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Watkins Letter

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Date: After 1670 to 16 May 1929
Location: Brookhaven, Mississippimap
Surnames/tags: Watkins Eggleston
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Watkins Letter: A copy of the original (signed) letter from A.F. Watkins to his son, Alexander Farrar Watkins, Jr., showing his Watkins line, dated May 16, 1929.[1]

Comments about the Contents

The two images are of the same document: one a jpg file and one an annotated pdf, which includes hyperlinks to existing WikiTree profiles. Unlinked names in the letter include Alexander F. "Bud" Watkins, III; Benjamin Watkins; and another Henry, son of Benjamin.[2]
The letter's handwritten annotations were made by Betty Noland, who gave this copy to her daughter in the 1980s or 1990s.
The A.F. Watkins referenced in the handwritten annotation at the bottom of the page is most likely Alexander F. Watkins, Jr., who is buried in Opelousas.[3]
Joseph D. Eggleston is cited in the letter as the source for "the last two items in the list."[4]

Notes on Data

  • The start date is based on the earliest date cited in the Watkins Letter (1671).
  • The end date was the date it was written (May 16, 1929).
  • The location is where it was written (Brookhaven, Mississippi).



  1. Liz Shifflett entered this information and uploaded the Watkins Letter on June 6, 2012 (it was scanned June 5, 2012). If you need a transcript (i.e., a searchable document instead of a scan), please contact her.
  2. Liz Shifflett is working on discovering enough information to create profiles for the unlinked names and will add hyperlinks when available.
  3. The handwritten annotation provides information about a second, unsigned, copy of this letter that was typed on stationery of Vacherie Plantation, Port Barre, LA (with an address in Opelousas for A.F. Watkins).
  4. The citation reads: My authority for the last two items in the list is President Joseph D. Eggleston of Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, who says...




Images: 3
Watkins Letter with Wiki Links
Watkins Letter with Wiki Links

Watkins Letter (jpg)
Watkins Letter (jpg)

Elizabeth and Olive Watkins
Elizabeth and Olive Watkins

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