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Parker Adkins

Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Bedford County, Virginia, United States
Death: May 11, 1857 (90-98)
Raleigh County, Virginia
Place of Burial: Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Adkins and Judah Adkins
Husband of Mary “Jane” Adkins and Mary Ann "Polly" Adkins
Father of Govey "Grover" Adkins; Margaret Richmond; Larkin Adkins; Mary Adkins; Robert Adkins and 9 others
Brother of Jacob Adkins, Jr.
Half brother of Moses Adkins; Judy Adkins; Mary Ann Farley and Irene Jane "Jainey" Harless

Managed by: Gene Daniell
Last Updated:

About Parker Adkins

Parker ADKINS

  • Birth: 1763, Franklin Co., VA
  • Death: 5 Nov 1857, Raleigh Co., VA [now WV]
  • Father: Jacob ADKINS
  • Mother: Judah
  • Marriage-1: 3 Jan 1792, Montgomery Co., VA Wife-1: Mary LEFON / LEFORD
  • Marriage-2: 5 May 1851, Raleigh Co., VA [now WV]Wife-2: Mary Ann WILLIS Death: bef. 1850

Children with Mary LEFON /LEFORD — said to be born in Montgomery Co., VA:

  • 1. Grover "Govey" ADKINS; m. 20 Dec 1825, Greenbrier Co., VA, Elizabeth ADKINS
  • 2. Margaret ADKINS, b. 1801; m. 13 Jun 1825, Cabell Co., VA, John RICHMOND
  • 3. Larkin ADKINS, b. 1803; m. Elizabeth __?__
  • 4. Elizabeth ADKINS, b. ca. 1807; m. 17 Jun 1848, Raleigh, VA, Matthew ADKINS
  • 5. Mary ADKINS, b. 1808
  • 6. Rebecca ADKINS, b. 1807/8
  • 7. Robert ADKINS, b. 1810; m. Nancy LILLY
  • 8. Barbara "Barbary" ADKINS, b. 1814
  • 9. Rickells ADKINS, b. 1815; m. 27 Jul 1838, Raleigh, VA, Lovey WILLIS
  • 10. Nancy ADKINS, b. 1816; m. 1 Apr 1837, Greenbrier Co., VA [now WV], Robert Jefferson BENNETT
  • 11. Anderson ADKINS, b. 1819; m. 5 Aug 1842, Raleigh, VA, Ann KIOUS

Children with Mary Ann WILLIS — said to be born in Montgomery Co., VA:

  • . Lauden ADKINS
  • . James ADKINS
  • . Elizabeth ADKINS, b. 20 Dec 1853
  • . Sarah ADKINS
  • . Cumberland ADKINS, b. 9 Jul 1859

Pretty hard for Parker to have a son in 1859 if he died in 1857.

disputed ancestry

Children of Lydia Owens and William V. Adkins are

iii. Parker Adkins was born Abt 1745 in Henrico County, Virginia, and died Aft 1815 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia. He married Mary Ledford 3 Jan 1772 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. She was born Abt 1750, and died in Y.

BUT he's not in the will for William Vincent Adkins, Jr. !!!!!!


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Last updated Feb 2018

Traditionally the husband of Mary Ann "Polly" Adkins is seen as Parker Adkins but there are several problems with this.

  • Parkins Adkins d 1857 was in the War of 1812 (it appears) and had a pension. None of Mary Willis' children are beneficiaries.
  • He left a will. Again, none of her children were listed or collected legacies.
  • We have birth dates for 2 of the children, 1853 (when he would have been in his upper 80s) and 1859 (after his death)
  • his widow was living in 1870 in Lincoln County, WV. If he was close to her age we are looking for someone born about 1825 - not about 1762.

There appears to be a "missing" Parker (?) Adkins, and this profile represents what we know so far. Feel free to contribute.


1870 census

  • Mary Adkins
  • Female
  • Birth: Circa 1830  Virginia, United States
  • Residence: June 1 1870  West Virginia, USA
  • Age: 40
  • Race: White
                                

Relation to head Name Age

  • Head (implied) Mary Adkins 40
  • Daughter (implied) Sarah A Adkins 15
  • Son (implied) Cumberland Adkins 14
  • Daughter (implied) Elizabeth Adkins 10
  • Son (implied) James Adkins 3

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70478757/p-j-adkins

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Parker Adkins's Timeline

1763
1763
Bedford County, Virginia, United States
1799
1799
Age 36
Virginia
1801
1801
Age 38
Virginia
1803
1803
Age 40
Virginia
1807
1807
Age 44
Greenbrier County, Virginia
1808
April 12, 1808
Age 45
Greenbrier, Virginia, USA
1808
Age 45
Virginia
1810
1810
Age 47
Virginia
1814
1814
Age 51