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The Elkins Families

Drury Elkins, b 1760, Va, d 1840, Jackson Co., Ind. He married Margaret (unknown), b 1766. They were the parents of William Elkins, Jesse, and Richard.

Jesse lived nearby, and married Nancy Adams.

Richard Elkins, b 1786, d 1815, in the War of 1812. He married Rebecca Stevens. Their children were: Rebecca, Francis, James, Thomas, Muriah, b 1818, and Martha. Rebecca married Isaac Shortridge. Martha married Samuel Stodgehill. Muriah married William Stodgehill.

William Elkins, b 1796, Pulaski Co., Ky, married Rhoda Stevens in 1816. The widow of his brother, Richard. He moved to Freetown, Ind., in 1817, making him one of the first settlers in Brown Co. Their children were: Joseph, Drury, William, Amaziah, Sarah, and Steven.

  • John, b 1848, married Sarah Kinworthy, 1868, Jackson Co. Daughter of John Kinworthy and Sally Hatton.
  • Francis, b 1841.
  • Cerilda, b 1853, married Lemuel Borders.
  • William, b 1842, d 1939, Brown Co. He married Adeline Charles. 1870 census showed son, J.W., and Joseph, age 3.
  • Hanna E. Elkins, b 1841, d Jan 1910, Jackson Co. She married 10 Jan 1861, Jackson Co., to Eli T. Shortridge. Their childre were: Mary Canzada, Pearl May, Laura, and James. After Eli's death she married Richard Collier. Mary Canzada Shortridge, married Thomas Tobias Cordell. They were this writer's great-grandparents.