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Samuel Atkinson (abt. 1740)

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Samuel Atkinson
Born about in Southampton, Colony of Virginiamap
Son of and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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The earliest documentary evidence of this lineage is the arrival of Samuel Atkinson in Robeson County, North Carolina sometime shortly before 1790. He moves there from Southampton County, Virginia with his second wife, Mary, three sons, Joseph, William and John from his first wife Sarah, and a step daughter, Mary.
Samuel Atkinson was apparently a moderately prosperous, landowning farmer, both in Southampton County, Virginia and Robeson County, North Carolina. Both locations are littoral and Samuel is reported to have "drained swamps". There is considerable evidence of land transfers of up to 300 acres among his children in the period 1790-1806. as well as mention of a saw mill. There is no evidence that he owned slaves, though contemporary agricultural technology and socio-economic context suggest he probably did.
There is no solid evidence of what Samuel Atkinson did previously in North America, nor of his European origins. England has been suggested as European origin. Specifically, there is no evidence pertaining to his activities during the Revolutionary War.
Mary Atkinson Letter 5 (Source S751) suggests that the father of Samuel Atkinson was Thomas Atkinson who immigrated from England. Thomas would have been born about 1720.
Sneed-20 18:27, 21 February 2018 (EST)
There is some confusion in the sources about the daughter, Lucy, from the second marriage to Mary. Mary Atkinson Letter 7 suggests that Lucy is from a previous marriage to John Bell, though the crucial preposition "to John Bell" does not support this interpretation. Mary Atkinson Letter 5 supports the step-daughter reading. Mary Atkinson Letter 1 suggests she is a child of the second marriage.
At the time of these events Southampton, Virginia was a part of Isle of Wright County VA.
Sneed-20 18:27, 11 February 2011 (EST)


Source S269
Abbreviation: IGI Family Group Record_46
Title: IGI Family Group Record_46
Text: Family Group Record Search Results | Download Husband
James Atkison Pedigree
Birth: 1670 , Isle Of Wight, Virginia Christening: Marriage: About 1690 , , Tennessee Death: Burial:
Mary Holliman Pedigree
Birth: About 1670 , Isle Of Wight, Virginia Christening: Marriage: About 1690 , , Tennessee Death: Burial:
Children 1. Joseph Atkison Pedigree
Birth: About 1714 , Isle Of Wight, Virginia Christening: Death: 1776 Burial:
Source S504
Abbreviation: Mary Atkinson Letter 1
Title: Mary Atkinson Letter 1
Author: Mary Atkinson
Text: Giles is definitely the son of John Atkinson, son of William Atkinson, son of Mrs Mary Atkinson of Robeson Co NC, Giles is a veteran of the Confederacy Army, 30th Ms Inf. He was born in Robeson Co NC but moved to Choctaw Co Ms where h e was raised. He was married 2 or 3 times. lst Elizabeth Ann ____ in abt 1856 b 1839 in Georgia. ch: Emma b Feb 1857 Choctaw, Ms, Sarah b. 1859 Choctaw, Ms. Mary b. 1860 Choctaw, Ms, & Forrest Silaus b.1863. 2nd wife Ann ( Could be same as Elizabeth Ann--no proof either way so far). ch: Nanice b. 1867 Choctaw, Ms and Calvin b Jun 1870 Choctaw, Ms. 3rd wife: Sarah R Gray d/o William and Katherine Gray. Sarah b. 10 Aug 1840 d, 9 Jun 1905 ch: Martha b.1877 Choctaw, Ms, Jack b. 1879 Choctaw, Ms, Eunice Estelle b. 30 Jun 1881 Choctaw, Ms d. 5 Jan 1960 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee. She married William Henry Stevensonin1903 Choctaw Ms. I have recently found Joseph and Mary selling land in Southampton Co. Va in 1785 and traveling with Samuel Atkinson family to Robeson Co. NC and buying land there in 1787. They had a plantation on a swamp in Va so they knew how to drain it in NC and make plantations there. I think Mary was a step mother to Joseph, William, and John and only Lucy was born to her and Mr. Atkinson. Welcome family researcher! Do you want sources, etc? Mary Atkinson
Source S617
Abbreviation: GENCOM Mary Atkinson 1
Title: GENCOM Mary Atkinson 1
Text: Re: Atkinson--Nash Co. (& Robeson Co.?) NC Posted by: Mary Atkinson Date: August 14, 2000 at 14:20:42 In Reply to: Atkinson--Nash Co. (& Robeson Co.?) NC by Donna Sarchet of 3937
James Atkinson in Marion Co MS did indeed come from Robeson Co but is not the Atkinson family you seek. His father is William Atkinson md Celia ? and brothers John, Benjamin, Elisha, Henry,William who all did go to MS. I looked in my Nash Co records and did not find Susanna. My John married Susanna Purvis d/o Henry Purvis in Robeson Co but I have all their children, all of William, all of Elisha and James family. They were born 1793 thu 1816. William Sr had 2 brothers and a sister. Joseph who md Elizabeth Barnes, John and Lucy who married James Barnes. Their mother is Mary ? who 2nd married John Bell. I have quite a few Atkinsons in Nash Co if you want me to send them. Lets keep in touch as those Robeson families are very familar.
Source S630
Abbreviation: Mary Atkinson Letter 7
Title: Mary Atkinson Letter 7
Text: This is the son of Samuel Atkinson/Sarah who came to Robeson Co from Southampton, Va with Joseph, William, John, and Lucy and mother Mary who remarried to John Bell.John Bell d. 1788 Robeson Co and leaves beloved wife Mary Bell 210 ac which she wills to Lucy. Mary dies about 1808 and gives each boy $1 znc 210 ac to Lucy..
1790 census Robeson Co NC 3 m 16yrs and up. (Joseph, John, William. l m ;under 16 (possibly Joseph's son Kinchen) 3 F ( Mary, Lucy, Joseph's wife Elizabeth) 1790 Mary deeds 200 ac to Joseph in Hogswamp 1793 Joseph deeds 170 ac to William in Hog Swamp 1794 Joseph to Allen Darman 200 Ac. on Turkey Creek 1795 Joseph and William deed to Henry Purvis 84 ac in East Hogswamp (Henry is father of Susanna Purvis Atkinson w/o John and Esther Purvis Atki;nson, wife of Kinchen Atkinson. 1800 Joseph deeds to William 300 ac in E. Hog Swamp 1803 Joseph and Wm deeds to John Atkinson 3 tracts in Hog Swamp. 1803 Joseph deeds John 50 ac in Ashpole Swamp 1806 Joseph and William register agreement on a saw mill in Hog Swamp 1829 3 Oct. William's will: Land Settlement names Kinchin as the only surviving heir of Joseph Atkinson.

Source S751
Abbreviation: Mary Atkinson Letter 5
Title: Mary Atkinson Letter 5
Text: I: sent most of the material to the IGI and Family Search. I currently work in the Family History Library in Pahrump, Nevada which is 50 miles west of Las Vegas. I get to help others learn to build their family trees. I have been reading deeds from Southampton Co Va trying to Identify Joseph, William, John, and Lucy's father. They lived in the vicinity of Blackwater Swamp which was first in Isle of Wight Co and then when the county split it was in Southampton Co. There were 5 Atkinsons emigrated to Virginia from England between 1744 and 1799. I am guessing our line is Thomas who came in 1744, then Thomas his son, but he had so many children in the area, that I can eliminate some, but not enough to matter.. One line is in the DAR The records of early Isle of Wight and Southampton Co are so dim and my eyesight is getting pretty bad so I hope I can prove just who was the relative. The Houston Co. Texas Atkinsons from William and Elias ( sons of William, and brothers of our John) have a family reunion each summer and invite all Atkinsons. My husband has been too ill or not physically able to attend. If you want an address to write to, I will be glad to send it to you. Elias built barges during the Civil War for the Confederacy. He was in Texas at the time. I will keep sending you any thing new that I find. Mary

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