WATKINS ANNEX

 

Hyla Cleopatra (Watkins) Stowell Pedigree

(Start at generation 3, below.)

 

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Special thanks to the following people for their extraordinary research, documentation, and/or willingness to share family history, which significantly contributed to making available the information in this annex:

 

1. Several Ancestry.com accounts.

 

 

Origin of the surname “Watkins:”

 

Welsh.

 

Generation

 

10  Ancestors resided in Wales.

 

9   Andrew Watkins

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died before 1711.

 

2. Wife: Elizabeth (?)

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Abigail Watkins: Baptized 9 September 1688 at Roxbury, Massachusetts.

 

b. Andrew Watkins, Jr.: See generation 8, below.

 

c. Peter Watkins: Born about 1677. Baptized 11 April 1686 at Roxbury, Massachusetts.

 

d. Samuel Watkins: Born about 1680.  Baptized 11 April 1686 at Roxbury, Massachusetts.

 

e. Elizabeth Watkins: Born about 1682.  Baptized 11 April 1686 at Roxbury, Massachusetts.  Married Joshua Smith (b. 6 Apr 1691), son of John and Abigail (?) Smith, on 23 August 1709.

 

f. Sarah Watkins: Born 6 March 1684/85.  Baptized 11 April 1686 at Roxbury, Massachusetts.

 

g. Mary Watkins: Born about 1684.  Baptized 11 April 1686 at Roxbury, Massachusetts.

 

8   Andrew Watkins, Jr.

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1675.  Baptized 11 April 1686 at Roxbury, Massachusetts.  Died .

 

2. Wife: Mary Streeter

 

Born .  Died .  Married Andrew Watkins, Jr. on 10 December 1701 at Charlestown, Massachusetts.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Benjamin Watkins: Baptized 30 July 1721 at Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

 

b. Elizabeth Watkins: Born 8 October 1703 at Needham, Massachusetts.

 

c. Mary Watkins: Born 16 January 1705/6.  Baptized 30 July 1721 at Needham, Massachusetts.

 

d. Andrew Watkins, III: See generation 7, below.

 

e. Stephen Watkins: Born 20 August 1708.  Baptized 30 July 1721 at Needham, Massachusetts.

 

f. Deborah Watkins: Born 16 January 1712/13.  Baptized 30 July 1721 at Needham, Massachusetts.

 

g. Joseph Watkins: Born 16 July 1715.  Baptized 30 July 1721 at Needham, Massachusetts.

 

h. Zachariah Watkins: Born 1719.  Baptized 30 June 1721 at Needham, Massachusetts.

 

7   Andrew Watkins, III

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 5 March 1706/7 at Needham, Massachusetts.

 

2. Wife: Thankful Cook

 

Born .  Died .  Married Andrew Cook on 12 May 1730 at Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Andrew Watkins, Jr.: Baptized March (?) at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  Died 26 July 1805 at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  Married Thankful Morse (b. 19 Jun 1740, d. 19 Mar 1811), daughter of Henry and Sarah (?) Morse, on 10 November 1756.

 

b. Daniel Watkins: Baptized 16 May 1756 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

 

c. James Watkins: Baptized 14 October 1744 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

 

d. John Watkins: Baptized 10 February 1754 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

 

e. Martha Watkins: Baptized 18 August 1751.  Married Daniel Adams on 30 January 1772 at Holliston.

 

f. Nathan Watkins: Baptized 11 Mar (?) at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

 

g. Samuel Watkins: See generation 6, below.

 

h. Stephen Watkins: Baptized 16 May 1756 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

 

i. Thankful Watkins: Baptized 1741 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  Married Daniel Travis (b. 13 Oct 1742 at Natick, Middlesex Co., MA) on 11 September 1766.

 

j. William Watkins: Baptized August 1742 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

 

k. Steven Watkins: Born 11 December 1732 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

 

6   Samuel Watkins

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died 8 May 1813 at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

2. Wife: Susanna Travis

 

Born 23 August 1741 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  Died 20 February 1812.  Daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Dean) Travis.  Married Samuel Watkins on 11 September 1766 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Fanny Watkins.

 

b. Lawson Watkins: Baptized 10 September 1775 at Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

 

c. Luther Watkins.

 

d. Rufus Watkins.

 

e. Susannah/Susanna Watkins.

 

f. Elisha Watkins: Born about 1768.  Baptized 31 October 1773.  Died 11 July 1815.  Married Deliverance Curtis (d. after 9 Nov 1815) on 28 December 1795.

 

g. Samuel Watkins, Jr.: See generation 5, below.

 

5   Samuel Watkins, Jr.

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1772.  Baptized 31 October 1773 at Hopkinton, Massachusetts.  Died 1854.

 

1850 US Census: Age 78 (enumerated 8 Oct 1850)

 

2. Wife: Martha Cady

 

Born 1774 in Connecticut.  Died 1868; interred in Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Married Samuel Watkins on 13 August 1798 in Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Dolly Watkins: Born 1799.  Died 1877; interred in Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

b. Cynthia Watkins: Born 27 August 1800 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

c. Isaac Watkins: Born 3 March 1802 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Died after 14 June 1880.  Married Eliza McMillan (b. 1805, d. 1837) and had the following children:

 

(1. John McMillan Watkins: Born 28 August 1827 at Albany, New York.

 

(2. Helen Baxter Watkins: Born 18 July 1829 at Albany, New York.  Died 21 March 1917 at Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Married Job Symmes Crane (b. 1825, d. 1896) and had the following children:

 

(a. Agnes Ogilvie Crane: Born 13 February 1855.

 

(b. Fanny Watkins Crane: Born 23 June 1859.  Died about 14 October 1931 at Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Married Edgar Boileau Grier and had the following son:

 

(1) Edgar Boileau Grier, Jr.

 

(c. Dewitt Crane: Born 20 March 1863.  Died after 8 September 1941.  Married Josephine (?) (b. 1869).

 

(d. Helen Bertha Crane: Born 1 June 1870.  Died 27 September 1953 at Elizabeth, New Jersey.

 

(3. Isaac Ferris Watkins: Born 8 October 1831 at Schoharie, New York.  Died 25 December 1850 at Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York.

 

(4. Martha Eliza Watkins: Born 21 April 1833 at Schoharie, Schoharie County, New  York.  Died 30 April 1888 at Gardner, Worcester County, New York.

 

d. Zenus Watkins: See generation 4, below.

 

e. Claricy Watkins: Born 6 April 1805.  Baptized 28 May 1805 at Partridgefield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

f. Julia Watkins: Born 15 August 1806 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachsuetts.  Died 1881, age 75.

 

g. Martin Watkins: Born 6 December 1808 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Baptized 25 June 1809 at Partridgefield, Peru Township.

 

h. Samuel Travis Watkins: Born 25 February 1812 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Baptized there 25 October 1812.  Married Nancy (?) (b. abt 1816 in CT) and had the following children:

 

(1. Ruby Fuller Watkins: Born 13 September 1844 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

(2. James Howard Watkins: Born 1 May 1846 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

(3. Welthy J. Watkins: Born 7 April 1848 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

(4. Eunice J. Watkins: Born about 1849 in Massachusetts.

 

4   Zenus Watkins

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 26 October 1803 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Died 30 January 1875.

 

2. Wife: Cleopatra Frissell

 

Born 30 April 1810, daughter of Thomas Frissell.  Died 25 November 1873.  Married Zenus Watkins on 9 November 1831 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Gardner Augustus Watkins: Born 13 September 1832 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. 

 

1860 US Census: Resided at Springfield, Connecticut.

 

1880 US Census: Resided at Gardner, Massachusetts.

 

Gardner Augustus Watkins married Eliza Goodrich (b. 1835) and had the following children:

 

(1. Helen Watkins.

 

(2. Robert L. Watkins: Born 1863 in Vermont.  At the time of the 1920 US Census resided in New  York City, New York.

 

(3. Edward Goodrich Watkins: Born 1865 in Vermont.  At the time of the 1920 and 1930 censuses resided at Gardner, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Nellie O. (?).  Married (2nd) Blanche B. (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. (?) Watkins: Born 1900 in Massachusetts.

 

(b. Jessica G. Watkins: Born 1902 in Massachusetts.

 

(c. Curtis G. Watkins: Born 14 April 1906 in Massachusetts.  Died January 1907.

 

(4. Royal P. Watkins: Born about 1868 in Vermont.  At the time of the 1930 US Census resided at Worcester, Massachusetts.  Married Cora (?) (b. 1867 in VT) in 1894 and had the following children:

 

(a. Agnes Watkins: Born 1897 in Massachusetts.  At the time of the 1930 US Census resided at Worcester, Massachusetts.

 

(b. Olive Watkins: Born 1901 in Massachusetts.

 

(c. Gertrude Watkins: Born 1906 in Massachusetts.

 

b. Hyla Cleopatra Watkins: See generation 3, below.

 

c. Cullen Bryant Watkins: Born 13 June 1847 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

3   Hyla Cleopatra Watkins:

 

Born 14 March 1835 at Peru Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Married Austin Stowell, generation 3 of the Stowell Annex.

 

 

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