James Buchanan Adkins

Brief Life History of James Buchanan

When James Buchanan Adkins was born on 15 November 1857, in Louisiana, United States, his father, Lemiah Christopher Columbus Adkins, was 37 and his mother, Jincy Alexander, was 34. He married "Ella" Elvira C. Knighten on 17 February 1882, in Claiborne, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 20 June 1899, in Claiborne, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Claiborne, Louisiana, United States.

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James Buchanan Adkins
"Ella" Elvira C. Knighten
Marriage: 17 February 1882
Ola A Adkins
John Creighton Adkins
Lillian Pearl Adkins
Lamar Christopher Adkins
Jehu Adkins
Ophelia Adkins

Sources (9)

  • Jim Buck, "Find A Grave Index"
  • J B Atkins in entry for Lillian Adkins, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
  • J B Adkins in entry for John C Adkins, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)


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

1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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