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William V. Adkins
(1690-Cir 1764)
Elizabeth Parker
William Owens
(Abt 1672-1752)
Lydia Lundsford
(1699-)
William Adkins
(1721-1784)
Lydia Owens
(Cir 1724-Cir 1782)

William Adkins III
(1760-1848)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Mary Hartman

William Adkins III

  • Born: 21 Sep 1760, Virginia 95
  • Marriage: Mary Hartman in 1780
  • Died: 22 Oct 1848, Chatham, Virginia at age 88
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bullet  General Notes:

The 1840 Federal Census, Virginia, Pittsylvania Co., Regiment 107, image 31 of 50 records Wm Adkins (70-80) with 14 slaves (5 males and 9 females). Living with him is a female (50-60), 1 male and 1 female (15-20), and 1 male (5-10).

The 1830 Federal Census for Pittsylvania Co., VA image 21 of 196 records William Adkins Sr (70 - 80) as head of household with 1 male (30 - 40), 1 female (80 - 90) and 1 female (5 - 10) with 8 slaves. Nearby are his sons, William Adkins Jr and Henry Adkins and daughter Sally Gipson (sic).

The 1820 Federal Census for Pittsylvania Co., VA (image 37 of 63) records Wm Atkins as head of household that has the following members: 1 male (26 - 45), 1 male (>45), 1 female (10 -16), 1 female (>45) with 7 slaves.

The 1820 Federal Census for Pittsylvania Co., VA (image 49 of 63 records Wm Atkins as head of household living next door to Sally Gipson (sic) [an Adkins daughter - see general notes on Sarah Adkins]. Wm's household contains 1 female (16 - 26), 1 female (10 - 16), 3 females (<10), 1 male (26 - 45), and 2 males (<10) with no slaves ... apparently this record is for William's son, William Adkins.


Tombstone inscription:
Wm Adkins
Birth Sept. the 21st 1760
DC Oct. the 22nd 1848

Will of William Adkins
Wills, Inventories & Accts. vol. 1-A p. 142
... Dated April 8, 1847 probated Oct. 28, 1848
I, William Adkins of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia being of sound mind and in good halth make my last will and Testament in manner and form as follows--
...I give to my son Henry Adkins and his heirs forever the following land to wit, beginning in my line adjoining where he now lives at the fence and around the land he is now in possession of it being a part of my track and thence following the fence around to a pair of draw rails thence up the path to the ridgepath leading from my house to Capt. Hopkinses Dec'dd, then down a hollow to a branch in an old field and down the branch to the Creek thence up the same to the Spring that said Henry formerly used continuing up said branch to my back line and along the same to the beginning.
... 2ly I give to my son Owen Adkins and his heirs forever the following land, to wit; beginning at the same place where Henry's new line is to begin thence along between my son Henry and myself to the road leading from my house to the Lynchburg road, thence down said road to a corner in my old line near a field now used by my daughter Sally Gibson, thence to the fence of the said field and along said fence in to an old field not inclosed until it corner oposite an old fence row leading from some pines near the path and so on down said fence row to the head of a hollow and down the same to the creek and up the creek to the land herein before given to my son Henry and along his line to the beginning.
... 3ly, I give to my daughter Sally Gibson and her heirs forever the following land to wit, beginning at the fence around the feald in which she now lived where my son Owen's new line leaves the said fence and thence along the fence to a line between her and my son William and thence along the lain and through the lower side of an old feald crossing the ridge road to treesI have choped as a line to Peek's old field and through the old field by two marked trees on a ridge and so on to two marked trees below the aple orchard on the branch thence up the same and along my back line to the line hereinbefore directed to bound the land given to my son Owen and along that line to the beginning.
... 4ly I give to my son William Adkins and his heirs forever the land whereon he now lives it being all the remaining part of my land on that side of the creek not herein given to others.
... 5ly It is my will and desire that Coleman Renands shall have and enjoy the land and other property hereinafter mentioned for and during his life and at his death to his lawfully begotten children if he leave any and in case he does not, then to my children herein before mentioned and there heirs forever to wit, I give under the limitations as aforesaid to said Coleman Renands who I hereby recognise as my son and henceforth desire that he shall be called Coleman Adkins the following land, to wit, beginning on the creek between John T. Muse and myself at the mouth of a branch thence along the North side of a crop fence runing near a spring formerly used by Sally Reynolds and so onto the woods and thence along a new chopped line to a branch above William Adkins'; spring and thence up said branch to a new chopped line and along said line to the ridge road and thence along said road and my back line to the land herein before given to my son Henry and thence down his line to the creek and thence down the said creek to the beginning.
... 6ly It is my will and desire that my Executor hereinafter appointed sell upon a credit of one and two years all the residue of my land lying on the West side of Turkey Cock creek and allso upon a reasonable credit sell all the perishable part of my estate.
... 7ly I give to Suky Smith one hundred dollars and I give to Betsy Carter one hundred dollars and I give to Sally Gipson Thirty dollars.
... 8ly I give to my son Coleman Adkins upon the terms limitations and conditions contained and provided for in the fifth clause of the will the following property to wit; one Negro girl named Siza and her future increase and one horse bridle and saddle worth sixty dollars. I also give him fifty dollars worth of cows and hoggs and six head of sheep, I also give him one hilling hoe, one plow, and pare of gear one pole axe and if he continues to live with me till my death I give him fifteen barrels of corn and four Hundred weight of Pork.
... 9ly I give to my following children to be equally divided between them and there heirs forever all the residue of my estate of every sort and kine, to wit; I give one sixth part to my daughter Suky Smith, one sixth to Betsy Carter, one sixth part to Sally Gibson, one sixth part to my son Henry Adkins, one sixth part to William Adkins, and the other sixth part to Owen Adkins, and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Vincint Witcher Executor to this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former wills by me made writen on two sheets and subscribed on the sixth page; this eighth day of April in the year of our Lord 1847.
William Adkins seal
... Witnesses
...A.H. Moorman
...W.A. Dickinson
...H.S. Muse
At a Circuit superior court of law and chanery continued and held for Pittsylvania county the 28th day of October 1848 this last will and Testament of William Adkins dec'd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of A.H. Moorman and H.S. Muse two subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Vincent Witcher the Executor in said will named who made oath and with A.H. Moorman & H.S. Muse his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollars conditioned according to Law certificate was granted him for obtaining probat of said will in due form.
Teste
... Wm. H. Tunstall Clk.

Estate Settlement of William Adkins dec'dd (1848)
Accounts Current vol. 18 pp. 160-162
Date of confirmation October 20, 1851
Accounts of Executor and Legatees
1. To Susan Smith one of the legatees of William Adkins dec'dd
November 27, 1849 paid in terms of will $100.00
Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund $230.00
1851 to balance due Susan Smith 2.63
TOTAL: 332.63
2. To Nathan Carter in right of his wife Elizabeth Carter
Nov. 27, 1849 paid in terms of will 100.00
Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund 250.00
TOTAL paid by confirmation: 350.00
3. Sarah Gibson
Nov. 27, 1849 paid in terms of will 30.00
Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund 219.22
1851 balance due Sarah Gibson 13.41
TOTAL: 262.63
4. Henry Adkins
Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund 232.19
1851 balance due 2.63
TOTAL: 232.63
5. William Adkins
Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund 232.19
1851 balance due .44
TOTAL: 232.63
6. Owen Adkins
Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund 230.00
1851 balance due 2.63
TOTAL: 232.63
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William married Mary Hartman, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, in 1780.




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