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WATKINS; 1700s, Goochland Co VA
Posted by: jeff w (ID *****6757) Date: July 05, 2007 at 20:16:47
In Reply to: WATKINS; 1700s, Goochland Co VA by jeff w of 6362

1.       Henry Watkins 1st was born in 1585 in Wales. He died in VA.

Was as a Burgess, which could have meant a freeman of a burgh as opposed to an unelected town
official. After the Massacre of 1621 lived on the "eastern shore." Res: 1623 on eastern shore. The
General Court Records mention a Henry Watkins 1623, 1624, 1627 as overseer of the Plantation of Lady
Dale, not far distant from Malvern Hills. In 1634 a deed mentioned a Henery Watkins owning land 10
miles from malvern Hills where Henry Watkins 1637 was born. per Hutchins Family by Hutchins.


Henry married Alice Moslin about 1637. Alice was born about 1590.

They had the following children:

+       2       M       i.       Henry Watkins 2d was born in 1638. He died on 7 Feb 1714.

       3       M       ii.       Lewis Watkins was born in 1640.

       4       M       iii.       John Watkins .

       5       M       iv.       Thomas Watkins .


Second Generation

       2.       Henry Watkins 2d (Henry) was born in 1638 in Malvern Hills, Henrico Co, VA. He died on 7 Feb 1714 in Malvern Hills, Henrico Co, VA. He was buried in Turkey Island, Henrico Co, VA.

see: Curd Family. Presumably the immigrant b 1638. Quaker, Society of Friends, clashed with rulers of
VA. res near Turkey Island, Henrico Co VA. 1679 rec'd patent for 170 acres n. side of James River in
Henrico Co VA. 7/1690 purchased 360 acres Varina Parish, Henrico Co. 10/1690 patent 60 acres Turkey
Island Creek. 1699 subscribed 500L tobacco to build Friends Meetinghouse at Curls. Farmer in VA by
1667. On 1 Apr 1678 testified in Henrico Co Court that his age was 40.
Henry Watkins Sr who died 1717 did not leave a will. He had previously deeded his land to his sons,
William, Joseph, Henry, and Thomas. Court records show he had a daughter Elizabeth. Per Hutchins
Family by Hutchins.
Res: near town of Glendale VA, near Chickahominy River, White Oak Swamps on the Western Run.
Purported Sources - Deeds, Wills, 1677-1692, p. 24; VA Land Patent Book # 5 p 367; "Henrico Co., Va:
Beginnings of its Families. Part IV, Watkins Family, Wm. Clayton Torrence, "Wm & Mary Quarterly", 1st
ser. Vol. XXV (1916), p. 52-57; "Some Watkins Families of Va. & their Kin": by John H. Stutesman.


Henry married Katherine Pride daughter of William Pride about 1658 in Henrico Co, VA. Katherine was born about 1642 in Curles Plantation, Henrico Co, VA. She died in 1699.

"Katherine" Henrico co., VA Deeds, Wills 1677-1692 p. 192 Sept 1681, is the only mention of her name.


Henry and Katherine had the following children:

+       6       M       i.       Henry Watkins 3d was born in 1660. He died in Jan 1714/1715.

       7       M       ii.       Joseph Watkins was born about 1665. He died on 5 Oct 1725 in Henrico,

Va.

       8       F       iii.       Elizabeth Watkins was born in 1669 in Henrico Co, VA. She died in Henrico Co, VA.
Elizabeth married John Bottomley ? .

       9       F       iv.       Rachel Watkins was born about 1670. She died about 1720.

Was Robert Woodson Jr's 2d wife


Rachel married Robert Woodson Jr . Robert was born about 1710.

+       10       M       v.       Thomas Watkins was born about 1675. He died on 4 Mar 1760.

+       11       M       vi.       Edward Watkins was born about 1676. He died before 25 Mar 1771.

       12       F       vii.       Mary Watkins was born about 1683 in Henrico Co, VA.
Mary married Nicholas Hutchins . Nicholas was born in 1701 in VA.

       13       M       viii.       William Watkins was born before 1685 in Henrico Co, VA.
William married Elizabeth .


Third Generation

       6.       Henry Watkins 3d (Henry, Henry) was born in 1660 in Henrico Co, VA. He died in Jan 1714/1715 in Henrico, Va.

Quaker. 1691 HW inherited Malvern Hills plantation. 1705 on rent roll for Henrico Co VA.
Henry Watkins b 1660, in his will 1714, left his small estate to his wife Mary, and his sons, John,
Nenjamin, Joseph, Henry, and Stephen. per Hutchins Family by Hutchins.
Res: on Turkey Island Creek, Malvern Hills, VA. Quaker.


Henry married Mary Crisp about 1680 in Henrico Co, VA. Mary was born about 1670 in Henrico Co, VA. She died after 1715 in VA.

Her last name is not known, said to be Crisp, Crispe, Crews, Crew, Cress, Criss. Judging from
contemporary records her name was probably CREW because that is the name of the family that lived
nearby and associated with this group.


Henry and Mary had the following children:

       14       M       i.       John Watkins was born about 1695 in Henrico Co, VA.
John married Elizabeth Sullivent .

+       15       M       ii.       Benjamin Watkins 1st was born about 1698. He died on 17 Sep 1753.

       16       M       iii.       Joseph Watkins was born about 1700 in Henrico Co, VA. He died on 5 Oct 1725 in Henrico, Va.

1729 purchased 200 acres from John Parish


Joseph married Mary Farrar about 1730.

       17       M       iv.       Henry Watkins .

       18       M       v.       Stephen Watkins was born about 1704 in Henrico Co, VA. He died about 1758 in Chesterfield Co, VA.

Stephen married Judith Trabue about 1735.

       10.       Thomas Watkins (Henry, Henry) was born about 1675 in res, Swift Creek, Chesterfield Co, VA. He died on 4 Mar 1760 in Swift Creek, Cumberland Co, Va.

In 1735 there was a processioning of the boundry line between the land of Thomas Binford and Thomas
Watkins. Processioning was the lawful process where a commission appointed in each precinct of men
to walk off the boundry lines of all land patents to reestablish boundries every forth year. Giles Carter
was one of the procession board. In 1739 Thomas Watkins and John Binford were processioners with
John Carter and William Carther. per Giles Carter of Virginia : genealogical memoir, 1909. p. 66.


Thomas married Elizabeth Pride daughter of John Pride about 1705 in Henrico Co, VA. Elizabeth was born in 1682 in Henrico Co, VA.

Source purported: "A Catalogue of the Descendants of Thomas Watkins of Chickahominy, VA. by
Francis N. Watkins (N.Y. 1852). Not positive on name of Elizabeth Pride.


Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:

       19       F       i.       Susanna Watkins was born in 1705 in Henrico Co, VA. She died after 1760 in Powhaten Co, VA.
Susanna married Joseph Woodson . Joseph was born about 1705. He died in 1791.

+       20       F       ii.       Jane Watkins was born in 1708. She died on 2 Dec 1777.

       21       F       iii.       Mary Watkins was born in 1710 in Henrico Co, VA. She died on 13 Feb 1778 in Goochland Co, VA.
Mary married Robert Woodson .

       22       F       iv.       Elizabeth Watkins was born in 1712 in VA.
Elizabeth married Benjamin Woodson in 1730.

       23       M       v.       Thomas Watkins was born in 1714 in Henrico Co, VA. He died in Nov 1783 in Henrico Co, VA.
Thomas married Frances Anderson daughter of Henry Anderson and Prudence Stratton. Frances was born about 1716 in res, Chesterfield Co, VA.

       24       M       vi.       Joel Watkins was born in 1716 in Henrico Co, VA. He died on 27 Jan 1776 in Prince Edward Co, VA.

Owned 700 acres on both sides of Appomattox


Joel married Rhoda Gresham .

       25       M       vii.       Stephen Watkins was born in 1720 in Henrico Co, VA. He died in 1755 in Amelia Co, VA.
Stephen married Mary Christian .

       26       M       viii.       Benjamin Watkins was born in 1725 in Henrico Co, VA. He died on 12 Feb 1781 in Chesterfield Co, VA.

bio: First Clerk of Chesterfield.
other notes say m. Elizabeth Cary.


Benjamin married Agnes Hatcher about 1774.

       11.       Edward Watkins (Henry, Henry) was born about 1676 in res, Henrico Co, Va. He died before 25 Mar 1771 in res, Swift Creek, Cumberland Co, Va.

No wife was named in Edward Watkins will dated 21 June 1765, probated 25 Mar 1771. [Cumberland Co.
, VA Will Book 2, pp. 27-28] In the will, he names his: son John, daughter Martha, grandsons Sir John
Clay and Edward Clay, son-in-law Francis Mosley, daughter Mary Anderson, daughter Judith Bass,
grandsons Edward Watkins and Samuel Watkins, son Edward and son Thomas. Amassed 230 acres on
Swift Creek, Henrico Co VA, became Powhattan Co VA.


Edward had the following children:

       27       M       i.       John Watkins was born in 1710 in Cumberland Co, VA. He died in 1765 in Powhatan Co, VA.
John married Poebe Hancock in 1734 in Henrico Co, VA.

+       28       M       ii.       Thomas Watkins was born before 1720. He died before 1788.

+       29       F       iii.       Sarah Watkins was born in 1721. She died in 1750.

       30       F       iv.       Elizabeth Watkins was born in Va. She died before 1765.
Elizabeth married John Clay . John was born in res, Va.

       31       F       v.       Mary Watkins was born on 22 Mar 1725 in Henrico Co, VA. She died on 13 Nov 1805 in Chesterfield Co, VA.
Mary married Jordan Anderson on 15 Sep 1748 in Goochland Co, VA. Jordan was born in 1723. He died in 1805.

       32       M       vi.       Edward Watkins was born about 1726 in Henrico Co, VA. He died in 1812/1813 in Powhaten Co, VA.
Edward married Rhoda Thompson on 17 Apr 1759 in Cumberland Co, VA. Rhoda was born in 1732. She died in 1827.

       33       F       vii.       Judith Watkins was born before 1737 in Henrico Co, VA. She died after 1766 in Chesterfield Co, VA.

m her sisters widower, John Clay after her sister Elizabeth died


Judith married Thomas Bass before 1752 in Pos, Cumberland Co, VA. Thomas was born in 1725. He died in 1804.

       34       F       viii.       Martha Watkins was born before 1737 in Pos, Henrico Co, VA. She died after 1764 in Pos, Buckingham Co, VA.
Martha married Francis Moseley before 1751 in Pos, Goochland Co, VA. Francis was born in res, Va.


Fourth Generation

       15.       Benjamin Watkins 1st (Henry, Henry, Henry) was born about 1698 in Genito Creek, Henrico Co, VA. He died on 17 Sep 1753 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

Quaker. Member of the Cedar Creek Meeting VA. hist: "the Quakers were the first or among the first to
begin Christian worship" in Goochland per VA Gen Soc Qtrly, v22,No 3, p17, The Albemarle Quakers.
One of the Piedmont Friends metings was the "Genito" or "Dover" Meeting on the north bank of the
James River in Goochland Co.

RES-A: "Little Genito" farm house sometimes spelled Jenetoe, Jenitoe, is 1.5 miles south of Shallow Well
on Rt 654. Title follows: 20 Apr 1734, Charles Johnson, the original 1732 patent holder, conveyed to
Benjamin Watkins. 14 Feb 1770 Benjamin Watkins conveyed to Thomas Watkins, 10 sep 1822 Thomas
Watkins conveyed to Joshua R. Knibb . Was 19 months after JRK married Frances Watkins.
RES-B: Genito / Jenito 400 acres 1719 pattented by William Finney. William Finney devised to his son
William. Deed: Genito larger tract. 17 Mar 1746 William Jr sold 200 acres to Benjamin Watkins. William Jr.
5 Dec 1732 George Floyd sold 200 acres on Jenny Toe Creek to Benjamin Watkins.
Will: He lived at Genito and there was a mill on the esatern fork of Genito Creek. He left his tradesman's
tools to his son Joseph Watkins. The son was a surveyor, so may have been survey tools.
bio. From Benjamin Watkins by John Stutsman VA Gen Mag. follows. On 3 jan 1725/1726 Benjamin
Watkins was "disowned" by his Henrico (VA) Quaker Meeting for "marrying out of unity." (Encyc. of Amer.
Quaker Gen. v 6, p 217) The bride who caused the dismissal was Jane Watkins, daughter of Thomas
Watkins of Swift Creek, Chickahomony VA. Jane b. 1708 was aged 17 when they defied their Quaker
colleagues. Undaunted by ban or banns Benjamin Watkins and Jane Watkins formed a sucessful
alliance. In 1732 "Benjamin Watkins of Goochland Co' bought 200 acres in that co on the north side of
James River that became the Watkins Genito plantation. The wills of BW in 1752 and his widow JW in
1777 identify 10 children. Strayed sheep BW was eventually restored to the fold of the Cedar Creek
Monthly Meeting. Four of his daughters married married in that Quaker community to four sons of John
Johnson and Elizabeth Ellyson of Amelia County VA.


Benjamin married Jane Watkins daughter of Thomas Watkins and Elizabeth Pride in 1726 in Henrico Co, VA. Jane was born in 1708 in Henrico Co, VA. She died on 2 Dec 1777 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

They had the following children:

       35       F       i.       Elizabeth Watkins was born on 8 Mar 1726/1727 in Goochland Co, VA. She died about 29 Jun 1787 in VA.
Elizabeth married Jesse Johnson son of John Johnson 2d and Elizabeth Ellyson on 12 Aug 1751 in Goochland Co, VA. Jesse was born in 1728 in Cedar Creek, Hanover, VA. He died on 12 Apr 1790 in Amelia Co, VA.

+       36       M       ii.       Benjamin Watkins 2d was born on 18 Oct 1729. He died on 9 Sep 1793.

       37       F       iii.       Mary Watkins was born on 30 Apr 1731 in Goochland Co, VA. She died after 1792 in Bedford Co, VA.
Mary married Ashley Johnson son of John Johnson 2d and Elizabeth Ellyson on 9 Apr 1751 in New Kent Co, VA. Ashley was born in 1726 in New Kent Co, VA. He died after 1791.

       38       F       iv.       Judith Watkins was born on 16 Jul 1734 in Goochland Co, VA. She died after 1790 in Bedford Co, VA.

Quakers


Judith married Gerald Johnson son of John Johnson 2d and Elizabeth Ellyson in 1761 in Hanover Co, VA. Gerald was born about 1731 in New Kent Co, VA. He died on 28 Aug 1785 in Cedar Creek, Hanover, VA.

       39       F       v.       Lydia Watkins was born on 1 Jan 1735/1736 in Goochland Co, VA. She died on 4 Apr 1791 in Deep River, Guilford, NC.
Lydia married John Johnson 3d son of John Johnson 2d and Elizabeth Ellyson on 13 Jul 1754 in Goochland Co, VA. John was born in 1732 in Bedford Co, VA. He died on 31 Aug 1816 in VA.


       40       F       vi.       Jane Watkins was born on 6 Feb 1737/1738.

Stepped outside the Quaker circle to marry, as shown by their marriage appearance in
the Goochland Co VA Episcopal Minister William Douglas' Register. The Cedar Creek
Meeting took note of this marriage "by a hireling priest."


Jane married Edward Matthews in 1772 in Goochland Co, VA.

+       41       F       vii.       Edith Watkins was born on 26 Feb 1741/1742. She died on 9 May 1789.

       42       F       viii.       Susanah Watkins was born on 20 Dec 1744 in Goochland Co, VA. She died on 15 Jun 1808.

Stepped outside the Quaker circle to marry, as shown by their marriage appearance in
the Goochland Co VA Episcopal Minister William Douglas' Register. The Cedar Creek
Meeting took note of this marriage "by a hireling priest."


Susanah married Jonothan Gray on 23 Dec 1772 in Goochland Co, VA.

+       43       M       ix.       Joseph Mayo Watkins was born on 17 Aug 1747. He died on 9 Sep 1804.

       44       M       x.       Thomas Watkins was born on 26 Oct 1750 in Goochland Co, VA. He died on 27 Jan 1797 in Goochland Co, VA.

member fo the Cedar Creek Meeting in 1772. In 1777 he took the oath of allegiance to
the Revolutionary government in Goochland Co VA.


Thomas married Mary Polly Mayo on 23 Nov 1775.

       20.       Jane Watkins (Thomas, Henry, Henry) was born in 1708 in Henrico Co, VA. She died on 2 Dec 1777 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

Jane married Benjamin Watkins 1st son of Henry Watkins 3d and Mary Crisp in 1726 in Henrico Co, VA. Benjamin was born about 1698 in Genito Creek, Henrico Co, VA. He died on 17 Sep 1753 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

Quaker. Member of the Cedar Creek Meeting VA. hist: "the Quakers were the first or among the first to
begin Christian worship" in Goochland per VA Gen Soc Qtrly, v22,No 3, p17, The Albemarle Quakers.
One of the Piedmont Friends metings was the "Genito" or "Dover" Meeting on the north bank of the
James River in Goochland Co.
RES-A: "Little Genito" farm house sometimes spelled Jenetoe, Jenitoe, is 1.5 miles south of Shallow Well
on Rt 654. Title follows: 20 Apr 1734, Charles Johnson, the original 1732 patent holder, conveyed to
Benjamin Watkins. 14 Feb 1770 Benjamin Watkins conveyed to Thomas Watkins, 10 sep 1822 Thomas
Watkins conveyed to Joshua R. Knibb . Was 19 months after JRK married Frances Watkins.
RES-B: Genito / Jenito 400 acres 1719 pattented by William Finney. William Finney devised to his son
William. Deed: Genito larger tract. 17 Mar 1746 William Jr sold 200 acres to Benjamin Watkins. William Jr.
5 Dec 1732 George Floyd sold 200 acres on Jenny Toe Creek to Benjamin Watkins.
Will: He lived at Genito and there was a mill on the esatern fork of Genito Creek. He left his tradesman's
tools to his son Joseph Watkins. The son was a surveyor, so may have been survey tools.
bio. From Benjamin Watkins by John Stutsman VA Gen Mag. follows. On 3 jan 1725/1726 Benjamin
Watkins was "disowned" by his Henrico (VA) Quaker Meeting for "marrying out of unity." (Encyc. of Amer.
Quaker Gen. v 6, p 217) The bride who caused the dismissal was Jane Watkins, daughter of Thomas
Watkins of Swift Creek, Chickahomony VA. Jane b. 1708 was aged 17 when they defied their Quaker
colleagues. Undaunted by ban or banns Benjamin Watkins and Jane Watkins formed a sucessful
alliance. In 1732 "Benjamin Watkins of Goochland Co' bought 200 acres in that co on the north side of
James River that became the Watkins Genito plantation. The wills of BW in 1752 and his widow JW in

1777 identify 10 children. Strayed sheep BW was eventually restored to the fold of the Cedar Creek
Monthly Meeting. Four of his daughters married married in that Quaker community to four sons of John
Johnson and Elizabeth Ellyson of Amelia County VA.


Benjamin and Jane had the following children:

       45       F       i.       Elizabeth Watkins is printed as #35 on page 5.

+       46       M       ii.       Benjamin Watkins 2d is printed as #36 on page 7.

       47       F       iii.       Mary Watkins is printed as #37 on page 5.

       48       F       iv.       Judith Watkins is printed as #38 on page 5.

       49       F       v.       Lydia Watkins is printed as #39 on page 5.

       50       F       vi.       Jane Watkins is printed as #40 on page 6.

+       51       F       vii.       Edith Watkins is printed as #41 on page 9.

       52       F       viii.       Susanah Watkins is printed as #42 on page 6.

+       53       M       ix.       Joseph Mayo Watkins is printed as #43 on page 10.

       54       M       x.       Thomas Watkins is printed as #44 on page 6.

       28.       Thomas Watkins (Edward, Henry, Henry) was born before 1720 in Henrico Co, VA. He died before 1788 in res, Chickahominy, Henrico, Va.

Thomas married Mary Clay in Henrico Co, VA.

They had the following children:

       55       F       i.       Elizabeth Watkins died in res, Goochland Co, Va.
Elizabeth married WIlliam Smith . WIlliam died in res, Goochland Co, Va.

+       56       F       ii.       Mary Watkins was born about 1740/1745. She died about 1799.

       29.       Sarah Watkins (Edward, Henry, Henry) was born in 1721 in Henrico Co, VA. She died in 1750 in Chesterfield Co, VA.

Sarah married John Clay .

They had the following children:

+       57       M       i.       John Clay .


Fifth Generation

       36.       Benjamin Watkins 2d (Benjamin, Henry, Henry, Henry) was born on 18 Oct 1729 in Goochland Co, VA. He died on 9 Sep 1793 in Goochland Co, VA.

RES-A: Little Genito farm house sometimes spelled Jenetoe, Jenitoe, is 1.5 miles south of Shallow Well
on Rt 654. Title follows 20 Apr 1734, Charles Johnson, the original 1732 patent holder, conveyed to
Benjamin Watkins. 14 Feb 1770 Benjamin Watkins conveyed to Thomas Watkins, 10 sep 1822 Thomas
Watkins conveyed to Joshua R. Knibb . Was 19 months after JRK married Frances Watkins.

RES-B: Genito / Jenito 400 acres 1719 patented by William Finney. William Finney devised to his son
William. 17 Mar 1746 William Jr sold 200 acres to Benjamin Watkins. William Jr. 5 Dec 1732 George
Floyd sold 200 acres on Jenny Toe Creek to Benjamin Watkins.
Someone noted him "disowned for marrying out of faith."
Benjamin Watkins born 18 Oct 1729, Goochland Co., Va, married Jun/Aug 1754, in "Friends Meeting",
White Oak Swamp Quaker Meeting, Henrico Co., VA, Priscilla Binford, born pre 1744, died aft Feb 1793,
Goochland Co., Va. Benjamin died 9 Sep 1793, Goochland Co., Va. Family bible owned by John H
Stutesman; will made 20 Feb 1793; 6 children were named in his will, Goochland co., VA; Deed book 16
p. 277-278, probated 16 Jun 1794; lived on the east side of Geneto Creek on 236 acres, Goochland co.,
VA; Despite the flame of the American Revolution, BW refused to take oath of Allegiance to the
revolutionary government in 1777, and probably suffered as a result for his nonviolent principals. (DAR
Mag. v. 82, Goochland Co Oaths of Allegience Aug 1777). the order of birth of children is unknown.
Priscilla: in 1770, of St James Northern Parish; will made 31 Oct 1777; Quaker.His 1793 will was
witnessed by his bros Thomas Watkins and Joseph Watkins. (Goochland Deed book 16 p 277).


Benjamin married Priscilla Binford daughter of Thomas Binford and Elizabeth on 6 Apr 1754 in White Oak Swamp MM, Henrico Co, VA. Priscilla was born about 1725 in Manakintown, Powhatan Co, VA. She died after 1793 in Goochland Co, VA.

"Quaker Records of Henrico Monthly Meeting" by F. Edward Wright
Benjamin Watkins was born 18 Oct 1729, Goochland Co., Va, married Jun/Aug 1754, in "Friends
Meeting", Henrico Co., VA, Priscilla Binford, born pre 1744, died aft Feb 1793, Goochland Co., Va.
Benjamin died 9 Sep 1793, Goochland Co., Va. Family bible owned by John H Stutesman; will made 20
Feb 1793; 6 children were named in his will, Goochland co., VA; Deed book 16 p. 277-278, probated 16
Jun 1794; lived on the east side of Geneto Creek on 236 acres, Goochland co., VA; refused to take oath
of Allegiance 1777; Quaker, married "at Friend's Meeting" in Henrico co., VA; the order of birth of children
is unknown. Priscilla, : in 1770, of St James Northern Parish; will made 31 Oct 1777.

Benjamin and Priscilla had the following children:

+       58       M       i.       Benjamin Watkins 3d was born about 1760. He died after 1820.

       59       M       ii.       Thomas Binford Watkins was born about 1760/1770. He died in 1831 in Goochland Co, VA.
Thomas married Nancy Ragland on 11 May 1795 in Louisa Co, VA.

       60       M       iii.       Robert Watkins was born about 1760/1770 in Goochland Co, VA. He died in Chesterfield Co, VA.

Robert Watkins born pre 1780, Goochland Co., Va, occupation merchant of Richmond,
VA, married 1 Mar 1800, in Nottoway Co., VA, Mary "Polly" Osborne, born pre 1790,
(daughter of Abner Osborne and ___) died 23 Feb 1805, Chesterfield Co., Va. Robert
died post 1804? Chesterfield co., VA. Quaker - dismissed in 1800 for non-attendance &
inconsistent conduct; 1799, VA land grant to him in Ohio District (Henderson Co., KY).
merchant in Richmond VA.


Robert married Mary Polly Osbourne on 1 Mar 1800.

       61       F       iv.       Elizabeth Betsey Watkins was born about 1755 in res, Goochland Co, VA. She died after 1800 in Louisa Co, VA.
Elizabeth married Elijah Johnson son of Ashley Johnson and Martha Woodey on 13 Apr 1793 in Cedar Creek Meeting, Henrico Co, VA. Elijah was born on 29 Dec 1749 in New Kent Co, VA. He died on 14 Aug 1830.


       62       F       v.       Sarah Sally Watkins was born about 1760/1770.

       63       F       vi.       Mary Polly Watkins was born before 1774.

She was of legal age [21] when married. Therefore born bef 1774. She married her
first cousin and was disowned by the Quakers.


Mary married William Johnson on 24 Sep 1795 in Goochland Co, VA.

       41.       Edith Watkins (Benjamin, Henry, Henry, Henry) was born on 26 Feb 1741/1742 in Goochland Co, VA. She died on 9 May 1789 in Goochland Co, VA.

Stepped outside the Quaker circle to marry, as shown by their marriage appearance in the Goochland Co
VA Episcopal Minister William Douglas' Register. The Cedar Creek Meeting took note of this marriage "
by a hireling priest."


Edith married Thomas Riddle son of John Riddle and Ann on 11 Jul 1773 in Goochland Co, VA. Thomas was born in 1728 in Bledsoe Co, TN. He died in 1798 in Goochland Co, VA.

Thomas Riddle came out of Caroline Co., VA. He was the son of John Riddle and Ann, and was
orphaned.
BIRTH: SUPPLEMENT TO BRANCHES OF ONE RIDDLE FAMILY TREE VOLUME TWO, by Dorotha
Riddle Marsh (1983), p.29: Order Book of Caroline co., VA - 13 Feb. 1746 - "it appears to the Court
that Thomas Watts late guardian to Thomas Riddle neglects the orphan, by the consent of the court
Thomas Riddle makes choice of Edward Herndon to be his guardian."
NOTE: John Riddle and his wife Ann lived near Richard Watts in Feb 1736. Richard Watts petitioned on
11 Feb 1736 that a small portion of the road formerly called Mauldins Road be turned. John Riddle with
William Terrill and Henry Ham ordered to view the road and make a report. Note that Thomas
Watts later was guardian to Thomas Riddle, orphan. John Riddle died in 1738.
NOTE: Note connection between Edward Herndon and John Riddle and Ann, as well as his connection
with Thomas Riddle, orphan, above. On 14 Apr 1738 on petition of Ann Riddle it was ordered that she
have administration of her late husband John Riddle and she gave bond with Edward Herndon and
James Terrill.
COMMENT: The above three notes have led Mary Hill to conclude that John
Riddle and Ann were the parents of Thomas Riddle, orphan, who moved to Goochland co., VA rather
than the parents of William (Julius) Riddle and Thomas Riddle (who married the widow Ann McGregor)
who both moved to Lunenburg co., VA in the late 1750's from Caroline Co., VA and into Orange co., NC
in the 1760's.
MARRIAGE-FIRST: married Agness Mims in Goochland co., VA on 11 Oct 1755
MARRIAGE-SECOND: married Edith Watkins 11 Jul 1773 in Goochland co., VA.
MARRIAGE-THIRD: to Lucy Sneed 6 Mar 1790, in Goochland co., VA. Info. sent
by Maxine Young, see above.
CHILDREN: 9 children born to Thomas Riddell and Agnes Mims.
MARRIAGE-WITNESS: MARRIAGES OF SOME VIRGINIA RESIDENTS 1607-1800, Series I, Volume 5;
Thomas Riddell sur. of marriage, Goochland Co., VA 23 Aug. 1755 between Josiah Payne Jr. and
Elizabeth Fleming.

He had a total of twelve children the last four by Edith Watkins.
Thomas owned 765 acres of land in 1758.
He was a farmer. Belonged to the Dover Church of England and around 1769 became a Baptist.
He lived in Lickinghole Creek, Goochland Co. Virginia. Northside of St. James River be called St. James
Northam- Sept. 18,1744.
March 6, 1790- Henrico Co. Virginia, Thomas Riddle and Lucy Sneed, daughter of Catharine Sneed who

consents. Sur. Zachariah Bridgewater. Witness Mary Sneed.


Thomas and Edith had the following children:

       64       M       i.       Payton Riddle was born in 1774 in Goochland Co, VA.

       65       M       ii.       Joseph Riddle was born in 1776 in Goochland Co, VA.

       66       F       iii.       Jane Riddle was born in 1778 in Goochland Co, VA.

       67       F       iv.       Mary Polly Riddle was born in 1780 in Goochland Co, VA.

       43.       Joseph Mayo Watkins (Benjamin, Henry, Henry, Henry) was born on 17 Aug 1747 in Goochland Co, VA. He died on 9 Sep 1804 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

bio. will of 1804 Joseph Watkins names wife Mary and children. by 1781 he had m Mary Carrington.
bio. 8 children. per J Brown
resided Genito per S Wellons
JMW inherited Genito from his mother, Jane Watkins Watkins.
His will proved 1805 left to wife Mary Jeneto/Genito for life; to his son Benjamin P. Watkins 640 acres. 1/
2 acre in city of Richmond. 50 acres, 15 acres in Goochland & louisa, two tracts on paint creek in Ohio,
1000 acres. To daughters Nancy & Polly 603 acres in Cumberland Co.; Thousands of acres various
places to children.
JMW was a Quaker and did not serve in Revolution. However, he rec'd 50 acres of land through service
of an assignee who served as a soldier in the French and Indian War.
JW was "disowned" by the Cedar Creek Quakers in 1781 for "hiring men for military service." He
became a substantial landowner in VA and OH, working from His base at Genito. He died 9/9/1804 near
Rockfish Gap VA on his way home from Augusta, according to his obit, which identified him as Col
Joseph Watkins of Goochland CO. (VA Argus, Richmond, 9/26/1804).


Joseph married Mary Carrington daughter of George Carrington Sr and Ann Mayo in 1782. Mary was born on 9 Jan 1759 in res,Goochland,Va. She died on 10 Feb 1829 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

Episcopal parents


Joseph and Mary had the following children:

       68       F       i.       Anna H Watkins was born in 1784. She died in 1805.
Anna married Daniel Shields about 1805.

       69       M       ii.       Benjamin Pride Watkins was born in 1785. He died in 1814 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

Benjamin P Watkins, as first born male, inherited Genito from his mother Mary
Carrington Watkins. He willed it to his brother Thomas P. Watkins in 1824.
Also see: "Benjamin Watkins will. Goocland Co VA, March 1818, ex Apr 1824, to his
brother's two sons Neverson and Lucien Watkins his plantation named Dover. To
brother Thomas P. Watkins, his Plantation named Jenitor. Sisters, Henningham, Judith
Watkins, mary Shields. Ex friends Dr. Thomas Curd, Francis W. Royster, bro Joseph
Watkins, Wit. Robert W. Pleasants and William Miller.


+       70       M       iii.       Mayo C Watkins was born in 1787. He died in 1813.

       71       F       iv.       Polly Watkins was born in 1790. She died in 1846.
Polly married David Shields .


       72       M       v.       Joseph S Watkins was born in 1793. He died in 1891.

m1 to Catherine Nevison
m2 to Martha T Watkins (presumed widow of Samuel Dyer Jr)


Joseph married (1) Catherine Nevison .
Joseph married (2) Martha T Watkins .

+       73       F       vi.       Judith Evaline Watkins was born on 4 Apr 1794. She died on 30 Nov 1872.

       74       F       vii.       Henrietta Henningham Watkins was born in 1799. She died in 1851.

"Henna"


Henrietta married James Lyons .

       75       F       viii.       Nancy Watkins .

       76       M       ix.       Thomas P Watkins was born on 16 Jul 1803. He died on 23 Jun 1852.

1824 Thomas Watkins acquired Genito from his brother Benjamin Pride Watkins. He
died unmarried in 1853.


       56.       Mary Watkins (Thomas, Edward, Henry, Henry) was born about 1740/1745. She died about 1799 in res, Buckingham Co, Va.

Mary married William Curd patriot son of John Curd Sr and Elizabeth Price in 1763. William was born in 1730 in Buckingham Co,Va. He died in 1798 in Woodlawn Plantat,Buckingham Co,Va.

patriot captain of militia in revolution. per j lomel
NSDAR v 125 p 223 DAR ID 124738. Capt. William Curd commanded a
company in the VA troops. m in 1763 to Mary Watkins.


William and Mary had the following children:

       77       F       i.       Susannah Curd was born on 11 Oct 1764 in Goochland Co, Va.

Birth to WIll Curd and Mary Watkins, Susannah, b. Oct. 11, 1764. Register of St James
Northan Parish, Goochland Co VA, p 114.


       78       F       ii.       Mary Curd was born on 10 Oct 1768 in Goochland Co, Va.

       57.       John Clay (Sarah Watkins, Edward, Henry, Henry).

John married Elizabeth Hudson .

The Western Citizen; Paris, Kentucky, December 1829: "Died in Woodford County, on the 4th instant,
Mrs. Elizabeth Watkins, widow of Henry Watkins, her second husband, in the eightieth year of her age.
He preceded her in the termination of this mortal career only ten days. Few women have fulfilled better
the duties incident to all the relations here below in which she stood. Few have performed more
devotedly, or for a longer period, those higher duties which, it is to be hoped, have now obtained their
reward above. She was the mother of Henry Clay



John and Elizabeth had the following children:

       79       M       i.       Henry Clay Sen was born on 12 Apr 1777 in Hanover Co, VA. He died on 29 Jun 1852 in Washington, DC.

Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 June 29, 1852) was a nineteenth-century American
statesman and orator who represented Kentucky in both the House of Representatives
and Senate. He was a dominant figure in both the Second Party System to 1824, and
the Third Party System after that. Known as "The Great Compromiser" for his ability to
bring others to agreement, he was the founder and leader of the Whig Party and a
leading advocate of programs for modernizing the economy, especially tariffs to protect
industry, a national bank, and internal improvements to promote canals, ports and
railroads. As a War Hawk in Congress demanding the War of 1812, Clay made an
immediate impact in his first congressional term, including becoming the Speaker of
the House.
His father died three years later, leaving his mother in a difficult situation trying to
support six children. She soon married Capt. Henry Watkins, who proved himself to be
an affectionate step-father to Clay.



Sixth Generation

       58.       Benjamin Watkins 3d (Benjamin, Benjamin, Henry, Henry, Henry) was born about 1760 in Goochland Co, VA. He died after 1820 in Goochland Co, VA.

m: "Dec 23, 1785. Benjamin Watkins and Anna Riddle." per Virginia County Records by William A
Crozier. p 160. Goochlanc County Marriage Bonds.
m: disowned by the Cedar Creek Meeting because married out of unity.
To the Quakers, correct conduct according to their faith was a serious matter to be taken into their daily
lives. Church rules and discipline were strictly maintained. A marriage involved the church. The parties
had to first declare their intentions at a monthly meeting. A committee was appointed to investigate the
clearness of the parties and report at the next monthly meeting. If a Quaker married a non-member, he
was said to have married out of unity, for which he or she was disowned. Complaint was made against
members for unseemly conduct, dressing too gaily, swearing, lying, frivolous talk, military service,
gambling, drinking, not paying debts, holding slaves, absence from church, fighting and for more serious
offenses. For any of these, he might be disowned. A member was not allowed to go to Law without the
consent of the meeting. The church appointed a committee to visit the erring member to help him see the
error of his way. A disowned member ceased to exist as far as the church was concerned. Often parents
did not allow a disowned heir to inherit. per Hutchins Family by Hutchins.

Benjamin married Anna Riddle daughter of Thomas Riddle and Agnes Mims on 23 Dec 1785 in Goochland Co, VA. Anna was born on 12 Mar 1758 in Licking Hole Creek, Goochland Co, VA. She was christened on 30 Apr 1758 in St James Northam Parish, Goochland, VA.

William and mary College Quarterly. Marriage Bonds in Goochland Co [VA]. "December 23, '85. Benj.
Watkins to Anna Riddle; sec., John Riddle."


Benjamin and Anna had the following children:

+       80       M       i.       John E Watkins was born on 28 Feb 1789. He died on 21 Feb 1855.

       81       F       ii.       Martha Watkins .

m. 23 jun 1806 Goochland Co VA to Byars Crawford. per
<doriskf@ibm.net> doris fountain


Martha married Byars Crawford on 23 Jun 1806.

byars Crawford was witness to marriage of Tarlton Pleasants and Sarah Pleasants at
the Genito Friends Meeting 5-17-1803.


+       82       F       iii.       Frances "Frankie" Watkins was born in 1801. She died in Sep 1846.

       70.       Mayo C Watkins (Joseph Mayo, Benjamin, Henry, Henry, Henry) was born in 1787. He died in 1813.

He had the following children:

       83       F       i.       Jane Watkins .

       73.       Judith Evaline Watkins (Joseph Mayo, Benjamin, Henry, Henry, Henry) was born on 4 Apr 1794 in Chesterfield Co,Va. She died on 30 Nov 1872 in Ampthill, Chesterfield Co,Va. She was buried in Ampthill, Chesterfield Co,Va.

per <doriskf@ibm.net> doris fountain
Judy and John Watkins owned and lived at Ampthill. The historic house was moved from its original site
in Chesterfield County where the DuPont Co Ampthill plant was located to the western part of Richmond
where it was restored.


Judith married John E Watkins son of Benjamin Watkins 3d and Anna Riddle. John was born on 28 Feb 1789 in Goochland Co,Va. He died on 21 Feb 1855 in Ampthill, Chesterfield Co, Va. He was buried in Ampthill, Chesterfield Co, Va.

per d fountain
bur. Ampthill Plantation, their home


John and Judith had the following children:

       84       M       i.       Henry Carrington Watkins .

       85       M       ii.       Joseph Mayo Watkins .
Joseph married Mary Crawford .

       86       M       iii.       Robert B Watkins .

       87       F       iv.       Mary Watkins .

       88       F       v.       Cordelia Watkins .
Cordelia married Charles W Dabney .

       89       F       vi.       Louisa Watkins .

       90       F       vii.       Ella Watkins .

       91       F       viii.       Virginia Watkins .
Virginia married John A Chevallie .

       92       F       ix.       Indianna Watkins .
Indianna married G F Watson . G F Watson was born in Ireland.

       93       M       x.       John Q Watkins was born on 27 Oct 1829. He died on 15 Jul 1899. He was buried in Watkins Cemetery, Chesterfield, Va.

source Karynn

John married Louisa.


Seventh Generation

       80.       John E Watkins (Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Henry, Henry, Henry) was born on 28 Feb 1789 in Goochland Co,Va. He died on 21 Feb 1855 in Ampthill, Chesterfield Co, Va. He was buried in Ampthill, Chesterfield Co, Va.

per d fountain
bur. Ampthill Plantation, their home


John married Judith Evaline Watkins daughter of Joseph Mayo Watkins and Mary Carrington. Judith was born on 4 Apr 1794 in Chesterfield Co,Va. She died on 30 Nov 1872 in Ampthill, Chesterfield Co,Va. She was buried in Ampthill, Chesterfield Co,Va.

per <doriskf@ibm.net> doris fountain
Judy and John Watkins owned and lived at Ampthill. The historic house was moved from its original site
in Chesterfield County where the DuPont Co Ampthill plant was located to the western part of Richmond
where it was restored.


John and Judith had the following children:

       94       M       i.       Henry Carrington Watkins is printed as #84 on page 13.

       95       M       ii.       Joseph Mayo Watkins is printed as #85 on page 13.

       96       M       iii.       Robert B Watkins is printed as #86 on page 13.

       97       F       iv.       Mary Watkins is printed as #87 on page 13.

       98       F       v.       Cordelia Watkins is printed as #88 on page 13.

       99       F       vi.       Louisa Watkins is printed as #89 on page 13.

       100       F       vii.       Ella Watkins is printed as #90 on page 13.

       101       F       viii.       Virginia Watkins is printed as #91 on page 13.

       102       F       ix.       Indianna Watkins is printed as #92 on page 13.

       103       M       x.       John Q Watkins is printed as #93 on page 13.

       82.       Frances "Frankie" Watkins (Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Henry, Henry, Henry) was born in 1801 in Goochland Co,Va. She died in Sep 1846 in Little Genito,Goochland Co,Va. She was buried in Knibb Cem,Va.

Frances Watkins m. to Joshua R. Knibb on 2/26/1821; was the dau of Benjamin Watkins. per IGI
microfilm 123 5305, Batch 7117516, Sheet 13, submitted by Haskell Lee Wilson.
Census 1880; b 1834 VA; 46; keeping house; married to JBN; Dover, Goochland VA. T9-1368 p 285C.
bio: per S Wellons. There is a statement dated Feb 1821, at the Goochland
Courthouse record office, by Thomas B. Watkins regarding the wishes of Benjamin Watkins as he lay
dying. In the statement by Thomas Watkins, it clearly names Martha Crawford, Frankie Knibb, David
Watkins and a John Watkins. This Thomas B. Watkins is probably the brother of Benjamin Watkins and

both the sons of Benjamin Watkins and Pricilla Binford.

[[ I think prior notes incorrectly identified a "David Watkins" who has not been found elsewhere,
as Frances Watkin's father. All other info suggests that Benjamin is Frances' father. This is the Priscilla
Binford line and explains the sudden use of Binford as a middle name.]]
SEE IGI film of submissions by H Wilson says: Benjamin Watkins was f. of Frances Watkins
who m. Joshua R. Knibb. and f. of Martha T. Watkins who m. Samuel Dyer, Jr. 10/7/1812. Film 123 5305,
Batch 711 7516, sheet 13.


Frances married Joshua Royal Knibb son of Joshua Knibb and Elizabeth Irby on 26 Feb 1821 in Goochland Co,Va. Joshua was born in 1800 in Charles City Co,Va. He died on 30 Sep 1859 in Little Genito,Goochland Co,Va. He was buried in Knibb Cem,Va.

m 26 feb 1821 to Francis Watkins, at Greenbrier. per Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
Census 1830; Goochland Co VA: Joshua R Knibb p 145.
Census 1840; Goochland Co VA: Joshua R Knibb p 382.
Census 1850; Goochland Co VA: Joshua R Knibb p 126.


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