Quintus Cincinnatus Atkinson1,2,3

ID# 1856, (1840 - 1894)
FatherJoshua Atkinson4,5 (abt 1820 - 1846)
MotherElizabeth A. Watkins

Key Events:

Birth: 1 Apr 1840, New Providence, Montgomery Co., Tennessee6,7,8
Marriage: 12 Feb 1865, Russellville, Kentucky, Sarah E. McKoin (about 1846 - )9,10,11
Death: 6 Jan 1894, Franklin St., Clarksville, Tennessee12,13
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee14,15

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Narrative:

     Quintus Cincinnatus Atkinson was born on 1 Apr 1840 in New Providence, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.6,7,8
     He was probably the male under age 5 listed in the household of his father, Joshua Atkinson, in the 1840 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee.16
     His father died in 1846, when Quintus was about 6 years old.17,18
     Quintus appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Todd Co., Kentucky, enumerated 11 Sep 1850, in the household of Betsy A. Walkins, age 63, who seems likely to have been his maternal grandmother. Also in the household was Elizabeth Sale, age 30, who may have been his mother, but if she had remarried no record has been found.19
     R. S. Moore was named Quintus's legal guardian at the Mar 1851 term of Montgomery Co. court, and made a $7,000 bond. In the same session he reported he had received $3,288 from the estate of the boy's father.20
     His guardian filed a report dated 1 Jan 1855, in which he reported he had earned interest of $863, and had expenses of $161, including medical bills to two different doctors totaling $44, and his fee of $100. This left a balance of $3,890.21
     His guardian filed his final report dated 1 Mar 1859, in which he reported he had earned an additional $1,036 in interest, and had expenses of $82, including $20 for college tuition and $25 cash advanced to the boy. This left a balance of $4,944, which he had paid to his ward.22
     He enlisted in Company A, 49th Tennessee Infantry 29 Nov 1861, and was discharged because of disability 24 Dec 1862.23,24
     He was named an heir in the will of his half-uncle, Quintus C. Atkinson, dated 7 Jan 1864 in Shelby Co., Tennessee, in which he was left $500.25
     Quintus married Sarah E. McKoin, daughter of John G. McKoin and Mary J. [surname unknown], on 12 Feb 1865 in Russellville, Kentucky, Rev. W. Morrison officiating. They and their wedding party took the train from Clarksville to be married in Kentucky because marriage licenses could not be obtained in Federally occupied Clarksville, returning the same evening for supper.9,10,11
     He was in the furniture business for some 25 years, until illness forced his retirement.26,27,28
     Quintus and Sarah appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, enumerated 24 Jun 1870, reporting real estate valued at $5000 and personal estate of $5000. Their children Quintus, T. and Lela were listed as living with them.3
     Quintus and Sarah appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, enumerated 14 Jun 1880. Their children Quintus, T., Lela, John, Sherwood and Block were listed as living with them.29
     Quintus died on 6 Jan 1894, at his home on Franklin St., Clarksville, Tennessee, at age 53, after being bedridden for nearly fifteen years with a long illness.12,13 He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.14,15
     
Research Note, 25 Feb 2009:
Quintus Cincinnatus Atkinson, born in 1840, has in some accounts been confused with his half uncle, Quintus C. Atkinson, who was born about 1810. It is the younger Quintus who served in the Civil War, married Sarah McKoin, remained in Clarksville, and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery there. The elder Quintus lived in Clarksville when he was young, but moved to Memphis and prospered there. He married first Arabella West, then Sarah Tuck, and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis.

Children:
     Children with Sarah E. McKoin:

  • Quintus C. Atkinson Jr.30,31,32 (abt 1866 - 2 Aug 1954)
  • T. Walton Atkinson30,32,33 (abt 1868 - bef 1911)
  • Lela Atkinson30,32,34 (4 Mar 1869 - 29 Mar 1947)
  • John Graham Atkinson30,33 (abt 1872 - )
  • Sherwood Atkinson30,33 (abt 1876 - )
  • Block Atkinson33 (abt May 1880 - )
  • Fisher M. Atkinson30,35 (10 May 1883 - 24 Apr 1914)

Citations

  1. [S1269] Sallie Atkinson, Widow's Indigent Pension, shows name as Quintus Cincinnatus Atkins.
  2. [S1226] Betsy A. Watkins household, 1850 U.S. Census, Todd Co., Kentucky, shows name as Quintus Atkinson.
  3. [S1773] Q. C. Atkinson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  4. [S8704] Will Books, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, M:216,guardian's bond of Q. C. Atkinson, Mar term 1851, shows the boy as the minor heir of Joshua Atkinson.
  5. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 4:33, Q. C. Atkinson, 1865, names young Quintus as his half-nephew, and pg 36, names T. W. Atkinson as his father. Joshua is not named with their half-sisters, so was apparently dead, but is the only half-brother known to have married.
  6. [S1269] Sallie Atkinson, Widow's Indigent Pension, shows date, county, and state.
  7. [S1286] "Q. C. Atkinson Sr. ... Expires," Daily Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle, 6 Jan 1894, shows town and about age 54.
  8. [S1226] Betsy A. Watkins household, 1850 U.S. Census, Todd Co., Kentucky, shows age 10 and state.
  9. [S1288] Beach, Along the Warioto, pg 218, shows date, town, state, and gives details of train trip and reasons.
  10. [S1269] Sallie Atkinson, Widow's Indigent Pension, shows date as fall of 1865, town, state, and officiant.
  11. [S1773] Q. C. Atkinson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  12. [S1286] "Q. C. Atkinson Sr. ... Expires," Daily Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle, 6 Jan 1894, shows at his residence, address, "this morning at 8 o'clock," and illness.
  13. [S1269] Sallie Atkinson, Widow's Indigent Pension, shows date, and city.
  14. [S646] Montgomery County, Tennessee Genealogy Website, online, War Records, Civil War section, shows name, regiment, and section 3.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #6717710, Pvt Quintus C. Atkinson, shows section and plot.
  16. [S1332] Joshua Atkinson household, 1840 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  17. [S8704] Will Books, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, K:239-240, adminstrator's bond of Q. C. Atkinson, Jul 1846 term; K:250, letters of administration for estate of Joshua Atkinson.
  18. [S8704] Will Books, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, P:711-3, will of T. W. Atkinson, May 1865 term, shows his share of his estate to go to his representatives.
  19. [S1226] Betsy A. Watkins household, 1850 U.S. Census, Todd Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S8704] Will Books, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, M:216, guardian's bond of Q. C. Atkinson, Mar term 1851; M:228, guardian's report, same term.
  21. [S8704] Will Books, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, N:584, guardian's report, Sep 1855 term.
  22. [S8704] Will Books, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, P:74-5, guardian's report, Mar 1857 term.
  23. [S1269] Sallie Atkinson, Widow's Indigent Pension, shows unit, dates of enlistment, and cause of discharge.
  24. [S646] Montgomery County, Tennessee Genealogy Website, online, War Records, Civil War section, shows name and regiment.
  25. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 4:32-38, Q. C. Atkinson, 1865.
  26. [S1773] Q. C. Atkinson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows occupation as furniture dealer.
  27. [S1901] Q. C. Atkinson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows occupation as merchant.
  28. [S1286] "Q. C. Atkinson Sr. ... Expires," Daily Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle, 6 Jan 1894, shows was in the furniture business for some 25 years, successful until taken ill.
  29. [S1901] Q. C. Atkinson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  30. [S1269] Sallie Atkinson, Widow's Indigent Pension.
  31. [S1286] "Q. C. Atkinson Sr. ... Expires," Daily Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle, 6 Jan 1894.
  32. [S1773] Q. C. Atkinson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  33. [S1901] Q. C. Atkinson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  34. [S8707] Lela Gill, Certificate of Death.
  35. [S8708] Fisher M. Atkinson, Certificate of Death.