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(~1799 - >1860)
Elizabeth 'Betsy' THACKER
( - >1850)

Married: 3 May 1888 [55]
Winright ADKINS
(1825 - ~1904)
 bd.  1825
 dd.  About 1904, age about 79
 occ.  Farmer
 res.  USA
 src.   [55],[121]
 dd.  Deceased, age not recorded
 res.  USA
 src.   [55],[121]
Spouses: 1, 2, 3Spouses: 1, 2

Children (5):

Tennessee ADKINS (1889 - )
Isaac ADKINS (1890 - )
Adelaide ADKINS (1891 - )
Minerva 'Nervie' ADKINS (1892 - )
Lucy ADKINS (1894 - 1978)

Family notes for Winright ADKINS and Elizabeth BLACKBURN

Daniels p.43.

I originally thought that we should view some of the dates and relationships of this family with caution. To have given birth to Tennessee in 1889, her mother Elizabeth would probably have been born after 1850, which would have made her at least 25 years younger than Winright. And he would have been at least 63 when he begat Tennessee, not to mention 68 when he begat Lucy. Not impossible, but worth questioning.

However, there is a report in The Southwestern Reporter, volumes 187-188, that describes a legal case between members of the family and this describes the family situation and relationship very well, and shows that the dates, and particularly, wives and children of Winright are as shown above. My thanks to Alicia Hershock for researching this. [Webmaster] [120],[121]

Notes for Winright ADKINS

Winright was said to have shot and killed Zachariah PHILLIPS Jnr (who fought in the Civil War as a Confederate), his cousin Clarinda ADKINS' husband. [55]


55.  Book, Joseph T Daniels, 1988, Adkins of Eastern Kentucky and surrounding areas, Private publication, Library of Congress LC control #:88194814
120.  Book, 29 January 2020, The Southwestern Reporter, volumes 187-188, Page 843/4
121.  Email, Alicia Hershock, 29 January 2020

Family record last updated: 22 March 2023

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