Wilson Times, 1 May 1896.
John Atkins, 25, of Toisnot township, son of Cary and Ann Atkins, married Zetter Parker, 24, also of Toisnot, daughter of Dick and Lottie Parker, on 20 April 1896 in Toisnot township.
In the 1920 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: farmer Moses Dupree, 45; wife Henrietta S., 41; daughters Clara, 19, and Smithy, 17; and grandson William, 8 months.
On 7 October 1921, Fred Atkinson, of Cross Roads township, son of Mary Adams, married Clara Dupree, 20, of Cross Roads township, daughter of Moses and Henrietta Dupree. Missionary Baptist minister R. Crockett performed the ceremony in the presence of Mark McCoy and Charlie Davis of Wilson and Willie Harris of Lucama.
In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Fred Adkins, 49; wife Clara, 39; and children Gladys, 18, Sally, 16, Rubby, 14, Earlean, 12, Thomas, 10, Willie, 9, Allie, 7, Thelma, 5, and Paul, 2.
Clara Atkins died 9 October 1957 at Lincoln Hospital, Durham, North Carolina. Per her death certificate, she was born 6 January 1903 in Greene County to Moses Dupree and Henrietta Speight and was married to Fred Atkins. Informant was Ethel Atkins, Durham.
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Wilson Daily Times, 1 May 1896.
In fact, the Wilson County Marriage Registry shows that Justice of the Peace D. Daws married John Atkins, 25, and Zilla Parker, 24, on 27 April 1896 in Toisnot township in the presence of W. Battle, H.J. Ellis and J.C. Kersey.