Descendants of Samuel H. Atkins

Courtesy of

July 7, 2006

Generation No. 1

1. SAMUEL Houston1 ATKINS was born 02 Nov 1865 in Grandbury,TX, and died 05 Mar 1956.


1880 Census > Texas > Parker > Precinct 4 > District 137 (8th June 1880 Pg 422)

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Line43 132 134 Atkins, William WM 55 M Labor NC NC NC

----------------------------------Mary WF 54 Wife M Keeping House AL KY KY

----------------------------------Sonia FW 18 Dau S At School TX NC AL

----------------------------------Gusta WF 14 Dau S At Home TX NC AL

----------------------------------Samuel WM 13 Son S Work on Farm TX NC AL

----------------------------------Cebuone MW 12 Son S Works on Farm TX NC AL

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1900 Census OR Umatilla Milton Dist 114 Pg 113A (6 June 1900 Geo H Cowl)

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102 103 Elam A. M. head WM June 1840 59 M 35 Tennessee Virginia Virginia Capitalist

-----------------, Martha Wife WF Aug 1847 52 M 35 (2 Children 2 Alive) Tennessee North Carolina Alabama

-----------------, Roberta Daughter WF June 1878 21 S Oregon Tennessee Tennessee Bookkeeper

-----------------, James L Nephew WM Oct 1863 36 S Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

Atkins Samuel H Nephew WM Nov 1865 34 S Texas Tennessee Tennessee * * * * *

Wormington, Harriet A Servant WF May 1850 50 W (7 Children 3 Alive) Illinois SC Alabama Housekeeper


1910 Census OR Umatilla S Milton Pct Dist 265 Pg 200B (16-18 April 1910 Nathan L Mason)

Line 21 (Advent St)

39 40 Elam Andrew M Head MW 69 M1 41 Tennessee Virginia Virginia Retired Farmer

-------------, Martha L Wife FW 62 M1 41 (5 Children 2 Alive) Tennessee NC Alabama

-------------, Bertie Daughter FW 28 S Oregon Tennessee Tennessee

Atkins Samuel Hired Man MW 44 S Texas Tennessee Tennessee Farm Laborer Working out * * * *


1920 Census OR Umatilla Pct 10 Dist 149 Pg 46A (8 January 1920 Thomas C Reese)

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Fm 4 10 Elam A. M. Head MW 79 M Tennessee TN TN None

----------------, Martha L Wife FW 71 M Tennessee NC AL

----------------, Bertie Daughter FW 41 S Oregon Tennessee Tennessee

Atkins Samuel H Nephew MW 54 S Texas Texas Tennessee Laborer General Farm * * * * *


OBIT - Valley Herald ? - 1956


Samuel Houston Atkins, much respected and loved resident of Milton-Freewater for 72 years, died on Monday, March 5, at a Walla Walla hospital at the age of 90.

Mr. Atkins was born on Nov. 2, 1865, in Grandbury, Tex., and came to Milton at the age of 19 with his late uncle, A.M. ELam. He worked for Elam on his ranch for many years, returning to Texas only once for a very brief visit.

He spent his younger years breaking saddle horses in this and surrounding communities. He was an excellent horseman and could gentle the roughest colt, never allowing it to buck, although he used to relate that some of them would "run a little."

His favorite pastime was dancing, and he was a familiar figure at community dances. Until the past two months he regularly attended dances of the Stateline Grange and Pioneer Posse.

Atkins was a charter member of Hercules Lodge No. 51, Knights of Pythias, and very active in that organization, regularly attending meetings, dinners and dances.

Very interested in Milton-Freewater affairs, Mr. Atkins had an outstanding memory and kept many clippings of activities here. He had an uncanny memory of dates and places.

He is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Audrey Lee Seachriest, Mrs. Hattie Lusk of Clebourne, Tex. and several grand nieces and nephews. Also surviving are several cousins in Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater. Atkins never married.

Funeral Services were held in the Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 7, at 2 pm with Rev. Donald Campbell officiating. Mrs. Donald Campbell and Mrs. Melvin Bennett sang "Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Beautiful Isle" accompanied by organist. Mrs. Fred Etling.

Honorary pallbearers were Everett Miller, Earl Frazier, Lyle Coe and Roy Frazier. Active pallbearers were W.S. Caverhill, Robert Walden, Robert Lee, Wayne Brinker, Jasper Sams and Ray Kaser.

Ritualistic services were conducted by Hercules Lodge No. 51, Knights of Pythias and interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.



Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton Dist 114 Pg 113A

Census 2: 1910, OR Umatilla S Milton Pct Dist 265 Pg 200B

Census 3: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 10 Dist 149 Pg 46A