Elizabeth Jane Adkins

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

The Life Summary 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, Winny Stanley, was 27. She married John Nicholas on 28 April 1851, in Nicholas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nicholas, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 25 June 1878, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 46.

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John 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
Enoch Nicholas
Alexander Sampson Nicholas
Anthony R Nicholas
Sarah Nicholas
Adam Burton Nicholas

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World Events (8)

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 12
In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
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 (23)

  • Elizabeth Adkins in household of Frank Adkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 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"

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