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 Josephine N “Josie” <I>Wales</I> Smith Adkins

Josephine N “Josie” Wales Smith Adkins

Fayette County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Mar 1927 (aged 86)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas, USA
Plot Lot: 12 Block: 4 Site: 5
Memorial ID 47517310 · View Source
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Daughter of Dr Prosper Wales of Vermont and Mary Hayden/Haden of Kentucky.

Prosper was living Fayette acc/to Tax assessment
from 1840-1846
then moved to Bastrop 1846 acc/to Tax assessment records

Prosper Wales Texas Co Tax Rolls 1837-1910
"""Tax Assessment 1842 Fayette Co Texas
Prosper Wales Texas Co Tax Rolls 1837-1910
""" Tax Assessment 1846 Fayette Co Texas

Prosper Wales Texas Co Tax Rolls 1837-1910
Tax Assessment 1846 Bastrop Co Texas-thru 1852
all kids born before 1846 born Fayette after then Bastrop

1850 Prosper Wales birth:1815 Vermont
residence:Bastrop co Bastrop Texas
Prosper Wales M 36 Vermont 1814-1861 #10692911
Mary Jane Hayden Wales F 30 Kentucky #10694795
Sep 20 1820-Aug 4 1888
Josephine Wales F 10 Texas 1840-1927 Fayette
J T Wales M 7 Texas
B Wales M 5 Texas
K J Wales F 3 Texas
William Wales M 0 Texas

Note:Josephine mrd lst to Joel Callaway Smith/1 dau
SMITH JOEL C 05/20/1858 Williamson Co TX 18-5800-15 Book/Page B: M B: 1 P: 206 WALES JOSEPHINE 18y
they had dau Callaway Vienna b March 1859, 4mos after dad died.
Confirmed by property deed of Joel Smith to dau Callaway-
12/04/1882 : DEED Volume: 28 Page: 330 We Josephine Adkins,(formerly Josephine Smith, wife of Joel C Smith, decd) and
J N Adkins of Lampasas to Callie Wolf nee Smith;some property in state of Kentucky.

Jasper was mrd before Josie to Susan 1853 so he had kids with her which would include Wickcliffe, Phebe, Mary being born last abt time Susan died. Although some have her listed as 2nd wife's dau, but if she was Josephine's dau she was born 3 yrs before Josie and Jasper married, so question, also she was born Ark and Josie never lived there w/Jasper.
1910 says Josie only had 2 kids w/Jasper, 2 living [Joseph, Ettie, Mabel is dec'd]

1860 Florence Williamson Co Texas
Prosper Wales 45 years M.D. #10692911 1814-1861 b Vermont
MJ Wales wife 39 year TX 1820-1888 Mary Jane Haden #10694795
7 children:
18 year old Josephine N Wales 1840-1927 b Fayette
16 year old James Thomas Wales #10692713 1843-1909 Fayette
15 year old Bartlett Manley Wales 1845-1931 #10691469 "
12 year old Hezeah J 1848 b Bastrop
8 year old Areana 1852 b Bastrop
6 year old Prosper 1855-1887 b Bastrop #10700463
2 year old Mary H Wales b 1858 Bastrop

Josephene Wales married 2nd to Rev Jasper Newton Adkins 1865
apparently he was married before so all kids born
1865 from previous marriage
Susan Jane Schrimsheer (1833–1863) unproven dod
mrd 30 May 1853 Washington Co Ark
[Wickliff1855, Phebe1856, Mary1862]
All b Ark; Josie was never in Ark w/Jasper, 1860 she was still single living w/parents Williamson TX]

Joseph being her lst child w/Jasper seems reasonable then however he was born a yr before Josie mrd Jasper too. Maybe question this.

1870 Josiphene Adkins birth:from 1841 to 1842 Texas
J N Adkins M 36 Tennessee #47517410
Josiphene Adkins F 28 Texas
Joseph Adkins M 5 Texas 1865
Etta Adkins F 2 Texas 1868
Calloway Smith F 11 Texas 1859 fr her lst marr
[Wickliffe Eugene Adkins] 1855 Ark fr his 1st wife
Phebe Adkins F 14 Ark 1856 fr his lst wife
Mary C Adkins F 8 Ark 1862 ""

Jasper N Adkins is advertising Lampasas TX 1877:
Ad: Dr J N Adkins, Eclectic Physician. Offers his services to the Lampasas area residents; The Lampasas Dispatch Lampasas Tex, Vol. 6, #49, Ed. 1 Thursday May 3 1877

1880 East Lampasas Lampasas Texas
Jasper N Adkans Self M 45 Tenn
Jessie Adkins Wife F 34 Texas Josie
Joseph A Adkins Son M 14 Texas 1866
Eppa Adkins Dau F 12 Texas Ettie 1868
Wickliffe E Adkins Son M 24 Ark 1855 fr his 1st wife
Mary C Adkins Dau F 16 Ark 1864 fr his lst wife

1900 Josephine Adkins birth:June 1840 Texas
residence:Justice Precinct 1 Lampasas town Lampasas Tex
Number Living Children 2/3 born Yrs Marr 35y marr yr 1865
Father Birthplace NY Mother Birthplace Kentucky
spouse:Jasper Newton Adkins
Jasper N Adkins Head M 67 Tenn Nov 1833-1901 Rev/Dr
Josephine Adkins Wife F 60 Texas June 1840-1927
Ettie A Adkins Dau F 32 Texas June 1868 single
1910 Josephine Adkins b 1840 Tex died 1927
residence:Lampasas, Lampasas, Tex Number Children Born 2
Number of Children Living 2
Name Age
Josephine Adkins 70
Etta Adkins 40 died 1943 never mrd

1920 Brady, McCulloch, Texas
Name Age
Josie Adkins 80 widowed
Mary E Lee 63 companion dressmaker widowed

Josephine kids-1-1858 [lst husband] 3-1865 [2nd husband]
Callaway Vienna Smith Wolf (1859 - 1945)father Joel Smith
Joseph Abraham Adkins (1864 - 1942)
Ettie Aurelia Adkins (1868 - 1943)
Addie Mabel Adkins (1880 - 1888)8yo
[others have her as dau again a question as if dau s/have Josie w/3 kids born on 1910, 2 living]

Jasper Newton's kids w/lst wife Susan mrd 1853 Ark
-Wickliffe, Phebe, Mary C all born Arkansas

Texas Deaths 1890-1976 child:Ettie Adkins b June 1868
Death 16 May 1943 San Antonio, Bexar, Texas 75yo
Female Single Birthplace San Antonio, Texas
Josephine Wales Mother Certificate Number 20824

Texas Deaths 1890-1976 child:Josephine Adkins 87yo
Death 15 Mar 1927 Austin, Travis Texas Female Widowed
Birth Date 29 Jun 1840 Birthplace Fayette Texas
Wales Father Mother:Mary Haden Certificate Number 10770

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Gravesite Details Death date per DC April 15, 1927





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 47517310
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Josephine N “Josie” Wales Smith Adkins (29 Jun 1840–15 Mar 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47517310, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Junior Ramsey (contributor 47063838) .