In reply to your comment, I decided to address the Ailstock Surname as it pertains to the Adkins line in today’s post. I hope that you will find it useful.

my name is Evelyn Brown. Everyone calls me Tynk, so I would appreciate it if you would also. My great grandma Is Minnie Ailstock. We are descendants of Chief Cornstalk. He is my 6th great grandfather. I would love more information if anyone would supply this for me I would appreciate it. Thank you, my e-mail is and you can find me on facebook under Tynk Brown.

I only know of one Minnie Ailstock
Name: Minnie Alvine Ailstock
Birth: 13 Oct 1898 – Millboro, Bath, Virginia, USA
Death: 26 May 1970 – Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, USA
Parents: Wayman Edgar S. Ailstock, Georgia Anna Madison
Spouse: Miles Ellis Workman

I’m sure there are many more, Minnie Ailstocks, but I think you’re referring to the daughter of Wayman & Georgia.

  • Name: Wayman Edgar S Ailstock

Birth: Jan 1860 – Bath, Virginia, United States
Death: 1930
Marriage: 26 Sep 1886
Parents: Absalom Ailstock, Nancy Jane Ailstock
Spouse: Georgia Anna Madison

  • Wayman was the son of Absalom Ailstock (1836 – 1909)!oS4Uoh6m1K0lm71Ku_5flzQDJap9XkiSkG4C! was the son of John G Ailstock, Margaret Polly Thomas.

  • John G Ailstock

Birth 1808 in Virginia, United States
Death 1870 in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States was the son of


Birth ABT 1753 in Louisa County, Virginia
Death abt 1858 in Rockbridge County, Virginia
whom was the son of Micael Ailstock and Rebecca Goins


Birth abt 1755 in Virginia
Death 13 Mar 1792 in Lousia County, Virginia
Michael was the youngest son of

  • Keigh-taugh-quah Hokoleskwa Cornstalk

Birth 1712 in Greenbrier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Nov 1777 in Point Pleasant, Mason, West Virginia, USA
and 3rd wife Julia Scot B:1726 Edinburg, Scotland D: abt 1755 Loudon, Virginia, USA


There’s a huge legend/lore going along with why Julia Scots sons changed their names from Adkins/Atkinson to Ailstock, or why they would have been an form of Surname Adkins to start with. I didn’t put all of that on my tree, because most of it is fable. They didn’t want to be a part of the Shawnee Nation anymore. I can’t remember what the squabble was over, but it was serious. I look at it this way, if a Scottish woman marries a Shawnee Chief, either being forced or willingly, and is his third wife, there are going to be problems with the family somewhere. Just look at a traditional family with the regular problems of siblings, so I can only imagine what went on in this one.

I have heard of a few books on this line, I do hope that you take the time to research them. I’m sure I didn’t share anything here that you didn’t already know. This line is where the Melungeon/Mulatto Line is heavily steeped, you may need to look into that as well.

I hope I’ve given you a place to start sharing what you have on your line. Stories and other avenues to follow.

Good Luck in your search.

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

One of the major factors that differentiates creative from lesser creative people is that creative people give themselves a license to pay attention to their small ideas. ~ Roger von Oech


This post is for Amanda and all of the Adkins’ family that spring from Keigh-taugh-quah Hokoleskwa Cornstalk, the maternal grandfather of the wife of my 5th great grand uncle:

Chief Cornstalk: Shawnee Lineage

Keigh-taugh-quah Hokoleskwa Cornstalk

son of Wawwaythi Whitefish Okowellos “Ionoco” Sunfish (1672-1740) and Bird (1682-1740).

Spouse & Children:
Helizikinopo (1715 – 1756)

M:Chenusaw CORNSTALK (1730 – 1778)
M:Wolf Piaserka CORNSTALK (1733 – 1788)
F:Mary CORNSTALK (1735 – 1775)
M:Walker Keigh tugh quah And Heliziknopo CORNSTALK (1735 – 1818)
M:Newa CORNSTALK (1737 – 1776)
F:Aracoma Snow CORNSTALK (1740 – 1780)
F:Greenbrier CORNSTALK (1741 – 1777)
M:Stout Man Wneypuechsika CORNSTALK (1742 – 1832)
F:Mary Blue Sky Cornstalk (1744 – 1791)
M:Ellinipsico CORNSTALK (1745 – 1777)
F:Elizabeth CORNSTALK (1746 – 1770)
F:Esther Cutewah CORNSTALK (1748 – 1777)
F:Oceano Cornstalk (1756 – 1765)

Other Spouse & Children:
Ounaconoa Moytoy (1716 – 1755)

M:Wissecapoway Cornstalk (1735 – 1808)
M:Wynepuechiska Shawnee Cornstalk (1738 –)
M:Black Wolf Benewiska Cornstalk (1740 – 1796)
M:Ionoco Ailstock Cornstalk (1741 – 1777)
M:Nenpemeshequa Cornstalk (1742 – )
M:Wissecapouay Shawnee Cornstalk (1744 – )
M:Benewisca Shawnee Indian (1750 –)
M:Lawathtucheh John Wolf Cornstalk (1750 – 1834)
M:Peitehthator Shawnee Indian (1752 –)
M:Wissecapoway Cornstalk (1753 – )
M:Lawathtucheh Shawnee Indian (1754 –)
M:Wynepuechiska Peter Cornstalk (1755 – 1838)
F:White Wing  Cornstalk (1756 – )
F:Susannah Keigh tugh quah A Ounaconoa Moytoy Cornstalk (1757 – 1820)
M:White Fish Cornstalk (1760 – )

Other Spouse & Children

Julia Scot (1726 – 1755)

M:Sun Fish Cornstalk (1741 – 1774)
M:Elijah Keigh tugh quah And Julia Scot Cornstalk (1744 – 1760)
M:Absaloma Alistock “Absalom Ailstock” Cornstalk of Lexington, Rockbridge, Virginia (1748 – 1858)
M:Abraham Alistock “Abraham Aylstock” Cornstalk of Botetourt, Virginia (1750 – 1855)
M:Michael Ailstock Cornstalk (1760 – 1795)

Amanda: I am just looking into my family tree I have no facts as of yet but I found a Turner married to Mary cornstalk is there more than one I know I’m Shawnee and Cherokee I have 2 chiefs telling me and when I gave a list of names to the Shawnee chief he said I am Cornstalk bloodline but I still want to work on my tree I have a few names on both sides of my family I am born a Stanley and off that was the king family that I have found so far now off the Turner side I have Shepherd Brown, White, Asberry, so far I still have family in point pleasant but I just found them there all around my age and don’t know much on the family so if anyone knows anyone of those last names It would help I’m not out to make anyone mad or to get proof I just want to find the family tree and not wait on the chiefs because I know they are busy with other things.

Dear Amanda, I hope this answers a few of your questions and maybe stirred a few more. I’m deeply sorry that the Chief’s are to busy to help, so I will try to answer as much as possible. Maybe try to read a few of the comments by one reader named Grim. He works with the tribes on their history.

I’m also hoping that with this post someone with more knowledge than I can report my mistakes and I’ll be happy to fix any. I’m sure I’m missing a child here as well so that may get fixed here too.

I’m posting a pic of CORNSTALK’S Headstone

Images are of multiple tribes. Including video of the Edison early films of the Ghost Dance.

Thanks as always and Welcome to the Family!
Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

An ideal cannot wait for it’s realization to prove it’s validity. ~ George Santayana