Daughters of the American Revolution...
Answer offered to GENEALOGICAL NOTES AND QUERIES regarding members of the Adkins and Griffing families:
Adkins-Griffing.—Thomas Adkins, Jr., and Mercy Cook were married at North Guilford, Conn., March 23, 1758, and lived on Flat Rock Hill in the Parish of North Bristol in Guilford, now North Madison, New Haven Co., Conn. They had two sons, John and Isaiah, who served in the Revolutionary War.
John Adkins, born January 4, i759, died near Watertown, Jefferson Co., N. Y., August, 1828, married March I, 1780, Marcia Griffing, (daughter of Dea. Robert Griffing and 1st wife, Rhoda Parmelee, of Guilford) born 1760, died December 18. 1837.
Isaiah Adkins, born January 6, 1761—a Revolutionary pensioner, died at Windham, Luzerne Co., Penna., May 14, 1842. Married, 1st, Rhoda Collins, of Guilford, May 2, 1785. married, 2d, Hannah, who outlived him.
In 1790, or before, Thomas Adkins, Jr., with their families removed to Washington Co., N. Y. Isaiah settled at Greenwich. The others lived in Cambridge where, between 1794 and 1804, they were received into the First Presbyterian Church. The records of this church show that Thomas Adkins died in Cambridge. His widow, Mercy, removed with her son John and his family to Jefferson Co. A minute in Book B, page 57 of the church records states that on Friday, Feb. 7, 1817, "At a meeting of the Session of the United Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, Augustus and Almina Adkins" (children of John Adkins and Marcia Griffing) "were dismissed to join the Congregational Church at Champion." The family Bible of Augustus Adkins is in the possession of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Schoonmaker Adkins, now living at Oswego, N. Y., at whose home Augustus Adkins died. In this Bible he recorded the deaths of his father and mother, John and Marcia (Griffing) Adkins, and that of his grandmother,—Mercy (Cook) Adkins.
added by cedar9_0482 25 Apr 2011