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Jersie Pansy Adkins Hill
Birth: Mar. 1, 1894
Lincoln County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1993
Lincoln County
West Virginia, USA

Jersie Pansy Adkins was the daughter of Isaiah Frances Adkins and Lena Spears she Married James Earl Hill Sr. on the 13 of Sept 1913 in Harts creek West virginia. Jersie and James Sr. raised the family in what was called the shean Creak area of Big ugly West Virginia. Her father Isaiah give her some land in her name as a wedding present and they later moved to some 4oo acers next to her fathers place in the big ugly area of Harts creek. They had five children with a little girl named Hazel Bernice Hill who was the youngest that died in a real bad fire in west virginia while her mother was out feeding the livestock and milking the cows. It was cold that day and the fire place was burning. She had on a long dress and had gotten to close to the fire. Curtis Ray, Ira Wetzel, Eda Mae and James Earl Jr. Her father Isaiah moved to Oak Hill Ohio in 1920 and when the kids were out of school for the summer they would get ready for the once a year trip to go see Grandpa Isaiah and Grandma Lena. His Mother and Father would load the car the night before with the necessities they would need for the trip. Such as somthing to eat or sack on, extra clothes, the spare tiers and cold patches for the tubes. They would get up early in the morning and be on the road 5:30Am. They had a relatively new car. It was a 1926 Buck with 22" wooden spoke wheels. "What a car". It seams like the further down the road they went the more flat tiers they had to fix. Getting in to the later part of the day they would finely pull up to Woodrow Adkins place in Huntington on 8th Ave around 5:00 or 6:00 PM the same day. And other times way into dark. James remembers sometimes they would come rolling into town with more then one flat tier as people would start yelling and thinking that his father didn't know about it. James Sr, use to get a kick out of it and just sat tall and proud in the set behind the wheel as he drove on into Huntington. The next morning they would repeat the same as the day before and continue there trip into Oak Hill Ohio. By the end of the day they would arive at at the farm and were the Family reunion would begin.

Towers Resident Observes 92nd Birthday
Mrs. Jersie Pansy Hill formerly of Big Ugly celebrated her 92nd birthday March 1, wwith her family at her Chapmanville Towers apartment. Mrs. Hill was born March 1, 1894 at Mud River in Lincoln County. She is the daughter of late Isiah and Lena Spears Adkins. She lived in Lincoln County until her marriage to James Earl Hill on September 13, 1913. Mr. and Mrs. Hill eventually made their home at Skin Poplar on Big Ugly, where they lived for 25 years. They had five children, Bernice Hazel, who was born July 15, 1914 but died at age of 19 months; Curtis Ray, born January 31, 1916; the late Ira Wetsel, born on August 24, 1917; Edna Mae, born August 11, 1921 and James Earl, born May 30, 1930. She has 12 grandchildren, 19 great-granchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hill gets around very well. She has her hair done occasionally and still does her own housework, but she said, "Sometimes it hurts, I have rheumatism in my hands. I take medicine for it and it helps." When asked how things have changed over the years, Mrs. Hill said, "Everything has changed. We had no electricity until 1949, no television, no radio and no record player." She went to school in a log school house, but a new one was built in its place. She remembers the old-time Pack Peddlers, who carried their wares on their back and traveled through the area. "We were raised on a farm. We had a cow and made butter and had plenty of milk. We had chickens and eggs. The only thing we bought was salt, sugar, flour and baking powder," she said. Her son, Ray Hill of Skin Poplar, said they used 25 pound of flour a week. The raised their own corn to have ground into meal. The corn was taken to the mill owned by Everman "Froggie" Adkins' at Dollie to be ground into meal. At one time there were five post offices on Big Ugly, and almost as many schools, but they were gradually closed and now there is only one post office and one school. "Back then one family may have had anywhere from eleven to seventeen children, where now there are only a few," Ray said. We raised pigs, cows, and horses. We bought no meat and we never did without. We always had canned stuff in cellar," he added. Mrs. Hill sid she would get up early to prepare breakfast for her family and by six .m. her husband and sons were in the fields, hoeing corn, tabacco or cane. She would wash dishes and milk the cow and join her family in the fields around nine a.m. She would return to the house to prepare lunch and return to the fields until time to prepare supper. She worked outside on the farm until she was 84. Her husband died Febuary 5, 1976 and it was at that time she moved to the Towers 
Family links: 
  Isaiah Frances Adkins (1865 - 1962)
  Lena Spears Adkins (1876 - 1958)
  James Earl Hill (1894 - 1976)
  Hazel Bernice Hill (1914 - 1916)*
  Curtis Ray Hill (1916 - 2000)*
  Ira Wetzel Hill (1917 - 1978)*
  Edna Mae Hill Smith (1921 - 1986)*
  Jersie Pansy Adkins Hill (1894 - 1993)
  Zema Adkins Radabaugh (1896 - 1981)*
  Dewey Woodrow Adkins (1898 - 1963)*
  Ula Mosine Adkins (1901 - 1930)*
  Fenzie Bazel Adkins (1903 - 1975)*
  Dencil Baden Adkins (1907 - 1966)*
  Sylvetta Adkins Fannin (1911 - 1934)*
  Cecil Lester Adkins (1913 - 1936)*
  Kenneth Astor Adkins (1916 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
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