William C. Millard Atkins

Male 1857 - 1921


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  • Name  William C. Millard Atkins  [1
    • A family group sheet manually filled out by Nada Atkins Strickland gave her paternal grandfather as Willard Atkins. This "may indicate" that the name William Adkins as Andrew's father is correct.
    • The 1900 Census record from which William Adkins name was taken has a pair of middle initials. These initials are blurred. Some interpret them as D.M., others as C.M.
    Nickname  Bub 
    Born  28 Jan 1857  Cabell Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wm. C. Millard's son's birth certificate lists him (Millard Sr.) as born in Elk River, WV; which is in Kanawha County and eastward, no part of which is in Cabell County. However, basically all of WV was originally Kanawha County. But if he was born in 1857, WV did not exist as a state until 1863.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Sep 1921  St. Albans, Putnam Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I22  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  1 Nov 2017 

    Father  Jesse Adkins,   b. 1835, New River, Fayette Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Letha Rachel Adkins,   b. May 1841, New River, Fayette Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  2 Feb 1858  Cabell Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Groom's name: Jesse Adkins
      Groom's age: 24 years
      Groom's estimated birth year: 1834
      Groom's birthplace: New River, ... Co., Va.
      Bride's name: Letha R Adkins
      Bride's age: 23 years
      Bride's estimated birth year: 1835
      Bride's birthplace: New River, ... Co., Va.
      Event type: Marriage
      Marriage date: 02 Feb 1858
      Marriage place: Cabell County, West Virginia
      Marital status: Single
      Film number: 559887
      Digital GS number: 4130635
      Image number: 162
      Reference number: vol 2 p 6 ln8A
      Source: County Records
      Collection: West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970
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    1858-VA Marriage Record - Jesse Adkins & Letha R. Adkins
    1858-VA Marriage RecordJesse Adkins & Letha R. Adkins
    1860-WV Census, Hamlin, Cabell Co, VA - Pt.1
    1860-WV Census, Hamlin, Cabell Co, VA - Pt.1
    Jesse & Letha Adkins with William
    1860-WV Census, Hamlin, Cabell Co, VA - Pt.2
    1860-WV Census, Hamlin, Cabell Co, VA - Pt.2
    Jesse & Letha Adkins with William
       • It is unclear who Isabella is in this census. However, she is too old to be a daughter, and neither Jesse nor Letha had a sister or known niece named Isabella.
    1870-WV Census, Carroll, Lincoln Co, WV
    1870-WV Census, Carroll, Lincoln Co, WV
    Lethia Adkins with William
      &nsbp;• It is unclear where Jesse is at this time. However, William (age 38) is listed as a farm worker, and Jesse reappears in the 1880 census.
    1880-WV Census, Duvall, Lincoln Co, WV
    1880-WV Census, Duvall, Lincoln Co, WV
    Jesse Adkins & (Letha) Rachel with William
    Family ID  F25146  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Jane Richmond,   b. 12 Nov 1861, Moundsville, Marshall Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900 
    Children 
    >1. Andrew Jackson Atkins,   b. 10 Aug 1883, Cabell Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1931, Chandler's Branch, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Oliver Balaam Atkins,   b. 9 Feb 1892, Hurricane, Putnam Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1947, St. Albans, Putnam Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Martha Alice Adkins,   b. 28 Aug 1892, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1962, St. Albans, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Emery ADKINS
     5. Milton ADKINS
    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
    1910-WV Census, Curry, Putnam Co, WV
    1910-WV Census, Curry, Putnam Co, WV
    William C. "Millard" Atkins & Polly Ann Lawson, his second wife, with William's son by Mary Jane, Oliver Balaam, and William's and Polly's son, Millard.
    Last Modified  21 Oct 2017 
    Family ID  F675  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Polly Ann Lawson,   b. Cabell Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    >1. Millard Atkins,   b. 8 May 1901, Eggleton, Putnam Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1982, St. Albans, Putnam Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    1910-WV Census, Curry, Putnam Co, WV
    1910-WV Census, Curry, Putnam Co, WV
    William C. "Millard" Atkins & Polly Ann Lawson, his second wife, with William's son by Mary Jane, Oliver Balaam, and William's and Polly's son, Millard.
    Last Modified  22 Oct 2017 
    Family ID  F191  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Maggie M. 
    Children 
     1. Merle ADKINS
     2. Agtha Gay ADKINS
    Family ID  F24727  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    William DM Adkins with sons and mother
    William DM Adkins with sons and mother
    1900-WV Census Excerpt

    Documents
    1921-WV Death Record - William C. Millard Atkins
    1921-WV Death Record - William C. Millard Atkins
    1921-WV Death Certificate - William C. Millard Atkins
    1921-WV Death Certificate - William C. Millard Atkins

  • Notes 
    • 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.


      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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18718] 1900 US Census.

    2. [S18807] West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970.


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