b.12 OCT 1735 Richland, Goochland County, Virginia
m. 17 JAN 1716
m. BET 1752 AND 1755
Facts and Events
Mary Adkins is the mother of almost all Adkins descendants of Southwestern West Virginia. With most family researchers her descendants make up the so-called "Royal Line." This Royal Line theory comes from the family oral tradition that Mary lived common law with a descendant of the Earl of Oxford. According to the tradition, he deserted Mary and her children during the Revolutionary War and returned to England. Because the family name of the person that held the title "Earl of Oxford" during the mid 1700's was Harley it was assumed by almost all researchers that this man's name was Jacob Harley. Mary Adkins is buried in an unmarked grave on Beech Fork at the mouth of Bowen's Creek.
From Adkins Land of York: "Mary d ca 1814-20 in Cabell Co. She is buried in an unmarked grave on Beech Fork at the mouth of Bowen's Creek. She settled in land that was granted to her oldest son David for his service in the Revolution. David himself settled in what is today Lawrence Co. Kentucky on land that he also had been granted for Revolutionary service."