Elvira C. 5 and (9) Keen (female) 1/12.
In 1900, Ballard Preston Adkins b 1844 is shown with wife Martha b 1848 with son Rosser b 1884and daughters Mattie? b 1886, Mary b 1889, Luelza? b 1893.Also living in the household is Sallie Jones, age 78 born in 1821, mother-in-law of Ballard P. Adkins.Sallie is the former Sarah Ann Rigney who married Mark (Demarcus?) H. Jones on December 2, 1844.
Sallie and Mark H. Jones had a son John Ellis Jones, sister of Martha Adkins, who married Martha Ann Barber on Feb. 17, 1870.One ofJohn Ellis and Martha's eight children was Mark Daniel Jones (1878-1946), who was my grandfather.I grew up next door to "Dan" Jones.William Ballard Adkins, son of Ballard P., married his first cousin Mollie Belle Jones, daughter of Charles Ellis.