0n the 1850 Census record, my great great great grandfather Elijah Adkins is living with Dicy Harbison and her family. Dicy's maiden name is Adkins or Atkins. I have searched and searched and have been unable to come up with a connection between the two. In the 1870 census records, Dicy and one of her son's (Andrew) are then living with Elijah and his family. Dicy meant enough to Elijah that he nicknamed his daughter Dorothy after. Census records refer to her as Dicey, and Disey.
I have been working on my Adkins line for many years. My grandmother has been able to give me information allowing me to find up to Elijah, but that is all. I have found other information through Census records, but I have been unale to searcn beyond that. I am hoping this link to Dicy or Dicey will be the missing link because I have been able to trace her line several generations back.
My Elijah was born December 1829. He married twice. Both of his wives names were Sarah. I do not know the maiden name of the first. His second wife was Sarah Goodnight McMurry (who had been previous married to William McMurry). Elijah only had children with his first wife Sarah. I am a descendant of Elijah's son named James Buchanan Adkins who was born in July 1857 in Knoxville, TN.
ANY information anyone can give me about Elijah or Sarah or Elijah's relationship to Dicy would be amazing.