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Male 1755 - 1836  (81 years)


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  • Name James / Elkin Elkins 
    Suffix Jr Sr. 
    Born 16 Apr 1755  Halifax, Now Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Jun 1836  Dumford Cemetery, Near Hwy 89, Between Irvine & Winchester, Clark County, Close To The Estill And Madison County Lines, Kentucky; Headstone In A Pasture Alone Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 Jun 1836  Estill County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19641  My Genealogy

    Father James / Elkin Elkins, Sergeant,   b. Between 1715 and 1720, Stafford Or King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Possibly Russell County, Virginia Or Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Lemira Bowman,   b. Abt 1720, Possibly Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1810 and 1820, Possibly Clark County, Kentucky; Living With Zachariah In 1810 Census; 1 Female 45 Yrs & Older Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 1743  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Name: James Elkin
      Gender: male
      Birth Place: VA
      Birth Year: 1715
      Spouse Name: Lemira Bowman
      Marriage
      Year: 1743
      Number Pages: 1
      Source Citation: Source number: 2181.013; Source type: Family groupsheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code:.Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900[database on-line].; www.Ancestry.com
    Family ID F5630  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha "Molly" Jackson,   b. 6 Feb 1765, Russell County, Virginia; Irish Descent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Possibly Estill County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Sep 1782  Southwest, Washington County, Virginia; By Simon Cockrell; Elkins Eagle, Vol. Iii, No.2, Page 46 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Name: James Elkins
      Gender: male
      Birth Place: VA
      Birth Year: 1755
      Spouse Name: Martha Jackson
      Spouse
      Birth Place: Ir
      Spouse Birth Year: 1765
      Marriage
      Year: 1782
      Marriage State: VA
      Number Pages: 1
      Source Citation: Source number: 2181.025; Source type: Family groupsheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code:Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.,2004; www.Ancestry.com
    Children 
     1. Katharin Kathryn Katherine Elkin Elkins,   b. 2 Jun 1784, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1824, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Mary (Polly) Elkin Elkins,   b. 14 Jun 1786, Russell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Dorcas Elkin Elkins,   b. 20 Jul 1788, Russell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1818, Clark County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     4. Martha (Patsy) Elkin Elkins,   b. 9 Aug 1791, Russell County, Virginia Or Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1854, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Jane Elkin Elkins,   b. 15 Jan 1793, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Rhoda Elkin Elkins,   b. 7 Mar 1796, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Nancy Elkin Elkins,   b. 23 Feb 1799, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. James Elkin Elkins, Jr.,   b. 19 May 1800, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1878, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Zachariah Elkin Elkins,   b. 12 Oct 1803, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. William Elkin Elkins,   b. 30 Dec 1805, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1807, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     11. Sabrina Sibbe Elkin Elkins,   b. 11 Aug 1808, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Elizabeth Elkin Elkins,   b. 17 Apr 1811, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F5971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1755 - Elkins Eagle, Vol. IV, No. 4; Virginia Chronology, pg. 101,cont'd:
      **1755: 16 April Halifax County [Formed 1752 from Lunenburg cbh] (nowHenry County, bmt) James Elkins, later of Clark Co. KY was born. It'sbelieved he may be the son of James Elkin (Sr/Sr.), b 1720 Stafford orKing George Co. Olive Elkins Story, "Unpublished Elkins Manuscript"pp 66-67. This James moved from Henry Co. VA to New River,**Botetourt County [See Vol. III. No. 4 p110, Newspaper Clipping,evidently info taken from Rev. War Records says he was in Botetourt in1775. [Transcribed 09 February 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1755 - SOURCE: "ELKINS EAGLE, VOL. III, NO. 2, PAGE 50 - Abstractedfrom the Gordon Aronhime papers at the Virginia State Library.
      JAMES ELKINS W-8803 TM. b. 16 Apr 1755 (p.s.) d Estill Co. KY 6 June1836, wife MARTHA GB2P22 Russell Co. 6 Feb 1765 23 Sept 1785 mMARTHA JACKSON (P.S.) Marriage book says by SIMON COCKERELL".[Transcribed 16 September 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      NOTE: JAMES JR/Sr. ELKIN(S) WAS IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT COUNTIES IN"FORTS" SUCH AS IN FINCASTLE, BOTETOURT, & RUSSELL COUNTIES (SeeBelow, c.1777).

      1770 - Botetourt is a county

      1775 - HISTORICAL REGISTER of VIRGINIANS IN THE REVOLUTION
      Soldiers - Sailors - Marines, 1775 - 1783, By John H. Gwathmey,Introduction By Dr. H.J. Eckenrode
      Director of the Virginia Division of History and Archaeology, SC 975.5 GWA, Baltimore
      Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1979
      Davenport Public Library, 321 Main Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801 -1490
      Obtained: 30 March 2007, SLJuhl, compiler, Page 252
      **Elkins, James Clark County, Kentucky, mpl (Militia Pension List. From a report of the Secretary of War in 1835, ?Pensions?, Volume II,of men receiving pensions for services as Virginia Militiamen.Approximate ages in 1833 and counties of residence at the time given,West Virginia still being a part of Virginia.) [Transcribed 09February 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1776 - Elkins Eagle, Vol. IV, No. 4; Virginia Chronology, pg. 105,cont'd:
      **1776: Washington County: James Elkins on pay roll of Lt. RiceBrown from Washington County, Virginia, VIRGINIA SOLDIERS OF 1776,LDS call #975.5M23, Vol. 3 from Richard I Elkins.
      [Transcribed 09 February 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1776 - Elkins Eagle, Vol. IV, No. 4; Virginia Chronology, pg. 105,cont'd:
      1776-77: Washington County formed from Fincastle & MontgomeryCounties.
      [Transcribed 09 February 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1777 - Elkins Eagle, Vol. IV, No. 4; Virginia Chronology, pg. 105,cont'd:
      1777 - Fincastle County discontinued. [Transcribed 09 February2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1777 - FRONTIER FORTS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
      By Emory L. Hamilton, From Historical Sketches of Southwest Virginia,Number 4, 1968, pages 1 to 26. THE 7 ORIGINAL FORTS. "WITTEN'S FORT;http://www.rootsweb.com/~varussel/other/forts.html;
      The actual military defense of Virginia's extreme western frontier didnot begin, on a large scale, until the spring prior to the outbreak onDunmore's War in the fall of 1774, more commonly referred to byhistorians as the Point Pleasant Campaign. Admittedly, peace didexist on paper as the treaty of Fort Stanwyx and Lochaber prove, but apaper peace meant little to many of the savages who probably had neverheard of it, or to those who did not concur with it in the firstplace. Consider the killing of Boone's party on Wallen's Creek onOctober 10, 1773, almost a year prior to Dunmore's circular letterregarding the erection of forts. There were seven of the originalforts erected in compliance with Lord Dunmore's order, four on thelower Clinch under Captain William Russell's militia command, andthree on the upper Clinch under the militia command of Captain DanielSmith. These forts were erected by the local militia under thesupervision of Colonel William Christian who had been sent out to thefrontier by Colonel William Preston who was militia commandant for thearea.
      The second fort under Captain Daniel Smith's command was Witten'sFort, also sometimes called "Witten's Crab Orchard" and "The UpperStation". This fort was the home of William Witten and was located notfar from the county seat town of Tazwell. It has been restored, lessthe stockade, as a tourist attraction alongside State Route 19, nearTazwell.
      Apparently, from all available records, we must come to the conclusionthat Witten's Fort was a small affair, as the militia complementstationed to defend the fort was usually a small force, despite thatfact that it was wide open to the Sandy War passes.
      In the pension application of James Elkins, filed in Clarke Co., Ky.in 1832, he makes this statement:
      "The next tour of duty was at "old" Mr. William Witten's Fort on atour of three months in the fall of 1777, from Russell Co., Va., underCaptain Thomas Maxwell as a volunteer. On this tour we ranged thecountry, but the principal part of our time we were gaurding the abovefort."
      STRENGTH OF THE UPPER CLINCH STATIONS AT THE END OF OCBOBER, 1774. AtWhitten's Fort - 1 Ensign, Sergeants Spratt & Whitten, and 44 men.Total men & officers - 97 (Draper Mss 5 XX 2) [Obtained 11 February2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1777 - E-mail From Another Researcher: (C.A.-Char)
      Dated: 02 April 2007, Monday
      "WITTEN'S FORT
      The second fort under Captain Daniel Smith's command was Witten'sFort, also sometimes called "Witten's Crab Orchard" and "The UpperStation". This fort was the home of William Witten and was located notfar from the county seat town of Tazwell. It has been restored, lessthe stockade, as a tourist attraction alongside State Route 19, nearTazwell.
      Apparently, from all available records, we must come to the conclusionthat Witten's Fort was a small affair, as the militia complementstationed to defend the fort was usually a small force, despite thatfact that it was wide open to the Sandy War passes.
      **In the pension application of James Elkins, filed in Clarke Co., Ky.in 1832, he makes this statement:
      "The next tour of duty was at "old" Mr. William Witten's Fort on atour of three months in the fall of 1777, FROM **RUSSELL COUNTY,VIRGINIA, under Captain Thomas Maxwell as a volunteer. On this tour weranged the country, but the principal part of our time we wereguarding the above fort."
      CARTER'S FORT
      **James Elkins says in his pension statement filed in CLARKE COUNTY,KENTUCKY IN 1832, that he served at Carter?s Station in the Rye Covein the latter part of the summer of 1777, under Captain William Bowen.His statement is no doubt correct for Lieutenant William Bowen isshown to have been in the Rye Cove, both in 1776 and 1777, accordingto early military records. How many years prior to 1777 this fortexisted is not known, but the Carter brothers were very early settlersin the Rye Cove with land entries in OLD** FINCASTLE COUNTY IN 1774.Since this was the most westward fort in Scott County and openlyexposed to Indian forays it is reasonable to think that the earlysettlers of Rye Cove would have had a fort for their protection at avery early date. This was undoubtedly a palisade fort and it stoodclose along the old "Hunter?s Trace" passing through Scott County."
      [Transcribed 04 April 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1782 - "23 Sep. Washington Co. Marriages: JAMES ELKINS m Martha"Molly" Jackson." SOURCE: The Elkins Eagle Quarterly Newsletter,Volume IV, No. 4; Titled: Virginia Chronology, Continued, page 107.[Transcribed 09 February 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1783 - Elkins Eagle, Vol. IV, No. 4; Virginia Chronology, pg. 107,cont'd:
      1783 - Washington Co. Census, Jos. Black's Return:
      J. Elkins 1 white male, 3 horses, 6 cattle
      J. Elkins, Jr. 1 2 6
      R. Elkins 1 1 7
      Drury Elkins 1 11 -
      SOURCE: The Elkins Eagle Quarterly Newsletter, Volume IV, No. 4;Titled: Virginia Chronology, Continued, page 107. [Transcribed 09February 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1785 - Russell Co. formed from Washington Co. (VA).

      1785 - "09 Dec Washington Co: Petition for division of Washington Co.,includes names JAMES, JESSE, and DRURY ELKINS [This is probably ClarkCo. KY James bmt.]" SOURCE: The Elkins Eagle Quarterly Newsletter,Volume IV, No. 4; Titled: Virginia Chronology, Continued, page 108.[Transcribed 09 February 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1786 - 26 Jun. Washington Co. JAMES ELKIN, 200 acs. both sides ofupper fork of Clinch river and on both sides of Indian and MiddleCreeks. Grant Bk 3 p17." SOURCE: The Elkins Eagle QuarterlyNewsletter, Volume IV, No. 4; Titled: Virginia Chronology, Continued,page 108. [Transcribed 09 February 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1786 - "28 Sep. Henry Co. Will Bk #3. JAMES ELKIN bought 100 acs ofland, houses, woods, swamps, and meadows. Land having belonged to,and surveyed by James Poteet. Lying on Smith River. [Geri Cook]."SOURCE: The Elkins Eagle Quarterly Newsletter, Volume IV, No. 4;Titled: Virginia Chronology, Continued, page 108. [Transcribed 09February 2008, SLJuhl, compiler] [This does not necessarily mean thathe lived there.]

      1786 - Russell is a county.

      1787 - SOURCE: THE 1787 CENSUS OF VIRGINIA
      BOOK - Compiled by Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love,Foreward by Louis H. Manarine, State Archivist. In Three Volumes.Genealogical Books in Print Springfield, Virginia; Copyright 1987; SCCensus Virginia 1787; Davenport Public Library Main Street, Davenport,Iowa.
      Volume I: pages 1-784
      Volume II: pages 785-1481
      Volume III: pages 1482-2002 (Index)
      Index page: 1629 lists these ?Elkins?:
      Name Page CountyTax Census
      1-2-3-4-5
      Archibald 446 Montgomery self 0-0-0-6-1
      David 707 Culpeperself 0-0-0-0-0
      Drury 482 Russell self 0-0-0-2-2
      Emanuel 707 Culpeperself 0-0-0-0-0
      Gabriel 670 Henry self 1-0-0-1-0
      James 670 Henry self 0-0-0-1-3
      Jeremiah 365 King Georgeself 0-0-0-0-0
      Jesse 482 Russell self 0-0-0-2-5
      Jesse 670 Henry self 0-0-0-2-5
      John 510 Frederick self 0-0-0-0-0
      Nathaniel 998 Staffordself 0-0-0-0-0
      Nathl. 365 King Georgeself 0-0-0-0-0
      Ralph, Jr. 670 Henry self 0-0-0-1-5
      Ralph, Sr. 670 Henry self 0-0-0-1-5
      Richard 438 Montgomeryself 2-0-0-2-4
      William 663 Henry self 0-0-0-0-0
      William 994 Stafford self 2-0-0-2-4
      1). Number of white males above 16 and under 21.
      2). Blacks above 16.
      3). Blacks under 16.
      4). Horses, mares, colts, & mules.
      5). Cattle.
      [Obtained: 22 March 2007, SLJuhl, compiler, Davenport, Iowa]

      "1788 RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA LAND TAX LIST
      Submitted by Michael A. Dye; UPPER DISTRICT, WILLIAM WEBB'S LIST
      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varussel/census/1788landtx.html
      Elkins, Drury 200 ac.
      Elkins, James 400 ac.
      Elkins, Richard 400 ac."
      [Transcribed 17 April 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      "1790 - 1790 RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA LAND TAX LIST
      Submitted by Elora M. Goshe;http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varussel/census/1790landtx.html
      JOHN WEIR'S LAND TAX LIST, UPPER DISTRICT
      Elkins, Drury 200 ac.
      Elkins, James 400 ac.
      Elkins, Richard 400 ac."
      [Transcribed 17 April 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      "1791 - 1791 RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA LAND TAX LIST
      Submitted by Michael A. Dye;http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varussel/census/1791landtx.html
      UPPER DISTRICT
      Elkins, Drury 200 ac.
      Elkins, James 400 ac.
      Elkins, Richard 400 ac."
      [Transcribed 17 April 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      1792 - E-mail From Another Researcher: (C.A.)
      Dated: 02 April 2007, Monday
      "This is from Russell Co deed abstracts.
      Page 226 & 227 - August 26, 1792 between James Elkins and Martha and
      William McGuire... 200 acres by survey dated April 25, 1783 on both
      sides of the upper north fork of Clinch River on both sides of Indian
      and Middle Creek the branches of River or fork...Beginning in the
      head of a hollow corner to Richard Elkins...near the bank of Middle
      Creek...crossing Indian Creek...the Gap of a high ridge...to the foot
      of a stony ridge...crossing Middle Creek and along a Ridge...land
      granted to James Elkins by patent dated June 20, 1786...Signed: James
      Elkins and Martha Elkins. No witnesses.
      Note: This is also noted in the, "ELKINS EAGLE, VOL. V, NO. 3,RUSSELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA RECORD ABSTRACTS - 1792 James and MarthaElkins - Wm McGurie 200 ac Clinch Riv. Bk 1 p225, 22 Aug."
      [Transcribed 04 April 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1792 - Clark/e County, Kentucky shows: Drury, James, Robert, Samuel,and Zachariah (son of Robert). Martha Elkins, daughter of Drury,married in Clarke County, Kentucky on December 21, 1798 with Drury &Margaret's consent to Samuel Stogdill. (Notes of Joyce Lorraine CloreElkins)

      1792 - Source: http://kykinfolk.com/clark/burbridge/1792tax.htm; 1792Tax Roll for Clark County Kentucky, Drury Elkin, James Elkin, RobertElkins, Samuel Elkin, Zachariah Elkin :: Excerpt: "First Clark TaxRoll, Chapter XI, As is well and widely understood by all who havedelved into the early history of Kentucky, the primary interest of therank and file of the first settlers of the state was the acquistion ofland, sometimes and not infrequently, several tracts of land.Accordingly, in an effort to ennumerate and establish as an historicalrecord of immediate and wide availability, the names of the earliestsettlers in Clark, there is presented in alphabetical order, the namesof the landowners as they appear on the first 1792 tax roll of thecounty." [12 July 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      1792 - (2). SOURCE: 1792 State Tax List in Clark/e County, KentuckyElkins Males Listed:
      Drury, James, Robert, Samuel, Zachariah (son of Robert). [SLJuhl,compiler]

      1792 - Clark/e County, Kentucky shows: Drury, James, Robert, Samuel,and Zachariah (son of Robert). Martha Elkins, daughter of Drury,married in Clarke County, Kentucky on December 21, 1798 with Drury &Margaret's consent to Samuel Stogdill. (Notes of Joyce Lorraine CloreElkins)

      1792 - (2). SOURCE: 1792 State Tax List in Clark/e County, KentuckyElkins Males Listed
      Drury
      James
      Robert
      Samuel
      Zachariah (son of Robert)
      [Transcribed 09 February 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1800-ELKINS, JAMES-Clark County, Kentucky Tax List Index; no census
      Kentucky Census, 1810-90
      Name: James Elkins
      State: KY
      County: Clark County
      Township: No Township Listed
      Year: 1800
      Record Type: Tax list
      Database: KY Early Census Index
      Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Kentucky Census,1810-90 [database on-line]; www.Ancestry.com [SLJuhl, compiler]

      1810 - Elkins, James Clarke Co., KY., page 128: 2 males under10yrs, 1 male 45 & older (1750-1765), 1 female under 10 yrs, 2 females10 to 16 yrs, 4 females 16 to 26 yrs, 1 female 45 & older (ElkinsFamily Newsletter, May 1983, , pg. #2. [Notes of Joyce Lorraine CloreElkins (J.E.)]

      1810 Federal Census in Clark County, Kentucky, Page 128
      2 males under 10 yrs
      1 male 45 & older (James Elkins)
      1 female under 10 yrs
      2 females 10 to 16 yrs
      4 females 16 to 26 yrs
      1 female 45 & older (wife)

      1820 Census - ELKINS
      1820 Kentucky Index Census -----
      Drury Elkins 36-6 Pulaski Co., KY
      Jesse Elkins 84-33 Rockcastle Co., KY
      Reuben H. Elkins 84-33 Rockcastle Co., KY
      Zachariah Elkins 70-10 Clark Co., KY
      James Elkins 62-23 Clark Co., KY
      Robert Elkins 103-4 Clark Co., KY
      Ezekiel Elkins 103-3 Clark Co., KY

      1832 - 26 Nov. PENSION RECORD W.8803 OF ELKIN, JAMES (MARTHA); ELKINSEAGLE, VOL. V, NO. 1; (PAGE 24) CLARK CO., KY.
      James (X) Elkin of said county, aged 77, declares he was born 16 April1755 in Henry Co., Va., and moved to the waters of New River inBotetourt County and from this county went on a campaign against theIndians on the frontiers of western Virginia as a picked man for atour of one month under Capt. Claych in 1775 in the summer. Theymarched down New River sone distance and then across to Cole river andon to Paint Lick and from there back to (Page 25) where theys tarted.He acted as a spy or ranger under his captain and Col. Preston.
      The next tour was from the same county for one month to guardBlackamore's Fort on Clinch River under Capt. Boon, he thinks in thesame year. He served one month as a volunteer to guard Carter'sStation at Rye Cove un Capt. William Boan in 1777 in the latter partof the summer. the next was another tour of one month as a substituteunder Lt. Macarmack at James Roger's fort. the next was at Mr.Whittin's fort on a tour of three months in the fall of 1777 fromRussell Co., Va., under Capt. James Maxwell, as a volunteer. On thistour they ranged through the country but the principal part of thetime were guarding the fort.
      His next tour was of seven months from the same county as a volunteerunder Capt. Joseph Lock in a campaign called McIntosh's campaign,early in the fall of 1778. They rendezvoused on Holston where theygot their horses, for he was part of the pack service. They wentthrough the county seat of Botetourt and across james River toStaunton in Augusta. Here they loaded in the lead and flour and fromthere went to the South branch of Potomac and then to the North Branchof Potomac and across the Allegheny to the Monongahela and to fortMcIntosh and delivered their load and were ordered back to Shirtee onthe waters of the Monongahela to feed and take care of the horsesuntil further orders. They were ordered to return to Fort McIntoshand loaded with flour and whiskey from thence to Fort Lawrence wherethey delivered their load and were ordered back to feed and take careof their horses. At this place they were discharged in March 1779,having served seven months. he was discharged by Capt. Lock.
      He was on a tour of three months in the spring of 1779 under Capt.Thomas Martin and Col. Shelby from the same county. Theyrendezvoursed on Holston and descended the river to Tennessee and downthe Tennessee to something like eight miles above the Boiling Pot.Here they landed and the Indians fled. They destroyed their towns,burned their corn and killed some Indians and after accomplishing theobject of the expedition most of the men went on down the river toIllinois. He with some others returned where they started. Hiscaptain was very sich on his return, so much so that they had to lethim rest frequently. They go home in the summer.
      His next tour was three months as a volunteer under Capt. Reece Boanand Col. Edmonson on an expedition to King's Mountain in 1780. It wasa very short time before the battle of King's Mountain. Theyrendezvoused on Holston and marched across the Yellow Mountain andthrough North Carolina and South Carolina. Before they go to King'sMountain the battle was over. (this is where the American's beat theBritish.) They obtained information of the success of the Americassomewhere near the Cherokee ford of Broad river. They had severalprisoners put under their care, whom they guarded some time and wereordered to return with the prisoners, which they did.
      (Page 26) PENSION< CONTINUED: There is a record of his age at homein his Bible. He moved from russell County, Virginia to the new stateof Kentucky, Clark County." [Transcribed 16 September 2008, SLJuhl,Compiler & Family Genealogist; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      1839 - 18 July. (Page 26 cont'd-same source as above) "Estill County,Kentucky. Martha (X) Elkin of said county, aged 74 last February,declares she was married to James Elkin in Virginia on the frontier on23 September 1782. Her husband died 6 June 1836." [Transcribed 16September 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler & Family Genealogist;sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      1839 - 18 July. (Page 26 cont'd-same source as above) "Estill County,Kentucky. James (X) Crow, aged 38 declares he is the son-in-law ofJames Elkin who died 6 June 1836. He has been acquainted with thefamily about eighteen years. Elkin had a large family Bible whichcontained on one leaf the record of the age of James and MarthaElkin's children, commencing with these words: "Family Record, Births,Katharen Elkin Daughter of James Elkin and Martha his wife was bornJune the 2 1784, and so continues with all the children's ages down toElizabth Elkin was Born April the 17 1811." He has understood it waswritten by a schoolmaster." [Transcribed 16 September 2008, SLJuhl,Compiler & Family Genealogist; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      PENSION: PAGE (27) CONTINUED: ELKINS EAGLE, VOL. V, NO 1
      "James Elkin of Clark Co., KY., private in the company of Capt. Claychin the Virginia line for nineteen months from 1775, was placed on theKentucky pension roll at $63.33 per annum under the Act of 1832.Certificate 4982 was issued 31 Jan. 1833.
      The widow of James Elkin, deceased, was paid arrears of pension to 6June 1836, the day of his death.
      Martha Elkin of Estill Co., KY., widow of James Elkin who died 6 June1836, private in the company of Capt. Martin in the regiment of Col.Shelby in the virginia line for nineteen months was placed on thekentucky pension roll at $63.33 per annum. Certificate 4530 under theAct of 1838 was issued 6 Nov 1839." [Transcribed 16 September 2008,SLJuhl, Compiler & Family Genealogist; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      ABSTRACTS & WILLS - CLARK COUNTY, WINCESTER COUNTY SEAT, KENTUCKY -From Rose Stogdill Information, The Elkins Eagle Newsletter, page # 3.
      The father of James Elkin, Jr. was James Elkin born April 16, 1755,died June 6, 1836; married Martha Jackson; Martha born Feb. 6, 1765 inVirginia. James born Henry County, Virginia; married Washington Co.,Va. Sept. 23, 1782. (children & spouses listed as added information)SOURCE: James Sr. Will Box 8, page 534, year filed April 20, 1835probated July 1836.

      SOURCE: BOOK - "KENTUCKY PIONEER AND COURT RECORDS ABSTRACTS OF EARLYWILLS, DEEDS AND MARRIAGES FROM COURT HOUSES and Records of OLDBIBLES, CHURCHES, GRAVE YARDS, AND CEMETERIES Copied by American WarMothers GENEALOGICAL MATERIAL Collected From authentic Sources,etc...Compiled by MRS. HARRY KENNETT McAdams, GENEALOGICAL PUBLISHINGCO., INC., 1981. JAMES ELKIN, SR. BIBLE (OF CLARK CO., KY); Z.F.ELKIN BIBLE (ZACHARIAH FIELDING ELKIN)(COPIED BY MRS. JOS. B. BEARD.)PAGE 256; BEARD-ELKIN BIBLE" [NOTED: 15 September 2008, SLJuhl,Compiler; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      NOTE: This compiler does have both family listing of the contents ofthe Family Bible now from two different sources as listed above--(1)Kentucky Pioneers, (2) Elkins Eagle. Both listings are nearlyidentical.

      SOURCE: "ELKINS EAGLE, VOL. III, NO. 4, Page 110 - FROM LINDAZABLATNIK - ARTICLE - THE LEXINGTON LEADER, LEXINGTON, KY., FRIDAYAFTERNOON, SEPT. 11, 1959 PG 25; SEARCH FOR REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER'SGRAVE ENDS IN LONELY FIELD ON ESTILL-CLARK LINE
      By Betty Mainous, Leader Correspondent
      Irvine, Ky.--When Mrs. Alec Stamper started looking for a member ofher family, she ended her search in a cemetery. Which is natural,because she was searching for the grave of an ancestor, James Elkins,Sr. a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Elkins was born April 15,1755, in Henry County, Virginia. He moved from there to New River inBotetourt County (later became Russell County, VA). From this countyhe went on a campaign against the Indians on the frontiers of WesternVirginia for a tour of one month sometime diring the summer of 1775.In his application for a Revolutionary War pension, written in ClarkCounty, Nov. 26, 1832, Elkins states: etc...(as documented exactlyabove in this note section from the Elkins Eagle Source 1832 - 26 Nov. PENSION RECORD W.8803 OF ELKIN, JAMES (MARTHA); ELKINS EAGLE, VOL. V,NO. 1; (PAGE 24) CLARK CO., KY.) ...etc...In the many records of theElkins family mention was made of the Dumford Cemetery. A U.S.Geological Survey Map reveals that this cemetery is near Highway 89between Irvine and Winchester, approximately 15 miles from Winchester. This cemetery is in Clark County, very close to the Estill andMadison County lines. Mrs. Stamper, a great-great-great-grandaughterof James and Martha Elkins, decided to visit the cemetery and see ifshe could discover anything of interest. According to the records,several members of the family had been buried here but on thetombstone remains standing today, that of James Elkins Sr. (Jr.)."There is a photo of the headstone, but it is unreadable.
      [Transcribed 17 September 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler;sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]