Hi.I'm actually a descendent of this Owen Adkins (the 4th great-grandson) and I believe that your newspaper clipping is slightly farfetched (no offense).Owen Sanford Adkins did die at a very old age (99 yrs. 6 mos.) in 1885 so his actual age compared to the newspaper isn't much of a difference.But he only fathered 16 children to 2 different wives. 70 total kids would be a bit outrageous since the Guinness World Record is given to a Russian mother in the 18th century who mothered 69 kids (2 died in infancy). Of course I understand that newspapers weren't quite as accurate as lines of communication over such distances (from MO to VA) weren't as advanced yet.