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  • Name *Joseph Elkins 
    Born 13 Feb 1823  Near Elkinsville, Brown County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried May 1913  Bagwell Cemetery, Jackson County, Indiana; No Stone Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 May 1913  90 Y, 3 M; Freetown, Salt Creek Township, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14074  My Genealogy

    Father *William Elkins, Sr.,   b. 1796, Pulaski County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1880, 92 Years; Brown County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Rhoda Stephens,   b. Abt 1790, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1816  Pulaski County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • SOURCE: Pulaski County Marriage Records Book I 1799 - 1850
      Compiled by Pulaski County Historical Society
      Pulaski Library
      North Main Street
      Somerset, Kentucky 42501
      Obtained: 30 March 2007
      Davenport Public Library
      321 Main Street
      Davenport, Iowa 52801 - 1490
      SC 976.963 PUL
      Page 47
      15 February 1816 Elkins, William Stephens, Rhoda
      Pres. Surety, E. Barnes M.B. Hugh Adams
      [SLJuhl, compiler; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      SOURCE: www.Ancestry.com - Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850
      Dodd, Jordan, database on-line. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, INc.,1997. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by theindividual counties in Kentucky. Database of Kentucky marriages to1850.
      [Obtained: Saturday, December 02, 2006; SLJuhl, compiler]

      SOURCE: SOURCE: www.Ancestry.com - U.S. and International MarriageRecords, 1560-1900.
      Yates Publishing, database on-line. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com,Inc., 2004. Electronic transcription of marriage records. [Obtained:Saturday, December 02, 2006; SLJuhl, compiler]
    Family ID F4586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Tabitha Fergason Ferguson,   b. 1820, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Brown County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1840  Brown County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Book A, 1830-1850; Brown County Court House; Aug. 1982; perCarol Stultz & Annie Barber:
      Marriage Book A--p. 23, number 56--Marriage license issued to JosephElkins and Tabitha Ferguson--March 10, 1840. "I do certify that onthe 10th day of March, 1840, I joined together as husband and wife,Joseph Elkins and Tabitha Fergason-may 5, 1840, etc..." [Transcribed10 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: Joseph Elkins
      Spouse Name: Tabitha Furgason
      Marriage Date: 10 Mar 1840
      Marriage County: Brown
      Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
      OS Page: 1295890
      Source Citation: Title: , , ; Book: Family History Library, SaltLake City, UT;Page: 1295890.
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line].
      [Transcribed 12 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: Joseph Elkins
      Spouse Name: Tabitha Furgason
      Marriage Date: 10 Mar 1840
      Marriage County: Brown
      Performed By: Elkins, Joseph
      Comment: Elkins, Joseph married Furgason, Tabitha on 10 Mar 1840 inBrown County, Indiana
      Source Title 1: Elkins, Joseph married Furgason, Tabitha on 10 Mar1840 in Brown County, Indiana
      Source Title 2: Indiana
      Brown County
      Source Citation: Title: Elkins, Joseph married Furgason, Tabitha on 10Mar 1840 in Brown County, Indiana, Indiana
      Brown County
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line].
      [Transcribed 12 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]
    Children 
     1. Peter (Cousin) Elkins,   b. 1835, 1835; Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1860, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     2. Hannah Hanna E. Elkins,   b. 13 Sep 1842, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1910, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. William Franklin Elkins,   b. 12 Oct 1842, Jackson County, Indiana; Per Elkins Eagle, Vol. V, No. 1, P.20 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1939, 93 Years Old; South Linton, Greene County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     4. Francis M. Elkins,   b. Between 1846 and 1847, Jackson County, Indiana; Per Elkins Eagle, Vol. V, No. 1, P.20 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1865, Died In The Civil War; Steamer Sultana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     5. *John Elkins,   b. 1848, Jackson County, Indiana; Per Elkins Eagle, Vol. V, No. 1, P.20 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1927, Oden, Davies County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Serilda Cerilda Elkins,   b. 1853, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F5218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Prudence Black Lacy,   b. 15 Apr 1824, Kentucky; Both Parents B. KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1894, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1856  Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • SOURCE: ELKINS EAGLE, VOL. V., NO. 1 - JACKSON COUNTY, INDIANA,CONTINUED:
      PAGE 21 - 'Elkins, Joseph m Prudy Lacy 3 Jul 1880 (p2401, 1988IGI)"
      [Transcribed 16 September 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Elkins,   b. 13 May 1859, Kurtz, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1939, Delaware County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Amshire Amaziah Mcclellan Elkins,   b. 18 Feb 1862, Kurtz, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1944, Jennings County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Samantha Ann Elkins,   b. 2 Feb 1865, Kurtz, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1882, Died Young-Age 16 Years; Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F5219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth Alice Lorenze Edwards,   b. Abt 1845,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Nov 1895  Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F5220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE OF CENSUS RECORDS: Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins of ParkeCounty, Indiana; Records kept in Elkins volumes under William & RhodaElkins section. [daughter, SLJuhl, compiler; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Joseph Elkins
      Age in 1860: 37
      Birth Year: abt 1823
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Home in 1860: Owen, Jackson, Indiana
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Mooney
      Household Members: Name Age
      Joseph Elkins 37
      Prudence Elkins 33
      Hannah Elkins 18
      William Elkins 15
      Francis Elkins 13
      John Lacy 13
      Albert Lacy 11
      John Elkins 11
      Serilda Elkins 7
      Mary E Elkins 1
      Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Owen, Jackson, Indiana;Roll: M653_268; Page: 451; Image: 64.
      Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line].

      In the 26 August 1850 Federal Census, page 227/114, dwelling 255/258for Salt Creek Township, Jackson County, Indiana, it was noted byJoyce Elkins in her research that there was a Peter Elkins, 15 yearsold listed with the family of Joseph & Tabitha Elkins, however withhis age, Peter Elkins could not have been a son of Joseph & TabithaElkins. Upon re-checking the census record again on www.Ancestry.comthis compiler noted the same findings, and could not find any otherindications of relationship from the original census page. It isstrongly believed by this compiler that Peter Elkins is the son ofJames & Mary Polly A. Reynolds Elkins. After James died it was notedthat his son William H. Elkins was living with Amaziah Elkins, andsince Joseph is Amaziah's brother (both Amaziah & Joseph are sons ofWilliam & Rhoda Elkins) it's quite possible that James's son Petermight be living with Joseph & Tabitha Elkins as well during the 1850census year. See James & Mary Polly A. Reynolds Elkins notes.Peter Elkins disappears in all of the census records after 1850. Itis assumed that he died young. SLJuhl, compiler; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com

      SOURCE: BOOK-History of Jackson County; Obtained per Joyce LorraineClore Elkins bef. 2003; Pages 339-340.
      "JOSEPH ELKINS
      Joseph Elkins was born Feb. 13, 1823 in what is today, Brown County,but then considered Jackson County. He was the son of William andRhoda (Stephens) Elkins. His parents had come from Pulaski County,KY. c. 1817, being the first white family to settle the area, firstliving in a block house located in Lawrence County. This block housewas built to protect against the Indians.
      Rhoda had married Richard Elkins, in Kentucky before she marriedWilliam. They had sons, Francis and Thomas and possibly otherchildren, besides Joseph. William and his wife Mariah, born 1818,married William Stogdill; Drury, born 1819, married Nancy Uley,William married Rachel Cummins and Ambazar married Hannah Cummins.The Cummins girls were daughters of Daniel and Nancy Collier Cummins,also early settlers of Jackson County.
      Joseph was reared at Elkinsville. According to his obituary, the townwas named for his brother, as he owned the land where Elkinsville waslocated.
      Joseph married Tabitha Fergason in 1840. They were married in BrownCounty. They purchased a farm three miles east of Kurtz, living therethree weeks prior to his death. He moved to Freetown, where he diedMay 19, 1913.
      Their children were Hannah Elkins, born 1841, married (1) EliShortridge, (2) Richard Collier; William, born 1842 died 1939, marriedAdeline Charles; Francis Elkins, born 1841, died in Civil War;Cerilda, born 1853, married Lemeul Borders and John was born c. 1848.
      John Elkins married Sarah Kinworthy, daughter of John and Sally HattonKinworthy. They were married in Jackson County in 1868. Sarah hadmarried a Mr. Banks first and had two daughters, Mary and MahalaBanks.
      Tabitha died after the birth of their youngest daughter, Cerilda andhe married Prudence Black Lacy. their children were Mary Elizabeth,born 1859, married (1) Henry Williams, Amshire McClellan, born 1862,married Mary Elizabeth Surgeon and Samantha Ann, born 1865 and died1882.
      After Prudence died in 1894, he married a third time, ElizabethEdwards.
      One of Joseph's great-granddaughters, Eva Burford, tells that hergrandmother, Mary Elizabeth Elkins Williams Maples, told thefollowing: "Joseph sent two of his sons out one evening to work thefields. the panthers then had a route to they followed, going Northin the Spring and South in the Fall. All of a sudden he heard thepiercing scream and realized it was panthers, so he jumped on hishorse, going immediately to for the boys." The times were difficult,with the wild animals at stalk, and the gun was a partner to the plow. Thank goodness, the boys were safe.
      Some of his descendants still reside in Southern Indiana: but thetimes and large families forced many to leave the beautiful county andsettle in other parts of Indiana, some moving into Wisconsin,Michigan, Illinois, etc..." continues on page 340 with moreinformation on ancestors and descendents such as Drury Elkins, JesseElkins, etc...[Transcribed 10 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler; dau. ofJoyce L. Elkins; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      OBITUARY - THE BROWNSTOWN BANNER, VOL. XLV, NO. 11
      BROWNSTOWN, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY MAY 28, 1913
      ELKINS--JOSEPH ELKINS, one of Jackson's County's oldest and mostrespected citizens, died at his home at Freetown, of infirmities ofold age, Tuesday afternoon, May 20, 1913, aged 90 years and 3 mo.Deceased was born near Elkinsville, Brown County, in February, 1823and was probably the oldest citizen in this county. He was a son ofMr. and Mrs. William Elkins. The town of Elkinsville was named for abrother of the deceased as he owned nearly all the land upon which thetown was built. About sixty years ago he moved on a farm three milesEast of Kurtz, where he resided until about three weeks ago he movedto Freetown. He was married three times, his last wife surviving him. He also leaves three sons and one daughter, VIZ: John and William, ofSandborn, Ind., McClellan, of Maumee, and Mrs. Mary Williams, ofKurtz. The funeral services were conducted at the M.E. Church atFreetown Friday morning by Rev. Wesley Maynard, after which theremains were laid to rest in the Bagwell Cemetery." SOURCE: JoyceLorraine Clore Elkins of Parke County, Indiana bef. c.2003.[Transcribed 10 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      "CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
      This is to certify, that our records show: Name: Joseph Elkins diedMay 19, 1913, at Salt Creek Township. Age at death 90 years, SexMale, Color White, Married. Primary cause of death given wasSenility. Certified by: F.W. Kern, M.D., Kurtz, Indiana. Place ofburial or removal: Bagwell Cemetery, Jackson Co., Ind. Date of burialnot given, George T. Manuel Funeral Home, Jackson Co., In. Record wasfiled May 1913, Book No. H-9, Page no. 58. Seal J.M. Black, M.D.,Local health officer." SOURCE: Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins of ParkeCounty, Indiana bef. c.2003. [Transcribed 10 January 2008, SLJuhl,compiler]

      Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920
      Name: Joseph Elkins
      Date: 19 May 1913
      Location: Salt Creek Township
      Age: 90 yr
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Source Location: County Health Office, Brownstown
      Source Notes: The source of this record is the book H-9 on page 58within the series produced by the Indiana Works ProgressAdministration.
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 [database on-line].
      [Transcribed 12 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      "JACKSON COUNTY, INDIANA COURTHOUSE RECORDS & HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
      Probate, Jackson Co., Term #191 - 1909-1911 - page # 186 by C. Stultz8/11/1982
      No. 5747 Estate of Joseph Elkins, deceased-Elizabeth A. Elkins, widow
      Comes now Elizabeth A. Elkins, widow of said decedent, and asks andorder and decree of tis court, vesting in her all of said estate asnot exceeding in value the sum of $500.
      And the court find etc....to said Elizabeth A. Elkins, his widow, tobe held and owned by her as her sole and seperate property, under theprovisions of the statute in such cases made. Fall-1913:" In therecords of Joyce Lorraine Elkins of Parke county, Indiana.
      [Transcribed 10 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler; dau. of Joyce L.Elkins; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, www.Ancestry.com
      Name: Joseph Elkins/with Andrew J. & William A. Elkins
      Side: Union
      Regiment State/Origin: Indiana
      Regiment Name: 22 Indiana Infantry.
      Regiment Name Expanded: 22nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry
      COMPANY: H,I
      Rank In: Private
      Rank In Expanded: Private
      Rank Out: Private
      Rank Out Expanded: Private
      Film Number: M540 roll 22
      National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and SailorsSystem, online <http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/>, acquired 2007.
      [Transcribed 12 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]