Born:1825 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky
Died: 1904 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky
Father: Henry Adkins
Mother: Elizabeth 'Betsy' Thacker
Winright married (1st)
Sarah Boney on Mar. 3, 1844
Born: ca. l826
Died: ca. l854
Father: Joseph Boney
Mother: Sarah Mullins
Winright and Sarah had the following children:
b. Feb. 1847; d. 1942; m. Apr. 26, 1866 Judy Justice b.ca. 1842; d. Jan. 3, 1912. Daughter of Booker Justice and Gidia Thacker.
b. Jan. 6,, 1849; d. June 18,1929; m. Sept. 17, 1868 George Robinson b. Feb. 9, 1847; d. Feb. 5, 1932.
Mary Jane Adkins
b.ca. 1852; d. Feb. 16, 1937; m. Mar.3, 1870 Moses Sanford Hopkins b.Aug.1851; Dec. 20, 1937. Son of Columbus and Mary E. Hopkins.
b.ca.1853; d. May 24,1939; m. Sept. 9, 1872 Polly Ann Prater b.ca.1855. Daughter of Ezekiel Prater and Polly Reffitt. Daniel Adkins m. (2nd) Nov. 5, 1881 Easter Smith b.ca. 1855.
Winright married (2nd)
Nancy (McCown) Gillispie on Sept.22,1855
Born: 1829 in Pike County, Kentucky
Died: circa 1887
Father: Hugh McCown
Mother: Milly Rhea
Winright and Nancy had the following children:
b. 1857 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA.
b. 1857/1858 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA. He died 14 Dec 1931 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky.
William G. Adkins
b. 1858 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA. He died 25 Nov 1934 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky.
b. Apr 20, 1861 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA. He died Oct 27, 1919 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA.
b. Mar 3, 1862.
b. 1867 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA. She died Oct 14, 1937 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA.
Leonard Grant Adkins
b. Oct 15, 1868 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA. He died Oct 17, 1954 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky.
Winright married (3rd)
Elizabeth Blackburn Harris on May 3, 1888.
Born: May 1, 1855
Died: Oct. 29, 1933, buried in the Sowards Cemetery at the mouth of Shelby Cr.
Father: John Blackburn
SOURCE: "THACKERS OF PIKE COUNTY KENTUCKY" by Glen Adkins & Paul Chaney
Winright Adkins "Paul/Greasy" was born 1825 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky. He died 1904 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA and was buried 1904 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky.
He was reared at Greasy Cr. where he met and married Sarah Boney, on Mar. 3, 1844. She was born ca. l 826, a daughter of Joseph Boney and Sarah Mullins. She died at an early age, ca. l854.
Winright Adkins m.(2nd) Sept.22,1855 Nancy (McCown) Gillispie b.ca. l 829. She was a daughter of Hugh and Milly McCown, and the widow of William H. Gillispie. Winright and Nancy resided at Greasy Ck. with his six children, and her son, John Gillispie.
Winright provided for his large family by farming and hunting.
When Civil War came to the Big Sandy Valley in 1862, he did not join the army, but three of his younger brother's volunteered for service in the 39th KY. Infantry, U. S. Army. Winright and his aged father remained at home on Greasy Ck., where they were known to be stanch supporters of the Union.
In 1864, Winright's brother Jesse died of measles at Louisa, KY., and his brother Owen was reported to have been killed by rebels. According to Elizabeth (Lizz) Thacker, grandaughter of Reubin Thacker, when Winright heard about this, he flew into a rage and swore to avenge the death of his brothers. He later shot and killed Zachariah Phillips, a rebel soldier, and was said to have killed and wounded several others, including the unknown soldier that was killed in the Breaks of Sandy River, above Praise, KY. His brother Jesse was buried in a military cemetery at Louisa, KY., and he never knew for certain what had been the fate of his brother Owen. He blamed the rebels and the Democrat party for his loss, and remained a stanch Republican as long as he lived.
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