Edward Eaton Atkins

Male, (1855 - 1928)
FatherHenry Holmes Atkins (1813 - 1890)
MotherHannah Tams (1815 - 1858)
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthEdward Eaton Atkins was born 12 August 1855 in Buckland, Kent, England. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Birth. 1855 SepQ Atkins, Edward Eaton Dover 2a,602. (GBCivRegInd LDS6101986). 
INFO EMIGRATION. According to his obituary from 1928, Edward emigrated from Dover England to North Carolina when he was 17 years old. (SanfordExpr 28Jun1928 p.1). 
INFO MARRIAGE REGISTER. Chatham County, North Carolina. Issued: 23 Dec 1878. Adkins, Edward A [sic], age 23, white. Mary S. Brown, age 20, white. Officiating J.E.Bryan J.P. Marriage date: 24 Dec 78 at Cape Fear, witnesses: C F Siler, T A Yarbrough, D B Johnson. (NCarCoMarrFS). 
MarriageHe married Mary Smith Brown 24 December 1878 in Cape Fear, North Carolina. 
INFO CENSUS 1880 (1 Jun 1880) North Carolina, Moore County, Carthage Village. Enumeration 15 Jun 1880. [entry is continued; the head of household not on this page] Atkins, Edward E., boarder, white, male, 24, married, carpenter, born England, parents born England. One of three boarders in household of Norris P. Eccleston, 37, a coach painter. (USCens1880 T9 NC ED.132, p.47). 
INFO CENSUS 1880 (1 Jun 1880) North Carolina, Chatham County, Cape Fear Township. Enumeration 17 Jun 1880. Atkins, Edward white, male, 24, married, mechanic, born England, parents born England. Wife Mary Atkins, white, female, 21, married, keeping house, born N.C., parents born N.C. Daughter Bula Atkins, white, female, age 6/12, born Dec., daughter, born N.C., father b. England, mother b. N.C. (USCens1880 T9, NC ED.33, p.45). 
INFO CENSUS 1900 (1 Jun 1900) North Carolina, Chatham County, part of Cape Fear Township. Enumeration 14-15 Jun 1880. Adkins [sic], Ed F [???], head, white, male, born Aug 1854, age 45, married 22 years, born North Carolina [sic], parents born North Carolina, farmer, can read and write, speaks English, owns free of mortgage farm #104. Wife (no name given), female, born Apr 1858, age 42, married 22 years, mother of 5 children, 4 living., born North Carolina, parents born North Carolina, can read and write, speaks English. Daughter Bula, white female, born Dec 1879, age 20, single, born North Carolina, parents born North Carolina, not employed 3 months, in school 3 months, can read and write, speaks English. Son Fulton, white, male, born Oct 1882, age 17, single, born North Carolina, parents born North Carolina, farm laborer, not employed 3 months, in school 3 months, can read and write, speaks English. Son Eugine [sic], white, male, born June 1886, age 13, single, born North Carolina, parents born North Carolina, farm laborer, not employed 3 months, in school 3 months, can read and write, speaks English. Son William, white, male, born Feb 1890, age 11, single, born North Carolina, parents born North Carolina, farm laborer, not employed 6 months, in school 3 months, can read and write, speaks English. (USCens1900 T623 NC ED.4, sheet 6B). 
INFO BROTHER'S VISIT. PASSENGER LIST for New York arrival 2 November 1907 of ship St. Louis from Southampton 26 Oct 1907. #19. Atkins, Austin Thomas, 57, male, wd, late draper, can read and write, nationality England, race English, last permanent residence Southsea England, nearest relative brother H. Atkins of Capel Nr Folkstone [sic] Kent, final destination Sanford N.C. [North Carolina], ticket to destination? yes, paid by self, has $400, ever previously in U.S. - no, going to brother Edw E. Atkins, Sanford N.C. . . .. born England Buckland. (EllisIsland ship St.Louis). 
INFO CENSUS 1910 (15 April 1910) North Carolina, Lee County, East Sanford Township, Sanford Town. Enumerated 3 May 1910. --???aton Avenue. Adkens [sic], Edward E., head, male, white, 54, marriage 1, married 31 years, self and parents born England, English , to US 1913 [sic], naturalized, speaks English, mechanic for the rail road, worker, not out of work on 15Apr1910, one week out of work in 1909, can read and write, rents a house. Wife Mary S., female, white, age 52, marriage 1, married 31 years, mother of 5, 4 living. self and parents born North Carolina, speaks English, no occupation, can read and write. Son Willie, male, white, 19, single, born North Carolina, father b. England, mother b. North Carolina, speaks English, carpenter for houses, works on own account, can read and write, does not attend school. Daughter Bessie, female, white, 12, single, born North Carolina, father b. England, mother b. North Carolina, speaks Engliash, no occupation, can read and write, does attend school. (USCens1910 T624 NC ED.44 Sheet 16A). 
INFO CENSUS 1920 (1 Jan 1920) North Carolina, Lee County, East Sanford Township. Enumerated 9 Jan 1920. Enumerated with son Eugean [sic] Atkins: Father Edward E. Atkins, male, white, 64, widowed, year of immigration unknown, naturalization unknown, can read and write, self and parents born in England with native language English, can speak English, carpenter for houses, works on own account. Eugean Atkins, head, owns home free of mortgage, male, white, 32, married, can read and write, born North Carolina, father and mother born England, father and mother English native language, can speak English, occupation farmer on farm. Wife Mamie, female, white, 30, married, can read and write, self and parents born North Carolina, no occupation. Daughter Margaret S., white, 10, single, in school, can read and write, self and parents born North Carolina, no occupation. Daughter Mary K., white, 8, single, in school, can read and write, self and parents born North Carolina, no occupation. Daughter Lucile M. white, 5, single, self and parents born North Carolina, no occupation. (USCens1920 T625 NC ED.65 sheet 7A). 
DeathEdward Eaton Atkins died 21 June 1928 in Sanford, North Carolina, at age 72. 
INFO OBITUARY. Sanford Express [Sanford, North Carolina] 28 June 1928. "Death of E.E. Atkins Mr. Edward E. Atkins died Thursday, June 21st, at the home of his son, Mr. G. Felton [sic] Atkins. Mr. Atkins had been in bad health for five years, but was critically ill only an hour and a half before he died. The funeral was held at Poplar Springs Methodist chuch Friday at 4 o’clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. O. I. Hinson, and interment was made at the church cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. W.B. Dowdy, Martin Matthews, T.J. Minter, Carl Seymour, Ira Bridges and Paul Williams. Mr.Atkins was born at Dover, England, August 12th, 1885, passing away at the age of 73 years. He came to America when a boy at the age of 17, and for a long number of years made his home in this section. He was married to Miss Mary S. Brown, of Osgood some 50 years ago. They were the parents of six children, five of whom survive. Mrs. Atkins died some 16 years ago. The living children are as follows: Fulton and Will Atkins, of Sanford; Eugene Atkins, of Osgood; Mrs. Clayton McFarland, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. E.L. Mitchell of Cary. When Mr. Atkins grew up to young manhood he learned the carpenters’ trade and became one of the best contractors and builders in this section. He mastered his trade by close application and took great pride in turning out only first-class jobs. He constructed many of the best and most pretentious dwellings through-out this section of the State. It would be interesting to know the number of houses constructed by Mr. Atkins since he landed on the shores of America. They will stand as a monument of his industry. Mr. Atkins was a member of the Popular Springs Methodist church and died in the faith. He looked for the virtues and not the vices in his neighbors and had a good word for everyone with whom he came in contact. His devotion to his wife and children was one of his chief virtues. His children who nurtured him in his declining years reciprocated that beautiful devotion shown by him. Realizing his condition he said that he was ready to meet his God when He called him. (SanfordExpr 28 Jun 1928, page 1).

 
INFO DEATH CERTIFICATE. North Carolina, Lee County, Sanford. Mr. Edward E. Atkins, Sanford N.C., male, white, widowed, born 12 Aug 1855. Age 72-10-9. Occupation carpenter. born England. Names and birthplaces of father and mother not known by informant. Cause of death - chronic nephritis and chronic myocarditis for 10 years. Acute edema of lungs for 1 day . . .[doctor's certification] . . . Burial 22 Jun 1928 at Popler [sic] Springs Cem. Undertaker Chas. P. Rogers, Sanford N.C. Informant Mr. G.F. Atkins of Sanford N.C. Registrar: filed 4 July 1928 Beatrice Campbell. (NCarDeathFS). 

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Mary Smith Brown (1859 - 1912)
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