April 15, 2007

Winright Adkins 1837

(Randy Ratliff's G-G-Grandfather)

Winright ADKINS
Born: 3-5-1837
Died: 1-1-1918  [Cemetery]
Father:  Winston ADKINS 1805
Mother:  Hannah COLEMAN

Winright married (1st)
Nancy Phillips on 9-24-1860
As far as can be determined, no children were born to this marriage.

Winright married (2nd)
Louisa Epling on 11-26-1868
Born: 10-1-1845
Died: 2-1-1927

Winright and Louisa had the following children:

    • Ailse G. Adkins - b. 9-5-1869 - m. David Cox on 8-30-1888. David was b. 11-27-1861, d. 11-22-1950, a son of John and Julia Adkins Cox. Ailse died on 12-30-1940. These people were farmers and owned a large farm at Millard, KY. Both are buried in the David Cox Cemetery at Millard, KY.

    • Clarinda Addie Adkins - b. 1871 - m. William Drayton Kendrick on 12-10-1891.  Addie died on 12-14-1897 and is buried in the Adkins Cemetery at Winright, KY.

    • John H. Adkins - b. 7-22-1873, d. 4-20-1939 - m. Ibbie Coleman.  John was an attorney for several years and established his home at the forks of Daniels Creek.

    • Laura Adkins - b. 3-31-1875, d. 6-16-1910 - m. McClelland Justice on 1-10-1896. She is buried in the Winston Adkins Cemetery at Winright, KY.

    • James Winston Adkins - b. 5-6-1876, d. 12-12-1912 m. Bessie Thornsbury on 8-16-1900. Bessie was b. 3-16-1884, d. 1-3-1971 and is buried at Regina, KY. James was a carpenter and is buried in the Winston Adkins Cemetery at Winright, KY. Bessie later married Shade Venters.

    • Ida Adkins - b. 6-30-1877, d. 1947, m. Oliver "Oll" Coleman.  Oll was a farmer and a preacher in the Old Regular Baptist Church.

    • Joseph Perry Adkins - b. 9-15-1878, m. Mero Abshire.

    • Floyd Adkins - b. 9-3-1880, - m. Laura Bartley.

    • Thomas Adkins - b. 5-12-1882, d. 9-13-1971.

    • Hannah Adkins - b. 7-27-1884, d. 6-17-1921 - m. Andrew Clinton Long.

    • Dulcina Jane Adkins - b. 9-14-1890 - m. Crit May.

    • Hayes Carl Adkins - b. 1880 - probably died young.


The following is excerpted from ADKINS of Eastern Kentucky and Surrounding Areas by Joseph T. Daniels

When the Civil War broke out, Winright and his brothers, Eli, Moses and John Henry all enlisted in the Confederate Army. Winright was the only one of the four to survive the war and return home.

We do not know what happened to his first wife, Nancy Phillips, but Winright m. Louisa Epling on 11-26-1868. Louisa was b. 10-1-1845 and d. 2-1-1927. Both Winright and Louisa are buried in the Winston Adkins Cemetery at Winright, KY.

Physically, Winright was of small or short stature, being only 5 feet and 4 inches tall. According to his Civil War records, he had grey eyes, black hair, tan complexion. He enlisted in Company "C" of the 5th Kentucky Mounted Calvary, in Letcher County, KY. on 12-20-1863 for three years. He had previously enlisted at Princeton, VA. (now WV.). Winright was promoted to Corporal and then to Sergeant. He saw service in and around Dalton, GA. and Chattanooga, TN.

Winright and his wife were deeded the Winston Adkins home place at Winright, KY., with the provision in the deed that he and his wife were to care for Winston and Hannah, as long as either of them lived. Winright and Louisa lived in this place until their deaths. Both are buried in the Winston Adkins Cemetery at Winright, KY.

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Burma Jo Adkins Fletcher said...

Additions: Winright and Louisa's 9th child was my grandfather, Thomas J. Adkins. Thomas married Lillie Bartley on 11-4-1907. They had three children: Everett (my father) b. 8-18-1908; died 9-11-1975; Everett married Mabel Bartley (b 4-15-1915; d 7-13-1999) on 11-4-1933; Everett and Mabel had two children: Norbert Ray - b. 9-27-1935; d 1-13-1992) and Burma Jo - b 8-8-1937. Second child of Thomas and Lillie was Earvin - b. 3-18-1913 d. 10-8-1935; and Third child of Thomas and Lillie was Elza - b. 5-10-1915; d 1-12-1993; Elza married Ruby Adkins on 11-3-1934 and they raised four children: Ervin, 4-12-1936; Judy Faye, b. 2-15-1939; Thomas Farley, b. 10-26-1945; and, Jerry Don, b 4-30-1947.
*This update is provided by Burma Jo Adkins Fletcher and is accurate to the best of my information at this time.

Linda Hall said...

Hi Berma Jo, my name is Linda Anders and Winright and Louisa were my great grandparents. There daughter Dulcie Jane Adkins was my mothers mother or my grandmother. Dulcie's daughter Ivery May Compton was my mother. I have just started studing this on my family and I am enjoying it so much.

Tonya Payne said...

Joseph Perry Adkins was my great grandfather and Maro Absheer was my great grandmother. Their daughter Verda Marie Adkins Painter was my dads mother. She had 8 children = 6 buys and 2 girls.