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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Uriah W. Elkins, who resided at Christian, West Virginia:

Was born in Russell county, Va., April 25, 1825; his father moved his family to Logan county, W.Va., while Uriah W. was a child and he has ever since resided there. In this county, Nov. 26, 1850, he was married to Mary Ann Canterbury, who was born there Jan. 20, 1833. Of this union the following are the issue: Lydia, born July 16, 1852, married, and died March 1?, 1882; Cordelia C., born March 11, 1855; Roxie, born March 12, 1857; Zilphia, born May 27, 1859; and Mahalia, born Jan. 25, 1862. They have all married. The mother of these daughters died April 2, 1862. June 7, 1866, Mr. Elkins and Martha C. Stafford were joined in wedlock; she was a native of Logan county, where they were married having been born Aug. 12, 1831. The following are records of the children of this second marriage: Cyrus, born March 8, 1867, Mary L., born July 11, 1868; Uriah B., born Dec. 5, 1869; John C., born July 20, 1871; Helen, born Dec. 18, 1872; and Rush, born Dec. 6, 1874. Except Mary L., who is married, these children all live at home with their father, their mother (his second wife) having departed this life Nov. 13, 1886. Mr. Elkins has three orphaned grandchildren, the offspring of his daughter Lydia. Their records are: Millard, born June 26, 1874; William E., born Sept. 18, 1879; and Walter B., born Feb. 11, 1882. Absalom Elkins, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Montgomery county, Va., Nov. 6, 1791; died in Logan county, W.Va., Nov. 20, 1880; his wife, who was Mary Robbins before marriage, was born in Russell county, Va., Aug. 15, 1798, and died in Logan county Nov. 10, 1880, survived by her husband only 10 days. Mr. Uriah W. Elkins owns a beautiful home situated on the Guyandotte River, consisting of a fine farm and valuable timber lands; here he resides with his interesting family. He is highly esteemed and honored by all who know him. Address: Christian, Logan county, W.Va.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 828.

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