My Background

I am fortunate in the experiences and education that I have had in my lifetime.  I also believe that because of my experience and education, I am in a unique position to add credibility to the work of other Adkin's cousins who are working diligently to preserve our family history.  

I hold a degree in Geography-Anthropology from the University of Maine system.  Under the anthropology umbrella, my specific concentration was archaeology, and more specifically Africanist archaeology.  I have done quite a bit of archaeology in both in Africa and in the United States, some are: 

The photo to the left of this page is me, being taught to grind sorghum in the traditional way.  I'm in the boma (home) of a member of the Dassanech Tribe in Northern Kenya, near Lake Turkana. 

Below is a photo of me (lower right/striped shirt) taking field notes at a site in northern Kenya, on the shores of Lake Turkana, where we uncovered a 10,000 year old skeleton.

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The above photos are  my grandmother, Gladis Adkins.  Gladis had 2 daughters with my grandfather.  

They are Carmie and Virginia, shown below.  Another aunt, Winona, is shown in the third photo below.  

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My grandmother is Gladys Adkins from Cisco, Morgan County, Kentucky, born February 10, 1913. 

Gladis is the daughter of :
Edward E Adkins (also Ed E, Edd, Ed D)

Born:  5 October 1874 Sandy Hook, Elliott County, Kentucky, buried at Wells-Adkins Cemetery

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Nancy Margaret Montgomery

Born:  Jan 1879 Bloomington, Magoffin, Kentucky

Died:  1934 Otter Creek, Kiowa County, Oklahoma

Ed Adkins is the son of :
Louis, Lewis Adkins

Born:  Jan 1839 Morgan County, Kentucky, USA

Died:  29 May 1913 Morgan County, Kentucky, USA

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Julia Ann 'Juliann' Blankenship

Born:  Jun 1845 Morgan, Kentucky, United States

Died:  3 Jan 1912 Adele, Morgan, Kentucky, USA

Louis Adkins is the son of :
Abraham Adkins

Born:  8 April 1810  Engling, Morgan Co., Kentucky, United States

Died:  1880 Morgan, Kentucky, United States

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Delilia Elswick Adkins

Born:  1811 Morgan, Kentucky, USA

Died:  17 Apr 1894  Deerfield, Lawrence, Kentucky, USA

Abraham Adkins is the son of :
Joel Atkinson or Adkins

Born:  11 Jun 1774  Henrico, Virginia, USA

Died:  1829  Grassey, Morgan County, Kentucky, USA

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The photo below is me as a baby, and my older brother.

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