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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

1797
1797
Sinking Creek, Montgomery, Virginia, USA
1820
1820
Age 23
Cabell, West Virginia, United States
1820
Age 23
Cabell, West Virginia, United States
1821
1821
Age 24
Trace Fork Of The Beech Fork, Cabell Co. W.VA.
1821
Age 24
Trace Fork of Beech Fork, Cabell, Virginia, United States
1822
November 22, 1822
Age 25
Cabell County, Virginia
November 22, 1822
Age 25
Cabell, West Virginia, United States
1825
February 1825
Age 28
Cabell, West Virginia, United States
1825
Age 28
Cabell County, West Virginia