Henry A. Adkins

Buckhorn, Nansemond, Virginia, United States

The Life of Henry A.

When Henry A. Adkins was born in May 1859, in Buckhorn, Nansemond, Virginia, United States, his father, Jackson Adkins, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth M. Adkins, was 35. He married Mary M. Manning on 17 August 1886, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. He lived in Northern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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Henry A. Adkins
Mary M. Manning
Marriage: 17 August 1886

Spouse and Children

17 August 1886
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Frances Adkins



    Paulina W. Adkins


    Lewis Adkins


    Isabella Adkins


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 2

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 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 31

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Adkin, a pet form of Adam that was in use particularly in the English Midlands, + patronymic -s. Compare Atkins .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry A Adkins in household of Jackson Adkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry A Adkins, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
  • Henry A. Adkins, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"

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