Andrew Jackson ATKINS

Andrew Jackson ATKINS

Male 1883 - 1931

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  • Name  Andrew Jackson ATKINS  [1, 2
    • William Adkins is believed to be Bub Adkins, father of Andrew Jackson Adkins born 1884. However, no distinct record has been found to clearly substantiate this. The 1900 Census records showing William and two sons, Balin and Andrew J. are the primary documentation for this connection. The following discrepancies exist in that record:

      • Andrew J.'s birth month/year is given as August 1887; however, our Andrew's death certificate gives August 10, 1884 as his birth date. Census records are frequently off by one or more years. Death certificates are often incorrect also, relying upon the person's recollection who gave the information. Our Andrew's death certificate is known to have inaccurate information as to burial location, and may have other inaccuracies.

      • Andrew has been cited by living relatives as having had a brother named Balam; whereas this census record shows him with a brother named Balin. census records are also frequently inaccurate on spellings. Also, relatives often did not spell very well, as also census takers did not spell well.

      • Andrew's draft registration, dated September 12, 1918, shows him with a birth date of August 10, 1883. This document is personally signed by Grampa Andrew, spelling his last name ATKINS. Accordingly, Grampa Atkins has been relisted here as ATKINS instead of ADKINS, because that is how he signed it, regardless of whether his father spelled it ADKINS or not (which fact is not known).


      Several persons who lived at that time, with the name Andrew Jackson Adkins, were reviewed and none fit our Andrew perfectly. This Andrew is the closest match. I believe he is our Grampa Andrew, and his birth year could be either 1883, 1884 or 1887. 1883 is likely since it appears on a document signed by Grampa Andrew.

    Born  10 Aug 1883  Cabell Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grampa Andrew's name has been changed in the database from ADKINS to ATKINS, and his birth date from 1884 to 1883. Previously, the date had been set by his death certificate, based upon the recollection of his son in 1931.
      We now have a copy of his draft registration, showing the date as August 10, 1883, signed in 1918 by Grampa Andrew ATKINS.

      Delayed birth certificate of daughter, Hester Ora (Adkins) Sperry gives Andrew's and Mary's birthplace (or residence?) as Cabell Co. No marriage record found.
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    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Feb 1931  Chandler's Branch, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Yes, date unknown 
    • Andrew Jackson Adkins' place of death:
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    Person ID  I21  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  William ADKINS,   b. 1867, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Documents
    1900-WV Census, Curry Dist, Putnam Co, WV
    1900-WV Census, Curry Dist, Putnam Co, WV
    William H. Setliff & Elizabeth with daughter
    Eliza Hill Setliff with children
    William Adkins with sons, and his mother, Letha
    Family ID  F675  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Frances HORTON,   b. Dec 1882, Cabell Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1928, Little Sandy Creek, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Romie Eldrege ADKINS
    >2. Nada Adkins,   b. 23 Apr 1908, Clymer's Creek, Putnam Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1998, Alum Creek, Lincoln Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Sally Virginia Adkins,   b. 15 Mar 1910, Clymer's Creek, Putnam Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1991, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Earl Clement ATKINS
    >5. Ray Connie Atkins,   b. 13 Mar 1913, Clymer's Creek, Putnam Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988
    >6. Clarence Clifford ADKINS
     7. Edith Evelyn Adkins,   b. 16 Apr 1916, Clymer's Creek, Putnam Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966, Erie, Erie Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rasia Deuoda ADKINS
    >9. Ora Hester Adkins,   b. 20 Jun 1918, Milton, Putnam Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1999, Oroville, Butte Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Cassie Lillian Dixie ADKINS
    >11. Margaret Ann Adkins,   b. 07 Oct 1921, Cuckleburr Creek, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Dec 2006, Lancaster, Los Angeles Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >12. Virgil Ocil Atkins,   b. 10 May 1922, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1998, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    >13. Lonzo Denver ADKINS,   b. 02 Aug 1925, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1997, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    >14. Octave Adkins
    Photos

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    Little Sandy Home of Andrew & Mary Adkins
    Home is still there today, but has been moved nearby to this location to avoid floods. (previous?) Owners of house: Benjamin K. & Anna L. Given. Although her death certificate states she died in Mountain State Hospital, Grama Mary is said to have actually died at home in this house (and apparently was "declared" dead later). (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Seven Sisters
    Seven Sisters
    Adkins/Atkins sisters, left to right (in birth order, not counting brothers):
    Nada, Sally, Edith, Hester, Dixie, Margaret & Octave
    Andrew Jackson Atkins with children
    Andrew Jackson Atkins with children
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    Gathering of Adkins-Atkins
    Gathering of Adkins-Atkins
    Dixie Stewart, Earl Atkins, Nada Adkins, Ray Adkins
    Clarence Adkins, Hester Sperry, Virgil Atkins
    Documents

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    1910-WV Census, Curry May Dist, Henderson Precinct, Putnam Co, WV
    1910-WV Census, Curry May Dist, Henderson Precinct, Putnam Co, WV
    1920-WV Census, Grant Dist, Cabell Co, WV
    1920-WV Census, Grant Dist, Cabell Co, WV
    1930-WV Census, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV
    1930-WV Census, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV
    Family ID  F668  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Grampa Andrew Jackson Adkins/Atkins
    Grampa Andrew Jackson Adkins/Atkins
    Andrew Jackson Atkins
    Andrew Jackson Atkins

    Documents

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    1931-WV Death Certificate - Andrew Jackson Adkins
    1931-WV Death Certificate - Andrew Jackson Adkins
    Signed Draft Registration for Andrew Jackson Atkins
    Signed Draft Registration for Andrew Jackson Atkins
    Andrew Jackson Atkins - Obituary
    Andrew Jackson Atkins - Obituary
    Andrew Jackson Atkins - Obituary
    Andrew Jackson Atkins - Obituary
    The Charleston Gazette, February 18, 1931
    Andrew Jackson Adkins - Death Record
    Andrew Jackson Adkins - Death Record

    Headstones
    Andrew Jackson Atkins
    Andrew Jackson Atkins
    (Placeholder Memorial Image - Not a Gravestone)

  • Notes 
    • Some children of AJA used ADKINS, while some used ATKINS. All children were born of the same parents.

      Son, Virgil, said Andrew's brothers were Emery and Bellam.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18718] 1900 US Census.
      274-277/278 [crossed out, renumbered]
      Adkins William D M [2nd initial "M" unclear] M Head W M Jan 1867 32 Wd 1 1 West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Farmer 0 _ yes yes yes R _ F 261
      - Andrew J Son Aug 1887 12 West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Farm Laborer _ 0 yes yes yes
      - Balin Son W M Feb 1892 8...etc
      - Letha Mother W F May 1841 59...etc
      (name spellings and years frequently disagree between census records and other type records, as well as with other census records) Jesse Adkins & Letha Adkins are William's parents.

    2. [S18798] Virgil Atkins.
      "But I'd say our dad name was - Adkins I say this becase Lonny spelled his name Adkins so Mrs Cummings must have known, as Dad probly told her - so and so."


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