Anthony and Sheila Adkins Metcalf of Germantown, OhioUpdated March 22, 2014
|I am an Surname Adkins' family member from the Magoffin, Kentucky lineage.My Papaw was Kelley Adkins he was the son of Jasper N Adkins and Teresa Montgomery, and he married Phebia Reed 22 JUL 1925 in Greenup, Kentucky. Together they had 12 children. Kell’s father Jasper was the son of Louis/Lewis Adkins and Julia Ann Blankenship. Lewis was the son of Absalom “Apps” Adkins 1810 and Delila Elswick 1811. [Apps is believed to be the son of Thomas Adkins 1775 and Olivia Morgan Adkins 1780.]|
Julia Ann Blankenship was the daughter of Henry 1790 and Drucilla Pierce Adkins born 1792.I was really hoping she was the daughter of his brother William his wife’s name was Cindrilla Susan Gibbs born 1816 spelled Cinderella on all the census so that is how it was pronounced. How cool is that for a name? I always thought the name Cinderella was made up for story books. But their daughter, Julia Ann Blankenship never married.
But anyway, Drucilla and Clarinda are commonly used names by the Adkins/Montgomery families… I still need to find Jasper and Teresa’s daughter Clarinda Adkins born 1891. They had 13 children total as reported by them on the 1900 census, but I cannot find all their names. And news flash: Twins run in the Montgomery line. Teresa even had a set that are buried next to her. I would love to get their names.
Absalom Apps’ Adkins wife was Delila Elswick the daughter of Edward born 1784 and Mary Meredith 1788 Adkins.
[App’s dad, believed to be Thomas Adkins born in 1775 married Olivia Morgan; he was the son of Jesse born in 1754 and Mary Adkins 1754, I know. Jesse was the son of William and Lydia Owens. William was the son of William V 1689 and Elizabeth Parker 1695 Adkins. Now William V was the son of John 1639 and Elizabeth Bromwell 1641 Adkins from Bedfordshire, England.]
John was the son of Thomas and Agnes Adkins, Thomas was born 1610 in Bedfordshire. Thomas was the son of Thomas 1554 and Hester Frasure.That Thomas Adkins was the son of Henry born 1530 and Francis Edwards Adkins. After this the trail runs cold but still in England.
All the Adkins families descended from Adams’ in the 1300’s. It was common practice then to honor a favored son with his own surname. They took the first two letters of his Surname and added kin to it; making Ad-ams into Ad - kin then later to Adkins. It happened in all families.
Now, Jasper N Adkins, Papaw Kell’s dad, he married Teareasy Clarinda Montgomery aka Teresa, her mother was Jane Montgomery, her father was.But Jane was born to James Reuben Howard and Margaret B Montgomery aka “Peggie Montgomery”.
Now James and Peggie were never married are far as I can tell. I’m also not clear if he was James Reuben or Reuben James Howard? As for them not being married: I have several theories on the subject;it is my thinking that Peggie was an Indian as was Jane and Teresa so they did not take the mans name. Papaw Kell insisted that his mother was an Indian but all census report she was white. So I will keep looking.
Now most of all of our Adkins family are from Magoffin County, Kentucky; either Salyersville or Bloomington areas. Some are from Morgan and Elliott. But is 1906 they took a trip to Ardmore, Oklahoma where Teresa Montgomery Adkins died and they brought her body back to Kentucky to bury. By 1920 Jasper was living in Morgan County and was remarried to a Clara?
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