Aaron Adkins (1845-1929)

Adkins , Aaron ” Little Aaron” ; b. 1845 ; s/o Allen and Fanny Adkins ;married Frances Toney . CSA. PVT 129th. Regiment VA Militia (Capt. Barnett Carter’s Co.). August 27,1861-. Served three days and left sick. 1st. Bat. VA Mounted Rifles (Capt. Barnett Carter’s Co. ) August 26, 1862 to December 1, 1862 . 34th. VA CAV. Co. D from December 1,1862-Feb. 1,1863. He was shot three times in the leg, arm and body. He fought at Gettysburg. Tradition says he was sent out to forage for food and came back with a dead hog on his back. Aaron died in 1929

I believe from just glancing, Aaron is down from Parker Adkins son Hezekiah, who along with brother Millington and father Parker fought at Mt Pleasant Va. in Rev War. ~ Stan Adkins

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Andrew Lewis Sias (1842-UNK)

Andrew Lewis Sias

Andrew Lewis Sias

Sias, Andrew Lewis ” Lew” ; b. May 28, 1842 in Mercer Co. VA ; d: between 1894 and 1896 in Lincoln County , WV; s/o James William and Rebecca (Adkins) Sias ; married Martha Ellen Lambert d/o Jeremiah and  Sarah (Hedrick) Lambert. He enlisted on August 26, 1862  at  the Logan County Court  House  in  the 34th Batt’n  VA CAV , Co. D ( Capt. B. Carter’s Co. 1 Batt’n Virginia Mounted Rifles )  as a PVT.  He deserted  and joined General Floyd’s command. He enlisted on December 1,1862 to Feb. 1, 1863 . He was wounded on the 3ed day of fighting at Gettysburg , PA (Pickett’s Charge) and taken prisoner at Hagerstown, Maryland on July 8, 1863   Another record says he was captured at Funkstown, MD. He was transferred to Seminary Hospital, Hagerstown, Maryland in August of 1863 and later moved to General Hospital in Chester,P on abt. September 17,1863 . Andrew was transferred  to Hammond  General Hospital, Point Lookout, MD on October 4, 1863  and appears on the list at Wayside or General Hospital # 9 on March 6,1864. and at  Chimborazo Hospital # 3  in Richmond, VA on March 7, 1864 . He was furloughed on March 11,1864.

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Boy, he looks just like an Adkins, doesn’t he? Amazing; the Adkins look. ~ Stan Adkins & me. [I think it’s the nose.] Stan Adkins ~ Nose, eyes,… and the big ears! Lol This guy could be my brother. Quite extraordinary.

My brother Ralph & his son Justin both have those eyes. I’ve seen them on a few people that I wanted to have DNA tested for proof they were a descendant, but of course, I can’t stop strangers on the street & ask for DNA or can I?

Also, as I had quoted, in the past, an excerpt from a book written in 1914 about a Parker Adkins, written by a man that knew him personally, that he had a nose the size of a man’s fist, which I’m hoping was a slight exaggeration on the writers part. But my Papaw Kell had a very dominate nose, one that I seem to be rocking myself. No complaints here; it makes me whom I am. I guess, looking at past relatives we can see a future for our children. Our Adkins lineage will live on through the generations, that we may see William V in all his generations. That is quite extraordinary.

Thank you, Stan for findings. God Bless & happy hunting!

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