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Benjamin of William Watkins[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male Abt 1743 - 1808  (~ 65 years)

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  • Name Benjamin of William Watkins 
    Born Abt 1743  Prob. Chesterfield Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1808  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17164  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 31 May 2017 

    Father William Watkins,   b. Abt 1685, Curles, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Cornwall Parish, Charlotte County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 99 years) 
    Mother Ann [Barkabee] McBee/Magby/Mocobee/Mocaboy/McGehee/McGhee,   b. 1700, Charles City County, Maryland Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Dec 1741  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S170] Family Tree DNA,
      William Watkins, b 1690 VA, d 1781 VA
      Benjamin Watkins, b 1748 VA, d 1808 VA
      Thomas "Jack" Watkins, b 1778 VA, d 1846 VA
      Thomas Gilley Watkins, b 1820 VA, d 1898
      William Thomas Watkins, b 1851, d 1906
      Robert Aubrey Watkins, b 1876 VA, d 1961 CA
      Robert Allen Watkins, b 1910 AZ, d 1984 HI

    2. [S86] Our Southern Cousins,
      William WATKINS & Descendants
      First Generation
      1. William WATKINS
      was born 1685/1690 in Curles Plantation, Henrico County, VA. He died about 1781 in Cornwall Parish;
      Charlotte County, VA.
      Name of wife not known. A close search of records of Chesterfield and Charlotte might throw some light on the names of his wife and of his children, of whom there were six sons and two daughters. Of these the Family MS. preserved the names of but two sons; Richard and James Watkins.
      'Virginia Historical Magazine' Vol. 9/327-328
      Historical and Genealogical
      William Watkins living in Chesterfield County, Virginia, 1745, where he was sheriff before 1748, moved to Lunenburg and was of vestry of Cumberland parish, that part which fell into Charlotte County, 1764, when his home then became
      Charlotte County. Wife, Martha.

    3. [S46] Marriage Record/Certificate,
      Maryland Marriages:
      Watkins, Benjamin Spouse: Elizabeth Sheckels [Echols?]
      Marriage date: 16 Apr 1780

    4. [S86] Our Southern Cousins,
      Children of William and Martha Watkins
      1. John, died 1770? of Brier Creek, grandfather of Mr.s Jac Morton of Rockbridge
      2. Richard, of Prince Edward County, VA and Mason's Grove Tennessee, m. Miss Spencer of Virginia. His descendants in Tennessee and Alabama, a Grandson, John Ruch Watkins.
      3. James b. 1728 of Charlotte County and Elbert County, Georgia, m 1755, Martha Thompson of Chesterfield and Amelia.
      4. Martha m. Breedlove
      5. Elizabeth m. Breedlove living Hancock Georgia
      6.Sally died 1813, m. 1762, James Bouldin, b. 1732, d. 1801,
      of Lunenburg and Charlotte counties, and had 1) Elizabeth,
      born 1763, m. 1788, James, b. 1757, son of Cornelius and
      Elizabeth (Wyatt) Collier, of Charlotte county, and moved to
      South Carolina. A son, Henry Watkins, b. 1801, Governor of Alabama; 2) Ephraim Bouldin; 3) William Watkins Bouldin; 4) Thomas Bouldin; 5) James Bouldin, m. his cousin Elizabeth Green Bouldin; 6) Sally Watkins Bouldin, m.
      Col. Henry Spencer, of Charlotte County. James Bouldin?s brother, Wood Bouldin, m. Joanna, sister of Governor Tyler.
      They were sons of Thomas Bouldin, the immigrant.
      7. William 'the younger' died 1821, living in Chesterfield, 1745 probably married into the Osborne family, moved, perhaps to Charlotte and then to Dinwiddie County, 1768 when William Watkins was justice. A daughter married Lipscomb Ragland of Halifax Co., VA and wrote of her father's death in 1821 to Dr. John Watkins, of Burnt Corn, Alabama, son of Richard.