m. 17 JAN 1716
Facts and Events
At the time of his marriage, Henry lived, along with the rest of his family, in the Pigg River area of Halifax (Pittsylvania 1767, Henry 1776, and Franklin, as today in 1785) County, Virginia. There are many records of Henry especially in Pittsylvania. These records (mostly land transactions) of Henry and Rachel clearly prove his relationship to his brother, Parker, and to their father, William Sr. One of the records that clearly proves his relationship is -- 15 Mar. 1773 Henry sold fifty acres to Samuel Calland (Pittsylvania deed book 4 pages 343-344). In this record, it is stated "...it being the land the said Henry now lives on which he bought of his brother, Parker, ... and boundaries will more fully appear by his deed he had from his father William Adkins, Sr." As Rachel and Henry were selling their land in the Pigg River area of Pittsylvania in 1773 it is believed they were preparing to move to Fincastle (Montgomery 1777, Giles 1806) County to join his brothers. It is known that Henry was in Montgomery in 1791 as he and Parker were granted exemptions from county taxes because of "age and infirmities."