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Charity Adkins

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Death: circa 1835 (59-75)
Raccoon Creek, Cabell County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Parker Vincent Adkins and Mary Adkins
Wife of Randolph "Randle" Adkins, Sr
Mother of Nancy McComas; William Price Adkins; Parker L. Adkins; Richard Adkins; Randolph Adkins and 5 others
Sister of Keziah Mallory Fry; Sherrod B Adkins; Millington Adkins; Isom Adkins; Hezekiah Adkins, Sr., Revolutionary War soldier and 4 others

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About Charity Adkins

disputed ancestry - resolved?

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From June 2017

"... One branch of Parker Adkins descendants has embraced the story that, in addition to the children he had with his wife, Mary, he had two children by a daughter of Chief Cornstalk named Blue Sky "Mary" Cornstalk and when Blue Sky died, Parker took his two half-Shawnee children, Littleberry and Charity, home to his wife, Mary, who raised them along with their other children.

No proof existed, one way or another, until 2016 when a direct female descendant of Charity Adkins was located and agreed to have her mitochondrial DNA analyzed. Mitochondrial DNA traces a female's maternal ancestry, mother-to-mother-to-mother, back through time. The DNA came back as Haplogroup H, meaning Charity's mother was a white woman with mostly English and Irish ancestry. Many other women match this DNA kit, all of them with the same basic ancestry. ...."

Per Renee McCoy

"It has always been said that Charity was the daughter of Bluesky , daughter of Shawnee chief Cornstalk, but most places have her listed as the daughter of Mary "Polly" Fry, but Charity's father had an affair with Bluesky and after Bluesky died at an early age, he brought Charity home and his wife Mary took her in and raised her as her own. The tails from my side of the family was that her darkened skin was not like the rest of the children and when someone said anything Mary always told them that she was hers."


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Charity Adkins's Timeline

Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Age 27
Montgomery (Giles) County, Virginia, USA
Age 28
Montgomer (Giles) Co, Virginia, United States
Age 31
Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia
Age 35
Montgomery (Giles County), West Virginia, United States
Age 36
Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia
Age 39
Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia
Age 42
Giles County, Virginia
September 11, 1812
Age 44
Raccoon Creek of Beech Fork, Cabell County, West Virginia