Nadine, this posting that I have attached for you, is from message #5257, under the ADKINS FAMILY GENEALOGY FORUM. The message was posted by Dorothy Moore, and you might enjoy going to it and getting in contact with Dorothy.
I am researching my ancestor...AMOS ADKINS, of the Colony of Virginia, first in the Isle of Wight, and also in the Surry/Sussex County area of Virginia. He has been documented in an old journal found in a family Bible, to have married a Chickasaw Indian woman, who could just as well have been from the Chickahominy Indian Tribe. The spellings are so close. They were known to have at least eleven male heirs, the youngest being John M. Adkins who married Anne Lumpkin. John and Ann begot my g.g.g.grandfather John Amos Adkins, along with a fairly large family. John A. and his wife, Susan Meador, both left Franklin Co., VA, in the mid 1850's, purchasing their first land in 1857, in Callaway County, Missouri.
Hopefully the following information posted by Dorothy, will give you a little bit clearer picture of the family. I have not been able to connect my branch, beginning with Amos Adkins....into the family of William V. Adkins, whose descendants also ended up in Franklin Co., and Pittsylvania Co., VA.
William V. Adkins-possible grave site
Posted by: Dorothy Moore (ID *****0451) Date: December 31, 2004 at 11:26:56
Hello/// In answer to question of the grave site for William V. Adkins. I went to Richmond Va. last year. I visited the Shirly Plantation, I think this was on Highway 5. East of the plantation about 5 miles is a rd. called Adkins rd. at that road there is a sign at the corner of a field that reads Indian Fields. I turned left. drove back that road about 7 to 10 miles. I came to a store called Adkins Store. There was a historical marker about the friends or Mormans comeing to this place to minister to the indians there. To the left of the store there was a cematary, A tribal meeting place,across the street was another cemetary, and a New Samaria school, I recalled in my readings that in 1912 a Lealand McAboy had ministered a funeral for the 4 year old son of Chief William Adkins, chief of the Chickahominy Indians(PEOPLE OF THE CORN) . preached at the New Samaria Indian School, The grave yards were full of Adkins,In my short visit I found 5 Adkins Chiefs, a Tazwell Adkins,Little Barry Adkins, Pocahontas Adkins, ect. ect. ect. my thought is if someone took the time to stay and look , it is a good chance there is a wealth of information to be found there. Also there was a Sours stone that said a Chickahominy Indian. Strange for on my Ours study,s there were 2 brothers by the Ours name who came out of there to kentucky. Hope this has enlightened and stired some of you to DIGG A LITTLE DEEPER have fun DOTTIE
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