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Ollie Adkins married Elisha Sanders in Pike, Kentucky.

ADKINS, Ollie SANDERS, Elisha 21-MAY-1831. License obtained by her son-in-law, David Branham (Elizabeth Adkins).

Olivia “Olly” Morgan Adkins (abt 1780-abt 1870) married Elisha Sanders (abt 1788 -Unk) in Pike, Kentucky.

Olivia was the daughter of David Morgan and Anne Poteet. She married her first husband Thomas Adkins on 6 Oct 1796 in Washington, Virginia.


I took a day to search for God,

And found him not. But as I trod

By rocky ledge, through woods untamed,

Just where one scarlet lily flamed,

I saw his footprint in the sod.

Then suddenly, all unaware,

Far off in the deep shadows, where

A solitary hermit thrush

Sang through the holy twilight hush –

I heard His voice upon the air.

And even I marveled how

God gives us Heaven here and now,

In a stir of wind that hardly shook

The poplar leaves beside the brook –

His hand was light upon my brow.

At last with evening as I turned

Homeward, and thought I had learned

And all that there was still to probe –

I caught the glory of His robe

Where the last fires of sunset burned.

Back to the world with quickening start

I looked and longed for any part

In making saving Beauty be…

And from the kindling ecstasy

I knew God dwelt within my heart.



“No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer.” ~ James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal

… “There is a destiny that makes us brothers; none goes his own way alone.  All that we send into the lives of others come back into our own” ~ Edwin Markham


… “The greatest use of a life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.” ~ William Jones


… “You did not need an almanac to tell the day spring came back. Before the earliest green showed through Spring was an urge inside you, an alchemy you could not see, March magic only inwardly and dimly dreamed of Spirit caught, subtle as hope, like a new thought before the mind becomes aware – before the first bird, spring was there.” ~ James Dillet Freeman


… “Man is the most dangerous animal in the world. He can (and has) exterminated entire species of animals. As an example, of the 75 species of birds that we know are extinct, man has eliminated 13 of these by using birds for food.” ~ Sen Warren G. Magnuson

… “Surely as cometh the winter, I know there are spring violets under the snow.” ~ R. H. Newell

… “Every mile is two in winter.” ~ George Herbert

… “Probably more pests can be controlled in an armchair in front of a February fire with a garden notebook and a seed catalog that can ever be knocked out in hand-to-hand combat in the garden.” ~ Neely Turner

… “The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.” ~ William C. Bryant

… “Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do – or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.” ~ Stanley Crawford