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Thomas Josiah Watkins (1814 - 1858)

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Thomas Josiah Watkins
Born in Fairfax County, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Died in Fairfax County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Jan 2016
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Categories: Butchers | Fairfax County, Virginia | Alexandria, Virginia | Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia.

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Biography

Thomas was a son of Thomas Watkins and Mary Williams[1] born 10 Aug 1814.[2][3]
Thomas Watkins married Mary Elizabeth Ellen Brown on 19 February 1846.[2][3][4] They had six known children:[5][1]
Thomas died on 20 October 1858 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He and Mary are buried in Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia.[6][7]

Residence

1850: Fairfax, VA[3]

Research Notes

A court case against Mary E. Watkins in 1873 lists Thomas J. Watkins as a son of Mary Williams and Thomas Watkins,[1] but a 'Nancy' is referenced in his death record.[6] It is likely that this apparent inconsistency is simply a matter of an erroneous OCR interpretation of 'Mary' vs 'Nancy', which appear very different in type but very similar in cursive. Locating the original image and examining would be helpful.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 John H. Watkins v. Mary E. Watkins, etc.; Index #1873-019; Case #CFF102 S; page 2 refers to Mary Williams intermarried with Thomas Watkins; having children: David G. Watkins, Thomas J. Watkins, John H. Watkins, James M. Watkins; page 3 refers to Thomas's widow, Mary, remarried to ___ Harrison; Mary Williams Watkins Harrisons' father's name is given on page 4. (See this WikiTree page for a transcription.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 DAR descendant record of Patriot John Brown:
    • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 8 March 2018), "Record of Private John Brown", Ancestor # A015647.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M881-9SZ : 9 November 2014), Thomas Watkins, Fairfax county, Fairfax, Virginia, United States; citing family 57, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRZL-T5D : 5 December 2014), Thomas Watkins in entry for Thomas Pulman and Sallie E. Watkins, 27 Jan 1870; citing Alexandria, Virginia, Fairfax, Virginia, reference 66-13; FHL microfilm 31,329.
  5. Catherine Elizabeth:
    "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRRS-QCB : 5 December 2014), Thomas J. Watkins in entry for Catharine Elizabeth Watkins, 11 Mar 1858; citing Fairfax Co , Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,046,930.

    "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTH8-8RD : 5 December 2014), Thomas J. Watkins in entry for Catharine Elizabeth Watkins, 11 Mar 1858; citing , reference 2:3N7RBVG; FHL microfilm 31,329.

    "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5JV-4J9 : 5 December 2014), Thomas J. Watkins in entry for Catharine Elizabeth Watkins, 11 Mar 1858; citing Fairfax Co., Virginia, reference p 23; FHL microfilm 2,046,930.

    "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5DB-88L : 5 December 2014), Thomas J. Watkins in entry for Catharine Elizabeth Watkins, 11 Mar 1858; citing Fairfax Co., Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 31,329.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fairfax County Death Register, Fairfax Courthouse, West Street, Fairfax, Virginia; page 10, line 33, "Thomas J. Watkins W M 20 Oct 1858 Fairfax Co., Va Disease of the heart 45 Thos & Nancy Watkins born Fairfax Co Butcher Mary Elizabeth Watkins."

    "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5RB-6LN : 12 December 2014), Thos. J. Watkins, 24 Oct 1858; citing Fairfax, Virginia, reference p 10; FHL microfilm 31,329.
  7. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1N-VNLB : 15 December 2015), Thomas J Watkins, 1858; Burial, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, United States of America, Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery; citing record ID 138854543, Find a Grave.
    • Find a Grave memorial #138854543 for Thomas J. Watkins (1814-1858).
    • Find a Grave memorial #138854701 for Mary E. Watkins (1825-1906), wife of the late Thomas J. Watkins (from tombstone).
    • Memorials created by Brian S on Nov 16, 2014 and include photographs of their tombstones.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Thomas by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Thomas:

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Death - Joseph Watkins
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Collaboration

On 15 Dec 2017 at 08:54 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! I added the Virginia Project as a manager, since this profile is the Example profile for the project. For more information about clarified guidelines concerning project-managed profiles, see this G2G post.

Cheers, Liz

On 23 Jun 2017 at 17:30 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Please retain "County" in the place names for clarity: Virginia has/had Fairfax Parish, County, & City.

Thanks!

On 21 Dec 2016 at 23:54 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

German roots? From his mom's side?

(update: yup.) (update 2: removed - see this G2G post)

On 20 Dec 2016 at 18:24 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

update: Thomas and Mary parents were restored (and merged with Thomas and Nancy profiles).

Hi! I'm thinking that the profiles for Thomas who married Mary Williams should be attached as his parents (instead of Thomas & Nancy).

The court record (recently added) that shows Thomas J. Watkins as the son of Thomas & Mary (Williams) Watkins should take precedence over "Nancy" being entered as his mother's given name on his death certificate, in my opinion.

What say y'all? OK to change parents back to Watkins-4249 & his wife Williams-37669?



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