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Bio of William Adkins of 1689.
In accordance with the Mormon Church at Salt Lake City, Utah, a William Adkins was born on March 28, 1689, and was a son of John and Elizabeth Bromwell Adkins, of Sandy, Bedford, England. Our proven William Adkins (Adkinson) was said to have been born about 1690, which is about the same as March 28, 1689. Based on the above, we conclude that the William Adkinson, son of John and Elizabeth Bromwell, born on March 28, 1689, and William born about 1690, are the one and same person. Assuming this to be true (at least until someone, some time can prove differently), we are listing our Adkins relatives or progenitors as originating in England.
Using number 1, as Henry Adkins, born about 1530, who married Francis Edwards, born about 1535, who could have been a descendant of William Adekyn of County, Somerset Shire, England, who was born about 1327, and died about 1377.
Number 2, Thomas Adkins (son), born February 6, 1584, in Sandy Bedford, England, and married Hester Frasure.
Number 3, Thomas, born about 1610, in Sandy, Bedford, England, and married Agnes (unknown) Adkins, born about 1615.
Number 4, John Adkins (Adekyn or Adkinson), born April 7, 1639, in Bedford England, and married Elizabeth Bromwell.
Number 5, William Adkins (Adekyn or Adkinson), born March 28, 1689, married Elizabeth parker, on January 17, 1716, in the saint James Episcopal Church in Henrico County, Virginia. Elizabeth parker was the daughter of Richard and Mitha parker. St. John's Episcopal Church is located near Richmond, Virginia. During this early time period the church was some distance from the city, but as Richmond grew the new developments surrounded the church until the church became part of the city of Richmond. It was in St. John's that Patrick Henry in 1775 gave his famous "give me liberty or give me death speech.
Elizabeth's father, Richard Parker, indicated the marriage of his daughter, Elizabeth Parker to William Atkinson (Adkins) in his "will" dated Mar. 6, 1726 in Henrico County, Virginia. Richard and Mitha Parker lived on "Four Mile Creek", in Henrico County, Virginia. William and Elizabeth lived on Machumps Creek on the Savannah River and later moved to the Pigg River in Virginia.
William Adekyn, Adkinson, or Adkins, and Elizabeth Parker had the following children: 1. Richard Adkins, born c. 1717 in Henrico County, Virginia and is said to have moved to Tenn., in 1790. 2. Parker Adkins, born 1720, in Henrico County, Virginia, and died c. 1792 in Montgomery County, Virginia, which was Giles County in 1806. He married a Mary (Polly) Fry. Parker Adkins severed in the Revolutionary War. 3. William Adkins, Jr., born c. 1721, in Henrico County, Virginia and died between 01-20-1784, and 03-15-1784. He married Lydia Owens, who was born c. 1724, in 1745, and died before 1782. Lydia Owens was the daughter of William and Lydia Lansford Owens. 4. Jacob Adkins, born c. 1725, in Henrico County, Virginia, and married Judah (unknown) Adkins. 5. Joseph Adkins, had four proven children, but the name of his wife is unknown. Based upon the birth date of Jacob and Sherwood, Joseph was probably born around 1726 or 1727. 6. Sherwood (Sherrod), Adkins, born c. 1728, and married Sally (probably Lucas), around 1760, and lived at Clear Fork, of Wolf Creek, Virginia, that became West Virginia in 1863. Sherwood Adkins was the father of Isaac Adkins, Sr. Born c. 1780 and died on March 29, 1860, and Isaac married on may 6, 1804, to Elizabeth Hager, born c. 1780, in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of Jacob and Sally Hager. Isaac Adkins, Sr. And Elizabeth Hager had a son named Isaac Adkins, Jr. Born in 1804, in Virginia, in accordance with the Carter County, Kentucky 1850 census. 7. Henry Adkins, born c. 1730, and married Rachel Houchins, on January 20, 1756. Henry Adkins lived in the Pigg River area in Virginia, and was born in Goochland County, Virginia. 8. Mary (Polly) Adkins, born c. 1735, in Goochland, County, Virginia. She may or may not have been married, since there are no records, but raised six children, probably all by Jacob Harley, the so-called Earl of Oxford.
William's father is believed to be Thomas Adkins, Jr. of Henrico County, VA. Others believe his father is John Adkins of New Kent County. The original spelling of his name is Atkinson.
William and Elizabeth Parker Adkins and family move westward in 1740 to what is now Franklin County, Virginia (this same area was Burnswick County in 1740: then Lunenburg County in 1746; then Halifax County in 1752; then Pittsylvania County in 1767; to Henry County in 1776; and now finally Franklin County since 1785).
This move westward was part of the white man's first penetration across the Blue Ridge Mountains. They lived in the Snow Creek District on the Harping and Story Creeks on the Pigg River. William became a land owner/farmer then changed occupations by becoming a mill operator. (mill operating became a family profession). The deaths of William and Elizabeth Parker Adkins isn't clear. Elizabeth disappears after 1740, and William disappears after 1753 in Franklin County, Virginia. Their exact death dates are unknown. Their son was Sherwood Adkins, who had a son named Isaac Adkins, Sr., who had a son Isaac Adkins, Jr., who moved to Shanty Branch, Carter Co., Ky. About 1835, as their son David was born in 1835 in Carter Co., Ky.