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  • ID: I21
  • Name: Sarah (Sallie) E Atkins
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 18 SEP 1849 in Tn
  • Note:
    Place of birth based on 1920 census of Gibson Co, listing for
    her son, Edgar A. McKinnon. States mother born in Tn.
  • Death: 17 AUG 1883 in Chester Co, TN
  • Burial: North Union Cem, Gibson Co, Tn
  • Reference Number:

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    • Note:
      In the 1880's the nickname "Sallie" was often used for women
      named Sarah. Documents have been found where Sarah ATKINS
      used both names at different times.

      The following is a chronological listing of events Referencing Sarah E Atkins:

      1849 Sallie Atkins born. This documented by hand written
      notes passed down from generation to generation. Notes
      received by this compiler were from L.C. Nichols, grandson
      of Sallie Atkins.

      1850 Census of McNairy Co, Tn, Dist 9, dewelling shows the following family:
      Atkins, Turner, age:21, born:N.C.
      Atkins, Mary, age: 22, born:Tn.
      Atkins, May, age:2, born Tn.
      Atkins, Sarah, age: 9 months.

      1853-1864 Sallie and her family are apparently living in Mo., possibly in the
      Springfield area. Documented by the 1870 census of McNairy
      Co, Tn and the death certificate of Seletha E Atkins Needham.

      1869 Sallie and her family are living in Tn.
      Documented by the 1870 census of McNairy Co, Tn, based on the
      place of birth of John D.L. Atkins shown on that census.


      1870 U.S Census of McNairy Co, Tn, Bethel Springs Dist. shows
      shows dewelling #31 as follows:
      Head of House: David Turner, age:41, Occupation: Farmer, Born:N.C.
      Mary A. (sic) Atkins, age:42, occupation:housekeeping, Born:Tn
      Sarah E Atkins, age:20, born:Tn
      Seletha E. Atkins, age:18, born:Mo.
      James W. Atkins, age:14, born:Mo.
      Martha E. Atkins, age:13, born Mo.
      Francis R. Atkins, age 1 or 4 [difficult to read], born:Mo.
      John D.L. Atkins, age:9 months, born:Tn. in Aug.
      Documented by copy of census page.

      1873 Marriage to John B. McKinnon in McNairy Co. Tn
      Documented in "Marriages of McNairy Co TN 1861-1911"
      , by R. Harold Cox, copyright 1989.

      1874 Sallie gives birth to Edgar Alonzo McKinnon in McNairy Co
      Tn.
      Documented by death certificate of Edgar McKinnon, copy
      on file.

      1876 Sallie gives birth to John A. McKinnon in McNairy Co, Tn.
      Documented by notes from L.C. Nichols and census of 1880 of
      McNairy Co,Tn.

      1879 Sallie gives birth to Arvell Bell McKinnon in McNairy Co, Tn.
      Documented by notes from L.C. Nichols and census of 1880 of
      McNairy Co,Tn.

      1881 Sallie gives birth to Mary Effie McKinnon in McNairy Co, Tn.
      Documented by Notes from L.C. Nichols.

      1883 17 AUG, Sallie gives birth to a son that dies the next day.
      Documented by notes from L.C. Nichols.

      1883 Sallie dies, apparently in childbirth. Her body is sent by train to
      Gibson Co, Tn where it is met by Ben Tilghman, husband of Sallie's
      sister, Mattie (Martha) Atkins. Ben makes arrangements for burial
      at North Union Pres Cemetery near Rutherford, Gibson Co, Tn. He
      places a stack of bricks to mark her grave site.
      Documented by notes from L.C. Nichols.

      1890 About 1890, John B. McKinnon dies and his second wife
      sends Sallie's children to live with Sallie's sisters in
      Gibson Co, Tn.

      1926 Edgar Alonzo McKinnon, Sallie's son, dies and his death
      certificate lists his mother as "Sarah Elizabeth Atkins".
      Information on the death certificate supplied by Mrs. Sadie
      McKinnon Holt, daughter of Edgar McKinnon.
      Documented by copy of death certificate for E.A. McKinnon.

      2002 Bob Nichols, great grandson to Sallie Atkins McKinnon locates
      the stack of bricks used to mark her grave. He arranges for a
      marker to be placed showing the dates of birth and death;
      18-SEP-1849 - 17 AUG 1883.
      Documented by photo of grave stone.


      Father: David Turner Atkins b: 18 DEC 1828 in NC
      Mother: Mary E. George b: ABT 1828 in McNairy Co, Tn

      Marriage 1 John Bethune McKinnon b: 5 MAY 1846 in McNairy County, TN
      • Married: 24 DEC 1873 in Montezuma, McNairy Co, Tn 1
      Children
      1. Has Children Edgar Alonzo McKinnon b: 29 NOV 1874 in Montezuma (Chester Co), Tn
      2. Has No Children John Alexander McKinnon b: 22 JUN 1876 in Montezuma, McNary Co, Tn
      3. Has Children Arvell Bell McKinnon b: 21 MAY 1879 in Montezuma, McNary Co, Tn
      4. Has Children Mary Effie McKinnon b: 5 APR 1881 in Montezuma, McNary Co, Tn
      5. Has No Children Infant Son McKinnon b: 17 AUG 1883

      Sources:
      1. Abbrev: Marriages of McNairy Co TN 1861-1911, by R. Harold Cox, copyright 1989
        Note:
        Marriages of McNairy Co TN 1861-1911, by R. Harold Cox, copyright 1989