When Garland Jerell Adkins was born on 16 May 1858, in Boone, West Virginia, United States, his father, Mathew Mack Adkins, was 37 and his mother, Judith Adkins, was 25. He married Octavia "Tavie" Plumley about 1903, in West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Union District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1933. He died on 12 January 1938, in Sias, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Goldsberry Cemetery, Spurlockville, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States.
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 .