George B. Adkins, ~ *Lawyer; Judge; Brick Mason* ~ b. October 16, 1810; d. January 30, 1875 in Marshall, Harrison Co. TX.
(Note: Alternative birthyear for George: 1819. And, I have seen his birthplace listed as: S. Hampton Co. VA, Mobile, AL, and NC. - South Hampton VA is close to the NC border, which could explain that one. And, I know he was married in Mobile AL.)
Marries Eliza Graves on January 17, 1833 in Mobile, AL
(Eliza Graves, b. March 7, 1816; d. May 1850, a few months after the birth of their 5th child. She is dau of John Graves & Eliza ? from Salem, GA; & one notation says they may have come from MS.) ~
He m. 2nd ~ Sally Macon Ward on June 5, 1851. She will raise her step-children, & a step-granddaughter will carry her name. (Sally ~ from Warrington, PY; the dau. of Seth Ward & Sallie Macon Green. Note: the Wards are also prominent in Harrison County history.)
*A Harrison County TX pioneer -- appointed by President Lamar as first Chief Justice and conducts the county's first election.
*An architect; In 1857 he builds the Adkins House, a hotel in Marshall, reputedly the finest hotel west of the Mississippi. In recognition of the role the hotel played during the Civil War, the name of the Adkins
House is changed in 1866 to Capitol Hotel.
*He would also build the birthplace/childhood home of Ladybird Johnson, near Marshall, in Karnack, TX.
My own Grandfather would live in that home.
Children of George B. Adkins/Eliza Graves:
John E. Adkins, George B. Adkins, Jr., [sometimes listed as "George A."--especially on military documents], Virginia Eliza Adkins, Dr.William Pinkney Adkins, & Timothy Young Adkins.
If anyone knows anything about George B. Adkins' family (his parents, his siblings), I would love to know about it!
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