Mary Elkins

25 July 1836–4 December 1902 (Age 66)
Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Elkins was born on 25 July 1836, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Berry Madison Elkin, was 21 and her mother, Nancy Burris Glenn, was 21. She married Nashville Adkins on 22 December 1859, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Van Buren Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 4 December 1902, in Covington, Troy Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Covington, Troy Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nashville Adkins
Mary Elkins
Marriage: 22 December 1859
Granville B. Adkins
Olive L. Adkins
William Tyra Adkins
Allen Nashville Adkins

Spouse and Children

    Nashville Adkins



22 December 1859
Fountain, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 14

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 25

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Elkin 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Adkins in household of Nashville Adkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Adkins in household of Nashvill Adkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary M Elkin in entry for William F Adkins and Nellie Davidson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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