Looking back over the bits and pieces from here and there, I would like to see if anyone has any suggestions on James, son of Spencer and Milly (Franks) Atkins.
Here is what I have.According to my records, James was born about 1836 in MS. He married Harriet Rebecca Jane Coleman on Oct 19, 1853, in Lowndes Co. MS. and died in Thurber(?) Texas. Where is Thurber?
In the succession records of Thomas J. Atkins, older brother of James, the names are repeated on a number of docoments.Spencer is always referred to as "Spencer" and James is always referred to as "James". Some have suggested that James was James Spencer Atkins, Jr., but I have not been able to document that.
Since James was the youngest, b abt 1836, it would seem that his death, etc. *should* be the easiest to research.James and Harriet's known daughters were Mary b 1856 and "Silenia" (various spellings seen)b 1857.
James is especially important to our "Spencer" research because IF he was a Jr., then we may should be looking for a James, or James S. in trying to find Spencer's parents!All suggestions appreciated. Ed