|Birth||1744||Albemarle Parish Church, Surry County, Virginia, British America [2, 3]|
|Misc||1771||Sussex County, Virginia, United States |
|Self-employed as a farmer and pewter maker|
|Misc||21 Jan 1776||Blackwater Monthly Meeting, Virginia, British America |
|Freed his slave, Kinchin, who was about twenty years old|
|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|
|Death||11 Oct 1799||Sussex County, Virginia, United States [7, 8, 9]|
|Misc||Abt 1803||Sussex County, Virginia, United States|
|Because of the persecution of Quakers in Virginia, six of John and Anne's ten children migrated to the State of Ohio after it became a Free State in 1803. The other three remained in Virginia.|
|Last Modified||28 Feb 2022|
|Father||James WATKINS, I, b. 1712, Lunenburg County, Virginia, British America d. 1810, Sussex County, Virginia, United States (Age 98 years)|
|Mother||Ann RAY, b. 1712, Amelia County, Virginia, British America d. 1788, Prince Edward County, Virginia, British America (Age 76 years)|
|Family ID||F5113||Group Sheet | Family Chart|
|Family||Anne WHITE, b. 14 Jan 1754, Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, British Colonial America d. Johnson County, North Carolina, United States|
|Marriage Banns||21 Oct 1770||Surry County, Virginia, British America [10, 11, 12]|
|Marriage Banns||17 Nov 1770||Burleigh, Prince George, Virginia, British America |
|Marriage||15 Dec 1770||Sussex County, Virginia, British America |
|Misc-Fam||15 Dec 1770||Sussex County, Virginia, United States |
|Residence||2 Jun 1790||Sussex County, Virginia, United States |
|Family ID||F36||Group Sheet | Family Chart|
|Last Modified||26 Sep 2023|
|Documents||Will of James Watkins, Sr. of Sussex County, Virginia|
|James and Anne White Watkins in Quaker Records|
This document contains copies of the original handwritten Quaker records listing the birth of the ten children of James and Anne White Watkins 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.
|The Marriage of James Watkins and Anne White |
There are three handwritten documents from the Quaker records that show the steps that James and Anne had to take to have their marriage approved by the Society of Friends in which they were members.
This album contains photos of descendants of James and Anne White Watkins
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