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Elias Adkins

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Sinking Creek, Montgomery, Virginia, USA
Death: 1870 (73)
Ferrellsburg, Logan County, West Virginia
Place of Burial: Ferrellsburg Cemetery, Ferrellsburg, Lincoln County, WV
Immediate Family:

Son of Hezekiah Adkins, Sr., Revolutionary War soldier and Mary "Polly-Molly" Adkins
Husband of Susanna Fry
Father of Allen Adkins; Arminta (Westina) Adkins; Aaron J Adkins; Enos M Adkins; Jacob Adkins and 7 others
Brother of William Joseph "Sleepy Billy" Adkins, Sr.; Isaac Adkins; Nancy Barrett Adkins; Hezekiah Adkins; Isaiah Adkins and 3 others

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About Elias Adkins

  1. 1 Elias had a 560 acre land track in 1852 in Lincoln County, WV according to The Simms Index of Land Grants (1852)*?
  2. 2 Elias and his son? Allen had a 200 acre track*
  3. 3 Elias was laid to rest in Ferrellsburg, WV where he was the 1st settler. Ferrellsburg Community Cemetery*

Elias Adkins constitutes the first known settler of present-day Ferrellsburg, then known as Adkins Branch. In the 1820s, Elias and his family located at the mouth of Adkins Branch (later renamed Fowler Branch) from present-day Wayne County, West Virginia.[3] Elias lived in a large two-story hued log home located a short distance up Adkins Branch, located at the approximate location of the present-day CSX Railroad tracks. The Adkinses owned a small number of slaves. According to family tradition, the Adkins slaves lived in one-room plank dwellings situated near the Guyandotte River at the approximate location of the Bruce Thompson barn-Pat Kirk residence.[4] In 1873, Hezekiah "Carr" Adkins, youngest son of Elias, acquired the bulk of the family property.[5] Elias Adkins appears to have died about 1877.

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Elias Adkins's Timeline

Sinking Creek, Montgomery, Virginia, USA
Age 23
Cabell, West Virginia, United States
Age 24
Trace Fork Of The Beech Fork, Cabell Co. W.VA.
November 22, 1822
Age 25
Cabell County, Virginia
February 1825
Age 28
Cabell, West Virginia, United States
Age 28
Cabell County, West Virginia
Age 31
Cabell County, Virginia
June 18, 1829
Age 32
Wayne County, West Virginia
Age 33
Cabell, Virginia, United States