( Jennie's Great-Grandfather )
Leonard Grant married
Born: Aug 2, 1866
Died: Apr 7 1949
Father: David Crockett Coleman
Mother: Mary Thacker
Leonard Grant and Elizabeth had the following children:
Grady A. ADKINS
King Soloman (Sollie) ADKINS ( Jennie's grandfather )
Nan (ADKINS) Clark
ADKINS, Leonard Grant was b: at Greasy Creek, Pike Co., KY on Oct 15 1868 and died on Oct 17 1954, the son of Winright Adkins.
He married Anna Elizabeth (COLEMAN) Adkins who died Apr 7 1949. They left 3 sons, Grady, Sollie and Alvin Adkins; two daughters, Fanny Adkins, and Nan Clark. He was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.
Anna Elizabeth Adkins was the daughter of Crocket Coleman and Mary Thacker Coleman. She was born August 2, 1866.
She was married to L. G. Adkins in the year of 1887, and unto this union was born ten children, five boys and five girls of which five proceeded her in death leaving here in this troublesome world without a sweet mother to council us, three boys and two girls, Fannie, Nannie, Alvin, G. A. and Sollie and dear old father.
Mother joined the Old Regular Baptist Church fifty- two (52) years ago at Greasy Creek, and was baptized by Elder N. T. Hopkins, then got her letter in 1925 from the Greasy Creek Church, and laid it in at the Little Creek Church. Then came from the Little Creek Church in a arm to organize the Elizabeth Church and lived there until death.
She raised nine grandchildren, she had forty-nine grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, one brother, Alvin Coleman, one sister, Lilia Blair still living.
Mother was a mid wife and called so often to the sick. I heard her say so many times, "Grady, I left your dad at home a working." She called for me so often to sing for her and Dad.
Mother died on Thursday, April 7, 1949, at 4:15 a.m. She seemed to have just fallen asleep. I can never forget that morning she had called for all of her children, and they all came. She said, "I am about gone, I want you all to meet me in Heaven, children be good to your dad and love one another."
Now, dad cheer up and live on for God. I have no doubt but mother has gone to Heaven, and I feel it won't be long until we will have to give you up. Mother lived faithful in the Old Church, always desiring to see the meeting time to come. She said she never felt that she lost anything by taking care of the Brethren and Sisters that come to the Old Church.
I remember when I was a boy of going to church with mother seeing her shout and praising God.
Now, dear brothers and sisters, I want to say to you if you ever expect to meet mother, you will have to be born again. Mother's funeral will be preached at Fords Branch the Second Saturday and Sunday in April 1950, beginning on Friday at 1 p.m. at G. A. Adkins. The ministers called are John A. Damron, F. A. Hopkins, Ballard Baker, E. V. Hopkins, John Hess, Joe Jones, Tack Hall, and all the preaching brothers are invited.
Written by her son, G. A. Adkins
1949 Newspaper Clipping
1954 Newspaper Clipping
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