Elizabeth Atkins

17 February 1811–20 June 1890 (Age 79)
Giles, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Atkins was born on 17 February 1811, in Giles, Virginia, United States, her father, Moses Adkins, was 37 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Hunter, was 36. She married James Anderson Huffman on 9 September 1845, in Giles, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pearisburg, Giles, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 20 June 1890, in Giles, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Maybrook, Giles, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Anderson Huffman
Elizabeth Atkins
Marriage: 9 September 1845
William A. Huffman
Analene Huffman
Andrew Huffman
Olivia Ann "Ollie" Huffman
Mary C. "Blanie" Huffman
John Rufus Huffman

Spouse and Children

    James Anderson Huffman



9 September 1845
Giles, Virginia, United States


    William A. Huffman


    Analene Huffman


    Andrew Huffman



    Mary C. "Blanie" Huffman


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 1

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 21

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Huffman in household of James A Huffman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Huffman in household of Mary Adkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Huffman in household of James A Huffman, "United States Census, 1880"

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