April 15, 2007

Winright Adkins 1825

( Jennie's G-G-Grandfather )


Winright AdkinsWinright ADKINS 
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:

      • Clarinda Adkins
        b.ca.1845;

      • Henry Adkins
        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.

      • Elizabeth Adkins
        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. 1850.

      • Nancy 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.

      • Daniel Adkins
        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:

      • Henry Adkins
        b. 1857 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA.

      • Wesley Adkins
        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.

      • Nelson Adkins
        b. Apr 20, 1861 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA. He died Oct 27, 1919 in Rockhouse, Pike, Kentucky, USA.

      • Daniel Adkins
        b. Mar 3, 1862.

      • Ollie Adkins
        b. 1865.

      • Francis Adkins
        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
Mother:  Mary


Notes:

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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4 comments:

Anna said...

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Gene said...

I’m sorry to offer more confusion regarding the two Winright Adkins and there deeds. However, my dad told me that Winright Adkins born in 1837 (my great great grandfather) was responsible for the killing of the Unknown Soldier near Breaks Interstate Park. I found an essay that appears support the information that was passed down to me. The author points out that it was a case of mistaken identity and that it was a confederate killing another confederate. Winright Adkins 1837 fought for the CSA while Winright adkins 1825 seems to have been a union loyalist. By the way, thank you very much for creating this website, it has been a huge help! http://www.potterflats.com/suemundy4.html

Linda Hall said...

My Great Grandfather Winright Adkins admitted to being the Winright Adkins that killed the unknown soldier near the Breaks Interstate Park on his death bed to his son-in-law Crit May, my grandfather, husband of Winright's daughter, Dulcie Jane Adkins May so I think you have this wrong.

Linda Hall said...

My Great Grandfather Winright Adkins admitted to being the Winright Adkins that killed the unknown soldier near the Breaks Interstate Park on his death bed to his son-in-law Crit May, my grandfather, husband of Winright's daughter, Dulcie Jane Adkins May so I think you have this wrong.