Most of the Elkins who have lived in Claiborne and Webster Parishes in Louisiana are descendants of two brothers (and a nephew) who came to the Flat Lick community (now Webster Parish) in about 1855. They are James Garrett Elkins and Francis H. "Franklin" Elkins. They came from Henry County, Georgia. The nephew probably didn't join his uncles until after the Civil War. He was Joseph Buchanan Elkins, the son of Joseph Pinckney Elkins. James, Franklin, and J. P. are sons of Erwin.
In the Haynesville community the census of 1860 shows a family with a young man (R. Elkins 28 M WAGONNER 0/700 AL). Richard has these children (J.R. 8 M AL), (D.M. 7 M AL), (C.C. 5 M AL), and (E.F. 2 F LA). That's a 2-year old daughter born in Louisiana.
Richard is a common name among the Elkins and I believe that William Elkins' (b. abt 1760) father was Richard Elkins of Henry and Botecourt Counties in Virginia. William is known to be a waggoner and descendants of Joseph Pinckney Elkins ran a drayage business in Georgia in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
My problem is, I can't place this Richard in any of the Elkins families who are descendants of William and I can't trace this Richard past 1860. Does anybody know? Please email me or reply here.
See also: http://www.gencircles.com/users/jackiewiley/1
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