The Atkins family is my brick wall also. I am sure you are looking for the same family, William A. Atkins and Mary A. Thompson are my ggg grandparents. I have never run across anything that referred to him Gus, but I have also have never figured out what the inital A stood for. I do know that my gg grandfather had a sister Augusta Vernon Atkins and she married James Edward Patton, the family called her Aunt Gussie. I do have letters from Mary Atkins to gussie and her sister, a couple of these letters do mention a few of the grandchildren (Georgie and Stella) from census records I do know that Mary Thompson was born in Alabama, December of 1825. I have a few pictures of Marys brothers (Uncle Dick) Richard W. Thompson and William Thompson, they were both ministers. Uncle Dick was a Methodist minister in Dallas. I found a confederate pensions envelope to Mary A. Atkins, I did get a hold of her pension application which gave me a little more info.. at the time Mary filed (Oct 1899) she lived in Cleburne,Tx.(Johnson Co.) William A. Atkins served in the confederate army from 1862 to 1865 in Co.C 7th Texas Reg.(Grandbury). William died in 1893, William and Mary married in 1843 Hardin Co. Tenn. He is buried in a little cemetery about 15 minutes from Cleburne, the problem is many of the graves are no longer marked. Mary is listed in the 1900 Hood Co. census, She is keeping three of her grandchildren (my ggrandmother included) after my gggrandmother died. My gggrandfather Samuel Madison Atkins was away working in Corcicana. Mary died on January 9,1906 Dallas,TX Oakland Cemetery. Some of the Atkins family is buried in the Acton Cemetery in Hood Co. along with some Pattons, in the Acton Cemetery is a Thomas M. Atkins that I think may be the brother of William (my current brick wall). The Thompson family is also a hard one to figure out.
I do have more information on Augusta's siblings as well as a little more on the Atkins family.
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