Elijah Adkins

7 April 1869–15 August 1946 (Age 77)
Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Adkins was born on 7 April 1869, in Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, his father, Matthew Mack Adkins, was 45 and his mother, Judith Adkins, was 36. He married Canzazy Nelson in 1897, in Lincoln, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Laurel Hill Magisterial District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 15 August 1946, in Midkiff, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Arnolds Creek Cemetery, Gill, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States.

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Elijah Adkins
Canzazy Nelson
Marriage: 1897
Hulda Adkins
Roxie Adkins
Enoch Adam Adkins
Allen Adkins
Edith Adkins
Oley Adkins
Everett Adkins

Spouse and Children

Lincoln, West Virginia, United States



    Roxie Adkins


    Enoch Adam Adkins


    Allen Adkins


    Edith Adkins


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

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)

  • Eliga Adkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elija Adkins in household of Mathew Adkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elijah Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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