April 15, 2007

Henry Adkins 1799

( Jennie's G-G-G-Grandfather )


Henry ADKINS
Born:
Abt 1799 in VA.
Died:
  Bet 1860 and 1870 in Greasy Creek, Pike Co, KY
Father: Winright Adkins Sr.
Mother: Lucy Thacker

Henry married
Elizabeth 'Betsy' Thacker on 5 Feb 1824 in Rockhouse, Pike Co., KY
Born:  about 1802 in VA
Died:  1855 in Pike County, KY
Father:  Elisha Thacker
Mother:  Judith Hall


Henry and Betsy had the following children:

      • Winright Adkins
        b. 1825 and died 1904.

      • Elisha Adkins
        b.  Jun 1827 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, KY.

      • Winston Adkins
        b. 1829 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, KY

      • Owen Adkins
        b. 1832.

      • Henry D. Adkins II
        b. Apr 1837 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA. He died 22 Nov 1907 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, KY and was buried Nov 1907 in Rockhouse, Pike, KY, USA.

      • Amanda Judy Adkins
        b. 1838 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, KY. She was buried in Millard, Pike, KY, USA.

      • Jesse Adkins
        b. 1841 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, KY. He died 9 Apr 1864 in Peach Orchard, Louisa, Lawrence County, KY, USA from Measles, during the Civil War and was buried in Military Cemetery, Louisa, Lawrence County, KY.

      • Reuben Adkins
        b. 1846 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, KY


Notes:

SOURCE: "THACKERS OF PIKE COUNTY KENTUCKY" by Glen Adkins & Paul Chaney
Henry Adkins was born about 1799 in Virginia, USA. He died Bet 1860 and 1870 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky. Henry married Elizabeth 'Betsy' Thacker on 5 Feb 1824 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA

Elizabeth Thacker "Betsy" was born about 1802 in Virginia, USA. She died Bet 1850 and 1860 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA.

Henry was a son of Winright Adkins Sr. and Lucy Thacker. He was a mountain farmer, and he and Betsy resided at Greasy Ck., where they reared eight children.

In Nov. 1824, the Pike Co. Court paid Henry Adkins the sum of two dollars and twenty-five cents for guarding prisoners, Aaron D. Hodges and John Jones for three days. Henry served in the 14th Brigade 56th Regiment of the KY. Militia, from 1827 until 1832, under the command of Captain John Boling.

On Dec. 9, 1836, Henry and Betsy Adkins purchased a thirty-five acre tract of land on Greasy Ck., from Winright Adkins, for the sum of eighty-five dollars. Henry was a Jacksonian Democrat, and his voting precinct was at the forks of Big Sandy River, near Millard, KY. On Nov. 6, 1832, he voted for the electors that supported Andrew Jackson for President and Martin Van Buren for Vice President, and on Nov. 7, 1836, he voted for the electors that supported Martin Van Buren for President and Richard M. Johnson for Vice President, on the Democrat ticket.

On Jan. 29, 1840, Henry and Betsy purchased another tract of land on Greasy Ck., from Winright Adkins, for the sum of one hundred dollars. It was a ten acre tract, that began at a white oak tree above Henry Adkins house, and ran across the creek to a lynn tree at the mouth of Cane Hollow, and then down the creek to the upper end of the bottom, joining the Nathaniel Thacker field.

When the election was held on Nov 2,1840, Henry Adkins once again voted for the electors that supported Martin Van Buren for President and Richard M. Johnson for Vice President, and when the election was held four years later on Oct. 5, 1844, he voted for the electors that supported James K. Polk for President and George M. Dallas for Vice President, on the Democratic ticket. Henry later switched from the Democrat to the Whig political party, and when the election was held on Nov. 2, 1852, he went to the Forks voting precinct, where he cast his vote for the electors that supported General Winfield Scott for President and William A. Graham for Vice President, on the Whig ticket.

Henry later became a member of the newly formed Republican party, and was a stanch supporter of the Union. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, he was past sixty years of age, but he was present at an assembly of the Militia held in Pike Co. on the first Saturday in May, and also present at a Militia assembly held at the mouth of Grapevine Ck., on July 6, 1861.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information on the Adkins ancestry. My grandfather was Ira Cleveland Adkins, lineage from John Thomas Adkins.