Ben Adkins and family lived at Deer Head Cove. He farmed and also had a big blacksmith shop. He made tools and wagons. He made a wagon and traded it for a calendar clock that is still keeping good time today. He tanned his own leather and made shoes for his family.


They were the parents of nine children – Smith, George, Morris, Enock, Laura, Tennie, Malvina, Margaret, and Mary.((Used by permission, HISTORY OF DADE COUNTY, GEORGIA, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 1981)

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