Saturday, January 19, 2013

Obediah Wilkins & Celia Strickland Wilkins

My great great grandparents on my mother's side were Obediah and Celia Strickland Wilkins.  Obediah was born in Georgia in 1810.  His wife Celia Strickland was also born in Georgia in 1823.  My great grandfather, Albert Allen Wilkins was one of their eight children.  Before their deaths in Honey Grove Texas in the early part of the 20th century they lived in Mississippi.  There is some evidence that Obediah may have served in the Confederate Army.  I am researching this further.  This is the earliest Wilkins image I have found. It was in the Addie Schroeder Collection in possession of Addie's great nephew, Joe Wilkins.