Person:Mary Adkins (26)

Watchers
m. 17 JAN 1716
  1. Richard AdkinsABT 1717 - AFT 1790
  2. Parker Vincent AdkinsABT 1720 - ABT 1794
  3. William Adkins, Jr. V.ABT 1721 - 1784
  4. Joseph AdkinsABT 1723 - BET 1790 AND 1810
  5. Jacob AdkinsABT 1725 - AFT 1791
  6. Sherwood AdkinsABT 1728 - ABT 1780
  7. Henry AdkinsABT 1730 - aft 1791
  8. Elizabeth Ann AtkinsonABT 1732 - BEF 1780
  9. Mary Adkins1735 - ABT 1820
m. BET 1752 AND 1755
  1. David AdkinsABT 1754 - ABT 1832
  2. Mark AdkinsABT 1756 - 1778
  3. John AdkinsABT 1758 -
  4. Christina Adkins1759 - 1822
  5. Lewis AdkinsABT 1760 - BEF 1819
  6. Jacob Oxford AdkinsABT 1761 - 1857
  7. Sherrod Adkins1765 - 1854
  8. Nancy AdkinsABT 1767 - 1846
Facts and Events
Name Mary Adkins
Gender Female
Birth[1] 12 OCT 1735 Richland, Goochland County, VirginiaPrimary: Y
Marriage BET 1752 AND 1755 to Jacob Unknown
Death? ABT 1820 Beech Fork, Cabell (Wayne) County, (West) Virginia
Burial? Beech Fork, Cabell (Wayne) County, (West) Virginia

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."

References
  1. Ronnie Adkins, Adkins Land of York to Beech Fork (3540 South Georgetown Drive Montgomery, AL 36109-2232;(334)-272-3813), Page 4.