|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1827|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1919|
JUDITH ADELINE TATE-ADKINS, daughter of Alfred C. Tate and Julia Adeline Elizabeth McDonald.
The following is "as printed" in the Belton Journal Obituary April 10, 1919, mistakes included:
NONAGENARIAN PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Judidth Aduline Tate Adkins, better known as Grandma Adkins, and who for the past year, has been confined to her bed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Woodward, answered the last call passed into the great beyond on 4th inst.
She was born in Overton county, Tennessee, January 29, 92 years ago. December 16, 1845, she mrried Wm. Anderson Adkins, and with their three children, came to Texas in 1853 and settled in Nacogdoches county. Soon after the close of the civil war they came to Bell county, and settled on a place now still bearing their name, on the Salado River, near what is now Prairie Dell. When emegrating to Texas, they came down the Mississippi River to New Orleans and then by Ox wagon to Texas.
All through the war, Grandma Adkins' spinning wheel and loom was busy weaving cloth for the uniforms for the son's of the South. March 24, 1910 her husband died, also at the age of 91, and she never fully recovered from the loss of her life's companion. Twelve children were born to them, six of which are now living, two sons and four daughters. Mrs Tom McFarland, Burnet, Texas; Mrs. Theo. Alexander, Belton; Mrs. J.M. Woodward, Belton; and Mrs. B.F. Bennet, Fort Worth. S.J. and W.H.A. Adkins, Fort Worth. She is also survived by 33 grand children and 35 great grand children.
For over 50 years she has been an earnest member of the Methodist church, and active in church work until infirmity of age prohibited. Her faith in God was steadfast and beautiful in its solemnity. Through all life's vicissitudes unchanged to the last. To know her was to love her-ever a smile and a pleasant word for all. A God fearing, but God loving christian. To the bereaved family we extend our deepest sympathy, and offer a prayer to God that more of us may live as pure, Christian and Motherly a life.
William Anderson Adkins (1818 - 1910)
Martha Jane Adkins McFarland (1855 - 1944)*
Steven Jesse Adkins (1858 - 1944)*
Naomi Adeline Adkins Alexander (1861 - 1931)*
William Harvey Adkins (1862 - 1943)*
Fannie Comeal Adkins Woodward (1865 - 1952)*
Mamie Melisa Adkins Bennett (1871 - 1960)*
The headstone marker for this grave was installed in August 2012. For many years she did not have a headstone. She is laid to rest at the right arm of her husband as was the custom of the day, and is just east of the foot of Bun Alexander, one of her grandsons.
Note: Grandmaw Adkins died at the home of her daughter who lived in Belton TX. It is confirmed that she is buried in the North Belton Cemetery as per Temple Telegram Newspaper notice April 6, 1919.
North Belton Cemetery
Created by: Brown J H
Record added: Feb 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85585529