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Granville Adkins, born abt 1837
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Mary Lee Brady, Ph.D.

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Granville was obviously named by his mother Fannie in honor of the great English Quaker Granville Sharp.  It is equally indicated that she must have been a believer in Jesus Christ as a source of salvation. 

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We do not know the father of Granville Atkins or fathers of his siblings but assume they were together as a family unit long enough to establish sustaining relationships following release from slavery in 1865.

The 1880 census reflects that he worked as a farmer in Franklin County Virginia, but we are inclined to believe he likely would have worked as a laborer in the flourishing iron mining industry. 

Facts are that tobacco share-croppers was not a profitable endeavor for Black farmers; albeit some did earn a good living growing and selling corn to feed livestock and make whiskey.

The size of the county had leaped by 37 percent over its population in the 1870 census, and with the railway improvements likely had labor requirements fostering support of families.
 

 Name RelationMarital StatusGenderRaceAgeBirthplaceOccupationFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
 Granville ADKINS  Self  M  Male  B  43  VA  Wks On Farm  VA  VA 
 Bettie ADKINS  Wife  M  Female  B  34  VA  Keeps House  VA  VA 
 Fannie ADKINS  Dau  S  Female  B  14  VA  Wks On Farm  VA  VA 
 Mohala ADKINS  Dau  S  Female  B  12  VA  Wks On Farm  VA  VA 
 Ida ADKINS  Dau  S  Female  B  11  VA  Wks On Farm  VA  VA 
 Henry ADKINS  Son  S  Male  B  10  VA  Wks On Farm  VA  VA 
 Ella ADKINS  Dau  S  Female  B  8  VA    VA  VA 
 Emma ADKINS  Dau  S  Female  B  6  VA    VA  VA 
 Lucy ADKINS  Dau  S  Female  B  4  VA    VA  VA 
 Granvill ADKINS  Son  S  Male  B  3  VA    VA  VA 
 Hanna WALKER  MotherL  W  Female  B  63  VA  At Home  VA  VA 

Source Information:
 
 Census PlaceDickensons, Franklin, Virginia
 Family History Library Film  1255366
 NA Film Number  T9-1366
 Page Number  259A      

 

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