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William Vortimer Adkins

William Vortimer Adkins

Male 1760 - 1848  (88 years)

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  • Name William Vortimer Adkins  [1
    Born 21 Sep 1760  Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Oct 1848  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried William Adkins Cemetery Callands, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4063  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of William Adkinson
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2017 

    Father William Vortimer Adkins/Adkinson,   b. 1721, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Lydia Owens,   b. 1724, Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Family ID F22742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Anne 'Polly' Hartman,   b. Abt 1765,   d. Bef 1848, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1780  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Elizabeth "Betsy" Adkins,   b. 7 Dec 1785, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1861, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Susanna "Sucky" Hartman Adkins,   b. Abt 1785, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1851, Will Date Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     3. Rhoda Adkins,   b. Abt 1780, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Owen Sanford Adkins,   b. 1785, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1885, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
     5. William S. Adkins,   b. Abt 1795, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sarah 'Sallie' Adkinson/Adkins,   b. Abt 1788, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Henry Adkins,   b. Abt 1782, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1875, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F3994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah "Sally" Reynolds,   b. 1 Oct 1784, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married never married 
    Children 
    +1. Coleman Reynolds,   b. 4 Sep 1830, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1863, Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F518494839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William and Mary Hartman Adkins, circa 1844
    William and Mary Hartman Adkins, circa 1844
    4063-4williamandmaryadkins1844.jpg
    William V. Adkins
    William V. Adkins
    p4063WmVAdkins.jpg

  • Notes 
    • http://littlecalamity.tripod.com/Genealogy/AdkinsFamily.html

      WILLIAM ADKINS (WILLIAM, WILLIAM V., JOHN THOMAS, JOHN THOMAS, THOMAS, HENRY) was born September 21, 1760 in Henrico County, Virginia?, and died October 22, 1848 in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia. He married MARY ANN HARTMAN Abt. 1780 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. She was born Abt. 1765.

      Notes for WILLIAM ADKINS:
      Will of William Adkins
      Wills, Inventories & Accts. vol. 1-A p. 142 ... Dated April 8, 1847 probated Oct. 28, 1848 ?I, William Adkins of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia being of sound mind and in good halth make my last will and Testament in manner and form as follows--
      ...I give to my son Henry Adkins and his heirs forever the following land to wit, beginning in my line adjoining where he now lives at the fence and around the land he is now in possession of it being a part of my track and thence following the fence around to a pair of draw rails thence up the path to the ridgepath leading from my house to Capt. Hopkinses Dec'd,then down a hollow to a branch in an old field and down the branch to the Creek thence up the same to the Spring that said Henry formerly used continuing up said branch to my back line and along the same to the beginning.
      ... 2ly I give to my son Owen Adkins and his heirs forever the following land, to wit; beginning at the same place where Henry's new line is to begin thence along between my son Henry and myself to the road leading from my house to the Lynchburg road, thence down said road to a corner in my old line near a field now used by my daughter Sally Gibson, thence to the fence of the said field and along said fence in to an old field not inclosed until it corner oposite an old fence row leading from some pines near the path and so on down said fence row to the head of a hollow and down the same to the creek and up the creek to the land herein before given to my son Henry and along his line to the beginning.
      ... 3ly, I give to my daughter Sally Gibson and her heirs forever the following land to wit, beginning at the fence around the feald in which she now lived where my son Owen's new line leaves the said fence and thence along the fence to a line between her and my son William and thence along the lain and through the lower side of an old feald crossing the ridge road to trees I have choped as a line to Peek's old field and through the old field by two marked trees on a ridge and so on to two marked trees below the aple orchard on the branch thence up the same and along my back line to the line hereinbefore directed to bound the land given to my son Owen and along that line to the beginning.
      ... 4ly I give to my son William Adkins and his heirs forever the land whereon he now lives it being all the remaining part of my land on that side of the creek not herein given to others.
      ... 5ly It is my will and desire that Coleman Renands shall
      have and enjoy the land and other property hereinafter mentioned for and during his life and at his death to his lawfully begotten children if he leave any and in case he does not, then to my children herein before mentioned and there heirs forever to wit, I give under the limitations as aforesaid to said Coleman Renands who I hereby recognise as my son and henceforth desire that he shall be called Coleman Adkins the following land, to wit, beginning on the creek between John T. Muse and myself at the mouth of a branch thence along the North side of a crop fence runing near a spring formerly used by Sally Reynolds and so onto the woods and thence along a new chopped line to a branch above William Adkins'; spring and thence up said branch to a new chopped line and along said line to the ridge road and thence along said road and my back line to the land herein before given to my son Henry and thence down his line to the creek and thence down the said creek to the beginning.
      ... 6ly It is my will and desire that my Executor hereinafter appointed sell upon a credit of one and two years all the residue of my land lying on the West side of Turkey Cock creek and also upon a reasonable credit sell all the perishable part of my estate.
      ... 7ly I give to Suky Smith one hundred dollars and I give
      to Betsy Carter one hundred dollars and I give to Sally Gipson Thirty dollars.
      ... 8ly I give to my son Coleman Adkins upon the terms
      limitations and conditions contained and provided for in
      the fifth clause of the will the following property to wit;
      one Negro girl named Siza and her future increase and one
      horse bridle and saddle worth sixty dollars. I also give
      him fifty dollars worth of cows and hoggs and six head of
      sheep, I also give him one hilling hoe, one plow, and pare
      of gear one pole axe and if he continues to live with me
      till my death I give him fifteen barrels of corn and four
      Hundred weight of Pork.
      ... 9ly I give to my following children to be equally
      divided between them and there heirs forever all the
      residue of my estate of every sort and kine, to wit; I give
      one sixth part to my daughter Suky Smith, one sixth to
      Betsy Carter, one sixth part to Sally Gipson, one sixth
      part to my son Henry Adkins, one sixth part to William
      Adkins, and the other sixth part to Owen Adkins, and lastly
      I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Vincint
      Witcher Executor to this my last will and Testament hereby
      revoking all other or former wills by me made writen on two
      sheets and subscribed on the sixth page ;this eighth day of
      April in the year of our Lord 1847.
      William Adkins seal
      ... Witnesses
      ...A.H. Moorman
      ...W.A. Dickinson
      ...H.S. Muse
      At a Circuit superior court of law and chanery continued
      and held for Pittsylvania county the 28th day of October
      1848 this last will and Testament of William Adkins dec'd
      was presented in court and proven by the oaths of A.H.
      Moorman and H.S. Muse two subscribing witnesses and ordered
      to be recorded and on the motion of Vincent Witcher the
      Executor in said will named who made oath and with A.H.
      Moorman & H.S. Muse his securities entered into and
      acknowledged a bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollars
      conditioned according to Law certificate was granted him
      for obtaining probat of said will in due form.
      Teste
      ... Wm. H. Tunstall Clk.

      Estate Settlement of William Adkins dec'dd (1848)
      Accounts Current vol. 18 pp. 160-162
      Date of confirmation October 20, 1851
      Accounts of Executor and Legatees
      1. To Susan Smith one of the legatees of William Adkins
      dec'dd
      November 27, 1849 paid in terms of will $100.00
      Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund $230.00
      1851 to balance due Susan Smith 2.63 ½
      TOTAL: 332.63 ½
      2. To Nathan Carter in right of his wife Elizabeth Carter
      Nov. 27, 1849 paid in terms of will 100.00
      Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund 250.00
      TOTAL paid by confirmation: 350.00
      3. Sarah Gibson
      Nov. 27, 1849 paid in terms of will 30.00
      Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund 219.22
      1851 balance due Sarah Gibson 13.41 ½
      TOTAL: 262.63 ½
      4. Henry Adkins
      Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund 232.19
      1851 balance due 2.63 ½
      TOTAL: 232.63 ½
      5. William Adkins
      Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund 232.19
      1851 balance due .44 ½
      TOTAL: 232.63 ½
      6. Owen Adkins
      Sept. 11, 1850 paid for legacy in residuary fund 230.00
      1851 balance due 2.63 ½
      TOTAL: 232.63 ½
      _____________________________________
      His grave is among several other "sunken" graves marked
      with initialed fieldstones located in a wooded area on the
      property of Oscar Berger outside of Chatham, Virginia. Take
      Rt. 626 to Cooper's old store. Turn left on Rt. 649.
      Cemetary on back of farm now (1984) owned by Oscar Burger.
      Tombstone inscription:
      Wm Adkins
      Birth Sept. the 21st 1760
      DC Oct. the 22nd 1848

      See ADKINS BOOK
      Adkins Land of York to Beech Fork
      AUTHOR: Ronnie Adkins
      PUBLICATION: 3540 South Georgetown Drive Montgomery, AL
      36109-2232;(334)-272-3813;
      radkins@civic-center.ci.montgomery.al.us

      OLD SURVEY BOOK NO. 1 page 7 PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY
      William Atkinson 200 A on both sides Pig River Surv'd Mar.
      31 1747 at a gum on the Lower side of Pig River and
      thenceN10E90p. to a red Oak N65W137p to a Beech on a branch
      S10W204p. crossing a branch to a red oak S10E110p. to a red
      oak on Pig River and thence down the same & across it to
      the beging.
      William Atkinson 150A on both sides Pig River Surv'dd
      31Mar. 1747 beginning at a red oak on the upper side s'd
      river thenceN81W48p. crossing s'd River to a maple on
      Harping Creek S89W184p. crossing s'd Harping Creek & the
      River to a white Oak N8W96p. crossing a Branch to a pine
      N60E70p. to a red oak E98p to a red oak S64E70p. to a pine
      S10E103p to the begin.

      From Williams, Kathleen. Marriages of Pittsylvania County,
      Virginia; 1806-1830. 1980
      4. 18 August 1806. George Smith and Lucky Adkins. ( Sucky?
      OrSuk?
      Sur. William Adkins. p. 145 (p. 42 in marr. register)
      5*. 15 July 1809 Owen Adkins and Isabel Harris, dau. of
      John Harris who consents.
      Sur. James Hines.
      p. 3 (p. 46 of marr. reg.)
      6. 21 May 1810. Charles Gibson and Sarah Atkinson, dau. of
      William Atkinson. Sur. Nathaniel Carter. Thomas Geo. Gibson
      consents. Married by the Rev. Joseph Hatchett.
      p. 62 ( p. 48 of marr. register)

      * Owen's first marriage. Second as follows:
      19 September 1825. Owen Atkinson(Adkins) and Fanny Campbell.
      Sur. Jacob Zink. p.6(p. 82 of original register)

      Children of WILLIAM ADKINS and MARY HARTMAN are:
      ...i....RHODA ADKINS, m. JESSE POLK, January 29, 1799.
      70....ii....HENRY ADKINS, b. Abt. 1782, Pittsylvania
      County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1867, Pittsylvania County,
      Virginia.
      71....iii....OWEN SANFORD ADKINS, b. November 1786,
      Pittsylvania County, Virginia; d. May 15, 1885,
      Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
      72....iv....ELIZABETH ADKINS, b. Abt. 1788.
      73....v....SUSAN ADKINS, b. Abt. 1790.
      ...vi....SARAH ADKINS, b. Abt. 1792; m. CHARLES GIBSON, May
      21, 1810.
      74....vii....WILLIAM S. ADKINS, b. Abt. 1795, Virginia?.
      75....viii....ANNA ADKINS, b. Abt. 1797; d. February 09,
      1862.

      !NAME:Boisseau, Mary Leigh, Boisseau, Mary Leigh

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] Family Search, LDS, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:392H-PG8.
      Children of Owen Sanford Adkins and Fannie Campbell
      Samuel 1827, Abner 1829, Elijah 1831, Jesse 1832, James, 1835.
      William Vortimer Adkins 1760-1848 m. Mary Anne 'Polly' Hartman; he is s/o another William Vortimer and Lydia Lunsford Owens 1724-1782.

    2. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113448128.