Martin Adkins

Male 1821 - 1876


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  • Name  Martin Adkins 
    Born  26 Jan 1821  Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  7 Aug 1876  Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Antle Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Taken from Jasper County, Iowa History 1878
      One of the most prominent farmers and pioneer citizens of Jasper County was Martin Adkins, whose life work has now been closed by the common fate that awaits all mankind, but his innumerable good deeds will continue to live in the lives of his many friends and descendants. he identified himself with every movement that seemed likely to contribute to the advantage of the community and was a leader in all worthy enterprises. He took great interest in the affairs of the county and state and was foremost in his contributions to benevolent projects. Of him it can be said that the world is better for his having lived. Martin lived a life of unusual purity and honor.
      Martin grew up in his native state and went to school there. he made the overland trip to Jasper county, Iowa, in 1845 and in March of that year settled in Kellogg township. two miles west of the town of Kellogg, and there he farmed all his life, being actively engaged in his affairs until his death on Aug. 7, 1878. He was one of the earliest pioneers of the county and although he had to undergo the usual hardships and privations which all who choose to invade a new country must bear, he let nothing discourage him and became well to do for those days. At the time of his advent here the city of Newton had not been laid out and there was a unbroken prairie where the town of Kellogg now stands. There was not a house between his farm and Lynnville, a distance of sixteen miles, and there was not a railroad in the state and only stage lines between important places.
      Martin belonged to the Grangers, one of the prominent lodges in his day. he was a democrat and a member of the Baptist Church.


      Census Reel No. M432-184 Page No: 379B

      Name Age Sex Occup. Value Birthplace
      Adkins Martin 29 M Farmer 300 Ky
      Adkins Mary 24 F Ky
      Adkins Nancy 3 F IA
      Adkins Henderson 1 M IA



      Tombstone reads Mary Ann Adkins May 12, 1826 -- July 11, 1912
      Martin Adkins died Aug 7, 1876
      aged 57 yrs. 6 M. 11 days
      Eliza Ann Adkins died Mar 9, 1885
      aged 33 yrs. 4 M. 17 days
      on the west side of stone is Mary Edwards died
      Mar 19, 1880 aged 92y 3m 20d
      on the east side of stone is A.B. Adkins di
      July 25, 1894 aged 43y 10 Month. 11days
      Isaac Adkins Oct 15, 1889 aged 14y 10mo. 5 days
      UNSURE AS TO WHY ALL THESE ARE ON ONE LAR
      STONE......... WHAT IS THERE CONNECTIO
    Person ID  I4261  Brubaker
    Last Modified  16 Sep 2006 

    Father  James Burton Adkins,   b. 7 Feb 1797, Pulaski County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nancy Jane Pemberton,   b. 1803, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879 
    Married  1 Apr 1819  Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F1090  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Ann Edwards,   b. 12 May 1826, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1912, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Oct 1845 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Jane Adkins,   b. 3 Nov 1846
     2. Henderson Adkins,   b. 6 Aug 1848
     3. Alvin Adkins,   b. 18 Sep 1850
     4. Eliza Ann Adkins,   b. 22 Oct 1852
     5. Emory Adkins,   b. 26 May 1856
     6. Archie Adkins,   b. 12 Feb 1860, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. California Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Sarah A. Adkins,   b. 30 Apr 1862
     8. George Adkins,   b. 19 May 1866
     9. William Adkins,   b. 19 May 1866
     10. Margaret E. Adkins,   b. 14 Oct 1868
    Family ID  F1981  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S05272] County Records, Marriages, Wills, Land Transactions, and other recorded records, Wayne County, Kentucky.