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From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Evermont Adkins, who resided at Fourteen in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Is a son of Lewis and Melcina (Hunter) Adkins, whose personal history follows this. He is a native of Wayne county, West Virginia, born February 1, 1839, and he came to Lincoln county in 1844. Evermont Adkins was united in wedlock in Lincoln county, in 1865, with Elizabeth Hester Drake, and to them four children have been born, namely: Mary E., October 21, 1866; Paulina F., February 24, 1869; William H., April 10, 1871; Emma J., June 29, 1882. Mrs. Adkins was born in Lincoln county January 2, 1848, and her parents, Henderson and Catherine (Lucas) Drake, are both deceased. Mr. Adkins enlisted in the War Between the States in 1862, serving two years in the 2nd Virginia Regiment, Confederate army. He is, at present, a prosperous farmer in Laurel Hill district, owning 767 acres of farming land, a part of which is situated on Fourteen Mile creek, and a part on Guyan river. The land is well timbered, and has upon it a young apple and peach orchard. Evermont Adkins is school trustee in Laurel Hill district, and receives his mail at Fourteen, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 138.