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Winright ADKINS
(1825 - ~1904)
( - <1888)

Married: 5 Nov 1881 [55]
Daniel 'Little Dan' ADKINS
(1862 - 1939)
Easter May SMITH
 bd.  3 March 1862
 dd.  24 May 1939, age 77
 brd.  Dan Adkins Cemetery, Fords Branch, Kentucky
 occ.  Miller
 rel.  Preacher in Primitive Baptist church
 res.  Millard, Kentucky
Fords Branch, Kentucky, USA
 src.   [55]
 dd.  Deceased, age not recorded
 brd.  Dan Adkins Cemetery, Fords Branch, Kentucky
 res.  USA
 src.   [55]
Spouses: 1, 2

Children (2):

James ADKINS (1882 - )
Nancy ADKINS (1887 - )

Notes for Daniel 'Little Dan' ADKINS

Lived at Millard, Kentucky, and at times at Fords Branch, Kentucky. Was of short stature and sported a long white beard down to his belt! Very piercing blue eyes.

He was a great practical joker. Martha Adkins Slone relates an incident to bear this out. 'Little Dan' had caught a large rat at the mill. He skinned it and left it with two of Martha's sisters, telling them it was a squirrel. He told the women that he had to go to Pikeville but would return early in the afternoon and they could then cook the 'squirrel', and all three of them would eat it. He stressed the point that the women were to wait until he returned, knowing full well that they would prepare the meal as soon as he was out of sight. Sure enough, when 'Little Dan' returned from Pikeville, the women had already cooked and eaten the 'squirrel'!

When they were convinced that the 'squirrel' was in fact a large rat, they were both sick for days and neither of them could ever eat squirrel again.

'Little Dan' did another eccentric thing; he built his own casket [coffin] and stored it in his barn loft until it was needed and used at his death. [55]

One might question the dates, Little Dan is shown as marrying at just 10 years of age, although there are examples of child marriages elsewhere in this Adkins community. [Webmaster]


55.  Book, Joseph T Daniels, 1988, Adkins of Eastern Kentucky and surrounding areas, Private publication, Library of Congress LC control #:88194814

Family record last updated: 31 March 2023

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