Garland Jerell Adkins

Male16 May 1858–12 January 1938

Brief Life History of Garland Jerell

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.

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Garland Jerell Adkins
Octavia "Tavie" Plumley
Marriage: about 1903
Doll Adkins
Emory Adkins
Gatewood Adkins
Carrie Adkins
Garnet Adkins
Winford Adkins

Sources (10)

  • Garland Adkins in household of Matthew Adkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Garlen Jerell Adkins, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Adkins in entry for Carrie Sias, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1903West Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 3

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 23

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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