Adkins


Mary Sue Dyehouse
Birth: 6 May 1940
Death: 6 Aug 2016

Mary Sue Adkins Dyehouse, 76, of Middletown, died Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Kettering Medical Center. She was born in Cisco, Magoffin, Kentucky on May 6, 1940 to parents Kelly and Phebie (Reed) Adkins.

Mary Sue was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker and a member of Christian Enterprise Baptist Church. One of her greatest joys in life was Buda Night.

Mrs. Dyehouse is survived by her daughter, Terry (Roger) Jones; brothers, Tom (June) Adkins, Russell Adkins, and Denny (Joan) Adkins; sisters, Betty (Jim) Jensen, and Ella (Darewood) Birchfield; grandchildren, Tonya (Steve) Crowder, Dean Russell, Mack (Paula) Stewart, Samantha (Jason) Hoye and Cassie (Todd) Grubb; numerous great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Flora Long.

Mary Sue was preceded in death by her husband, William Peter Dyehouse; daughter, Delores Hammel; brothers, Hassel Adkins, Willie Adkins, and Charles Lee Adkins; sister, Della Ruth Griffith.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm at WILSON-SCHRAMM-SPAULDING FUNERAL HOME, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown with Reverend James Anderson officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
~ Yoko Ono

See you soon… Pussy Cat!

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Stan Adkins Says:

April 21, 2015 at 9:52 am
Hello Cousins.

I will pay $500.00 for a copy of the Adkins family, Beech County to York Book, if anyone has one and is open to selling their copy. (guessing at the correct title). Here’s my contact info:
Stan Adkins
Adkinsstan@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Stan Adkins
Independence, Mo

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Beech Fork Lake

History of Beech Fork

Known in agrarian times as “Bean Capital Of The World” because of its abundant harvests, remote Beech Fork and its fertile farms had by the mid-20th century devolved into a “Tobacco Road” cut off from the opportunities of modern development.

Some tombstones in the Park’s Bowen Cemetery date to the 18th century; and family names adorning Civil War graves can be seen on roadside mailboxes even today. Government appropriation of private land for the lake caused rancor among locals with historic land holdings. The Beech Fork strain of Adkins family (appropriately known as “Beech Fork Adkinses”) was largely driven out to the Huntington metropolitan area. So numerous were these displaced persons that townsfolk joked about an “Adkins factory” at Beech Fork which mass-produced persons of the surname. It has also been said that in the last days, “the Jews will go back to Palestine and the Adkinses will go back to Beech Fork.”

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!

Henderson Adkins Death Certificate

He’s buried in Sandy Hook, Elliott, Kentucky Cemetery

Janet Fannin
(August 27, 1955 – August 12, 2013)

Janet Adkins Fannin, 57 years, 11 months and 16 days olds of West Liberty, KY passed away Monday, August 12,2013 in the St.Claire Medical Center, Morehead, KY after an extended illness.

She was born August 27, 1955 in Salyersville, KY daughter of the late Ben and Ethel Montgomery Adkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her, son,David Shawn Fannin. Five sisters, Ileen Williams, Edith Whitt, Faye Manning, Sue Paxton and Mae Adkins. One brother,Charles Adkins.

She is survived by her Companion, Edward Fannin, West Liberty, KY.Two daughters, Michelle Fannin and Mary Holliday, both of West Liberty, KY. A son, Edward Fannin Jr., West Liberty, KY. Two sisters, Mabel Pennix and Alice Scurry, both of West Liberty, KY.

Seven brothers, Hager Adkins, Lonnie Adkins, Wheeler Adkins, Russell Adkins, all of West Liberty, KY. Roy Adkins of Mt.Sterling, KY. Herbert Adkins, of Owingsville, KY. Robert Adkins of Salyersville, KY. Six grandchildren, Dakota(Chinphasinee)Stamper, Cierra Holliday, Hunter Chase Clark, Madison Fannin, Maylea Haney and Tyra Scott Fannin. One great grandchild, Dakota Brantley Stamper.

Funeral Services will be 11:AM, Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Elder Benny Wright officiating. Burial in the Scurry Cemetery, Jones Creek, KY.

Visitation 6:PM, Wednesday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty, KY.

Pallbearers; Bruce Wingo, Randy Williams, Hager Adkins Jr., Lonnie Adkins Jr., Shane Sheets and Ballard Fannin.

Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace. ~ Oscar Wilde

Hershell Dean Adkins
(October 12, 1947 – January 5, 2013)

Hershell Dean Adkins,age 65, of East River Road, West Liberty, Ky passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at his home after a illness.  He was born October 12,1947 in West Liberty, Ky son of the late William Henry & Dora Nickell Adkins. Besides his parents, one infant brother, Homer Adkins, sister, Ruie Adkins, brother-in-law ,Albert Jay Wingo, half-brother, James Adkins and four half-sisters, Jean Allen, Della Mae Long, Rosa Lee Adkins and Myrtle Adkins preceded him in death. Hershell accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savor and was a former Morgan County school bus driver and served in the U.S. Army. Hershell was a local farmer who enjoyed raising cattles and horses and driving his farming equipiment. Surviving is his loving family members four sisters, Honna & Ronnie Cole of Ezel, Ky. Ruby Wingo of West Liberty, Ky. Anna Mae & James Leach of Mt. Sterling, Ky. Ruth & Jim Waugh of Cecilia, Ky. One brother, Woodrow “Pete” & Kay Adkins of West Liberty, Ky. One half-sister, Ada Gray Montgomery of Salyersville, Ky. Special caregivers, Judy & Ben Elam. Host of nieces, nephews, family and friends to mourn his passing. Funeral service will be Tuesday, 1:PM, January 8,2013 at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Elder Roy Collett, Bro.Mike Lindon, Bro. Harry Flannery officiating. Burial in the Adkins Cemetery, West Liberty, Ky. Visitation 6;PM, Monday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty, Ky.

Military graveside rites conducted by the Morgan County D.A.V.Chapter # 132. Honorary Pallbearers: Jack Elam, Stanley Franklin, Donnie Lykins, Kiser Elam. Active Pallbearers: Ronald Cole, Bruce Wingo, Steve Wingo, Terry Leach,Tom Leach, Tim Leach, David Waugh,Doug Waugh, Henry Adkins, Hager Adkins.

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Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in.  ~ Dennis P. Costea, Jr.

Lineage Note: Omitted from the obit was the loss of a second infant brother.

I opened my email today & let it run. Folders read 999 inbox, 3 bills, 2 junk. WHAT? I don’t have that kind of time. A lot more better be junk or I’m throwing in the towel. Don’t expect to hear from me anytime soon. That’s just wrong… on so many levels!

Anyway, the new dishwasher was installed this morning. He called before he came; got directions. I know, right! He said, “Mapquest says no such road.” So, I give him directions. When I opened the door, he said, “Hey, I’ve been here before. Then proceeds to tell me, all about my life. Hum… guess he has been here before! Works great. I’m taking all the dishes back out of the cabinets & rerunning them. Next finish the new bathroom install. All in a days work, I guess.

I’ve been working nonstop (daylight – til dark and then some) on the family tree. I’m not happy with some of the entries. I bought a book last month that has completely rattled my cage. Its called “Early Morgan County,” by Arthur C Johnson (1913-1989).  I can’t interview him or debate any of his work. After reading most of it, I do realize that he was working solely from a Historical point of view. Telling the origin of each of the founding families from Morgan County. I want to reprint excerpts from the book, but its copyrighted. Not sure if its worth going to the publisher to get permission.

Background: He married Bernice (Vernice Adkins) daughter of Autie & Clara Trimble Adkins. Autie was the son of Ira & Rachell N Ball Adkins. Ira was the son of Eli & Emilie Elizabeth Ison Adkins. Eli was the son of App & Delila Elswick Adkins. So in a few sentences, he blew my mind. He contends that the first Adkins that came into Morgan County was taken captive by the Indians. His name was Charley, (in another place he calls him Charles) but most people called him “App”, or Appleton Adkins. He stayed with the Indians for seven years. The Indians liked him so well they gave him a peck of gold (1/4 of a bushel) and sent him home. Lewis Adkins (1821 – 1901) came from Virginia . “App” was a brother-in-law of Lewis.

ADKINS, Absolem ELSWICK, Delila 09-SEP-1830 Pike, Kentucky.
Adkins, Louis Margaret Elswick May 17,1835 Morgan, Kentucky.

I’ve only seen one place where App was ever called Appleton, but he called himself Appleton. I’ve never seen the Charles or Charley part ever. I’m not saying that it;s not possible, because I know is. I myself, have an uncle called Albert Roscoe and he calls himself “Tom.”  Not many of my cousins, including me knew that my Aunt Ruth’s first name was Della. I don’t remember anyone ever saying that.

But anyway that’s what I’ve been doing all month. Trying to start over. After some serious analyzing he doesn’t say that App wasn’t Thomas’s son, but it does cast some serious doubt. I have to look at more Morgan documents. His 1850 & 1860 Census Absolem claims he was born in Kentucky. I need App’s will & his son Lewis’ death certificate. His oldest son Miles Henry Adkins, like our Lewis was not reported in the book as sons but Miles is on the census records with them and his death certificate reads:
Name: Miles Adkins
Death Date: 4 Mar 1911
Death Location: Morgan
Age: 81
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1829
Birth Location: Morgan
Father’s Name: App Adkins
Father’s Birth Location: Engling
Mother’s Name: Laucinda Robbins
Mother’s Birth Location: Morgan, Kentucky

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Not even sure what stone I’ve left unturned but am working diligently to put App back on the tree. I know this only makes for more questions, than answers, but there out there, we just have to find them. He went home to Morgan County so his family was there. Just have to figure out which ones. The DNA don’t change, but he may end up being Joel Adkins son after all, but I’m still leaning toward Thomas & Ollie Morgan Adkins. Keep your fingers crossed and  hope for the best; we’ll see where this chase leads.

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. ~ Seneca

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