is anyone celebrating a wedding/anniversary this June? Have you already attended a wedding this month? If your anniversary is in June, how many years have you been married?

  • Name or describe briefly your spouse (or partner) – age, appearance, work, interests, etc.
  • Note when & where you got married. In a few words describe the ceremony, who attended, where you went on your honeymoon, and any other factual highlights from that day, the ceremony itself, and the preparations for it.

Anthony & I had a simple wedding (on the spur of the moment – really & no, I wasn’t expecting). We were married in the living room of the house Anthony was born in Springboro, but it had a Franklin address. The house itself had undergone some serious changes, but it was the same house. I bought a twenty dollar white dress from Kmart and we exchanged two dollar rings from Hills Department Store (both stores are gone now). That’s why I decided that for our 35th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal to do it up right. I’ve had two different sets of rings since our original set. I can tell you about those later. The set I wear now he gave me for Christmas one year. So sweet. I love them, so when he asked me if I wanted a new set for our renewal, I said, “no.” When he first proposed to me, he was so adorable. I that couldn’t have said no, even if I had wanted to & I didn’t. It was a decision that I have never regretted.Every marriage undergoes its troubles and trails, but you never give up on each other.

When & how did you and your mate decide to get married? Was it love at first sight? Or did a friendship develop into love? Was there a formal proposal? Did you (the future groom) ask your future father-in-law for permission to marry? Was there an engagement ring or symbol of intent? Did you live together before getting married? How long was your engagement?

Anthony & I were engaged two weeks after we “officially” introduced (we had had a couple brief encounter but not really introduced) at his brother’s house & he later proposed in their driveway.  His brother’s wife had introduced us. I was her babysitter. She also happens to be my sister’s sister-in-law. [This is how most relationships form. That’s why its critical to find each family member of three generations on both sides of a relationship when doing genealogy, because they will introduce new people & tend to intermarry. I find it will save you so much time by entering it as soon as you find it. That way, you don’t have to backup and figure out the link later. ] Our first date was to the Dayton Mall (in Miamisburg) . Anthony later, took me to the same mall to pick out an engagement ring. I chose a tiny little white gold diamond ring from Rogers Jewelers. I showed it off like it was 10 carats. I still have it in my jewelry box today. I had a diamond jacket soldered to it and it caused the back to break off. I thought of having it reset, but I still love it just the way it is, so it will stay that way. Sentimental reasons. Our wedding we discuss at another date. It was an event unto itself.

Do you recall your wedding and all the preparations leading up to it? Who did what? Was it fairly straight forward or complicated?

Tell us about it!

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Married in January’s roar and rime,
Widowed you’ll be before your prime
Married in February’s sleepy weather,
Life you’ll tread in time together
Married when March winds shrill and roar,
Your home will lie on a distant shore
Married ‘neath April’s changeful skies,
A chequered path before you lies
Married when bees o’er May blossoms flit,
Strangers around your board will sit
Married in month of roses June,
Life will be one long honeymoon
Married in July with flowers ablaze,
Bitter-sweet memories in after days
Married in August’s heat and drowse,
Lover and friend in your chosen spouse
Married in September’s golden glow,
Smooth and serene your life will go
Married when leaves in October thin,
Toil and hardships for you begin
Married in veils of November mist,
Fortune your wedding ring has kissed
Married in days of December’s cheer,
Love’s star shines brighter from year to year.

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Ronnie say’s that he’s not tech savvy. His daughter handles all of his computer needs. Believe me, I wish he did, many is the time, that I would have love to jet him a line or two, but nope. He’s so nice when you call, he really is, just give him a call and see what he thinks.

As for my research, I’ve been spending even more quality time with my family and working a lot more these days than usual. I actually, just walked through the door and sat down. Then was thrilled to see your comment.

Most of the Adkins’ from Missouri come down from William. Most are from my own great uncles, son’s of Lewis Adkins. I’m headed out that way to try and find Eli Adkins’s death date and burial. He was alive and well in 1939 from his electric bills, so I have a place to start. People think I don’t take this seriously, but when you’re tracking people the same way the IRS does, that’s serious. I’m just teasing, but I do want to find his information and maybe his family if they’re still there. Benjamen’s as well. That will probably be more along the line of next year. Cross your fingers.

I plan on spending a peaceful Holiday at home with my family for the remainder of this year – some badly needed R & R. Then I’ll try and see what I can get from more of the distant cousins on and off the reservation. I was promised some (old) pictures and a few new books should be on the market soon, maybe by then some thing new will be found. I know where some stuff is, just can’t get it for us.

As for “Multitudes and Milestones”… I have done a few excerpts, but I cannot complete it, since I have vowed to never write a book and that’s what it would end up being. So, I just blog away. Too many of the family and non-members that have written – have threatened me with all sorts of things. So that’s out. I give my work away for FREE. If I learn something, I share it, its that simple. I haven’t made a dime off of the family and don’t plan to start now. It’s what I love to do and will continue to do, as long as I live. I’ll just keep writing as long as people keep reading. The book would end up with a hundred family members names as coauthors, since no one could write this alone.

I cover more on my close family now, but you can read Me & William V http://wp.me/p8juh-1ey it kind of sets the stage for where I’m at at this point in my life or http://wp.me/p8juh-1hO which should shed even more light. I’m taking some badly needed time off, but will always be here for question and answer sessions.

I love to hear from family and hear their stories, so come back often and share whatever, where your hubby comes from, thoughts and ideas and/or any family stories, maybe a recipe or two… my door is always open.

Thanks as always and Welcome to the family,
Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

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Courage is as often the outcome of despair as hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other all to gain. ~ Diane de Poitiers

It’s Sunday, August 28, 2011 today. There are 125 days left in this year. We’re in week number 34 of 52.

Re: Strengths and Weaknesses

While I was doing my weekly planning and making a pot of chili, it’s a football day at our house, so the chili is ready and it smells like home to me; consider that one of my strengths. I was pondering my life and my work, my family and friends and their personalities. The people I choose to be in my life and those that I have for the lack of a better term, cut out. I decided this…

I am… who I am, not because of where I was born or to whom, but by the people in my life that I value. I value my LIFE. I know that would seem to be a broad statement, if you didn’t follow this blog. If you do, then you know what I mean about my life with style. I’m creative to a point, not as much as my mother, but creative just the same. I hate DRAMA, some consider that to be my weakness. I live to be happy and love how I live. I surround myself with the people I choose and decide whom I will interact with daily. We all decide things in our lives and live with those decisions. Good or bad, we have to live with them.

On Thursday, September 1, my sister-in-law, Mary Metcalf aka Cookie will have her decided 65th Birthday, you may not understand the “decided” part, when she was born, like most births at that time, children were born at home. Mother’s suffered from various ailments anywhere from after pains to child bed fever. They blanked out the pain, losing long periods of time. Her mother simply couldn’t remember when she was born. It was somewhere between the 1st and 3rd. Cookie decided that she liked the 1st so that’s when she celebrates her birthday. It happened to my Grandma Dorothy, as well, so a few of her children have decided on birth-dates. Nonetheless, it is an important date.

I’ve heard it said, “Its funny how there are billions of the people in the world and only 365 days in a year, yet we are always delighted and amazed when we find out we share a birthday with someone.” I did look up some people that were born on my birthday, none really impressed me, I share a birthday with Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band, that’s pretty cool, but does it make us anything alike? Doubtful! Other than we are considered a Libra under the Zodiac Sign.

I’m a Libra born October 5 which is symbolized by the Scales and is a supposed to be a marvelous conversationalist. I think it really means that we just like to talk a lot. I’m not into Astrology at all, but like everyone else, I have read mine a few times. Mostly when I’m bored, but I do like that, someone takes the time to analyze these non-personal quips, like “You’re going to have a great day today, but avoid those people whom are in dark places.” Then I think, Dang, how do I avoid myself today? So, I usually tend to avoid the Charts. That makes my life so much easier. I do think that it does form our personalities. If we’re born in the Fall we tend to love the Fall, and gravitate to the things that are comfortable.

We surround ourselves, mostly with the people we have a lot in common with. I call this the “Bird’s of a Feather Mentality.” It’s so much easier to work with people that you have something in common with, such as those in your age bracket, your religion or politics or your group and/or family affiliations. I do have several friends outside those realms, which I tend to butt heads with, and yet, I never let that cause separation between us. I try to include everyone. Some relationships just take a little more work. The only people that I sever all ties with are those that I feel have betrayed me or my family and there are a few.

Recently, I was telling my cousin Sandy after a funeral, that I never go to someone’s house and disagree with them, but let them come to mine and it’s on. I’m going to tell them exactly what I think. My mom told me that it was rude to go to a man’s home and cause a problem. I see my blog, sort of like my home; a safe place. I don’t make people that disagree with me, take their and go home ball (although some I would like too), but rather ask that they give me some space to be me. You don’t have to agree with me, just let me think.

As a person who over-thinks or theorizes everything, as I was told, I’ll be 50 in October, an upcoming birthday offers me the guilty pleasure of self-indulgent self-reflection. It’s not birthday’s in general that make me pensive, or even turning 50, that should make me a little crazy, but it is the recognition that my year is about to begin again. I don‘t fear turning 50; I’m half way through a life well lived. I fear the unknown. What will this new year bring? A sign of weakness.

My sister Shirley was contemplating her absence, making her end of life decisions, and she was set back a little, by the fact that everyone’s lives would go on the same as before, just without her in it. I hope she can come to grips with that as well. It has been the downfall of many a philosopher.

I do tend to over think, over do and over compensate, rather than pick a careful path and circumvent it. The funny thing is the most significant insights seem to find me. It’s remarkable with the amount of information and observation that plague me daily, that there are some things that hit at just the right time. That stick.

The word “Homologate” means to approve; confirm or ratify. To register: such as a cars vendor or model identification number (make it an individual item). It’s what I commonly refer to as a two dollar word, which really just means to agree, to allow or to recognize as. I only mention this because, some off the cuff remarks made this week, mostly at my expense – that stuck. I cannot, nor will not, allow anyone to take control of my life or lineage. That which belongs to me. Whether or not I’m here or gone.

We will all be gone at some point and life will go on the same as before, just without us in it, but we can leave them that remain with the information that we had, and hopefully they will continue the work. A family by its very definition: any group of persons closely related by blood. We have that to carry on.

When I was accused this week of stealing someone’s previous research on the Family and compiling it with others, not giving them credit for what was theirs. Both adding to and taking away. I asked myself this question: Can you copy write a FAMILY?

I really don’t think so. No one can hold the rights to a Family history. It’s not a tangible thing that one can own. You can belong to it and be a part of it, analyze it, research it, even squander it, but you can’t own it anymore than I can own the 240th day of the year. No matter whom they claim to be or think they are, related to, their works or claim to fame, can take control of that group or families history. I’m saying, not even with a 2/3rds majority can you take control and decide what we can or cannot know about or have the right to know. Maybe the dark family secrets or the gossip you can manage to try to control, but nothing else really.

Many people bring many different attributes to a family. Take a family reunion for example. I just attended the Pearson Family Reunion, yesterday. Anthony didn’t want to go with me, even though it was his side of the family, but I went anyway, because I like them and wanted to hold Kim’s new baby.

I watched the younger ones playing the same games that we played as children, but admittedly a tad more organized, remembering that we’re a high tech world now. Instead of paper plates laid on the ground, they had red plastic safety cones and a prize for the winners of the three-legged race and the timeless task of carrying eggs on a spoon, among other classics games played. Of course, no child could resist the Indian Burial Mound; they would have to trek up the seemingly endless flight of stairs that ascend into the heavens. All while, the adults laughing, talking and filming every minute of it, on Tablets with a screen the size of a dinner plate. Nothing our Grandparents could have even imagined or hoped for.

Change is inevitable, but as the old adage says, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Families are about sharing fun filled events and being together, even if you don’t’ know half the people there, we still share. We’re related. That is what it’s all about.

I love holding new babies, watching the children play, eating too much and talking to people I rarely see, other than at these types of events. Our lives get hectic as we all go about our day to day, but we still need to take the time to be a family. Sharing, caring about one another and learning about the each other, remembering the past, keep those that have gone on before alive in our memories, as we cherish the new that will go on long after we are gone. That’s the way it should be. A time honored sequence of events all brought together by one word, FAMILY. Our hopes, our dreams, and our faith all tied up in a neat little package.

I would add this, “We’re all working toward the same end, but does the end justify the means?” You’ll have to answer that one for yourself. I always receive a great deal of comfort and inspiration from my family.

Our children challenge us all to get involved, you dared us to put aside our complacency and strife and work together toward the same end, our family.

You will never know how grateful and flattered I am that you make me part of your family, as I include you in mine.

Sincerely,
Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

It is better to wear out than to rust out. ~ Frances E. Willard

Wills, Inventories & Accts. vol. 1-A p. 142
Dated April 8, 1847 probated Oct. 28, 1848

I, William Adkins of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia being of sound mind and in good halth make my last will and Testament in manner and form as follows
I give to my son Henry Adkins and his heirs forever the following land to wit, beginning in my line adjoining where he now lives at the fence and around the land he is now in possession of it being a part of my track and thence following the fence around to a pair of draw rails thence up the path to the ridge path leading from my house to Capt. Hopkinses Decd,then down a hollow to a branch in an old field and down the branch to the Creek thence up the same to the Spring that said Henry formerly used continuing up said branch to my back line and along the same to the beginning.
2ly I give to my son Owen Adkins and his heirs forever the following land, towit; beginning at the same place where Henry’s new line is to begin thence along between my son Henry and myself to the road leading from my house to the Lynchburg road, thence down said road to a corner in my old line near a field now used by my daughter Sally Gibson, thence to the fence of the said field and along said fence in to an old field not inclosed until it corner oposite an old fence row leading from some pines near the path and so on down said fence row to the head of a hollow and down the same to the creek and up the creek to the land herein before given to my son Henry and along his line to the beginning.
3ly, I give to my daughter Sally Gibson and her heirs forever the following land to wit, beginning at the fence around the feald in which she now lived where my son Owen’s William and thence along the lain and through the lower side of an old feald crossing the ridge road to trees I have choped as a line to Peek’s old field and through the old field by two marked trees on a ridge and so on to two marked trees below the aple orchard on the branch thence up the same and along my backline to the line herein before directed to bound the land given to my son Owen and along that lineto the beginning.
4ly I give to my son William Adkins and his heirs forever the land where on he now lives it being all the remaining part of my land on that side of the creek not herein given to others.
5ly It is my will and desire that Coleman Renands shall have and enjoy the land and other property herein after mentioned for and during his life and at his death to his lawfully begotten children if he leave any and in case he does not, then to my children herein before mentioned and there heirs forever to wit, I give under the limitations as aforesaid to said Coleman Renands who I hereby recognise as my son and henceforth desire that he shall be called Coleman Adkins the following land, to wit,beginning on the creek between John T. Muse and myself at the mouth of a branch thence along theNorth side of a crop fence runing near a spring formerly used by Sally Reynolds and so onto the woods and thence along a new chopped line to a branch above WilliamAdkins spring and thence up said branch to a new choped line and along said line to the ridge road and thence along said road and my back line to the land herein before given to my son Henry and thence down his line to the creek and thence down the said creek to the beginning.
6ly It is my will and desire that my Executor hereinafter appointed sell upon a credit of one and two years all the residue of my land lying on the West side of Turkey Cock creek and allso upon a reasonable credit sell all the perishable part of my estate.
7ly I give to Suky Smith one hundred dollars and I give to Betsy Carter one hundred dollars and I give to Sally Gipson Thirty dollars.
8ly I give to my son Coleman Adkins upon the terms limitations and conditions contained and provided for in the fifth clause of the will the following property to wit; one Negro girl named Siza and her future increase and one horse bridle and saddle worth sixty dollars. I also give him fifty dollars worth of cows and hoggs and six head of sheep, I also give him one hilling hoe,one plow, and pare of gear one pole axe and if he continues to live with me till my death I give him fifteen barrels of corn and four Hundred weight of Pork.
9ly I give to my following children to be equally divided between them and there heirs forever all the residue of my estate of every sort and kind, to wit; I give one sixth part to my daughter Suky Smith, one sixth to Betsy Carter, one sixth part to Sally Gipson, one sixth part to my son Henry Adkins, one sixth part to William Adkins, and the other sixth part to Owen Adkins, and lastly I do hereby constitute and appointmy friend Vincint Witcher Executor to this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former wills by me made writen on two sheets and subscribed on the sixth page ;this eighth day of April in the year of our Lord 1847.

William Adkins seal
Witnesses
A.H. Moorman
W.A. Dickinson
H.S. Muse

At a Circuit superior court of law and chanery continued and held for Pittsylvania county the 28th day of October 1848 this last will and Testament of William Adkins decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of A.H. Moorman and H.S. Muse two subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Vincent Witcher the Executor in said will named who made oath and with A.H. Moorman & H.S. Muse his secruities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollars conditioned according to Law certificate was granted him for obtaining probate of said will in due form.
Teste
Wm. H. Tunstall Clk.

Probable marriages of children of William and Mary Adkins

From Knorr, Catherine. Marriage Bonds and Ministers returns of PittsylvaniaCounty, Virginia; 1767-1805. 1956

1. 7 October 1799 Henry Adkerson (Adkins) and Elizabeth Rossett dau.Of Sam Rossett who consents. Sur. William Reynolds.
p. 2 (26 of marr. register)

2. 18 July 1803. Nathan Carter and Elizabeth Atkins. Sur. Henry Atkins. Married by Richard Elliott.
p. 15 (p. 34 in original register)

3. 9 December 1805. William Adkins and Betsy Thacker. Sur Joseph Thacker. Married by Rev. Willis Hopwood.
p. 2 (p. 38 of marr. register)

From Williams, Kathleen. Marriages of Pittsylvania County, Virginia; 1806-1830. 1980

4. 18 August 1806. George Smith and Lucky Adkins. ( Sucky? OrSuk?
Sur. William Adkins. p. 145 (p. 42 inmarr. register)

5*. 15 July 1809 Owen Adkins and Isabel Harris, dau. of John Harris who consents.
Sur. James Hines.
p. 3 (p. 46 of marr. reg.)

6. 21 May 1810. Charles Gibson and Sarah Atkinson, dau.of
William Atkinson. Sur. Nathaniel Carter. Thomas Geo. Gibson
consents. Married by the Rev. Joseph Hatchett.
p. 62 ( p. 48 of marr. register)

* Owen’s first marriage. Second as follows:
19 September 1825. Owen Atkinson(Adkins) and Fanny Campbell.
Sur. Jacob Zink. p.6(p. 82 of original register)

THE FOLLOWING SHOWS ANCESTORS THAT RENOUNCED KING GEORGE III AND SWORE LOYALTY TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. IT IS HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT, AND ALSO IMPORTANT TO ESTABLISH LOCATIONS OF ANCESTORS IN 1777. NAME SPELLINGS MAY HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO THE RECORDER OR WRITTEN AS THE RECORDER THOUGHT THEY SHOULD BE SPELLED. I HAVE COPIED ALL PEOPLE WHO I KNOW ARE RELATIONS OR WHOSE LAST NAME INDICATES THEY MIGHT BE CONNECTED TO THIS FAMILY TREE WHETHER ADKINS OR ANOTHER LINE. LIKE A CENSUS, THIS ALSO INDICATES WHO LIVED IN THE SAME AREA OF THE COUNTY. After the fifth and last Virginia Revolutionary Convention voted in May 1776 to instruct the Virginia members of the Continental Congress to introduce a resolution to declare the colonies independent, it adopted a new constitution in June. The body also called for all officers of the new state government to take an oath of allegiance to Virginia. Prior to 1776, all men holding public office took an oath of allegiance to the king. At the May 1777 meeting of the General Assembly, the legislature passed an act declaring that “Whereas allegiance and protection are reciprocal, and those who will not bear the former are not entitled to the benefits of the latter . . . all free born male inhabitants of this state, above the age of sixteen years, except imported servants during the time of their service, shall, on or before the tenth day of October next, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation before some one of the justices of the peace of the county, city, or borough where they shall respectively inhabit.” The law dictated the wording of the oath (which included renouncing King George III), required militia officers to disarm recusants (men who refused to take the oath), and prohibited recusants from “holding any office in this state, serving on juries, suing for any debts, electing or being elected, or buying lands, tenements, or hereditaments.” Oaths of Allegiance – 1777 Pittsylvania County, VA copy done by Cynthia Hubbard Headen source: The Magazine of VA Genealogy, v.23, #1 (Feb.1985), transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito Reuben Pain’s List: Aaron Hutchings Charles Hutchings Charles Hutchings Christopher Hutchings Moses Hutchings Benjamin Lankford List of George Carter Joshua Owens Rolly Owens Thomas Dillard, List George West John West Joseph West Joseph West, Jr. Owen West Stephen Coleman’s List Thos. Hutchings John Owen George West Capt. Hankin’s List Joseph Akins William Akins Henry Atkins Henry Atkins Richard Atkins William Atkins Joseph Akins William Akins James Devine John Devine William Devine William Neally Hugh Reynolds Joseph Reynolds Jas. Morton’s List William Oakes Reuben Pain’s List Charles Hutchings Charles Hutchings Christopher Hutchings Moses Hutchings Charles Kennon’s List James Sml.wood Owen John Owen Uriah Owen William Owen William Owen, Jr. Abraham Shelton’s List Charles Dowel John Wilson’s List David Owen John Owen William Owen William Owen James Parrott William Witcher’s List Jesse Atkenson Moses Atkenson Morris Atkinson Henry Atkinson

In response to your comment:

Hi there, I’m on a search to track down who the heck I’m related to. My father was told he was adopted- his name was Douglas Scott Slaney- he died when I was 3. His mother Gail (Lavina) Adkins was his mother. She was the one who told him he was adopted, but we have since found that was not the case…she died 6 months before my father and I don’t have any relatives to speak to. I recently went to the Cook County docs. department and they gave me my father’s birth certificate which included Gail’s name as his true birth mother, it was not amended…I am on ancestry.com…not sure if you can view this tree link- http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/24755776/family/pedigree anyhow, by any chance have you heard of Lavina “Gail” Adkins or her family? I know her mother was Atlas Crisp and her father was Robert W. Adkins…any help would be great! I’m trying to figure out who the mystery father was…

I have found many flaws on this Ancestry Tree, I’m not sure who the owner is, but I’ll try and hit the highlights for you:

Samuel Seaton Adkins (1838 – 1883) s/o John Morgan & Sarah Adkins Adkins, is my 1st cousin 4x removed.

He married: Rebecca Abigail Barker (1844 – 1925)
they do have two different marriage dates, not sure why? Maybe they changed their minds or something happened who knows, could be any number of reasons?
* 23 Jun 1867 Carter, KY
* 30 Jun 1867
Known Children:
John William Adkins (1869 – 1956)
Robert Weaver Adkins (1870 – 1922)
Sarah Jane Adkins (1873 – UNK)
Jesse Thurman Adkins (1875 – 1912)
Samuel Tilden Adkins (1877 – 1966)
Weston Preston Adkins(1881 – 1948)

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I have no idea as to where all those other children came from on that Tree link, but they need deleted ASAP as to not confuse others. Several of the family members from this line have sent me information, so I’m sure the information posted above is fairly accurate.

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Robert Weaver Adkins
Birth 20 Mar 1870 in West Liberty, Morgan, Kentucky
Death 6 Jul 1922 in Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota
is my 2nd cousin 3x removed.

*Married:
Atlas Crisp
Birth: 28 Mar 1881 in Ruin, Elliott, Kentucky
Death: 20 Feb 1958 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois

*NOTE: This information is not found on my Tree. I had decided not to track anyone under Robert Weaver Adkins, unless I needed to archive them for later study or they have somehow have married back into the line; down my branch. It happens, more often than not, but until then, I didn’t include the children on the tree.

Hopefully, those that know Gail “Lavina” Adkins, my 3rd cousin 2x removed will contact you directly. Her info is as follows:
Gail Lavina Adkins
Birth: 24 Oct 1918 in Minnesota
Death: 12 Nov 1982 in Olympia Fields, Cook, Illinois

Your dad: Douglas Scott Slaney
Birth: 5 Sep 1953 Illinois
Death: 15 Aug 1983 in Hazel Crest, Cook, Illinois would be my 4th cousin 1x removed.

Please check the information against what you have and I’ll see if I can contact anyone from that line for updates. Contact me any time with any questions or new information that you may have. I’m always glad to help.

Thanks for your comment and Welcome to Family,
Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf