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R R Adkins (#46980667)
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Bio Photo My name is Roy R Adkins and Hallie [Lowe] Adkins was my mother.I started this because so many family members were not being remembered from the past. Somtimes were to busy living our own lifes when we should have been listening with better ears. So this is for the people who have forgotten or to old to remember.
My father died 3 months before I found him. I remember one weekend when I was about 8 years old, that we were cleaning the house and my mother had run across this box. I had seen it before but never really paid much attention to it. Mom said it belonged to her real mother Sylvia and it was full of family pictures that I hadn't ever seen. It would come to be known as the Elswick box. It was old and dusty and better than a hundred years old I thought as she opened it. When she opened the old box it smelled musty and damp inside and I was in awe. Who is that lady? Who is that man? Where was that picture taken, as she allowed me to be inquisitive. When she started explaining whom these people where and how they fit into all of our lives. I listened in amazement as she proceeded. She started telling us the story's about her father and his father and his father. Her real mother and where they came from how her parents met. Why her and her brothers had to be put in an orphanage in this place called Homesville Ohio. And then she had held four pictures in her hand. She then laid them in front of us and said," these are the only pictures I have of your father!" My father I asked? The reply was yes. His name was Millard Musco Adkins and his father was Dewey Woodrow Adkins. I now had more questions? She did her best to answer all of them in a very pleasant and understanding way. How was I ever going to remember all of this I thought to my self.
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dana logan
RE: Maggie Quinn
So interesting!! I get really excited when I can make a connection with someone. I'd love to know more.
Added by dana logan on Sep 22, 2014 4:04 PM
dana logan
RE: Robert and Maggie Margarita Ouinn
Thank you so much. Did you also change where he is buried. He his buried in mo. Interesting that you say it's your mother in laws family. Cause my grandmotheris helen taylor-miller. Her parents were john taylor and lydia quinn-taylor. I'd sure be interested in your mother in laws connection.
Added by dana logan on Sep 22, 2014 11:33 AM
Kendra Haynie-Adkins
RE: Bethel Cemetery
I added the picture of the headstone. We had found it a couple of years ago while we were down for the Adkins Reunion. William and Elizabeth are my 2nd Great Grandparents. William/Clarence/Carl/Gregory/Me. Sarah Gertrude Crabtree was my 1st Great Grandmother.

Craig Adkins
Added by Kendra Haynie-Adkins on Jul 05, 2014 7:40 PM
Juanita Broyles
Richard Elswick my great grandfather
It is after 1am and Your site has kept me up and reading and looking. God bless you. My grandma was Rebecca.
Added by Juanita Broyles on Mar 31, 2014 12:10 AM
Stacy Blaser
Richard P. R. Elswick
Hello, I am doing family research and am very interested in the Elswick line. Do you know if Richard was Native American (Cherokee)? I am trying to prove an old family story about my Great Grandmother Nellie Palmer being Cherokee, and she was Richard's granddaughter. Any info you have would be so helpful. Thank you!
Added by Stacy Blaser on Mar 30, 2014 11:14 PM
Cindy Sumner Penberthy
Betsy Adkins Sumner
Thank you for posting the childhood pictures of my Auny, Betsy Sumner. Correction should be noted: her husband was Sidney A. Sumner - it is listed as Brian Sumner on the site. Brian is one of her 4 children. Sid was my father's youngest brother. They were divorced at the time of her death in 1966. Her daughter, Cydney Rae Sumner died at the age of 40 in Arizona, her 3 sons (Michael, Brian and Phillip) all live in Georgia. Betsy was dearly loved and her death at the age of 34 was a tragedy that horribly impacted my life and the lives of her children. May she rest in peace.
Added by Cindy Sumner Penberthy on Nov 13, 2013 5:05 AM
Sharon Spears
Thank You!
I am so thankful for your thoughtfulness in sharing all of this information. Hamilton Spears is my gg grandfather, Clinton Spears my g grandfather and Roma Spears my grandfather. I worked on my geneology about ten years ago and could not get any further than Hamilton Spears. I did not know anything more than the name. What a great surprise and joy it was to find this wealth of information. Thank you so very much!
Added by Sharon Spears on Jul 24, 2013 7:31 AM
Doris Aliff
RE: Leonard Spurlock
Her is what I have for her. She is the d/o Lewis and Lucy Wright Minnix. b. 1835 in Franklin Co, Va. She married 30 April 1857 Asahill Aliff in Roanoke Co, va. Last place I can locate her is in the 3 July 1880 census with her parents at Cave Spring, Roanoke Co. Va. Since Ace remarried before that I would say they were divorced. This is only a guess. Have you got more info or can you correct my info. If we know about where she was last located one of us can add her to findagrave as unk location so we can add her to Ace and add your picture. Please advise as what you think.
Added by Doris Aliff on Jun 05, 2013 8:49 PM
RE: Dee Arnold and Clara
Great, thank you so much. By the way, I really appreciate the obit on Dee Arnold's memorial.
Added by Connie on Jun 04, 2013 2:46 PM
Julie Morrison
RE: Hamilton Samual Spears
Yes David Paul Spears was my Grandfather and he is directly related to Hamilton.
I am in SF in the profile pic not certain what the ship is behind us. :) Thanks! Jules
Added by Julie Morrison on Apr 08, 2013 7:10 AM
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