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Elijah (Dawkins) Dockins (abt. 1792 - abt. 1898)

Elijah Dockins formerly Dawkins
Born about in South Carolina, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Izard, Arkansas, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 25 Jul 2018
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Biography

Elijah Dawkins aka Dockins was born about 1792 in South Carolina.[1][2][3]

He served as a private in the War of 1812 from South Carolina in the First Regiment (Means') of South Carolina Militia.[4]

He appears on the 1850 census living in the 27th District of Cherokee County, Alabama with wife Elizabeth and children.[1]

He first married Elizabeth Lowe[5] and the couple had the following known children:

  1. Thomas Dawkins was born in South Carolina about 1815.[1]
  2. Martin Dawkins was born in South Carolina about 1828.[1]
  3. Daniel Dawkins was born in South Carolina about 1830.[1]
  4. George Dawkins was born in South Carolina about 1833.[1]
  5. Reuben D. Dawkins was born in Abbeville County, South Carolina 05 Sep 1837 and died 05 Sep 1917 in Dunklin, Greenville County, South Carolina.[5][1]

On 20 Nov 1850 he purchased 40 acres of land and on 01 Nov 1851 Elijah received a land patent certificate for it, described as the SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of Section 15 in Township 12S Range 10E in Cherokee County, Alabama.[6][7][8][9] This land was located at the intersection of present day Cherokee County Roads 308 and 33.

By 1870 Elijah is living in Washington Township, Batesville, in Independence County, Arkansas with wife Saphronia Charlotte Hays[10] who was born about 1841 in Alabama or Georgia[2][3] and had the following children:

  1. Barto Dockins was born about 1854 in Alabama.[2]
  2. Andrew Jackson Dockins was born 05 May 1869 in Rock Spring, Walker County, Georgia. He died in Crowell, Foard County, Texas on 23 Nov 1945.[10][2][3]
  3. David Dockins was born about 1873 in Arkansas.[3]
  4. Washington Dockins was born about 1874 in Arkansas.[3]

In 1880 Elijah is next door to his son George, all living in Newberg, Izard County, Arkansas.[3]

In 1882 Elijah appears on the tax list back in Independence County, Arkansas taxed for one person liable to pay a poll tax, probably a son living with him at the time, and 3 cattle.[11]

Elijah died in 1898 and is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Izard County, Arkansas.[12]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHPY-C69 : 12 April 2016), Elijah Dawkins, Cherokee county, Cherokee, Alabama, United States; citing family 676, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNC7-CV3 : 12 April 2016), Elijah Dackins, Arkansas, United States; citing p. 13, family 90, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,554.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNWH-1S6 : 26 August 2017), Elijah Dockins, Newberg, Izard, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 81, sheet 324B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0047; FHL microfilm 1,254,047.
  4. United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-9KMG : 12 March 2018), Elijah Dockins Or Dockings, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 59; FHL microfilm 882,577.
  5. 5.0 5.1 South Carolina Death Certificate of Reuben D. Dawkins.
  6. NARA Land Packet. Certificate #12356.
  7. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. NARA Records. Land Patent Certificate # 12356.
  8. Tubbs, Bill and Sue. Cherokee County, Alabama Ancestral Homesteads. Privately published, Jasper Alabama. 2003. pp65, 27.
  9. Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Cherokee County, Alabama. Arphax Publishing Company. 2007. pp279, 283, 285, 287.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3ST-XFX : 13 March 2018), Eliga Dockins in entry for Andrew Jackson Dockins, 23 Nov 1945; citing certificate number 48281, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,218,186.
  11. Persons and Personal Property Subject to Taxation in Independence County, Arkansas. 1882. p54.
  12. Tombstone photograph for Elijah Dockins on FindAGrave.
  • Little River Baptist Church Records, Abbeville County, South Carolina

Research Notes

The following MAY be son Martin from 1850 census as there is a Walker County, Georgia connection per the birth of Elijah's son Andrew Jackson Dockins-

  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC31-TY8 : 12 April 2016), John M Dockins, Georgia, United States; citing p. 112, family 798, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,679.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4JG-MQT : 26 August 2017), John M Dockins, Township 14 Range 4 West, Jefferson, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district ED 68, sheet 346A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0017; FHL microfilm 1,254,017.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M98T-G2Z : accessed 25 July 2018), J M Dockines in household of John Morgan, Precinct 17 (south & west part), Jefferson, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103, sheet 5A, family 92, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,021.


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