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From: Leona Garcia <>
Subject: [TXCOTTLE] ADKINS and ATKINS in TX Absolute Final Time
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 13:03:38 -0700
Apologies to all. I am doing this for my 83 year old mother .This is my
FINAL attempt for looking for Robert aka Tom ADKINS/ATKINS for her.
After this, I am going to quit. I am too old for this. Therefore, in my
last ditch effort, I am going to post this in the TX counties where he
could have been in TX. If you receive this on other boards in TX that
you belong to, please delete it. I know it can be a burden.
Conflicts in our knowledge of Robert aka Tom ADKINS:
1] He was a millwright and he was always named Tom and he got his arm
cut off in a saw and got blood poisining and died.
He supposedly died before 1890 in TX.
2] All the other ancestors say he and his wife both died in the cholera
epidemic of 188? whenever it was in TX and that they
are burried in an unmarked grave.
3] Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" ADKINS (Robert aka Tom's daughter) claimed to
be a first cousin to former Speaker of the House of Representatives
during the Eisenhour Administration, Samuel "Sam" TALIAFERRO RAYBURN b
January 6, 1882 Roane County, Tennessee. Sam lived most of his life in
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas. Mollie's death certificate lists her
father as Tom ADKINS and so do the Funeral Home Records.
4] Robert's grandaughter who died last year gave me an old newspaper
article on Samuel "Sam" James ERVIN/ERWIN Jr a
former Representative from North Carolina born in Morganton, Burke
County, North Carolina September 27, 1896. He was
elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of his brother, Joseph Wilson ERVIN/ERWIN
and served from January 22, 1946 to January 3, 1947. She says we are
also related to him. I can NOT find either of these
connections yet. Thinking it might be with a WALLER though.
5] All the information on Robert aka Tom ADKINS says his parents were
both from LA. All the census information on his children (ALL of them)
says Robert Adkins was born in TX.
6] Robert aka Tom ADKINS had one of his sons, James Samuel spell his
name ATKINS in Clay Co, TX Court Documents.
WHAT WE KNOW about ROBERT aka Tom ADKINS FOR SURE:
Limestone Co, Texas Marriages Book A 1873-1876
R.S. ADKINS and Bell MCCAY B-12
1880 Federal Census, Ellis County, Texas: NOTE: This would make him born
in 1856 like we thought.
Robert ADKINS 24 b TX Father born LA Mother born LA
E. wife 24 b TX Father bornGA Mother born GA
James 2 TX TX TX son
Mollie 7/12 TX TX TX daughter born January
Descendants of Robert S. "Tom" Adkins
1 ADKINS, Robert S. "Tom" b: 1856 in Texas d: Bef. July 08, 1886 in
.. +MCKAY, Isabelle "Belle" b: 1856 in Texas m: September 21, 1876 in
Limestone County, Texas Father: MCKAY, Charles Mother: HUDMAN, Susan A
....... 2 ADKINS, James Samuel b: August 12, 1876 in Texas d: June
12, 1958 in Texas
........... +DANIELS, Laura Agnes b: June 28, 1877 in Texas m: November
07, 1897 in Texas d: December 13, 1917
....... 2 ADKINS, Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) b: November 15, 1879 in
Williamson County, Texas d: February 11, 1955 in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma Census: 1880 Texas
........... +THASSLER, Theodore Franklin "Dutch" b: May 05, 1869 in
Leipsig, Saxony, Germany m: October 14, 1892 in Rockdale, Tx d: December
26, 1922 in Edmond, Oklahoma
....... *2nd Husband of ADKINS, Mary Elizabeth (Mollie):
........... +WHITE, Frank m: 1920 in Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma
....... 2 ADKINS, Susan "Suda" b: 1880
....... 2 ADKINS, Robert Lee b: July 08, 1886 in Texas d: July 11,
1981 in Dallas, Texas Residence: 1900 Lived in Commanche Co TX
........... +WHITTEN, Laura Adeline "Addie" m: April 06, 1910 in
....... 2 ADKINS, Eleanor b: 1887 d: 1887
NOTE: I can only give 2 Generations because the others are living. What
I can provide is a list of surnames that are included in the missing
info on generation 3: See below for these surnames connected directly to
WHAT WOULD ALSO FIT FOR ROBERT aka Tom ADKINS AGE:
1870 Fannin County census (Is it possible this is our Robert S ADKINS in
and this is also where the RAYBURNs were.
John White 24 m GA
Mary A. 18 f Ark
Robert Adkins 16 m TX
John 7 m TX
Amanda B. 39 f Ind
Mitchel 20 m Ark
Charles Davis 7 m TX
Laura 4 f TX
I HAVE ALWAYS KEPT THIS AS A ROBERT aka Tom ADKINS REMOTE POSSIBILITY:
NOTE: I have looked at this many times especially since his parents were
born in LA and thought maybe he might have gone
back but this makes him born in 1850 rather than 1856.
Is this a possibility also?
CENSUS YR: 1870 STATE: Louisiana COUNTY: Claiborne DIVISION: Ward
2 REEL NO: M593-510 SHEET
NO: 034B REFERENCE: Page Number 20 - Homer P. O.
LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP.
REAL VAL. PERS VAL.
BIRTHPLACE FOREIGN BIRTH MONTH MONTH ATT. CAN'T CAN'T
DEAF M-21yrs VOTE-
FATHER MOTHER BORN MARR. SCHOOL READ WRITE
10 90 151 MONTGOMERY James 10 M M
11 90 151 MONTGOMERY Frank 8 M M
12 90 151 MONTGOMERY Lincoln 6 M M
13 90 151 MONTGOMERY John 4 M B
14 90 151 MONTGOMERY Ann 3/12 F B
15 90 152 RHODES Samuel 27 M W Farm
16 90 152 ADKINS Robert 20 M W Farm
17 91 153 GREEN Jael or Joel 42 M W
Blacksmith 640 600 Georgia
18 91 153 GREEN A*aneth 42 F W Keeping
19 91 153 GREEN Mary 22 F W At
OTHER POSSIBILITIES for Robert S :Tom ADKINS:
Possibly Williamson, Limestone, Leon, Fannin, Milam, Rusk, Van Zandt,
and Panola Cos TX because that is where are collateral lines were. His
own children were in the counties listed below:
His child James Samuel is on census in 1800 Ellis co, TX, 1900 Milam
Co, TX, 1910 Milam Co, TX, 1950 Hall Co, TX
His child Mary Elizabeth Mollie is on census in 1880 Ellis Co, TX,
1900 Sulphur Springs CN IT Davis Town Murray Co OK Census,
His child Robert Lee is on census in 1900 Cottle Co TX, 1910 Mitchell
Susan cant be found and Eleanor died the same year she was born.
SURNAMES included SK Publications 21 Page Research Report are:
This research includes excerpts of many southern Census including TX.
However they were given as possibilities along the way until in
September of 1998 when the researcher could prove our Mary Elizabeth
Mollie ADKINS and her parents.
ADKINS, ATKINS, HENSON, WAGGONER, HUDMAN, BANKS, DAVIS, BOISSEAU,
WILLIAMS, PEERY, PELTON, HUDMAN, GARNER, WOOLVERTON, RAYBURN, HARDIN,
McKAY, McCAY, WAGGON, BATEMAN, PARSON, THOMPSON, and DUNCAN. If anyone
is related to this line I will be happy to give them a copy of this
research report. It is 21 pages in .rtf format that can be read by any
word processor. It is a small file that will not take up much room on
SURNAMES directly connected to our ADKINS/ATKINS line:
ORE, ORR, THASSLER, NORTON, SHANNON, COLLUM, HUDMAN, HENSON, McCAY,
DUNCAN, McKAY,SEAGRAVES, WHITTEN, SWINDELL, BELL, SCOTT, GEE, JAY, GUY,
DANIELS, BILLINGSLEY, BAKER, and JONES, ERWIN, and RAYBURN Hon Samuel
Taliaferro Speaker of the House during the Eisenhower Administration.
Still need the proof on the last two.
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