Nancy, I can't resist the circulation of Atkins names.I have recently been searching in Prince Edward Co., VA and found a will for a Robert Atkins.The will is dated in Mar 7,1777.It mentions: son John son Joseph daughter Elizabeth Brown daughter Mary Rutledge daughter Sarah Atkins granddaughter Frances Davison granddaughter Ann Rutledge
It is witnessed by John Atkins Lewis Atkins Josiah or Joseph Davison
The will is presented to the court Aug. 1777 for Robert Atkins dec'd
I would love any information regarding daughter Mary Rutledge.The Rutledge group went from Prince Edward Co. to Lunenburg Co., VA to Greenville, SC. along with several other families that moved together.It is possible the Atkin's group could have gone with them.