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Morris "Marris" Adkins
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1802
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1885
Deer Head Cove
DeKalb County
Alabama, USA

Morris/Marris Adkins married Rebecca Young in Wayne Co., Kentucky on 12 Mar 1820. They made their home on a farm in the part of southern Wayne County that later became known as Sunnybrook. Together they had six children: Pharaba (married Jonathan Butram/Bertram), George Washington, William, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel, and Andrew Jackson. Rebecca died in 1835 and was buried in what became known as the Carter D. Dalton Cemetery in Wayne Co., Kentucky. After her death Morris married Martha "Patsy" Lawrence. He sold his land in Kentucky and migrated to Alabama, where he and Patsy had several children together.

Morris's first name is spelled Marris on the double tombstone he shares with his second wife. The year of his birth on the tombstone (1813) is definitely incorrect as proof exists that he married his first wife, Rebecca Young, in 1820. If he had really been born in 1813 he would have been seven years old when he married the first time! Family records passed down from his oldest child in Kentucky give his birth date as 22 Jan 1802 and his death date as 06 Jan 1885. Both of these differ from the tombstone but that is not an unusual occurence.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Adkins (1770 - 1839)
  Catherine Stigall Adkins (1779 - 1862)
 
 Spouses:
  Rebecca Young Adkins (1800 - 1835)*
  Martha Lawrence Adkins (1813 - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  Pharaba Adkins Bertram (1824 - 1909)*
  George Washington Adkins (1825 - 1886)*
  Benjamin Franklin Adkins (1830 - 1906)*
  Andrew J. Adkins (1834 - 1901)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Adkins Young (____ - 1822)**
  Morris Adkins (1802 - 1885)
  Mary Adkins Cooper (1814 - 1868)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: First name spelled "Marris" on tombstone as sometimes pronounced
 
Burial:
Deer Head Cove Cemetery
Deer Head Cove
DeKalb County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Anna Schultheis Bertram
Record added: Aug 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40622782
Morris Marris Adkins
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Morris Marris Adkins
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Morris Marris Adkins
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- Denise51977
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
From your Great Great Granddaughter.
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 Added: Jan. 25, 2014
From your 4th-great-grandson and his wife . . .
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