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Family: Jesse Marion Adkins / Sara "Sallie" Elizabeth Parker (F6752)

m. 3 Jul 1904


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  • Father | Male
    Jesse Marion Adkins

    Born  22 Dec 1887  Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Sep 1967  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  3 Jul 1904  [1, 2]  Sabine County, Texas  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Mother | Female
    Sara "Sallie" Elizabeth Parker

    Born  Abt 1888  Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Nov 1966  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 1 | Male
    Thomas Jethro Adkins

    Born  18 Apr 1907  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Aug 1956  Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Bertha Adkins

    Born  Abt 1910  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    Jimmerson Adkins

    Born  25 Feb 1911  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Aug 1996  Spring, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Male
    William Reese Adkins

    Born  9 Aug 1913  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Aug 1944  Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    Clara Francis Adkins

    Born  29 Nov 1916  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 Nov 2003  San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ozro Lee Pratt | F8284 
    Married  Abt 1933   

    Child 6 | Male
    Louis Adkins

    Born  Abt 1920  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 7 | Male
    Tony Edward Adkins

    Born  18 Sep 1921  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Feb 1986  Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 8 | Female
    Willie Mae Adkins

    Born  1 Apr 1924  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Oct 1996  La Porte, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Living | F12497 
    Married     

    Child 9 | Male
    Windford Adkins

    Born  9 Apr 1926  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Feb 1987  Channelview, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 10 | Male
    Cordell Adkins

    Born  26 Oct 1929  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Nov 1988  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Trotti Cemetery, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • Their wedding was at the home of her parents, with Preacher martin, a hard-shell Baptist Minister officiating. There was a big crowd. The wedding supper was in her parents' home....and dinner at the home of the grooms' parents. Mrs. Adkins added taht there were lots of watermelons, which they spent the day eating. The groom was 17 and his bride was only 16 years of age.

      Their sixtieth wedding anniversary celebration was hosted by their seven (surviving) children: Jimmerson Adkins of Pineland, Mrs. Ozro Pratt of Hemphill, Louis Adkins of Rosevine, Mrs. Johnnie Butler of Alta Loma, Wendford Adkins of Pearland, and Cordell Adkins of Jasper. Members of the family, including children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attended church services Sunday making a total of 45 in all.

      "The Adkinses are a young-looking, young-acting couple in excellent health, he gardens and she takes care of her house, fills her freezer and then cans about 200 jars of food each year...He and a neighbor, Mrs. W. C. Boyd, share a garden...Mr. and Mrs. Adkins also lived in Jasper, and in Jackson County, Oklahoma, always being engaged in farming and ranching and retiring in 1960."

      Besides their two daughters and five sons, the Adkinses boast 47 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.

      (Excerpted from Virgie Speight's "Vignettes of Pioneer Families" column published July 9, 1964, on the occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary).

  • Sources 
    1. [S374] Speights, Virgie "Old Timers of Sabine County, Texas Vignettes of Pioneer Families" (S. Malone, c. 1983), p. 57 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 58481060 (Reliability: 3).