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.
Errors in information re: Emanuel Circle Roy, If you will notice, you have recorded that Catherine Kemp, wife of Emanuel Circle was born on 25 Nov 1788 and you also have her death listed as the same date. Also, Emanuel Circle died in Clark Co., OH and not in VA as you have listed.
Carvil Hawkins & Achy Shinn Hi Roy. I've had some of the same questions as you regarding Mary Mundle, though I knew she wasn't Achy Shinn's mother. Achy Shinn was Achsah Shinn, the oldest daughter of Joab Shinn and his wife Nancy Shire English. Achsah was named after Nancy's mother, Achsah Robbins. I am descended from one of Achy's younger sisters, Rachel Shinn. According to Mary Mundle's tombstone, she was the mother of Carvil & Hezekiah Hawkins. It appears that she was Carvil's biological mother, and that she remarried after the death of his father. Her sons, Carvil and Hezekiah, may/or may not have lived with Richard Hawkins and his wife Sarah. Richard may have been their uncle. That would explain both the orphan story, and why Richard and Sarah named a younger son Carvil too. I suspect that the two Carvils were cousins, not brothers. I am continuing to research this and will be happy to update you on what I find.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!