Richard Caswell Adkins

Brief Life History of Richard Caswell

When Richard Caswell Adkins was born in 1852, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Caswell Richard Adkins, was 51 and his mother, Margaret Jane “ Peggy “ Conley, was 34. He married Rhoda Ann Geddes on 22 December 1878, in Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and Sioux, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 9 December 1898, in Sioux Township, Clay, Iowa, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Richard Caswell Adkins
Rhoda Ann Geddes
Marriage: 22 December 1878
Samuel Richard Adkins
William Henry Adkins
Mitchell Raymond Adkins
Vernon Edward Adkins
Grover Cleveland Adkins
Jessie Franklin Adkins
Dolly N Adkins
Laura Pearl Adkins
Harvey Caswell Adkins
Tressa E Adkins

Sources (40)

  • Ritchard C Adkins, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard C. Aikins - Published information: birth-name: Richard Caswell Adkins
  • Richard C. Adkins, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"

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1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Winneshiek, Iowa, United States


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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