m. ABT 1754
m. 2 OCT 1784
Facts and Events
Hezekiah Adkins began his Revolutionary War service at the Garrison on Sinking Creek (name listed in DAR Patriot Index). He was in the company of Captain John Lucas. Other assignments of Hezekiah in the war were: 1) Three months in Summer of 1780 under Captain George Peris at Garrison's Fort on the New River. 2) Three months under Thomas Burk at Farley's Fort at Culverson's Bottom on the New River. 3) One of fifty men under Lieutenant Bowen who guarded two wagon loads of lead from Chissel's mines in Virginia to the Moravian town in North Carolina. 4) Hezekiah, along with Edward Hale and Jacob Snidow, served as Indian spies during 1780 and 1781. His name is listed on the Revolutionary War Plaque of Giles County soldiers at Perisberg, Giles County, Virginia.
Hezekiah moved his family sometime between 1800 and 1807 to Beech Fork of Twelve Pole Creek near present day Winslow in Wayne County, West Virginia. At the time it was in Kanawha County, later becoming part of Cabell County in 1809 and Wayne County in 1842.
Hezekiah was a very respected and well liked person. In addition to running a large farm he served many civic duties including the first jury in Cabell Co. in 1809 and the first jury in Wayne Co. in 1842. He also served as a Missionary Baptist preacher for over 57 years.
Historical Marker in Wayne County
Revolutionary War Soldier's Grave Hezekiah Adkins (1759-1842) and his wife Mary Levon (1768-1855) buried nearby. He served under Captain John Lucas as a private in Montgomery County militia. Claimed service on New River against Native Americans and in guarding wagons of lead from Virginia mines. Settled near Bowen Creek circa 1810. [needs exact location of marker]