I do apologize for not getting back with you sooner. I did post a few comments under “Cornstalk,” but decided it may be quicker to address this in a short post.

I’m not stating any of this to be FACT, you’ll have to do the legwork on this one yourself, but this is a brief overview of collected information from others notes on Joseph Adkins, so here we go…

Dicey Halbert B: abt 1804 Knox, Tennessee
{F:John Halbert (1782-1860) M:Susannah Elizabeth Higgins (1789 – 1856)} according to the Adkins families.
Married: J Atkins:
Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1825 Knox, TN
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: Joseph Atkin
Spouse: Dice Halbert
Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1825
Marriage County: Knox
Marriage State: Tennessee
NOTE: There is an tiny “s” on but if you’re not looking hard you won’t see it. Unfortunately, they didn’t actually sign it. It was filled out for them, so no other info is available there.

NOTE: I’m only adding this SOURCE because Dice’s mother was a Haggins, there must be a tie in to your family somewhere: Source: THE TYNG FAMILY IN AMERICA by Brother Anthony of Padua, F.M.S. (Poughkeepsie, NY: Marist Brothers of the Schools) Copyright 1956 by Marist Press-Poughkeepsie,NY

Captain Joseph Atkins,Esquire,son of Andrew and Sarah Atkins,was born in Sandwich,Kent,England,in 1680,and baptized on November 4,1680. He married first ….Stover, in England. He settled at Newburyport, Massachusetts,in 1728. His wife died soon after this. On April 7,1730,he married Mary Dudley. He died January 21,1773.

For details on the Atkins family I refer my readers to “Joseph Atkins,the Story of a Family”,written by Francis Higginson Atkins in 1891.

Dudley Atkins SR.,the youngest son of Captain and Mary Dudley Atkins,was born in Newburyport,in January 1731. On May 4,1752,he married Sarah Kent. He died September 24,1767.

NOTE: National Biography OnLine, Entry on “Pocohantas.”.American National Biography OnLine, Entry on “Indian Wars.”. The Tyng Family in America, Brother Anthony of Padua.

These sources may or may not have anything to do with your line,, but a lot of people have married the two because of Dice’s mother’s Surname – family relationship. Also, if you study the early Powhatan’s on the Indian Scrolls, you’ll see a lot of them were Adkins.

Now the HALBERT families claim Dice’s parents were:
F: Stephen Halbert 1774-1860
M: Virginia “Ginny” 1775

You’ll have to go down that road, its just a place to start. For me, I love the hunt, so I welcome the challenge. I have to admit that I’m leaning toward Stephen & Virginia “Ginny” Halbert, because of the locations of the families, but that’s just me. I’d start there, just because it shows more promise.
Stephen 1774-1860 s/o Joel 1749-1818 & Hanna Davis 1749-1830 Halbert. You’ll need to track the brother’s & sister’s to know for sure. Find any other SURNAME “Atkin” (any variation thereof) relatives in the area at the time and track their marriages, wills, land documents, books, libraries, etc. Even some military records will show siblings.

Good luck, enjoy the hunt, expect to make a lot of mistakes and moreover, Welcome to the Family,
Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

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Normally, I’d give all the info on these when I post the search info. But due to time constraints I’ll have to post them later. Please bear with me.

I’m just back from vacation and I have a lot of new responsibilities. So my time is more limited these days, but I’m still working on the tree.
I got an email from Finley Metcalf’s granddaughter to help with William Eady Metcalfe’s family line. William is the son of Norris and Mellia Cornelius Metcalf. He married Elizabeth “Lizzie” Mays and then Selena Emily Gabbard – Flannery Metcalfe.  Some of William’s children’s names are still questionable. Maybe she’ll know exactly whom they were.

James William Metcalf born: 8 Feb 1876 in Rockcastle, Kentucky died: 14 Feb 1937 in Laurel, Kentucky was my husband Anthony’s Great-Grandfather.
His draft record:
Name: W M Metcalf
Birth: 8 Feb 1875
Residence: Rockcastle, Kentucky
Other: Rockcastle County
His dad was Howard Boone Metcalf that married Almeda Jane Brummett.

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As for Ancil: I have no idea. I only have one on my tree but his father was James M Adkins and mother was Cynthia Gatliff * Ancil Gatliff Adkins 25 Sep 1886 Williamsburg City, Whitley, Kentucky, United States.

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Mitha is a very deep subject. I don’t have that kind of time. See Mithaology on this blog. Born about 1660 in Surrey, England or maybe born an Indian. Died abt 1754 Henrico, Virginia, United States. She is recorded in the will of Richard Parker (1660-1725) as wife of.

“Mithaology” not a phrase I have coined myself, but do love the terminology. It gives meaning to a person whose life may have never come to light and she is still top priority for this family genealogist “to do list.” She is one woman that truly has made a difference. Shrouded in a cloud of mystery Mitha continues to bring about much debate in the “Adkins Family History” class and descendants, causing us to probe further into the archives to find every last detail we can about her life and family. I do hope which ever way it turns out she will be given her place in history and the honor she deserves as presumably, the love of one of our forefathers, LIFE. And, for this alone she is worthy of my fullest acknowledgment and gratitude. “God rest her soul.”

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Princess Nokalackey aka Nokalakdy Nuhdo(moon) Nokalakeeaka (Walkingstick) Princess Nokalackey (abt 1756) married John Casteel (1758-1817) father of John Harrison Casteel (1778-1854). This is Anthony’s 7th Generation Grandparents. He is of * Margaret “Peggy” Casteel wife of James Metcalf. So he cannot be tested as a direct DNA link for this haplogroup. Sorry.

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Poteete’s I’m still working on this line as well.  Too many to list.

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That’s about it for today. I’m chasing my tail as usual. I’m late… I’m late… I’m late. That will probably be posted on the back of my headstone. If my husband’s sense of humor holds, I’m sure it will be. He made me laugh so much this weekend on vacation I remembered why I married that man; that and he’s dang sexy! LOL I was just checking to see if you actually read what I write.

Have a great week everybody.

It is almost impossible to throw dirt on someone without getting a little on yourself. ~ Abigail van Buren

Peter was a possible carrier for the Hereditary methemoglobinemia that later manifested in so many of his descendants that moved to Kentucky.

(FFN in the references is “Fugate Family Newsletter” Available at the LDS Library in Salt Lake City.

1645 (or before) Peter Fookett is born. Peter Fookett is first recorded in a list of immigrants for whom George Goldsmith claimed headright for transportation. We can assign an age of at least 15 to Peter at this time, making him born by 1645. (FFN 19 pg 3)

” … There is ample evidence in the primary records of Baltimore County, Maryland that a man named Peter Fugate (by various spellings) lived there from about 1661 to 1702, that he had a wife named Frances, daughter of John and Ann (Posey) Mould, and that they had at least two children: John b. 1689 and Ann b. 1692. (FFN 19 pg 5)

Mike Lacopo writes: “If we assign a birth of 1670 to Frances (Mould) Fugate, how can we possible assume that James Fugate was born around 1676?” (Mike refers to the James Fugate whose age of “66” was stated in the “Three Lifetime Leases” in Baltimore County …” (FFN 10 pg 25) “… other children we have assumed to be Peter’s would also be too old to be children of Frances Mould. They would include Josias (c 1675 – 80) and Easther (by 1685). The children mentioned in St. George’s Parish Records, John (1689) and Ann (1682) would seem to be the only children that common sense would dictate would belong to a woman who was born c 1670.” (FFN 19, pg 69)

1661 Sept: a Peter Fookett is first recorded in a list of immigrants for who George Goldsmith claimed headright for transportation. We can assign an age of at least 15 to Peter at this time. Making him probably born 1645 or before. (FFN 19 pg 3)

1662: Peter La Foucate was transported to Maryland apparently of French origin. (“The Fugate Family of Russell County, Virginia” by Dr. David Faris, Published by Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland 1986. Page 3.)

The following from Ancestry.com:

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Record
Name: Peter Fookett
Year: 1662
Place: Maryland
Source Publication Code: 8510
Primary Immigrant: Fookett, Peter

Annotation: Index from manuscript by Arthur Trader, Chief Clerk in the Maryland Land Commission, 1917. And see nos. 4507-4511, Land Notes.

Source Bibliography: Skordas, Gust, editor. The Early Settlers of Maryland: an Index to Names of Immigrants, Compiled from Records of Land Patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968. 525p. Repr. 1986. Page: 164

1673: Peter Fewcate obtained a survey for “Frenchman’s Plantation” at the head of Cathole Creek. (Barnes: “Maryland Rent Rolls”) (FFN 19 pg 3)

1675: Peter Fuckett granted “Frenchman’s Plantation.” (FFN 19 pg 3), … 100 ac. on Cathole Creek (FFN 20, pg 38)

1675 – 1685: Josias Fugate was probably born. Josias’ son “…Randolph is recorded in the Court Orders of Orange Co. in June 1738 as a witness, so was probably at least 18 years old then. A record in Orange County dated March 1749 states that Randolph had intermarried … ” (FFN 4 pg 4) “…we can safely give Randolph a birth date of no later than 1720. He was the fourth son, fourth or fifth child, of Josias, making Josias married by 1710 and born by 1690 but probably up to ten years earlier … All of this places Josias in the right age bracket to have been another of the sons of Peter. The parish records don’t start until 1690. (FFN 19 pg 25-26)

1676 (about): James Fugate, who was “age about 66” in 1742 a three-lifetime-lease in Baltimore Co would have been born about this year. Peter would have been about 31 years old. (FFN 19 pg 3)

1678 (No date but recorded between cases dated 27 Sept 1678 and 1 Oct 1678): In the administration account of Samuell Boston, it is noted that tobacco was received from Peter Fucat. Skinner’s Abstracts of Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland 1674 – 1703 p 68 (FFN 16 pg 3 FFN 19 pg 3)

1680: Peter Fuckett granted “Peter’s Addition”. (FFN 19 pg 3)

1681: Bill to naturalize Peter Fucate passed in legislature. (FFN 19 pg 3)

1681 May 6: In administration account of Samuell Boston. Filed with the Prerogative Court on 6 May 1681 in Liber 7B, Folio 59. Noted is payment to Peter Fucat. Skinner’s Abstracts of Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1679-1686. (FFN 16, pg 3 & FFN 19 pg 3)

1685: Peter Fucatt received survey of “Peter’s Addition,” west side of Swan Creek. (FFN 19 pg 3)

1685 (about): Easther Fugat probably born by this year; marriage recorded in 1702, St George’s Parish, Baltimore Co. Peter would have been about 40 years old. (FFN 19 pg 3)

1686: Peter Fugate security for George Wells, administrator of estate of Lyman Docking. (FFN 19 pg 4)

1686 Oct 16: Peter Fucatt, planter, mortgages both his pieces of land … to John Walsston. He was at least 41 years old. (FFN 19 pg 4)

Peter’s wife was not included … we assume that in 1686 PETER HAD NO WIFE (FFN 19, pg 70)

1687: Peter Fuckett received certificate for 100 acres, “Peter’s Addition: in what is now Harford county, MD.” (FFN 19 pg 4)

1689: John Fucat, son of Peter Fucat and Francis (Mould) Fucat was born at the head of Musketa Creek, St George’s Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland. Peter would have been about 44 years old. (FFN 19 pg 4) Note: PETER IS NOW MARRIED TO FRANCES MOULD.

1690: Peter Fucket with wife Frances “of Bush River, Baltimore County” sold both parcels of land to Thomas Corde. He was at least 45 years old. (FFN 19 pg 4)

1692: Peter Fucatt on list of tithable, “North side of Gunpowder River” (FFN 19, pg 4)

1692: Ann Fucat, daughter was born at the head of Musketa Creek, St George’s Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland. Peter would have been about 47 years old. (FFN 19 pg 4)

1694: Peter Fucatt with wife Frances sells her share of her father John Mould’s land “Mould’s Success” to Edward Booth. (FFN 19 pg 4)

1694: Peter Fucatt on tax list, Baltimore County listed with Mr. Edward. Boothby. (FFN 19 pg 4)

1695: Peter Fucatt on tax list with Solomon Rice. (FFN 19 pg 4)

1699 Jan 17: Peter Fucale in Thomas Smith’s inventory in the list of debts owed in Liber 19, Folio 7. Skinner’s Abstracts of Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1697-1700. p 30. (FFN 16 pg 3 & FFN 19 pg 4)

1699 Sept 5: Payment was made to Peter Fusate from the administration account of Edward Beadle. Liber 19, Folio 171 (Skinner’s Abstracts of Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1697-1700, p 38 (FFN 16 pg 3 & FFN 19 pg 4)

1699 Sept – 1701 Nov: Peter died. From the above record & following record, it seem apparent that Peter died after his payment on 5 Sept 1699 and before the entry that he was “dead” on 3 November 1701. There is no other mention of Peter under any conceivable misspelling in all the accounts between 1699 and 1701. (FFN 16, page 3)

1701 Nov 3 Thomas Smith’s administration account filed with the Prerogative Court. In the list of debts there is noted “Peter Fugatt, Dead” ( Skinner’s Abstracts of Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. 1699-1708, p 70. (FFN 16, page 3 & FFN 19, page 4)

Baltimore Co. records provide us with the full name of Peter’s wife, Frances Mould, as well as the names of her parents, John and Ann (Posey) Mould. We cannot be sure that Frances was Peter’s only wife or that she was the mother of all of his children who can be identified. She was named as his wife in the year after John was born, and before Ann was born, so was probably their mother. Note that these were her parents’ names. (FFN 19, page 4)

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James Fugate was a probable carrier for the Hereditary methemoglobinemia  (The skin has a bluish tone) that later manifested in so many of his (and others) descendants that moved to Kentucky.

“FFN” is “Fugate Family Newsletter” Editor Mary Fugate. Published from 1979 to 1998. Available at the LDS library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1676: James Fugate, who was “age about 66” in 1742 a three-lifetime-lease in Baltimore Co. would have been born about this year (FFN Vol 19 pg 3).

1683: “Fewgate’s Fork” 300 acres at the head of Swan Creek, surveyed for James Fewgate (FFN Vol 20 pg 28)

1742: “age about 66” granted a three-lifetime lease in Baltimore County. (FFN Vol 19 pg 3)

Although we can only be sure of two children of Peter from the records: John and Ann, who are named in the St. George’s Parish records as children of Peter, we can guess that James might also have been his son because of the following:

1. The only other possibility for James’ father, James of Baltimore County, MD & VA, left no “heirs” in Baltimore County, according to the tax lists, and had separatedfrom his wife, Dorothy Pettit about 1683. There is no indication that they had any children see (FFN Vol 9 pg 6).

2. James (b. 1676) named his first son Peter and that name was carried on through several generations among his descendants. He also used the names Esther, John and Ann, although not Frances. (FFN Vol 19 pg 4)

His mother was probably named Agnes.  Josias is too old * to be a child of Frances Mould.

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I’m trying to keep it very simple this week. As most of you know, I’ve taken a new job. Well jobs really, I’m going to get to cook on Wednesday’s – Yeah and I’m the co-Activities director for an Assisted Living Facility. I really enjoy it, so I think I’ll stay for awhile. Its not too far from home, and I’ll have my evenings free. That just leaves poor Suki, she’ll have to stay at home with Steven everyday. That wouldn’t be a problem if he weren’t allergic to her. Got to love those allergies. He still really likes her and spends some quality time with her. I’m sure he’ll eventually be over it and she’ll end up in dogie daycare.

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I also wanted to let you know that I’ve just back-posted a few Adkins marriage licenses from pre-1800 Virginia. I used the “Adkins” surname on all because they did come down that line. You’ll see the alternate Surname change they’ve used on their licenses and you’ll see that many descendants returned to Adkins or went went further with the changes. I’m sure I’ll get lots of emails on the corrections.

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I don’t have spent a lot of spare time but I’ve spent a lot of it trying to trace down some odds and ends, here and there. I was trying to decide how many generations are to many to track. Mom’s cousin Frank had added the descendants of twelve generations, but how far down the rabbit hole should I go, when is it far enough? I tracked some of Jim Adams & Ella Jane Reed’s great-great grandchildren and then I thought to myself, this is just too many.

Not much more progress on the Reed’s. I’ve all but given up hope of ever tying John Franklin Reed to any tree. I’m half convinced that after his unfortunate brush with destiny – that they must have changed their names.  I can’t find any “Reed” family living anywhere with similar sibling names under any spelling of “Reed”. So unless, some documents or family members come out of La Follette, Tennessee… I’m throwing in the towel.

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I want to wish my sister Linda Ann Ball a very happy birthday tomorrow. I won’t get any of her cake, nor I didn’t mail her card to Belgium, sorry Linda, but I did post her one on Facebook. That’s like the second best way of being there. But I do love cake. LOL

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Wednesday, is  Jeff & Sophia Metcalf’s Anniversary and I want to wish them the very best.

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Thursday, is Chris Metcalf’s birthday and Maynard Ray and Lisa Argo’s Anniversary.

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Saturday, will be Belinda Sue’s birthday along with my son Craig & April on their 11th anniversary. I’d like to congratulate them on yet another year or wedded bliss. And thank them for giving me two beautiful grandchildren. Happy Anniversary to you both!

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Sunday, will be my sister Sharon’s anniversary – Happy Anniversary to you and Ron.

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Valley View Schools, due to government mandates, will now have to go to all day – everyday Kindergarten and they’ll need to hire some new teachers and add some classrooms.  Rumor has it that the superintendent won’t hire from within the district, so who knows where they will find the teachers or the funds to pay for them?

I don’t really like the idea of strangers to the community, working with our children, maybe its just me, but I like to know the background of the persons that I’m trusting my children with. You know, I thought when my kids were out of the system, my worries would be over. I’m only learning now, that it never really ends. I’m so glad that my children moved out of Germantown. I never thought I would ever say that, but our school taxes are just too high.

I wonder what ever happened to the sales tax fund that was created to fund the schools. Who stole those funds?

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That’s about it for now.  Not too much more to report.

Have a great week everybody!

Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself. ~ Horace

Dear David,

Thanks again for your question and I’ll send links to the pix to your email.

I’m sorry to disappoint you on Princess Mary “Bluesky” Cornstalk Adkins, she married Parker Adkins and mothered Littleberry & Charity Adkins. Rumored two others, just rumors at this point. You’re down from William V’s son – William V Adkins, sorry to have to disappoint.

Its a toss up at this point for me. It depends on which side of my family wins out. Half say App’s was the son of Thomas & Ollie Morgan the other half say Joel & Rachel. Since names tend to cycle in a family like “Winwright,” “Pricey,” “Dicey,” and “Sabra” just to name a few chosen favorites from Joel Adkins’ line. And ours have no Joel’s to speak of.  Lots of Drusilla’s and Ollie’s. I did just name my dog Suki (Sukie) another Adkins favorite, she’s a Chinese Pug, but that’s another story.

If you trace the lines, “Thomas” goes up to William V. II and Joel goes back to Parker Adkins. Both sons of William V Adkins.  My uncle’s DNA proves William V lineage, so the fight is on. The sad part is – it was a small town and all intermarried so it could still go either way. We’re actually tied to both sides.  But for me… I’m sticking with Thomas and Ollie until the Rachel Emerson and Joel’s line prove otherwise. I hope someone comes up with some concrete proof soon.

Now for the “Melungeontri-racial comes in at William V II’s stage. His son Benjamin built the first and still standing salt mill. See Salt Mill post… I’m still not clear on that since they claim Benjamin’s grandfather was Peter Atkinson. I have links to their websites on the side on the blog.
Sorry, I looked for link and had trouble finding it myself. Try this one to start: http://www.pantherslodge.com/sand.html. Some except it and others dismiss it as pure hooey. I’m fine with it myself.

I talked to author Ronnie Adkins and he said that there is no real evidence nor paperwork around that age. Just here say and what the family says happened. So we’re all still looking for what can be found.

In years past, Virginians used to name their son’s after their lineage. Billy Joe Jim Bob etc. So that they would know from whence they came, but they never wrote that down any where. I remember kids in grade school with 8 first names and the teacher would say, PICK ONE! So they would settle on Samuel, Jim or David, etc. and roll with it. But it sure would have helped settle a lot of the confusion. But that is neither here nor there.

I can remember as a teenager being fascinated by that and would spend hours writing down what I would name my children if I had to choose 8 names and was positive I’d do that. It always had a Terry DeShawn or DeShane, William, Alexander, and an occasional exotic name in it. But when it came time to name my own children, I used the old standards. LOL Craig after his father and Steven Ross after Stephen in the bible that was stoned to death for his beliefs and Ross after my aunt Sadie (my mom’s first cousin). She was a corker,  nickname Spitfire. She always made me laugh.  We all choose names from the family out of habit and wanting to carry on a tradition.  He was to be named after Anthony’s dad but the family already had so many William’s it seemed to be too many for me. Everyone made Stephen jokes so I spelled it with a “v” instead of the “ph”  did not matter he dropped the “n” off his name and goes by Steve.

I went into all of that to say, “This is what makes tracking genealogy,  so hard.”  Regardless of what we name our kids – they may choose to be called something entirely different and lie about their age to get into the military.  Names and dates seem to be merely a suggestion at times. I know a guy named Humphrey. He has been called that since the day he was born. No one knows that he was born Guy Beau, expect a handful of people. That will make some poor family genealogist in about 50 years nuts. We have hundreds of stories just like that one in our family. So we keep plugging away to separate the who’s, what’s, when’s , where’s and why’s.

All the links are on the side of my “Blogroll” see “Genealogy.” I have one to my family tree at Ancestry there. I’ve lost count as to how many people are on it. I only add those that have sent me data or asked questions at this point. But there are so many more to be found. Most day’s it makes me want to pull my hair out and I loose a lot of sleep trying to sort out people with the same names and birth dates;  I’ll keep at it.

Only today, I went for a job interview and was asked about my criminal background. I had put on my application I had never been convicted of a felony, but when I went in, the woman asked me about my intoxication and assault charges. WHAT?  I had to laugh. Imagine my shock, since I hadn’t committed either one. She only checked the name and not the birth date, which I was quick so show my drivers license to clear that one up. But if others had checked online they would assume it was me as well.  If only they had had to show more identification before now,  there would be no mystery.  Who knows, that might take most of the fun out of the hunt?

I do appreciate your stopping by and I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to swing off a branch of your family tree.  I didn’t take the time to see if we were 9th cousins or whatever, its been fun.  Stop back and just let me know how you’re doing and where your search has lead. I’m satisfied just trying to keep up with the noobie’s and adding them to the tree.  I hear there is one born every minute, but from a genealogists stand point that’s years of information to add: Birth, death, marriages, residences and so on.  Its the thrill of the hunt.

Thanks as always,
Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

The more obligations we accept that are self-imposed, the freer we are. ~ John C Schroeder

Use a different search engine for your online genealogy research. Google is quite popular, but other search engines may provide different results. Try Yahoo! Search (http://search.yahoo.com/), Bing (http://www.bing.com/), Ask.com (http://www.ask.com/), Dogpile (http://www.dogpile.com/), and even Clusty (http://clusty.com/). Pick an unusual surname and search it in different engines. Make note of the top 10 page returns for each. If you’re a genealogy blogger, share your observations on this experience.

Unfortunately, for the “Adkins” surname; it’s all about “Trace Adkins”  so you’ll need to be more specific in your search perimeters.

Here are the top searches yesterday, for this blog, we can start here:

  • haplogroup 12a is originated from where ?
  • “josias fugate”
  • lewis and inthia metcalf genealogy
  • fugate family 1900’s
  • genealogy
  • “blue sky”
  • “chief cornstalk”

Those last two always seem to hit the top searches. I guess I should do a few posts on them here and maybe I will this month. I have a print of the portrait of Cornstalk – I could post something that?!?

Note: Neither your haplogroup prediction nor your DNA test result will reveal the percentage of a given ancestral ethnicity nor the precise tribe from which you may descend.  Adkins 12a: read more

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Since my uncle Frank Goode (my mom’s first cousin – I know, 1st cousin once removed, but we just called him uncle Frank – let it go) had done about 75% of my Fugate research and all I had to do was dot a few “i”s and cross a few “t”s. I guess, I’ve failed to post enough about the Fugate Family, something I do plan to rectify next month and then maybe the Fletcher, Craft and Back surnames in the following months. Please stay tuned.

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Also, my uncle Denny Adkins along with his wife Joan, son John and grandson Noah came by yesterday, for a short visit. John had just flew in from his home in Alaska, burrrrr... so it was nice to see him again.

Denny reminded me that there was an “Adkins” among the original settlement and that the settlers had cut his hands off. I for one would like to know why. Denny said, “It was because he was so sweet!” um-mm… could be – maybe? (burst of laughter here) I may start a Google search on that one myself.

Happy hunting and please take a minutes and share your findings with us.

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

Success in life balance is more than simply planning and executing – it’s also developing the wisdom and judgment to make good choices in “decision moments.” ~ A. Roger and Rebecca Merrill ~ and me ~