- 'Reuben and wife, Anne, and children, Lemuel, Edwin, Iry, Bennett, & William, removed [presumably from Seacock Particular meeting], [and] granted certificate to Still Water Monthly Meeting, Belmont County, Ohio.'
- 'Reuben and wife, Anna, and children: Lemuel, Edwin, Iry, Bennet, and William, received on certificate from Gravely Run Monthly Meeting, Va. dated 1811,9,21.'
"Friends' Stillwater Meeting House"
by Jonathan Schofield
Transcribed from "History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties"
(Online at http://www.drwilliams.org/iDoc/index.htm?url=http://www.drwilliams.org/iDoc/stillwater.htm"
"About one-half of the eastern part of Warren township was originally settled almost exclusively by Friends, commonly called Quakers. They came chiefly from the southern states, many of the pioneers being the heads of young and growing families, were stimulated to the movement by a desire to remove without the blighting influence of human slavery, against which their religious principles required them to bear a consistent testimony, and being unwilling that their children should grow up in the midst of its corrupting influences, they left, in many instances good lands in a genial clime, to set themselves down to a life of privations and hardships incident to pioneer life in the forest north of the Ohio river...
In 1811, ... Reuben Watkins, wife and five sons, ..., from Dinwiddie county, Va. "
- Head of household was listed as 'Rubin Wadkins'
Four males under 10: Bennett, William, James, and Joel
Two males 10 and less than 16: Lemuel and Edwin
One male 45 and upward: Reuben (actually he would have been 41)
Three females under 10: Susanna, Unity and ?
One female 26-45: Anna who would have been about 39
- He was listed as "Ruben Watkins."
One male between 5 & 10: ?
One male between 10 & 15: Joel (14)
Two males between 15 & 20: James (18) and William (20)
Four males between 30 & 40: Unclear who these would be
One male between 50 & 60: Reuben (51)
Two females between 5 & 10: (Perhaps these were grandchildren?)
One female between 15 & 20: Unity (13)
One female between 30 & 40: (Probably the wife of one of the sons)
One female between 50 & 60: Anna (49)
- 'Reuben & wife, Anna, and children, James, Susanna, Joel, Unity and Lucinda, granted certificate to Goshen Monthly Meeting, Ohio.'