Elizabeth Jane Adkins

1832–25 June 1878 (Age 46)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Adkins was born in 1832, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Francis M Adkins, was 35 and her mother, Lucinda Stanley, was 27. She married John Pritt Nicholas on 28 April 1851, in Nicholas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 25 June 1878, in her hometown, at the age of 46.

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John Pritt Nicholas
Elizabeth Jane Adkins
Marriage: 28 April 1851
George W Nicholas
Octavia Jane Nicholas
Sinnett R Nicholas
Charles Nicholas
Naoma Caroline Nicholas
William Harrison Nicholas
James Franklin Nicholas
Andrew Linton Nicholas
Harriet Rowena Nicholas
Enos Nicholas
Alexander Sampson Nicholas
Anthony B. Nicholas
A. R. Nicholas
Sarah Nicholas
Adam Burton Nicholas

Spouse and Children

28 April 1851
Nicholas, West Virginia, United States


+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Lucinda Stanley




+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Adkin, a pet form of Adam that was in use particularly in the English Midlands, + patronymic -s. Compare Atkins .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Nicholas in entry for Enoch Nicholas, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • M. Nicholas in entry for A. R. Nicholas, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Unknown in entry for Andrew Linton Nicholas, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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