|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1834|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1888|
Elizabeth Jane Windham was the twin of Sarah Ann Windham. They were born to John and Charlotte Windham in Tipton Co., TN, and their father died shortly after they were born. In the mid 1840s, their mother Charlotte moved with her sons William, Carnaby, daughter Martha who was married to John Tilman, and members of the Smith and Coats families to Yell Co., AR.
Elizabeth's twin Sarah Ann married Thomas J. Coats who died in the Civil War. Widowed Sarah died soon after, leaving two young daughters, Franky Jane and Missouri Ann Coats. James Smith Atkins was made their guardian, and they lived with James and Elizabeth until they married.
The inscription for Elizabeth is on the reverse side of her husband's tombstone. When the tombstones were photographed in 1999, they were found toppled to the ground by cows who graze in the unprotected cemetery. The ornate marker for their son Jesse Lee Atkins was also on the ground. Other markers made of concrete were broken and scattered and had to be pieced together to photograph. Some markers have been completely destroyed, because an earlier inventory of the cemetery is available showing other family members buried here. They are being included in this cemetery listing.
James Smith Atkins (1831 - 1887)*
Jesse Lee Atkins (1856 - 1890)*
Mary Mollie Atkins Toors (1860 - ____)*
Joseph Carnaby Atkins (1864 - 1940)*
Jasper Lonzo Atkins (1866 - 1943)*
James Irvin Atkins (1870 - 1947)*
Peyton Dyer Atkins (1873 - 1950)*
Atkins Family Cemetery
Created by: Melanie Atkins
Record added: May 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27165096