hi I am new at this. I have no idea of my lineage. My grandfather was Dewey Elbert or Elbert Dewey Adkins and he lived in Lawrenceburg Tn. His dad was John and died in 1929 in Tn. My gdad was born in Feb 1900. Any info on these by chance?

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Its unfortunate that I’ve only found 3 families researching this line and from what I can tell, not very thorough, so I thought I’d share what I have on this line. You’ll need to order a few death certificates to verify. Just remember they do make mistakes, so you’ll need more than a few to that with. Note that mother Rena UNK Adkins is gone between 1920 and 1930. No death record found in Lawrence County, Tennessee for a Rena Adkins.

Name:     Elbert Dewey Adkins
Birth:     21 Feb 1900
Residence:     Lawrence, Tennessee
Other:     Lawrence County

After looking at his Military record, I was surprised by the blue eyes and light hair. He lived at 2 Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee.  His father’s name was John Adkins.

Marriage
Name:     Elbert Adkins
Spouse:     Edith Martin
Marriage:     23 May 1921 – Lawrence

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1930 United States Federal Census
about Dewey Adkins
Name:     Dewey Adkins

Home in 1930:     District 5, Lawrence, Tennessee
Age:     29
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1901
Birthplace:     Tennessee
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Spouse’s Name:     Edith Adkins
Race:     White
Household Members:
Name     Age
Dewey Adkins     29
Edith Adkins     28
James T Adkins     6
Dola L Adkins     3
Mathew C Adkins     3
Roicin Adkins (JR) listed as a son, no age.

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Social Security Death Index
about Elbert Adkins
Name:     Elbert Adkins
SSN:     259-07-0739
Last Residence:     30338  Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States of America
Born:     21 Feb 1900
Died:     Dec 1970
State (Year) SSN issued:     Georgia (Before 1951)

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Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
about Elbert D Adkins
Name: Elbert D Adkins
Death Date: 12 Dec 1970
County of Death: Fulton
Gender: M (Male)
Race: White
Age: 70 years
County of Residence: Fulton
Certificate: 039347

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1920 United States Federal Census
about Albrt D Adkins
Name: Albrt D Adkins
[Albert D Adkins]
Home in 1920: Civil District 5, Lawrence, Tennessee
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s name: John H Adkins
Father’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother’s name: Rena Adkins
Mother’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Marital Status: Single
Name Age
John H Adkins 55
Rena Adkins 50
Albrt D Adkins 19
Joe Adkins 17
Noah Adkins 14
Leoma Adkins 12

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1910 United States Federal Census
about Duney Adkins
Name: Duney Adkins
Age in 1910: 12
Estimated Birth Year: 1898
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s name: James H Adkins
Father’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother’s name: Rena Adkins
Mother’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 5, Lawrence, Tennessee
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
James H Adkins 46
Rena Adkins 42
Carlert Adkins 17
Turney Adkins 16
Duney Adkins 12
Joe Adkins 8
Noah Adkins 5
Leona Adkins 3

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1900 United States Federal Census
about Dewey Atkins
Name: Dewey Atkins
Home in 1900: Civil District 8, Lawrence, Tennessee
[Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee]
Age: 3/12
Birth Date: Feb 1900
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father’s name: John H Atkins
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s name: Rena Atkins
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Marital Status: Single
Household Members:
Name Age
John H Atkins 35
Rena Atkins 30
(m)Acy J Atkins 11
(f)Bertha Atkins 9
(m)Edger C Atkins 7
(m)Pete T Atkins 5
(f)Ovie E Atkins 3 (born: Apr 1897) no other records found)
(m)Dewey Atkins 3/12

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1930 United States Federal Census
about John Adkins
Name: John Adkins
Home in 1930: District 5, Lawrence, Tennessee
Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Name Age
John Adkins 65
Joe Adkins 26
Leomer Adkins 23
Gladis Adkins 14
Ethel Adkins 13

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Marriage Records
Lawrence County marriage records amount to more than ten thousand individuals in this database who were married between 1851and 1900. This county was created in 1817 from Hickman County and Indian lands.
Original data: Lawrence County, Tennessee Marriages, 1851-1900. County court records located at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee or Family History Library microfilm #0976259-0976261 and 0976306-0976314.

Possible …
Tennessee Marriages, 1851-1900
about Rena Judkins
Name: John Adkins
Spouse: Rena Judkins
Marriage Date: 3 Feb 1886
County: Warren
State: TN

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Brother
Asa Adkins 2 Jul 1887 Caucasian (White) Tennessee Lawrence, Tennessee
Marriage: Acie Adkins Emma Bennett 1 Aug 1919 Lawrence
Name: Ace Adkins
Birth: 2 Jul 1888
Death: Jun 1964
Civil: Tennessee

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Brother Edgar Corbet Adkins
Name: Edgar C Adkins
Birth: 1 Sep 1892 – Tennessee;United States of America
Residence: Lawrence, Tennessee
Other: Lawrence County
Marriage Corbet Adkins Callie Clayton 5 Sep 1915 Lawrence
Social Security Death Index
about Edgar Adkins
Name: Edgar Adkins
SSN: 414-01-6472
Last Residence:
Born: 1 Sep 1892
Died: Dec 1962
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951)
Adkins Callie, Mrs. 05-18-32 41 321 Tn. Sarcoma

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Brother
Pete Turney Adkins
[Peter Turney Adkins] 25 Jan 1895 Caucasian (White) Tennessee Lawrence, Tennessee
Marriage Name: Lurine Adkins
[Peter Turney “Pete” Adkins]
Spouse: Janie Bailey
Marriage: 12 Oct 1913 – Lawrence

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Sister
Bertha Atkins Ferman Jaco 2 May 1909 Lawrence
Name: Wiley Fermon Jaco
Birth: 20 Jul 1888 – Tennessee;United States of America
Residence: Lawrence, Tennessee
Other: Lawrence County

Name: Wiley T Jaco
[Wiley F Jaco]
Spouse: Bertha Jaco
Birth: 1889 – Tennessee
Residence: 1910 – Buffalo Road, Lawrence, Tennessee
Name: Wiley F Joco
[Wiley F Jaco]
Spouse: Bertha Joco
Birth: abt 1892 – Tennessee
Residence: 1920 – Civil District 5, Lawrence, Tennessee
Name: William F Jaco
Spouse: Bertha Jaco
Birth: abt 1896 – Tennessee
Residence: 1930 – Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma

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Brother
Abt 1905 Lawrence Tennessee
Noah Adkins Nellis Grinnell 19 Nov 1927 Lawrence

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Lawrence County, TN  – Surname Adkins Death records:
Adkins Minnie V. 05-01-18 37 153
Adkins Shelby 07-13-18 37 129
Adkins William E. 04-27-24 37 347

Lawrence County, TN Early Birth Records
Adkins Ina Babe Robbie A n/a 04-01-1909
Adkins Mary Blanche A. J. Minnie A. 09-27-1910
* Note:  Several “Adkisson” in the area at this time. Other possible surname links for this area are Akin and Adams.

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NOTES

Nellie G. Adkins 27 Sep 1912 15 Mar 1997 Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee
Geo Adkins Rebeca Jones 19 Feb 1890 Lawrence
Etta Adkins J A Willis 25 Dec 1899 Lawrence
Ocla Adkins Sam Miller 26 Apr 1903 Lawrence
G W Adkins Roby Winters 20 Sep 1903 Lawrence
Dossie Adkins Mahlon Phillips 20 Apr 1907 Lawrence
Elizabeth Adkins John Ray 27 Aug 1908 Lawrence
A G Adkins Minnie Olive 19 Dec 1908 Lawrence
Will Adkins Alice Finney 29 Sep 1916 Lawrence
George Anna Adkins Willie J Rose 21 Dec 1924 Lawrence
Clarence Adkins Bertha Tolle 4 Jul 1924 Lawrence

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A few links to get the ball rolling

I’ve said it a million times, the state of Tennessee has got to start releasing more public information. I realize that this takes a lot of time and resources, but it would pay off in the end. Have some of the local Historical Societies start releasing their information.

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each others worth. ~ Robert Southey

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