Elmira 'Mira' Adkins

1845–about 1872 (Age 27)
Ramseytown, Yancey, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elmira 'Mira'

When Elmira 'Mira' Adkins was born in 1845, in Ramseytown, Yancey, North Carolina, United States, her father, Rickles Nelson Adkins, was 30 and her mother, Alice Tabetha Bryant, was 28. She married Stephen Charles Hedrick on 14 June 1866, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Ramseytown Township, Yancey, North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died about 1872, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 27.

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Stephen Charles Hedrick
Elmira 'Mira' Adkins
Marriage: 14 June 1866
Tabitha Alice Hedrick
John H Hedrick

Spouse and Children

14 June 1866
Yancey, North Carolina, United States


    Tabitha Alice Hedrick



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World Events (6)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 8

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 17

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

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)

  • Elmyra Adkins in household of Richolas Adkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mira Adkins in household of Rickles Adkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elmira Hedrich in household of Stephen Hedrich, "United States Census, 1870"

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