Mark Adkins

Brief Life History of Mark

When Mark Adkins was born in 1795, in Virginia, United States, his father, Parker Adkins, was 32 and his mother, Mary “Jane” Lefon, was 27. He married Margaret Lewis in 1816, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Raleigh, Raleigh, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Fayette, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died in 1860, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Mark Adkins
1795–1860
Margaret Lewis
1795–1860
Marriage: 1816
Elizabeth "Betty" Adkins
1817–1886
John Adkins
1831–
Leales Adkins
1837–
William Adkins
Isom Adkins
1822–
Amy Adkins
1827–
Lavica Adkins
1828–1907
Lewis Harrison Adkins
1833–1914
Clarkson S Adkins
1834–1900
David Adkins
1834–
William Adkins
1834–
Margaret Adkins
1836–
Hiram Adkins
1839–
Martha Adkins
1840–
Mathias Adkins
1842–
Mc Dowell Adkins
1842–
Mathias Adkins
1848–

Sources (9)

  • Mark Adkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mark in entry for Mathias Adkins, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"
  • Mark Adkins, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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