|Born||Abt 1744||Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States [2, 3]|
|Misc||1771||Sussex County, Virginia, United States |
|Self-employed as a farmer and pewter maker|
|Misc||21 Jan 1775||Blackwater Monthly Meeting, Virginia |
|Misc||4 Jul 1782||Blackwater Meeting House, Sussex, Virginia |
|Freed a slave, Kinchin, age 26|
|Misc||18 Aug 1798||Sussex County, Virginia, United States |
|Released as overseer of Seacock Particular Meeting|
|Will||30 Jul 1799||Sussex County, Virginia, United States|
|Died||11 Oct 1799||Sussex County, Virginia, United States [8, 9, 10]|
|Last Modified||15 Jul 2015|
|Father||Unknown WATKINS, d. Yes, date unknown|
|Mother||Unknown UNKNOWN, d. Yes, date unknown|
|Family ID||F1035||Group Sheet | Family Chart|
|Family||Anne WHITE, b. 14 Jan 1754, Surry County, Virginia, British America , d. Aft 1813 (Age > 60 years)|
|Married||11 Oct 1770||Blackwater Meeting House, Sussex, Virginia [11, 12]|
|Misc-Fam||15 Dec 1770||Sussex County, Virginia, United States |
|Residence||2 Jun 1790||Sussex County, Virginia, United States |
|Last Modified||21 Mar 2017|
|Family ID||F36||Group Sheet | Family Chart|
|Documents||Will of James Watkins, Sr. of Sussex County, Virginia|
|Histories||WATKINS - The History of James Watkins, Sr. (1744? - 1799)
and his wife, Anne White Watkins (1754 - ?) |
This narrative is Section I of the document Watkins, Early Quakers of Sussex County, Virginia, written by Sarah E. Eppard about 1987 and referenced as Indiana DAR report s1 v963.
|WATKINS - The Watkins Family and the Society of Friends|
This narrative consists of three sections each of which is found on a separate page:
(1) Background about Quakers in Virginia,
(2) Early Virginia Quakers with the Watkins Surname, and
(3) James and Anne Watkins, Surry/Sussex County Quakers.
|WATKINS - Migration of Some of the Children of James and Anne White Watkins of Sussex County, Virginia|
Historians report that migration in the early United States tended to be a family matter with families of multiple units migrating from one state to another in search of a better way of life. Land was often the attraction. Sometimes land was free; other times it was relatively inexpensive; and often times it had richer, more tillable soil.
|WATKINS - Boundaries of Some Virginia Counties and the Blackwater River|
Isle of Wight, Surry, and Sussex Counties play a role in the family history of James and Anne White Watkins. Where are these counties located and how does the Blackwater River play a role in defining their boundaries?
|WATKINS - The Birth and Change of Surry County, Virginia|
This history is included to illustrate how names and boundaries of Colonial Virginia changed over the years. This situation leads to confusion for the genealogist who does research in Virginia's colonial period.
This album contains photos of descendants of James and Anne White Watkins