Elizabeth Jane Adkins

Female25 February 1835–25 June 1878

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Adkins was born on 25 February 1835, in Nicholas, Virginia, United States, her father, Francis 'Frank' Adkins, was 28 and her mother, Winny Lucinda Stanley, was 20. 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 Clay, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Adair Cemetery, Clay, Clay, West Virginia, United States.

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

Sources (22)

  • Elizabeth Adkins in household of Frank Adkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Nicholas, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Elizabeth Nicholas in entry for Enoch Nicholas, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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  • Marriage
    28 April 1851Nicholas, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 1

    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.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 9

    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.

    1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

    Age 12

    Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Adkin (a pet form of Adam formed with the suffix -kin) + genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This name was particularly common in the English Midlands. Compare Atkins .

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

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