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Elijah Adkins

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
Death: 1840 (68-69)
Anderson County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Niota, McMinn County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Parker Vincent Adkins and Mary Adkins
Husband of Nancy Adkins
Father of Elizabeth Wallace and Levi Adkins
Brother of Keziah Fry; Millington Adkins; Isom Adkins; Hezekiah Adkins, Sr., Revolutionary War soldier; Susan 'Susannah' McGriff and 4 others

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About Elijah Adkins

Elijah Adkins, son of Parker V. Adkins and his wife Mary, was born about 1771 in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, and died 1840 in Anderson, Tennessee, United States.

family

From https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pashen74&id=P11552

He married Nancy HUNTER 28 Feb 1790 in Montgomery, Virginia, United States. She was born 1772 in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, and died 1840 in Anderson, Tennessee, United States. She was buried in Rocky Top, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA.

Children of Elijah ADKINS and Nancy HUNTER are:

  1. Elijah ADKINS Jr. was born 1791 in Anderson, Tennessee, United States, and died 1845 in Anderson, Tennessee, USA.
  2. Elizabeth ADKINS was born 1794 in Anderson County, Tennessee, USA, and died 18 Aug 1840 in Anderson, Tennessee, United States.
  3. Levi ADKINS was born 20 Feb 1794 in Montgomery, Tennessee, USA, and died 30 Mar 1877 in Anderson, Tennessee, USA.
  4. Eliza Celina ADKINS was born 25 Feb 1799 in Grainger County, Tennessee, United States, and died 1833 in , Anderson, Tennessee, USA.
  5. Amelia ADKINS was born 6 Mar 1799 in Tennessee, USA, and died 18 Aug 1840 in Anderson, Tennessee, United States.
  6. Rachel ADKINS was born 25 September 1799 in Virginia, , Tennessee, USA, and died 4 April 1866 in , Anderson, Tennessee, USA.

notes

From http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/adkins/6314/

  • In 1771-1772 Montgomery Co., Virginia, Elijah Adkins born to Parker V. Adkins.
  • February 28, 1790 Montgomery Co., Virginia Elijah Adkins married Nancy Hunter.
  • June 21, 1792 Montgomery Co., Virginia Tax List, Elijah Adkins shown as; "not above 21 years of age."
  • April 2, 1799 Montgomery Co., Virginia Tax List, Elijah Adkins shown as; "Male above 16."with "3 Horses."
  • December 6, 1800 Montgomery Co., Virginia, shows; "Abijah Adkins,"
  • I believe this to be our Elijah, mispelled, stood surety for Susannah Hunter, Nancy's Sister.
  • 1831 Anderson Co., Tennessee, Elijah Adkins and Son-in-Law David Wallace made a purchase.
  • March 1848 Anderson Co., Tennessee, Elijah Adkins Jr. deceased, his Brother-in-Law James Wallace, is administrator for Elijah Jr. heirs.

family notes

Not a known husband of Wabeleganequa "White Wing", of the Shawnee. He would have been 12 years old at their marriage.

From https://adkinsmetcalffamily.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/cornstalk/#comment-3261

"In 1790, White Wing left Elijah and took Liittle Nancy to join the Indian resistance movement of Tecumseh. This is all interesting history because early in 1789 Tecumseh travelled south with Shawnee forces to Tennessee to aid the Cherokee fight against western expansion of the settlers. In 1790, Tecumseh returned to Ohio, where White Wing probably joined him as he traveled through western Virginia. White Wing first became Tecumsehs translator, and later his 3rd wife, as they were married in 1793. My understanding was that when they were married, Little Nancy was left in the care of the Cornstalk tribe. According to Shawnee Heritage II, White Wing and Tecumseh had 3 children. On Feb 28th, 1790 (shortly after White Wing left), Elijah, paid 50 pounds to apply for a marriage license to marry a Nancy Hunter (his brother Millington was a witness). Later in 1790, Elijah, his new wife and children took the long trek over the Cumberland Gap to settle in Granger County Tennessee. "

From http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/adkins/5161/

I have never seen any data indicating that Elijah and Nancy Hunter Adkins had a daughter named Nancy. Have you? The oldest was Elizabeth (b. 1791)who married David Adkins, then Levi, then Millie Adkins who married Samuel Wallace, Celia Adkins who married James Wallace, Rachel Adkins who married Samuel Foster and Elijah Adkins, Jr. who married Polly Lamar. These are the only children I have ever seen listed as those of Elijah and Nancy. Elijah and Nancy married in Feb. 1790 and Elizabeth was born in 1791 so that does not leave much time for another daughter to be born in 1790.


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Elijah Adkins's Timeline

1771
1771
Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
1792
1792
Age 21
Grainger County, TN, USA
1794
February 20, 1794
Age 23
Knox, Tennessee, United States
1840
1840
Age 69
Anderson County, Tennessee, United States
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Niota, McMinn County, Tennessee, United States