Lewis Gould Adkinson

Lewis Gould Adkinson
birth: 8 September 1839 in Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana to Samuel Thomas Adkinson and Jane McHenry Adkinson
death: 19 January 1906 in Atlanta, Georgia
burial: West View Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

marriage: 28 July 1863 in Rush County, Indiana
Mary Almira Osburn
birth: 28 July 1843 in Rush County, Indiana to Harmon and Elizabeth “Eliza” Jane Packard Osburn
death: 29 June 1918 in Jacksonville, Florida
burial: West View Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

Children of Mary Almira Osburn and Lewis Gould Adkinson:

  • Isabel Adkinson (1865-1940) married Edwin Grant Conklin
  • Fannie Adkinson (1868-1942) married Edmund Crooker Ziegler
  • Albert Reed Adkinson (1871-1917) married Carlotta Opal Willett
  • Jennie May Adkinson (1877-1921) married Otha Thomas Usleman
  • Rufus Harmon Adkinson (1879-1902) Did not marry.
  • Laura Adkinson, dates unknown, died in infancy.
  • Arthur Edwin Adkinson, dates unknown, died in infancy.

Ancestor here lived in:

  • 1839-1860: Cotton Township, Switzerland County
  • 1861-1887: Southeastern Indiana, various locations as assigned as Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, including: 1870: Columbus, Bartholomew County; 1880: Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County
  • 1882-1887: Moores Hill, Dearborn County, as President of Moores Hill College
  • 1888-1900: New Orleans, Louisiana, as President of New Orleans University
  • 1901-1906: Atlanta, Georgia, as President of Gammon Theological Seminary

Other Information:

 Lewis Gould Adkinson began public life at the age of 18 ( abt. 1857) by teaching in a public school. In two years he was Principal of the third grade public school in Vevay, Switzerland County. In 1859 he was licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1860 admitted to the Southeast Indiana Conference. He served as minister in various locations until 1882. He was appointed as President, Moores Hill College, Dearborn County in 1882, and served until 1887. In 1887, Rev. Adkinson was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from DePauw University. He was appointed as President, New Orleans (Louisiana) University, and served from 1888 until 1900. He was appointed as President, Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia and served from 1901 until his death in 1906.

Submitted by:
Alexander Blair Smith
Email: alexsmith17131@gmail.com

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