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Winston ADKINS
(1804 - )

Married: 26 Nov 1868 [55]
Winright ADKINS
(1837 - 1918)
(1845 - 1927)
 bd.  5 March 1837
 dd.  1 Jan 1918, age 80
 brd.  Winston Adkins Cemetery at Winright KY
 mil.  Confederate Army
 res.  USA
 src.   [55]
 bd.  1 Oct 1845
 dd.  1 Feb 1927, age 81
 brd.  Winston Adkins Cemetery at Winright KY
 res.  USA
 src.   [55]
Spouses: 1, 2

Children (7):

Ailse G ADKINS (1869 - 1940)
aka. Alcie ADKINS
Clarinda Addie ADKINS (1871 - 1897)
John H ADKINS (1873 - 1939)
Laura ADKINS (1875 - 1910)
James Winston ADKINS (1876 - 1912)
Ida ADKINS (1877 - 1947)
Joseph Perry ADKINS (1878 - )

Family notes for Winright ADKINS and Louisa EPLING

Daniels p.62

Daniels p.116

Notes for Winright ADKINS

When the Civil War broke out Winright and his brothers, Eli, Moses and John Henry all enlisted in the Confederate Army. Winright was the only one of the four to survive the war and return home. We do not know what happened to his first wife, Nancy PHILLIPS, but Winright married Louisa EPLING on 11-26-1868.

Physically, Winright was of small or short stature, being only 5 feet 4½ inches tall. According to his Civil War records, he had grey eyes, black hair, and a tan complexion. He enlisted in company 'C' of the 5th Kentucky Mounted Cavalry, in Letcher County KY on 12-20-1863 for three years. He had previously enlisted at Princeton VA (now WV). Winright was promoted to Corporal and then to Sergeant. He saw service in and around Dalton GA and Chattanooga TN.

Winright and his wife were deeded the Winston Adkins home place at Winright KY, with the provision in the deed that he and his wife were to care for Winston and Hannah as long as either of them lived. Winright and Louisa lived in this place until their deaths. Both are buried in the Winston Adkins Cemetery at Winright KY.


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: 6 Feb 2024

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