Notes for Rickles Nelson ADKINS: Richolas Adkins was the son of Henry Adkins. He was born in North Carolina; probably in Burke County. He married Tebetha Bryant, daughter of Allen and Sara Bryant. As Dad and Hubert remembered him, he walked on two canes. He was also a teller of tales. He once told of being hunting one day and coming to a foot log across a creek. He started to cross when he heard something coming. He quickly stepped back into some bushes and crouched down out of sight. A bear same up to cross the foot log. On the other side, a panther also stared to cross. They met in the middle of the log and began to fight. The panther raked the guts out of the bear and sat licking its paws. Rix promptly shot the panther; thus taking home a panther and a bear with only one shot! He also told Dad he had once killed a bear, hitting it in the head with a pine knot! Rix later married Safrona Justice, a woman of ill-repute. She evidently deserted him and George Woody found him sick, lying on a pile of hay left to die. He stayed several places, one of them being John and Nan Bailes' House. He was later taken by wagon to the Poor House on Big Creek. He died and was buried there.
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More About Rickles Nelson ADKINS: Date born 2: Abt. 1815, Burke County, NC.
Children of Rickles Nelson ADKINS and Alice Tebitha BRYANT are:
+Wilson ADKINS, b. 27 Aug 1836, Yancey County, NC, d. 11 Nov 1922.
+David W. ADKINS, b. 01 Sep 1839, Yancey County, NC, d. 01 Jan 1906, Yancey Co., NC.
Nancy ADKINS, b. Abt. 1844, Yancey County, NC, d. date unknown.
Sara ADKINS, b. 17 Mar 1843, Yancey County, NC, d. date unknown.