Rebecca Bertram

Female 1843 - 1896


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rebecca Bertram was born 28 Jan 1843, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky (daughter of Jonathan Bertram and Pharaba Adkins); died 26 Dec 1896, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Rebecca — George Guinn. George was born Between 1840 and 1845; died Oct 1862. [Group Sheet]

    Rebecca married William Rule 22 Aug 1862. William was born Between 1835 and 1845. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Jonathan Bertram was born 13 Dec 1823, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 14 Oct 1894, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Jonathon Bertam, in his will, left his property on the headwaters of Carpenter's Fork of Otter Creek in Sunnybrook, Kentucky to his son Elza. He left wife Pharaba and granddaughter Nancy Bell Catron, a white colt, one year old past, and $5.00 each to Rebecca Guinn, Alvin Bertam, Jane Brown's heirs, Catherine Ashbury, Nancy Rigney, and Esther Long.

    Jonathan married Pharaba Adkins 17 Apr 1840, Wayne County, Kentucky. Pharaba (daughter of Morris Adkins and Rebecca Young) was born 7 Nov 1824, Kentucky; died 13 Nov 1909, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Pharaba Adkins was born 7 Nov 1824, Kentucky (daughter of Morris Adkins and Rebecca Young); died 13 Nov 1909, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Pharaba Adkins Bertam was very tiny, she had a child's chair that she sat in near the fireplace in her old age while she smoked her little clay pipe. - Anna Bertam

    Children:
    1. 1. Rebecca Bertram was born 28 Jan 1843, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 26 Dec 1896, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    2. Alvin Bertram was born 22 Aug 1846, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 14 Jul 1926, Clinton County, Kentucky.
    3. Jane Bertram was born 16 May 1848, Kentucky; died 14 Feb 1888, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    4. Elza S. L. Bertram was born 22 Apr 1850, Kentucky; died 11 Jul 1934, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    5. Catherine Bertram was born 7 May 1852, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 3 Nov 1918, Fentress County, Tennessee; was buried Allardt Cemetery, Fentress County, Tennessee.
    6. Nancy Bertram was born 11 May 1854, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 20 May 1908, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    7. Mary Bertram was born 24 Jan 1857, Otter Creek, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 6 Jun 1858, Otter Creek, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    8. Esther C. Bertram was born 20 Jun 1859, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 12 Oct 1929, Dade County, Georgia.
    9. Rosa Emarine Bertram was born 25 Mar 1863, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 22 Jun 1895.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Morris Adkins was born 22 Jan 1802, Pulaski County, Kentucky (son of Benjamin Adkins, Sr and Catherine Stigall); died 6 Jan 1885, Dekalb County, Alabama.

    Notes:

    After the death of his father, Morris moved from Kentucky to a residence in Dekalb Co., Alabama

    Morris married Rebecca Young 12 Mar 1820, Wayne County, Kentucky. Rebecca was born 1805; died Bef 1835, Wayne County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 7.  Rebecca Young was born 1805; died Bef 1835, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. 3. Pharaba Adkins was born 7 Nov 1824, Kentucky; died 13 Nov 1909, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    2. George Washington Adkins was born 23 Oct 1825, Kentucky; died 21 Apr 1886, Cagle Cemetery, Deerhead Cove, DeKalb County, Alabama.
    3. Benjamin Franklin Adkins was born 19 Mar 1830, Kentucky; died 5 Oct 1906, Cagle Cemetery, Deerhead Cove, DeKalb County, Alabama.
    4. Samuel Adkins was born Abt 1832; died Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa or Custer County, Nebraska.
    5. Andrew Jackson Adkins was born Nov 1834, Kentucky; died 2 Feb 1901, Dade County, Georgia.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Benjamin Adkins, Sr was born 1770, Hancock, Tennessee (son of Owen Adkins and Agnes Goad); died 18 Nov 1839, Barrier Community, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Benjamin Adkins, SR was born about 1770 in Virginia and died in Wayne County in November 1839 and buried in the Barrier Community near Parmleysville where he lived. Benjamin and his wife, Catherine Stigall and his sisters were among the first settlers of Kentucky, making the long journey from North Caroline with on of the Daniel Boone parties. Two of Benjamin's sisters were killed by the Indians on this trek. His name first appears in the land records of Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1798, the in Pulaski County in 1799 and on the 1810 Census of Wayne County. He married Catherine "Katie" Stigall before coming to Kentucky. She was born 1779 in South Carolina and perhaps some of her family came also as there is a Stigall Community in Pulaski County, near the Cumberland River, off Highway 1642. Benjamin and Katies' daughter, Katie Jr. and her husband, Samuel Walden were buried in this area of Pulaski. Catherine Stigall Adkins lived in widowhood with her son Benjamin Jr. in the Parmleysville area of Wayne County until she died in 1862. In 1864, Benjamin Jr. sold out and moved to Iowa. Catherine is buried in the Barrier Community of Wayne County along with her husband, Benjami Sr.

    In 1836, Benjamin built a Log Mill on the Little South Fork, made of huge squared logs. It had rifle slits on two levels. This mill is still standing in Wayne County. When Benjamin died in 1839, his estate consisted of 10 or more Negro, large sums of money and debts Owing to him to the amount of $10,000 besides many acres of land, stock, farm instruments, household and kitchen furniture of great value.

    Benjamin Sr.'s Last Will and Testament is also included in the book "Washington Young of Wayne County, Kentucky and his Descendants by Asher Leon Young". Also included are court records in which a son-in-law and daughter-in-law attempt to challenge the will. Their spouses had died and they and their children were left out of the will. They claimed that Benjamin was never well and suffered from mental illness as a result of a head injury received during and Indian attack. They lost their case.
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    "In the name of God Amen or be it remembered that I, Benjamin Adkins of the County of Wayne and State of Kentucky being weak in body but of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of this mortal life do make and ordain this my last Will and testament in the manner of form as follows:
    First, my will and desire is that after my body dies that it should be buried decently out of my perishable estate then I do will and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Catherine, all my land and tenements and all my stock of every sort -- household and kitchen furniture and all the farming tools-- all the cash in hand and cash notes and a Negro woman called Vina during her life and I will and bequeath unto my son, Benjamin, to have the use and benefit of the land with his mother until her death and then I will and bequeath all my land at the death of my wife, Catherine, unto my son, Benjamin, and a Negro boy called Gib for ever. Now Nancy Adkins, the wife of James Adkins deceased and Washington Young, husband of my eldest daughter Salley having received there full portions and are left out of my last will and testament -- I do will and bequeath unto my daughter, Milley Young, and her heirs a Negro at its value and I will and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Polly Cooper, a Negro at its value and also I will and bequeath unto my daughter, Mahala Gibson, a Negro at its value -- I also will and bequeath unto my daughter, Malinda, a Negro at its value and I also will and bequeath unto my daughter, Catherine, a Negro at its value and I will and bequeath Nancy Blevins a Negro at its value by her and her heirs paying to the estate aforesaid mentioned the sum of Two Hundred Dollars which she have received -- also I will and bequeath that my daughter, Nelly Smith, and Morrace Adkins to be made equal with the rest of my heirs out of the remains of my estate by them counting what they have had -- Now I will and bequeath that the remains of my estate shall be divided amongst the heirs which I have named so as to make them all equal -- I hereby appoint Washington Jr. sole Executor of this, my last Will and testament of my estate, hereby revoking all former wills made by me -- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of October in the year 1839 -- signed and sealed. Published and declared by the above named Benjamin Adkins to be his last will and testament in the presents of us where at his request and his presents have hereunto subscribed our names as Witness to the same."
    Benjamin (X) Adkins

    Benjamin married Catherine Stigall May 1804, Kentucky. Catherine was born 1779, South Carolina; died Abt 1862, Barnes Community, Parmleysville, Wayne County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Catherine Stigall was born 1779, South Carolina; died Abt 1862, Barnes Community, Parmleysville, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Sarah Adkins was born 1795, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 10 May 1884, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    2. James Burton Adkins was born 7 Feb 1797, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 1839, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    3. Wyatt Adkins was born Abt 1800, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Between 1803 and 1810, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    4. 6. Morris Adkins was born 22 Jan 1802, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 6 Jan 1885, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    5. Nellie Adkins was born Between 1803 and 1810, Monticello, Wayne Co. Kentucky.
    6. Wyatt Adkins was born Between 1803 and 1810, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Between 1803 and 1820, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    7. Nancy Adkins was born 19 Oct 1811, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 8 Jul 1874, DeKalb County, Alabama; was buried Cagle Cemetery, Deerhead Cove, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    8. Emily Adkins was born 19 Oct 1811, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Deceased.
    9. Mary Ann Adkins was born 1814, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 17 Aug 1868, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Mt. Pisgah (Cooper Adkins) Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    10. Mahala Adkins was born 28 Jul 1816, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 26 Mar 1887, Rome, Floyd County, Georgia; was buried Cagle Cemetery, Deerhead Cove, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    11. Malinda Adkins was born 1818, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Campbell County, Tennessee.
    12. Catherine Adkins was born 15 Aug 1820, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 26 Dec 1898, Pulaski County, Kentucky; was buried pulaski County, Kentucky.
    13. Benjamin Adkins, Jr was born 10 Jul 1825, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 29 May 1887, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Antle Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.