There were a number of Atkins people living in Fannin county Tx.
In Carson, Fannin, Texas there lived a William Atkins, Jr. family. Williams mother was Lizzie (Slagle) Atkins and she lived between William and family and her daughter Mrs. V.T. Witcher. There arises a 'mystery woman' story no one can figure out.
For whatever reason no one seems to know any details about this woman, such as her name, where she came from, how long she was living with this family, when she left this family's residence, nor what happened to her.
Its been told she was given a room of her own upstairs and she was to tend to Lizzie..(whatever that meant). She arrived with an old trunk, and when she left, the trunk was left behind and was supposed to be sent for.
Mr. Atkins let it be known none of the children were to go into into that room, and not to meddle into the trunk. That it just was not right to meddle in other peoples property. And as far as we can tell, none of them did.
So after a period of time, and no one coming for this trunk, it was taken out to the storage shed and stored with the family's own possessions.
At some point in time, that shed was broken into and in addition to some of the Atkins property being stolen, the trunk disappeared as well.
Since we don't know any details about this woman...we are hoping that maybe some relative or friend of her family might be able to shed some light on this issue. So if anyone can offer any info it would be fantastic!