Adkins Upshaw

1801–1885 (Age 84)
Elbert, Georgia, United States

The Life of Adkins

When Adkins Upshaw was born on 19 April 1801, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, his father, Forrester Upshaw, was 29 and his mother, Ann Faulkner, was 30. He married Mary Martha Herring on 7 September 1824, in Morgan, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Coweta, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and Carrollton, Carroll, Georgia, United States in 1870. He died on 18 September 1885, in Shady Grove, Carroll, Georgia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Carrollton, Carroll, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adkins Upshaw
Mary Martha Herring
Marriage: 7 September 1824
John Roderick Upshaw
Susan Frances Upshaw
David Upshaw
William R. Upshaw
Beady Jane "Jennie" Upshaw
Jemima B. Upshaw
Joseph Thomas Upshaw
Robinson Valentine Upshaw

Spouse & Children

  • Male1801–1885Male

  • Mary Martha Herring


7 September 1824
Morgan, Georgia, United States


  • John Roderick Upshaw


  • Susan Frances Upshaw


  • David Upshaw


  • William R. Upshaw


  • Beady Jane "Jennie" Upshaw


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery

Age 2

Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place named with Old English upp ‘up(per)’ + sc(e)aga ‘copse’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Adkin Upsher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Adkin Upshaw, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Adkins Upshaw, "United States Census, 1880"

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