WILLIAM V. ADKINS (JOHN THOMAS, JOHN THOMAS, THOMAS, HENRY) was born March 28, 1689 in Henrico County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1774 in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia. He married ELIZABETH PARKER January 17, 1715/16 in St. John’s Church, Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, daughter of RICHARD PARKER and MITHA ?. She was born Abt. 1695 in Charles City, Henrico County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1733 in Goochland County, Virginia.

I’ve seen father listed as Thomas Adkins, Jr. of Henrico County, VA. Others believe his father is John Adkins of New Kent County. The original spelling of his name is Atkinson.

SEE: http://fly.hiwaay.net/~jjadkins/genealogy/HTML/d0000/g0000526.html#I900

According to Grace Gregory’s Book of Rememberance: “William ADKINS, Sr. may have been married to Sarah PAULEY, 24 Jul 1734, Philadelphia, PA. If so, he would be the son of John or Thomas [ADKINS] who was the son of James, the immigrant – they were Quakers. If so, Sarah would be 2nd wife, and Elizabeth PARKER [the] 1st. A William ATKINSON md Elizabeth PARKER, 17 Jan 1716 in St. Johns church, Henrico Co., VA. Elizabeth’s father names as Richard PARKER. William (sign is a ‘WA’) ended up in Pittsylvania Co., VA, making deeds and wife Sarah signing with him.

1715, 29 Aug – a William ATKINSON of Lunenburg Co., VA let son Henry have 50 acresin Goochland Co., VA. 1748, 2 Aug – a William ATKINSON of Goochland Co., VA sold to Jeremiah Parker REACH 50 acres, being in Goochland Co., VA (no wife signed). 1750, 29 May – William ATKINSON of Lunenburg Co., VA sold to Francis CONLEY 100 acres in Goochland Co. No wife signed. 1624 – John ADKINS died, James City Co. A brother, William ATKINS who in 1624 lived near either Bear or Rear in Bassinghall, London, England. 1636 – John ADKINS, in VA. Henry ATKINS in ship “HOPEWELL” who took the oath of allegience in 1634. Henry ATKYNS, age 22, to Barbados from part of London, later to VA. The ADKINS name is spelled several different ways, including ATKYNS, ATKINS, ATKINSON, ADKINSON, and ADKINS.

1740 Oct Henrico Co., VA
Land Transfer: William Adkins and Elizabeth, his wife, to John Owen, Jr.

Our family appears in probate records at http://www.psi-sc.com/genealogy/atkisson/atkissprobate.html

1717 Jan 7 Henrico Co., VA
Land Transfer: From Richard Parker of Henrico Co., VA and parish for love & affection to his daughter, Elizabeth, wife of William Atkinson a tract of land next to Daniel Patrick’s landbought of John Woodson, the land given to his daughter Mary, wife of Lewis Jenkins and John Woodson. – 150 acres. Witnesses: John Woodson and Thomas Owen. Elizabeth, wife of John Parker, relinquishes her dowry rights.

1729 Mar 5 Henrico Co., VA
Land Transfer: Francis Wilkerson of St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent Co., VA to John Law of Henrico Co., VA. all land that Richard Parker sold to Wilkerson at head of Turner’s Run next to Robert Morgan, William Adkins and Lewis Jenkins – 100 acres.

6….i….JOSEPH ADKINS, b. Abt. 1716.
…ii….RICHARD ADKINS, b. Abt. 1717, Henrico County, Virginia; d. 1790, Tennessee.
7….iii….PARKER V. ADKINS, b. Abt. 1720, Machumps Creek, Henrico County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1792, Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia.
8….iv….WILLIAM ADKINS, b. Abt. 1721, Meachum Creek, Goochland, VA; d. March 15, 1784, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
9….v….JACOB ADKINS, b. Abt. 1725, Henrico County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1791.
…vi….SHERWOOD ADKINS, b. Abt. 1728, Goochland County, Virginia; d. 1780; m. SARAH ?.
10….vii….HENRY ADKINS, b. Abt. 1730, Goochland County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1787, Virginia.
11….viii….MARY ADKINS, b. Abt. 1735, Goochland County, Virginia; d. Bet. 1814 – 1820, Cabell County, Virginia.

*Note: Not from my original notes.

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