I found three articles and I’ll copy and paste them in the original post.

NOTE: I’m not giving any credibility to them, nor am I claiming them to be fact, take them at face value. You can follow up at will.

Yes, I could make some badly needed corrections, but that’s not my place, I’ll highlight a few that you can correct yourself. Thanks, SJM

David s/o Mary Adkins b ca 1854 in the Snow Creek District of Lunenberg (Franklin) Co Va. David lived in this area until his mid thirties. During the mid 1700’s new counties were being formed every 5 to 10 years in order to keep up with the populations Westward movement and for this reason records of David and his family, during this period, are n five different counties. The first official record that has been located is one from Henry Co. where in 1777 David, along with his brother Mark, swore allegiance to America. In October of that year David began the first of two eighteen month enlistments in the Revolutionary War. His first enlistment as served in the company or Capt. George Waller under the Regimental command of Col. George Washington. The preceeding fact is verified by David’s Official mlitary record. The record is on file at the D A R Headquarters. Because the Adkins name was spelled so many ways in the early records several requests to the D A R (each time spelling the name differently) eventually hit the right spelling – Atkinson. Shortly after David’s enlistment Col. Washington was made the commander of all American forces. David’s company was in battles in Southern Virginia, North Carolina, and Northern South Carolina. At the end of this enlistment he was discharged at Camden Town South Carolina. Reenlisting three days later for another eighteen months he was assigned to the company of Capt. David Laird. This company was primarily assigned to the North Carolina area. David was dischared in late 1780 at Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina. After his active duty was over he continued to serve in the Malitia of Henry Co. He appears on th Malitia list of Thomas Smith and on the list of Owen Ruble in 1781. ~ sandijerry

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“My records show David Adkins born 1754, died 1831, married Judith on 27 May 1784. In in the marriage record Judith has no last name listed. His brother Mark was captured and hanged by the British for being a spy. David’s parents are Parker Vincent Adkins b1725 d1794 and Mary Fry(e) b1735 d1756 in childbirth with second child. David was born the same year Parker and Mary Fry were marrrid. Parker was among a few frontiersmen who were sent into Ohio into Shawnee territory to make peace by order of the king of England. Parker made good friends with Chief Cornstalk and married his daughter Bluesky in 1768. After the battle at Point Pleasant in Oct 1774, (which was against the indian to include Cornstalk and the Shawnee) Parker took Bluesky back to Virginia. Fearing reprisal against her from other settlers, he sold a lot of his land and operated a mill he owned, which I believe was on the Sandy River in Virginia. He made her a Christian and changed her name to Mary. This is why most Adkins’s have trouble with the “Mary” who was married to Parker.” ~ Kenton Adkins

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“My records show David Adkins born 1754, died 1831, married Judith on 27 May 1784. In in the marriage record Judith has no last name listed. His brother Mark was captured and hanged by the British for being a spy. David’s parents are Parker Vincent Adkins b1725 d1794 and Mary Fry(e) b1735 d1756 in childbirth with second child. David was born the same year Parker and Mary Fry were marrrid. Parker was among a few frontiersmen who were sent into Ohio into Shawnee territory to make peace by order of the king of England. Parker made good friends with Chief Cornstalk and married his daughter Bluesky in 1768. After the battle at Point Pleasant in Oct 1774, (which was against the indian to include Cornstalk and the Shawnee) Parker took Bluesky back to Virginia. Fearing reprisal against her from other settlers, he sold a lot of his land and operated a mill he owned, which I believe was on the Sandy River in Virginia. He made her a Christian and changed her name to Mary. This is why most Adkins’s have trouble with the “Mary” who was married to Parker.” ~ Kenton Adkins

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Contradiction itself, far from always being a criterion of error, is sometimes a sign of truth. ~ Simone Weil

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