Bryant Adkins was listed on page 70a of the 1840 census of Pittsylvania County, VA.He and Jesse Adkins were listed together in one household as follows:
"Bryant & Jesse Adkins" with their joint household including the following people: 2 males age 30 to 40(probably Bryant and Jesse) 2 females age 20 to 30 (probably their wives) 1 male under 5 1 female under 5
I'd speculate that the 2 children under age 5 in this joint household were those of Bryant Adkins and his wife since they married in 1836 while Jesse Adkins and his wife married in the spring of 1839:
Jesse Adkins & Mary Wyatt were bonded for marriage in Pittsylvania Co., VA on 24 March 1839.Surety: Edmund Webb.
It may be that Jesse and Bryant Adkins were brothers, but I don't know this to be a fact.
My interest is in Parthena Adams, wife of Bryant Adkins.Who were her parents?Her 19 Dec 1836 Pittsylvania County, VA marriage bond to Bryant Adkins listed "Edw. Adams" as surety.My suspicion is that he was actually Edmund Adams, sometimes referred to as Edward Adams.And I also speculate that he and his wife, Patsy, were her parents.Does anyone know?For more information on Edmund Adams please see my recent posting to the Adams Forum section of GenForum.I'd be glad to hear from anyone who knows about any of these people.Thanks.Robert King