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Nicknames: "Atkins"
Birthplace: Meachum Creek, Goochland County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Was a Captain in the Revolutionary War
Managed by: Brant Langer Gurganus
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About William V Adkins, Jr.

WILLIAM ADKINS (WILLIAM V., JOHN THOMAS, JOHN THOMAS, THOMAS, HENRY) was born Abt. 1721 in Meachum Creek, Goochland, VA, and died March 15, 1784 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He married LYDIA OWENS Abt. 1745 in Goochland County, Virginia, daughter of WILLIAM OWENS and LYDIA LUNSFORD. She was born Abt. 1724 in Henrico County, Virginia, and died 1782 in Pittyslvania County, Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM ADKINS:

MESSAGE BOARD: September 11, 1997 from Jonah May

jomay at eastky.com (Jonah May) (e-mail address doesn't work)

Sally Justice married Gabriel Parsons on Nov. 2, 1796, in Pittsylvania County, Va. Her father, William Justice, gave consent. Gabriel was the son of John Parsons and Sarah ADKINS. His paternal grandfather was Richard Parsons and the maternal grandfather was William ADKINS. Would appreciate any and all information on these families, especially the ADKINS family. Thanks in advance,

Charles Austin claims William born Meachum Creek, Goochland Co. VA.

1746 Mar 20 Lunenburg Co., VA

Land Transfer: William Owen to William Atkinson - 200 acres at mouth of Ruddy's Creek. From Record Book 1737-1770, VA counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick.

Will of William Atkins D&W Bk. Vol. 11 p.136

Dated Jan 22, 1784 probated March 15, 1784

..... In the name of God amen this twenty second day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty four I ----William Atkins of the County of Pittsylvania being week of body but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God my maker for it do constitute and ordain this to be my last will and testament disannulling all other will or wills doconstitute and commit my body to the Earth from whence it was taken andmy soul to God who gave it in sure and certain hopes of the resurrection.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Elisabeth Shockley one shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Bidey Witcher one shilling Sterling, which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Agness Polley one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Nancy Witcher one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Sarah Parsons one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my Son Owen Atkins one Negro Girl called Milley which I give unto him and his heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Jesse Atkins one Negroe Wench called Hannah which I give unto him and his heirs forever with the increas of her body from this date. Also one Negro boy called James which I give unto him and his heirs forever. Also one Negro Wench called Eady whichI give untohimmy said Son Jesse to him and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath unto him and his heirs forever, one grey Horse also all the household furniture and Beds and furniture and all movable utensils to him and his Heirs forever with half of my Stock of Cattle, Hogs, andSheep. I also give unto my said son Jesse all the land on the Northside of the Water or Creek that my Millison with the Plantation and buildings Excep about ten yards above where the dirt is dug from the pond and then cestraight with hoppers path leaving the hog pen forty yards tothe left-hand straight to the firsline that was made between Owen Atkins and myself thence with the said line to fork oftheCreek which I give to him and his heirs forever

.....Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William Atkins all the Land on the South side of the Creek that the Mill is on which I possess with my milland with the balance that is not willed to my son Jesse on the Northside of said Creek which I give to him and his heirs forever also one Negro girl called Ginny which I give to him and his heirs forever with the increase of her body Also the half of my Stock of Cattle & hogs & Sheep which I give to him and his heirs forever Also one Steel plate whip saw to him and his heirs forever as Witness my hand and Sealed with my seal the day and year first above written.

Signed, Sealed and delivered his

In presents of William X Atkins, SS.

Noton Dickinson, Isaac Martin mark

Joseph Standbye

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of March1784 the within last Will and Testament of William Atkins deceased was proved by the Oaths of two of the witnesses thereto and Ordered to be recorded. a Certificate for obtaining Letters of Administration of the Estate ofthe said William Atkins decd with the Will annexed is granted to Jesse Atkins who made oath according to Law and with Thomas Hodges and NotonDickinson his securities entered into Bond as the Law directs and acknowledged the same.

Teste Will Tunstall CS.

Per http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gwenb&id=I658

Court Records Book 1

Pittsylvania County 1767-1772

June Court 1767

Atkinson's Deed from Witcher

A Deed from William Witcher to William Atkinson is acknowledged and Ordered to be recorded.

Witcher's Deed from Atkinson

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Spouses/Children:

Lydia Owens

Agnes Adkins

Elizabeth Adkins

Leddy (Lydia) Adkins

Nancy (Anne) Adkins

Owen Adkins

Sarah Adkins

Jesse Adkins

William III Adkins+

General Notes:

For reference it is noted that Pittsylvania Co. was established by law in 1766 and formed in 1767 from Halifax Co.

1746 Mar 20 Lunenburg Co., VA

Land Transfer: William Owen to William Atkinson - 200 acres at mouth of Ruddy's Creek. From Record Book 1737-1770, VA counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick.

OLD SURVEY BOOK NO. 1 page 7 PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY

William Atkinson 200 A on both sides Pig River Surv'd Mar. 31 1747 at a gum on the Lower side of Pig River and thence N10E90p. to a Red Oak N65W137p to a Beech on a branch S10W204p. crossing a branch to a Red Oak S10E110p. to a Red Oak on Pig River and thence down the same & across it to the begining.

William Atkinson 150A on both sides Pig River Surv'dd 31Mar. 1747 beginning at a Red Oak on the upper side s'd river thence N81W48p. crossing s'd River to a Maple on Harping Creek S89W184p. crossing s'd Harping Creek & the River to a White Oak N8W96p. crossing a Branch to a Pine N60E70p. to a Red Oak E98p to a Red Oak S64E70p. to a Pine S10E103p to the begin.

He was buried near Callands, Virginia. His grave is among several other "sunken" graves marked with initialed fieldstones located in a wooded area on the property of Oscar Burger outside of Callands (Pittsylvania Co.) Va. Take Rt 969 out of Callands to Rt 626 to Cooper's old store, turn left on to Rt 649. Cemetery is at the back of the farm owned by Oscar Burger as of 1984.

Will of William Atkins D&W Bk. Vol. 11 p.136

Dated Jan 22, 1784 probated March 15, 1784

..... In the name of God amen this twenty second day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty four I ----William Atkins of the County of Pittsylvania being week of body but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God my maker for it do constitute and ordain this to be my last will and testament disannulling all other will or wills do constitute and commit my body to the Earth from whence it was taken and my soul to God who gave it in sure and certain hopes of the resurrection.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Elisabeth Shockley one shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Bidey Witcher one shilling Sterling, which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Agness Polley one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Nancy Witcher one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Sarah Parsons one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my Son Owen Atkins one Negro Girl called Milley which I give unto him and his heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Jesse Atkins one Negroe Wench called Hannah which I give unto him and his heirs forever with the increas of her body from this date. Also one Negro boy called James which I give unto him and his heirs forever. Also one Negro Wench called Eady which I give unto him my said Son Jesse to him and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath unto him and his heirs forever, one grey Horse also all the household furniture and Beds and furniture and all movable utensils to him and his Heirs forever with half of my Stock of Cattle, Hogs, and Sheep. I also give unto my said son Jesse all the land on the Northside of the Water or Creek that my Mill is on with the Plantation and buildings Excep about ten yards above where the dirt is dug from the pond and then cestraight with hoppers path leaving the hog pen forty yards to the left-hand straight to the firsline that was made between Owen Atkins and myself thence with the said line to fork of the Creek which I give to him and his heirs forever

.....Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William Atkins all the Land on the South side of the Creek that the Mill is on which I possess with my milland with the balance that is not willed to my son Jesse on the Northside of said Creek which I give to him and his heirs forever also one Negro girl called Ginny which I give to him and his heirs forever with the increase of her body Also the half of my Stock of Cattle & hogs & Sheep which I give to him and his heirs forever Also one Steel plate whip saw to him and his heirs forever as Witness my hand and Sealed with my seal the day and year first above written.

Signed, Sealed and delivered his

In presents of William X Atkins, SS.

Noton Dickinson, Isaac Martin mark

Joseph Standbye

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of March1784 the within last Will and Testament of William Atkins deceased was proved by the Oaths of two of the witnesses thereto and Ordered to be recorded. a Certificate for obtaining Letters of Administration of the Estate of the said William Atkins decd with the Will annexed is granted to Jesse Atkins who made oath according to Law and with Thomas Hodges and Noton Dickinson his securities entered into Bond as the Law directs and acknowledged the same.

Teste Will Tunstall CS.

Per http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gwenb&id=I658

Court Records Book 1

Pittsylvania County 1767-1772

June Court 1767

Atkinson's Deed from Witcher

A Deed from William Witcher to William Atkinson is acknowledged and Ordered to be recorded.

Witcher's Deed from Atkinson

A Deed from William Atkinson to William Witcher was acknowledged and Ordered to be recorded.

--1740. April 30 Will of John Walker, Jr. of Goochland Co., father John Walker, all my 400 acres and plantation on branches of Lickinghole Creek, bro James Walker, 400 acres on the Byrd, purchased of Thomas Clark, bro Joseph Walker, negroes, bro David Walker, patent of 400 acres on branch of Little Byrd Creek and 1 negro. Executors: brothers Joseph and David. Wit: Henry Chiles, William (WA) ADKINSON, Richard (RA) ADKINSON. Goochland Co., VA Deed Book 3 1737-1742, p.365.

--1740. Oct. 4 Will of David Walker of Goochland Co., father John Walker, bro James WALKER, bro Joseph Walker, sis Martha Emmorson, sis Mary Parish, Effany Hodes, sis Sary Davis. Executors: bros. James & Joseph. Wit: William (WA) ADKISON, Thomas (T) Hall, Richard (R) ADKISON. Recd. 21 July 1741. Goochland Co., VA Deed Book 3 1737-1742, p. 434.

--1746. Dec Ct to John Phelps assignee of William ATKINSON, 10/11/1746; 1 old "; 140 [A State of the County Levy]

--1747. Dec Ct. to William Callaway assignee of J. ATKINS, 8/14/1747; 3 old & young "; 490. Lunenburg Co, VA Court Orders 1746-1748, (TLC Publications, 1990)

--1746. Tithables of Goochland Co, VA. ADKINS, Parker, Wm. Jr., Richard, Henry, William, John.

--1747. Tithables of Goochland Co, VA. ADKINS, Parker, Wm., Richard, Henry, Major, Samuel.

--1748. Tithables of Goochland Co, VA. ADKINS, Wm., Henry, Samuel.

--1749. Tithables of Goochland Co, VA. ADKINS, Henry.

--1744 Henrico deposition states his then age as 23.

--1741-1746 moved from Machumps Creek (Meachum River) in Henrico to Snow Creek District, Harping Creek, Pigg River of Brunswick Co (Lunenberg-1746, Halifax-1756, Pittsylvania-1767, Henry-1776, Franklin-1785)

--1745 6 Aug William OWEN & wife Lydia to Michael HOLLAND, Sr. Wit: William Attkins. Goochland Co, VA Deeds 5:46.

--1746. Tithables of Goochland Co, VA. ADKINS, Parker, Wm. Jr., Richard, Henry, William, John.

--1748 Lunenburg Co. List of Tithables from the Mouth of Falling River taken by John PHELPS: Wm. ADKINS 1, Wm. OWEN 1, Wm. OWEN Jr. 1.

--1749 Lunenburg Co. List of Tithables from Goose Creek to the extent of the County upwards taken by Nicholas HAILE: John KIRBEY, William KIRBEY, John KIRBEY Junr 3, William MULINS 1, William OWINGS Junr 1, William OWINGS, John OWNINGS 2, William ATKINSON 1, William ATKINSON Junr. 1, Richard ATKINSON 1, Parker ATKINSON 1, Wm OWINGS, "ye Elder" 1.

--1750 Lunenburg Co. List of Tithables from Goose Creek to the extent of the County upwards taken by Nicholas HAILE: Jacob ADKINS 1, William MULINS 1, John CURBY senr, John CURBY Junr 2, Francis CURBY 1.

--1750 Lunenburg Co. List of Tithables from Falling River to Goose Creek taken by John PHELPS: Wm. OWEN Senr 1, Richd. ADAMS, Thos. SHOCKLEY, Richd. SHOCKLEY 3, William ATKISON 1, Parker ATKINSON 1, Richd. ATKINSON 1, Wm. ATKINSON 1, William MULLINGS 1, James SHOCKLY 1.

--1753 13 Oct William ATKINSON of Halifax Co, to Richard SHOCKLEY of same, for £10, 1 acres, more or less, on both sides of Pigg River, beginning at Buffalo Branch, on William ATKINSON's line, Harping Cr. All woods, water courses, etc., only a quarey of stone excepted, during the life of sd William. Signed: William (V) ADKISON, Lidiea (+) ADKISON. Wit: Samuel HARBISON, Major (M) ADKISON, Richd. (R) ADKISON. Recd 16 Oct 1753 Halifax Co, Deeds 1:64.

--1753 20 Mar Richard Parsons & William ADKINS to lay off a road from the mouth of Snow Creek to Hickeys Road & report to next court.

--1753 16 Oct Deed of land from William ATKINSON to Richard SHOCKLEY acknowledged. Hugh Henry, William ADKINS and Henry PREWET to mark the best way for a road from the mouth of Snow Creek to Hickeys road and report.

--1753 22 Nov Lydia ATKINSON, wife of William ATKINSON, relinquished her right of dower to land conveyed to Richard SHOCKLEY. Marian Dodson Chiarito, Halifax County, Virginia Plea Book 1, 1752-1755, (Nathalie VA: Clarkton Press, 1988), p. 18, 60, 61, 83.

--1757 17 Nov Richard SHOCKLEY of Halifax Co, planter, to William DKINSON of same, planter, for £6, 100 acres on both sides Pigg River beginning at Buffelow Br, on the bank of Pigg River, running up the sd branch to a line of sd William ADKINSON, thence along his line north, Harping Cr., etc. Signed: Richard (+) SHOCKLEY, Elizabeth his wife relinq. her right of dower. Wit: Jos. ROYALL, Wm. WRIGHT, Robert WOODING. Recd 18 Nov 1757. Halifax Co, Deeds 1:360.

--1758 20 Jul William ADKINSON of Halifax Co, planter, to William WITCHER of same, planter, for 5 shillings. 100 acres, part of a larger tract of 150 acres granted to sd William ADKINSON by patent 1 June 1750,... Signed: William (A) ADKINSON, his wife reling. dower. Wit: Clemt. READ, Jr., Wm. WRIGHT, George WATKINS. Recd. 20 Jul 1758. Halifax Co, Deeds 1:437

--1758 22 Jul William ADKINSON of Halifax Co, planter, to Richard SHOCKLEY of same, planter, for £5, 50 acres on the south side of Pigg River, beginning at a corner gum on the river thence down the river, etc., part of a greater tract of 200 acres granted by patent 5 Sep 1749 ... Signed: William (A) ADKINSON. Wit: Clem. READ Jr., Wm. WRIGHT, Geo. WATKINS. Recd 22 Jul 1758 wife of William reling. dower right. Halifax Co, Deeds 1:451.

--1762 Jan 23 Thomas HALL of Halifax Co, planter, to William MULLINGS, planter, of the other part, for 25, 200a on Pigg Ri. Wit: Wm. WITCHER, Richd. SHOLEY, Wm. (+) ADKINSON. Recd. 17 Jun 1762. Halifax Co, Deeds 4:9.

--1763 Jul 25 O:169 James Bobit Inventory & Appraisement, Hugh Innis, Exr., 1 steer at Richard ADKINSONS... Appraisers: Wm. Witcher, Wm. ADKINSON, A. BEARDEN. Marian Dodson

--1765 Mar 11 O:206 Will of John Justice Senr. ... wife Mary ... on Harpin Creek Sons: Ezra, William, John, Thomas. Daus: Mary wife of George Green, Ales wife of Thomas Watson Wit: William Witcher, Wm. (X) ADKINSON, John Witcher. provd 17 July 1766. Chiarito, Halifax County, Virginia Will Book O, 1752-1773, (Nathalie VA: Clarkton Press, 1982), 25, 33.

--1766 Sep 15 Richard SHOCKLEY of Halifax Co to James DOLTON of same, 50 acres on south side of Pig Ri. beg. on the river bank, thence along Richard ADKISSON's line wit: Wm. WITCHER, Henry MCDANIEL. ... signed Richard (+) SHOCKLY, Elizabeth wife of Richard relinquished her dower.

--1767 Pittsylvania Co tax list Hugh Innes' List: Richard Adkinson 1 tithe, Jacob Adkinson 1 tithe.

--1775 1 Dec Will of John SMITH, proved 28 Nov 1776. to son Bowker SMITH, all the land I hold on Pigg River, containing 150 acres I purchased of Wm. ATKINSON ... also 50 acres of land, part of an entry joining the land I purchased of Wm. ATKINSON, which sd entry is transferred from sd Wm. ATKINSON to Richard SHOCKLEY, Sr. Pittsylvania Co, VA Deeds & Wills 5:424.

Capt. Hankin's List: Joseph Akins, William Akins, Henry Atkins, Henry Atkins, Richard Atkins, William Atkins; William Witcher's List: Jesse Atkenson, Moses Atkenson, Morris Atkinson, Henry Atkinson, David Polley. Marian Dodson Chiarito, "Oaths of Allegiance -- 1777 Pittsylvania County, Virginia," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, (February 1985), 23:3-11.

--1777 Jun 25 Owen & Agnes ATKINS 300A to Luther HOPPER, 100A to Henry ATKINS, 121A to William ATKINS Sr. Pittsylvania Co, VA Deeds & Wills 4:369-371, 376-378, 388-389.

--1784 22 Jan Will of William ATKINS, proved 15 Mar 1784. Pittsylvania Co, VA Deeds & Wills 11:136.

--1794 Mar 30 AC 1:160 William ATKINS Inventory. Inventory of estate of William ATKINS decd. [Inventory listed] Negroes: wench called Cady, wench Hanner, gir Milley, girl Jenney. Noten DICKINSON, Luther HOPPER, Thos. HODGES. Recoded 19 Apr 1784. Total: £189.16.3. Lucille C. Payne, Pittsylvania County Virginia Inventories & Accounts Current, 1770-1797, (Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1995), pp. 44.

William married Lydia Owens, daughter of William Owens and Lydia Lundsford, about 1745 in Goochland Co., VA. (Lydia Owens was born circa 1724 in Henrico Co, VA and died circa 1782 in Pittsylvania Co, VA.)

Sources

1 Marty Mason

3313 Dana Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota, 55305;marty_mason@hopkins.k12.mn.us.

2 Book

Ronnie Adkins

Adkins Book

3540 South Georgetown Drive Montgomery, AL 36109-2232;(334)-272-3813;

http://fly.hiwaay.net/~jjadkins/genealogy/.

Table of Contents | Surnames | Name List

This Web Site was Created 29 May 2009 with Legacy 7.0 from Millennia -------------------- http://hagen.familyfiles.info/868.htm

Spouses/Children:

Lydia Owens

Agnes Adkins

Elizabeth Adkins

Leddy (Lydia) Adkins

Nancy (Anne) Adkins

Owen Adkins

Sarah Adkins

Jesse Adkins

William III Adkins+

General Notes:

For reference it is noted that Pittsylvania Co. was established by law in 1766 and formed in 1767 from Halifax Co.

1746 Mar 20 Lunenburg Co., VA

Land Transfer: William Owen to William Atkinson - 200 acres at mouth of Ruddy's Creek. From Record Book 1737-1770, VA counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick.

OLD SURVEY BOOK NO. 1 page 7 PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY

William Atkinson 200 A on both sides Pig River Surv'd Mar. 31 1747 at a gum on the Lower side of Pig River and thence N10E90p. to a Red Oak N65W137p to a Beech on a branch S10W204p. crossing a branch to a Red Oak S10E110p. to a Red Oak on Pig River and thence down the same & across it to the begining.

William Atkinson 150A on both sides Pig River Surv'dd 31Mar. 1747 beginning at a Red Oak on the upper side s'd river thence N81W48p. crossing s'd River to a Maple on Harping Creek S89W184p. crossing s'd Harping Creek & the River to a White Oak N8W96p. crossing a Branch to a Pine N60E70p. to a Red Oak E98p to a Red Oak S64E70p. to a Pine S10E103p to the begin.

He was buried near Callands, Virginia. His grave is among several other "sunken" graves marked with initialed fieldstones located in a wooded area on the property of Oscar Burger outside of Callands (Pittsylvania Co.) Va. Take Rt 969 out of Callands to Rt 626 to Cooper's old store, turn left on to Rt 649. Cemetery is at the back of the farm owned by Oscar Burger as of 1984.

Will of William Atkins D&W Bk. Vol. 11 p.136

Dated Jan 22, 1784 probated March 15, 1784

..... In the name of God amen this twenty second day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty four I ----William Atkins of the County of Pittsylvania being week of body but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God my maker for it do constitute and ordain this to be my last will and testament disannulling all other will or wills do constitute and commit my body to the Earth from whence it was taken and my soul to God who gave it in sure and certain hopes of the resurrection.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Elisabeth Shockley one shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Bidey Witcher one shilling Sterling, which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Agness Polley one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Nancy Witcher one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Sarah Parsons one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeth unto my Son Owen Atkins one Negro Girl called Milley which I give unto him and his heirs forever.

.....Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Jesse Atkins one Negroe Wench called Hannah which I give unto him and his heirs forever with the increas of her body from this date. Also one Negro boy called James which I give unto him and his heirs forever. Also one Negro Wench called Eady which I give unto him my said Son Jesse to him and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath unto him and his heirs forever, one grey Horse also all the household furniture and Beds and furniture and all movable utensils to him and his Heirs forever with half of my Stock of Cattle, Hogs, and Sheep. I also give unto my said son Jesse all the land on the Northside of the Water or Creek that my Mill is on with the Plantation and buildings Excep about ten yards above where the dirt is dug from the pond and then cestraight with hoppers path leaving the hog pen forty yards to the left-hand straight to the firsline that was made between Owen Atkins and myself thence with the said line to fork of the Creek which I give to him and his heirs forever

.....Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William Atkins all the Land on the South side of the Creek that the Mill is on which I possess with my milland with the balance that is not willed to my son Jesse on the Northside of said Creek which I give to him and his heirs forever also one Negro girl called Ginny which I give to him and his heirs forever with the increase of her body Also the half of my Stock of Cattle & hogs & Sheep which I give to him and his heirs forever Also one Steel plate whip saw to him and his heirs forever as Witness my hand and Sealed with my seal the day and year first above written.

Signed, Sealed and delivered his

In presents of William X Atkins, SS.

Noton Dickinson, Isaac Martin mark

Joseph Standbye

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of March1784 the within last Will and Testament of William Atkins deceased was proved by the Oaths of two of the witnesses thereto and Ordered to be recorded. a Certificate for obtaining Letters of Administration of the Estate of the said William Atkins decd with the Will annexed is granted to Jesse Atkins who made oath according to Law and with Thomas Hodges and Noton Dickinson his securities entered into Bond as the Law directs and acknowledged the same.

Teste Will Tunstall CS.

Per http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gwenb&id=I658

Court Records Book 1

Pittsylvania County 1767-1772

June Court 1767

Atkinson's Deed from Witcher

A Deed from William Witcher to William Atkinson is acknowledged and Ordered to be recorded.

Witcher's Deed from Atkinson

A Deed from William Atkinson to William Witcher was acknowledged and Ordered to be recorded.

--1740. April 30 Will of John Walker, Jr. of Goochland Co., father John Walker, all my 400 acres and plantation on branches of Lickinghole Creek, bro James Walker, 400 acres on the Byrd, purchased of Thomas Clark, bro Joseph Walker, negroes, bro David Walker, patent of 400 acres on branch of Little Byrd Creek and 1 negro. Executors: brothers Joseph and David. Wit: Henry Chiles, William (WA) ADKINSON, Richard (RA) ADKINSON. Goochland Co., VA Deed Book 3 1737-1742, p.365.

--1740. Oct. 4 Will of David Walker of Goochland Co., father John Walker, bro James WALKER, bro Joseph Walker, sis Martha Emmorson, sis Mary Parish, Effany Hodes, sis Sary Davis. Executors: bros. James & Joseph. Wit: William (WA) ADKISON, Thomas (T) Hall, Richard (R) ADKISON. Recd. 21 July 1741. Goochland Co., VA Deed Book 3 1737-1742, p. 434.

--1746. Dec Ct to John Phelps assignee of William ATKINSON, 10/11/1746; 1 old "; 140 [A State of the County Levy]

--1747. Dec Ct. to William Callaway assignee of J. ATKINS, 8/14/1747; 3 old & young "; 490. Lunenburg Co, VA Court Orders 1746-1748, (TLC Publications, 1990)

--1746. Tithables of Goochland Co, VA. ADKINS, Parker, Wm. Jr., Richard, Henry, William, John.

--1747. Tithables of Goochland Co, VA. ADKINS, Parker, Wm., Richard, Henry, Major, Samuel.

--1748. Tithables of Goochland Co, VA. ADKINS, Wm., Henry, Samuel.

--1749. Tithables of Goochland Co, VA. ADKINS, Henry.

--1744 Henrico deposition states his then age as 23.

--1741-1746 moved from Machumps Creek (Meachum River) in Henrico to Snow Creek District, Harping Creek, Pigg River of Brunswick Co (Lunenberg-1746, Halifax-1756, Pittsylvania-1767, Henry-1776, Franklin-1785)

--1745 6 Aug William OWEN & wife Lydia to Michael HOLLAND, Sr. Wit: William Attkins. Goochland Co, VA Deeds 5:46.

--1746. Tithables of Goochland Co, VA. ADKINS, Parker, Wm. Jr., Richard, Henry, William, John.

--1748 Lunenburg Co. List of Tithables from the Mouth of Falling River taken by John PHELPS: Wm. ADKINS 1, Wm. OWEN 1, Wm. OWEN Jr. 1.

--1749 Lunenburg Co. List of Tithables from Goose Creek to the extent of the County upwards taken by Nicholas HAILE: John KIRBEY, William KIRBEY, John KIRBEY Junr 3, William MULINS 1, William OWINGS Junr 1, William OWINGS, John OWNINGS 2, William ATKINSON 1, William ATKINSON Junr. 1, Richard ATKINSON 1, Parker ATKINSON 1, Wm OWINGS, "ye Elder" 1.

--1750 Lunenburg Co. List of Tithables from Goose Creek to the extent of the County upwards taken by Nicholas HAILE: Jacob ADKINS 1, William MULINS 1, John CURBY senr, John CURBY Junr 2, Francis CURBY 1.

--1750 Lunenburg Co. List of Tithables from Falling River to Goose Creek taken by John PHELPS: Wm. OWEN Senr 1, Richd. ADAMS, Thos. SHOCKLEY, Richd. SHOCKLEY 3, William ATKISON 1, Parker ATKINSON 1, Richd. ATKINSON 1, Wm. ATKINSON 1, William MULLINGS 1, James SHOCKLY 1.

--1753 13 Oct William ATKINSON of Halifax Co, to Richard SHOCKLEY of same, for £10, 1 acres, more or less, on both sides of Pigg River, beginning at Buffalo Branch, on William ATKINSON's line, Harping Cr. All woods, water courses, etc., only a quarey of stone excepted, during the life of sd William. Signed: William (V) ADKISON, Lidiea (+) ADKISON. Wit: Samuel HARBISON, Major (M) ADKISON, Richd. (R) ADKISON. Recd 16 Oct 1753 Halifax Co, Deeds 1:64.

--1753 20 Mar Richard Parsons & William ADKINS to lay off a road from the mouth of Snow Creek to Hickeys Road & report to next court.

--1753 16 Oct Deed of land from William ATKINSON to Richard SHOCKLEY acknowledged. Hugh Henry, William ADKINS and Henry PREWET to mark the best way for a road from the mouth of Snow Creek to Hickeys road and report.

--1753 22 Nov Lydia ATKINSON, wife of William ATKINSON, relinquished her right of dower to land conveyed to Richard SHOCKLEY. Marian Dodson Chiarito, Halifax County, Virginia Plea Book 1, 1752-1755, (Nathalie VA: Clarkton Press, 1988), p. 18, 60, 61, 83.

--1757 17 Nov Richard SHOCKLEY of Halifax Co, planter, to William DKINSON of same, planter, for £6, 100 acres on both sides Pigg River beginning at Buffelow Br, on the bank of Pigg River, running up the sd branch to a line of sd William ADKINSON, thence along his line north, Harping Cr., etc. Signed: Richard (+) SHOCKLEY, Elizabeth his wife relinq. her right of dower. Wit: Jos. ROYALL, Wm. WRIGHT, Robert WOODING. Recd 18 Nov 1757. Halifax Co, Deeds 1:360.

--1758 20 Jul William ADKINSON of Halifax Co, planter, to William WITCHER of same, planter, for 5 shillings. 100 acres, part of a larger tract of 150 acres granted to sd William ADKINSON by patent 1 June 1750,... Signed: William (A) ADKINSON, his wife reling. dower. Wit: Clemt. READ, Jr., Wm. WRIGHT, George WATKINS. Recd. 20 Jul 1758. Halifax Co, Deeds 1:437

--1758 22 Jul William ADKINSON of Halifax Co, planter, to Richard SHOCKLEY of same, planter, for £5, 50 acres on the south side of Pigg River, beginning at a corner gum on the river thence down the river, etc., part of a greater tract of 200 acres granted by patent 5 Sep 1749 ... Signed: William (A) ADKINSON. Wit: Clem. READ Jr., Wm. WRIGHT, Geo. WATKINS. Recd 22 Jul 1758 wife of William reling. dower right. Halifax Co, Deeds 1:451.

--1762 Jan 23 Thomas HALL of Halifax Co, planter, to William MULLINGS, planter, of the other part, for 25, 200a on Pigg Ri. Wit: Wm. WITCHER, Richd. SHOLEY, Wm. (+) ADKINSON. Recd. 17 Jun 1762. Halifax Co, Deeds 4:9.

--1763 Jul 25 O:169 James Bobit Inventory & Appraisement, Hugh Innis, Exr., 1 steer at Richard ADKINSONS... Appraisers: Wm. Witcher, Wm. ADKINSON, A. BEARDEN. Marian Dodson

--1765 Mar 11 O:206 Will of John Justice Senr. ... wife Mary ... on Harpin Creek Sons: Ezra, William, John, Thomas. Daus: Mary wife of George Green, Ales wife of Thomas Watson Wit: William Witcher, Wm. (X) ADKINSON, John Witcher. provd 17 July 1766. Chiarito, Halifax County, Virginia Will Book O, 1752-1773, (Nathalie VA: Clarkton Press, 1982), 25, 33.

--1766 Sep 15 Richard SHOCKLEY of Halifax Co to James DOLTON of same, 50 acres on south side of Pig Ri. beg. on the river bank, thence along Richard ADKISSON's line wit: Wm. WITCHER, Henry MCDANIEL. ... signed Richard (+) SHOCKLY, Elizabeth wife of Richard relinquished her dower.

--1767 Pittsylvania Co tax list Hugh Innes' List: Richard Adkinson 1 tithe, Jacob Adkinson 1 tithe.

--1775 1 Dec Will of John SMITH, proved 28 Nov 1776. to son Bowker SMITH, all the land I hold on Pigg River, containing 150 acres I purchased of Wm. ATKINSON ... also 50 acres of land, part of an entry joining the land I purchased of Wm. ATKINSON, which sd entry is transferred from sd Wm. ATKINSON to Richard SHOCKLEY, Sr. Pittsylvania Co, VA Deeds & Wills 5:424.

Capt. Hankin's List: Joseph Akins, William Akins, Henry Atkins, Henry Atkins, Richard Atkins, William Atkins; William Witcher's List: Jesse Atkenson, Moses Atkenson, Morris Atkinson, Henry Atkinson, David Polley. Marian Dodson Chiarito, "Oaths of Allegiance -- 1777 Pittsylvania County, Virginia," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, (February 1985), 23:3-11.

--1777 Jun 25 Owen & Agnes ATKINS 300A to Luther HOPPER, 100A to Henry ATKINS, 121A to William ATKINS Sr. Pittsylvania Co, VA Deeds & Wills 4:369-371, 376-378, 388-389.

--1784 22 Jan Will of William ATKINS, proved 15 Mar 1784. Pittsylvania Co, VA Deeds & Wills 11:136.

--1794 Mar 30 AC 1:160 William ATKINS Inventory. Inventory of estate of William ATKINS decd. [Inventory listed] Negroes: wench called Cady, wench Hanner, gir Milley, girl Jenney. Noten DICKINSON, Luther HOPPER, Thos. HODGES. Recoded 19 Apr 1784. Total: £189.16.3. Lucille C. Payne, Pittsylvania County Virginia Inventories & Accounts Current, 1770-1797, (Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1995), pp. 44.

William married Lydia Owens, daughter of William Owens and Lydia Lundsford, about 1745 in Goochland Co., VA. (Lydia Owens was born circa 1724 in Henrico Co, VA and died circa 1782 in Pittsylvania Co, VA.)

Sources

1 Marty Mason

3313 Dana Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota, 55305;marty_mason@hopkins.k12.mn.us.

2 Book

Ronnie Adkins

Adkins Book

3540 South Georgetown Drive Montgomery, AL 36109-2232;(334)-272-3813;

http://fly.hiwaay.net/~jjadkins/genealogy/.

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This Web Site was Created 29 May 2009 with Legacy 7.0 from Millennia -------------------- Mar 1784.(569) NAME GIVN William

NAME SURN ADKINS,

NAME NSFX Jr.

Parents: William V. ADKINS and Elizabeth PARKER.

He was married to Mrs. Sarah ADKINS about 1746 in Pittyslvania Co., Virginia. Children were: Owen ADKINS,, Henry ADKINS,.

He was married to Lydia OWENS, in 1745 in Goochland Co., Virginia. (570) Ronnie Adkins, Adkins Land of York to Beech Fork, 3540 South Georgetown Drive Montgomery, AL 36109-2232;, Page 738. Children were: Agnes ADKINS,, Elizabeth ADKINS,, Lydia ADKINS,, (Anne) Nancy ADKINS,, Owen ADKINS,, Sarah ADKINS,, Jesse ADKINS, Sr., William ADKINS, 3rd.

-------------------- 1721 in Henrico County, Virginia

Captain during the Rev. War. He took the oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1777. He died on 15 Mar 1784 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia

Adkins:

Last Willand Testament of William Adkins,

[Probated March 14, 1781]

I William Adkins, being week body, but of sound mind and memory:

To my daughter: Elizabeth Shockley, one schilling.

To my daughter: Liddy Witcher, one schilling.

To my daughter: Agnes Polley, one schilling.

To my daughter: Nancy Witcher, one schilling.

To my daughter: Sharah Parson, one schilling.

To my son: Owen Adkins. a negro girl Milley.

To my son: Jesse Adkins, a negro named Hannah, a negro boy named James, a negro Eady, one gray horse, all the household furniture and beds, and all the moveable utensils with half of my stock of cattle, hogs and sheep, also all the land on north side of the creek that my mill is on, with the plantation and buildings.

To my son: William Adkins, all the land on the south side of the creek that the mill is on which I possess with my mill and the balance that is not willed to Jesse, also a negro girl Gunney, half of my stock, also a steel plate whipsaw.

signed 1-02-1784 (X) William Adkins

wit: Noton Dickinson

Isaac Martin

Joseph Standley

He died on 15 Mar 1784

565. Richard Allan "Ric" Blake. 123 Fieldstone Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053; (603) 434-4932; RBlake2675@aol.com.

566. Ronnie Adkins. Adkins Land of York to Beech Fork. 3540 South Georgetown Drive Montgomery, AL 36109-2232; (334)-272-3813. Page 4.

567. Recieved information from parent/relative. Ronnie Adkins, Adkins Land of York to Beech Fork, 3540 South Georgetown Drive Montgomery, AL 36109-2232; Page 4.

568. information from a public document.. From Certificate (Birth/marriage/death). From an abstract from Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1767-1820 Wills. "book 11," pages 136-137 by Lela C. Adams; Bassett, VA.

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William V Adkins, Jr.'s Timeline

1719
1719
Meachum Creek, Goochland County, Province of Virginia
1725
1725
Age 6
Henrico, Virginia, United States
1742
1742
Age 23
Henrico, VA, USA
1744
1744
Age 25
Henrico County, Province of Virginia
1750
1750
Age 31
Pittsylvania, VA, United States
1750
Age 31
Henrico Co, VA
1754
1754
Age 35
Henrico,,Virginia,USA
1759
1759
Age 40
Agusta, Montgomery, Virginia, United States
1760
1760
Age 41
Pittsylvania, VA, USA

BiRTH AND DEATH
http://james.thenamecenter.com/sheets/sources.html#111
Ronnie Adkins, "Adkins Land of York to Beech Fork", Page 738

WILL
Lionel Adkins (2568 Blue Ball Road, Elkton, MD 21921; (410) 398-5509; ladkins@crosslink.net; 1997).

1784
1784
Age 65
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States