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Binford & Watkins in Charles City Co VA
Posted by: jeff w (ID *****6757) Date: July 14, 2007 at 09:09:43
In Reply to: Re: Huldah Binford daughter ofAnthony Binfor by Dale Robinson of 293

       1.       Henry Watkins 1st was born in 1585 in Wales. He died in VA.

Was as a Burgess, which could have meant a freeman of a burgh as opposed to an unelected town official. After the Massacre of 1621 lived on the "eastern shore." Res: 1623 on eastern shore. The General Court Records mention a Henry Watkins 1623, 1624, 1627 as overseer of the Plantation of Lady Dale, not far distant from Malvern Hills. In 1634 a deed mentioned a Henery Watkins owning land 10 miles from malvern Hills where Henry Watkins 1637 was born. per Hutchins Family by Hutchins.

Henry married Alice Moslin about 1637. Alice was born about 1590.

They had the following children:

+       2       M       i.       Henry Watkins 2d was born in 1637. He died before 7 Feb 1714.

       3       M       ii.       Lewis Watkins was born in 1640.

       4       M       iii.       John Watkins .

       5       M       iv.       Thomas Watkins .


Second Generation

       2.       Henry Watkins 2d (Henry) was born in 1637 in Malvern Hills, Henrico Co, VA. He died before 7 Feb 1714 in Malvern Hills, Henrico Co, VA. He was buried in Turkey Island, Henrico Co, VA.

bio: "One of the most interesting families of Virginia is the Watkins family, whose earliest positively identified member is Henry Watkins, born 1637, at Malvern Hills. There were earlier Watkins. In the General Court Records a Henry Watkins is mentioned in 1623, 1624, and 1627 as overseer of the plantation of Lady Dale, not far distant from Malvern Hills. In 1634 a deed mentions a Henry Watkins owning land in such position that we have a Henry Watkins living in 1634, not more than ten miles from Malvern Hills, where Henry Watkins was born in 1637. It has been impossible to connect Henry Watkins (born 1637) to the other Watkins of that time. (Hutchins-Hutchens Descendants of Stangeman Hutchins)"
bio: "Henry Watkins, Senior, born 1637, died 1717, did not leave a will. He had previously deeded his land to his sons William, Joseph, Edward, Henry, and Thomas. Court records show that he also had a daughter, 15 years of age, was sentenced to prison for refusing to take the oath; but she was finally excused by the court in 1684 `by reason of her tender years'. There were Quakers in Henrico County as early as 1678, records show. (Hutchins-Hutchens Descendants of Strangeman Hutchins)
Probate       7 February 1714/15 Deceased; Henrico Co, VA
see: Curd Family. Presumably the immigrant b 1638. Quaker, Society of Friends, clashed with rulers of VA. res near Turkey Island, Henrico Co VA. 1679 rec'd patent for 170 acres n. side of James River in Henrico Co VA. 7/1690 purchased 360 acres Varina Parish, Henrico Co. 10/1690 patent 60 acres Turkey Island Creek. 1699 subscribed 500L tobacco to build Friends Meetinghouse at Curls. Farmer in VA by 1667. On 1 Apr 1678 testified in Henrico Co Court that his age was 40. Henry Watkins Sr who died 1717 did not leave a will. He had previously deeded his land to his sons, William, Joseph, Henry, and Thomas. Court records show he had a daughter Elizabeth. Per Hutchins Family by Hutchins.
Res: near town of Glendale VA, near Chickahominy River, White Oak Swamps on the Western Run.
Purported Sources - Deeds, Wills, 1677-1692, p. 24; VA Land Patent Book # 5 p 367; "Henrico Co., Va: Beginnings of its Families. Part IV, Watkins Family, Wm. Clayton Torrence, "Wm & Mary Quarterly", 1st ser. Vol. XXV (1916), p. 52-57; "Some Watkins Families of Va. & their Kin": by John H. Stutesman.

Henry married Katherine Pride daughter of William Pride about 1658 in Henrico Co, VA. Katherine was born about 1642 in Curles Plantation, Henrico Co, VA. She died in 1699.

"Katherine" Henrico co., VA Deeds, Wills 1677-1692 p. 192 Sept 1681, is the only mention of her name.

Henry and Katherine had the following children:

+       6       M       i.       Henry Watkins 3d was born in 1660. He died in Jan 1714/1715.

       7       M       ii.       Joseph Watkins was born about 1665. He died on 5 Oct 1725 in Henrico, Va.

       8       F       iii.       Elizabeth Watkins was born in 1669 in Henrico Co, VA. She died in Henrico Co, VA.
Elizabeth married John Bottomley ? .

       9       F       iv.       Rachel Watkins was born about 1670. She died about 1720.

Was Robert Woodson Jr's 2d wife

Rachel married Robert Woodson Jr . Robert was born about 1710.

+       10       M       v.       Thomas Watkins was born about 1675. He died on 4 Mar 1760.

+       11       M       vi.       Edward Watkins was born about 1676. He died before 25 Mar 1771.

       12       F       vii.       Mary Watkins was born about 1682 in Henrico Co, VA. She died after 1734 in Henrico Co, VA.

bio: "There is no way to know which Henry Watkins was the father of Mary Watkins who married Nicholas Hutchins; and the most that we can say is that she was either a daughter or a granddaughter of Henry Watkins Sr., b. 1637. (Rita Hineman Townsend, Hutchins Hutchins Descendants of Strangeman Hutchins, states she could be daughter of Henry Watkins Jr. or Sr.)

Mary married Nicholas Hutchins . Nicholas was born in 1701 in VA. He died about 1729 in Henrico Co, VA.

Nicholas Hutchins Jr. or Sr. d. circa 1729, Bio. Nicholas Hutchins was a Quaker living in Henrico County, Virginia in 1699. He belonged to the Henrico Monthly Meeting at Curles (established 1690) and later to the White Oak Swamp Meeting (establised 1702). Before the building of the meeting house, services were held at the homes of members, often at the home of William Porter and sometimes at the home of Nicholas
Hutchins. 1702-4mo-25 Nicholas Hutchins received a grant of 230 acres along `ye north bank of James River and on ye west side of ye Four Mile Creek.' This is about three miles below Dutch Gap. In a list of ships which cleared from the upper district of the James River from 22 Sep 1703 to 22 May 1704 is shown the .y Exeter, Merchant of Exon, a square-stern built in New England in 1694, 250 tons. The Master was John
Wilcox, and the owners were Micajah Perry, Richard Perry, Ann Lyle, Thomas Lane, Nicholas Hutchins and Stephen Derick. If this was our same Nicholas Hutchins, we have a clue that he may have been a mariner, or that he did have shipping interests. Since he had received his land grant for transporting five persons into the colony, there is further reason for this supposition.
"Apr 1704/5 Nicholas Hutchins was listed in the `Rent Rolls' of Henrico County... as owning 240 acres, so he may have acquired 10 acres more after his land grant.
"1710-4 mo-17 Nicholas was on a committee to consider a marriage (Quaker). He reported that he thought first cousins should not marry. (Despite his belief, many of his
descendants did marry first cousins, and many of them were disowned by the Quakers as a result.)
"1711, 12 Oct Nicholas was one of several who were paid for working on the Battery at Jamestown. Many of the Quakers refused to work on the breastworks at Jamestown in 1711 and 1712; but Nicholas, for reasons unknown to us, did work on them.
"1719-4mo-6 Meeting was held at the home of Nicholas Hutchins. Nicholas resigned as overseer of Curles Preparatory Meeting. (He must have been getting well up in age by this time.)
Marriage 9 October 1701 Bride: Mary Watkins; Henrico Co, VA
Death circa 1729       Deceased; Henrico Co, VA; CoParent circa 1682 Mary Watkins; Son 1707 Strangeman Hutchins; Daughters: c 1708 Catherine Hutchins; c 1710 Mary Hutchins; c 1719 Martha Hutchins Citations. Rita Hineman Townsend, Hutchins Hutchens Descendants of Strangeman Hutchins

       13       M       viii.       William Watkins was born before 1685 in Henrico Co, VA. William married Elizabeth .

Third Generation

       6.       Henry Watkins 3d (Henry, Henry) was born in 1660 in Henrico Co, VA. He died in Jan 1714/1715 in Henrico, Va.

Quaker. 1691 HW inherited Malvern Hills plantation. 1705 on rent roll for Henrico Co VA. Henry Watkins b 1660, in his will 1714, left his small estate to his wife Mary, and his sons, John, Nenjamin, Joseph, Henry, and Stephen. per Hutchins Family by Hutchins.
Res: on Turkey Island Creek, Malvern Hills, VA. Quaker.

Henry married Mary Crisp about 1680 in Henrico Co, VA. Mary was born about 1670 in Henrico Co, VA. She died after 1715 in VA.

Her last name is not known, said to be Crisp, Crispe, Crews, Crew, Cress, Criss. Judging from contemporary records her name was probably CREW because that is the name of the family that lived nearby and associated with this group.


Henry and Mary had the following children:

       14       M       i.       John Watkins was born about 1695 in Henrico Co, VA.
John married Elizabeth Sullivent .

+       15       M       ii.       Benjamin Watkins 1st was born about 1698. He died on 17 Sep 1753.

       16       M       iii.       Joseph Watkins was born about 1700 in Henrico Co, VA. He died on 5 Oct 1725 in Henrico, Va.

1729 purchased 200 acres from John Parish

Joseph married Mary Farrar about 1730.

       17       M       iv.       Henry Watkins.

       18       M       v.       Stephen Watkins was born about 1704 in Henrico Co, VA. He died about 1758 in Chesterfield Co, VA. Stephen married Judith Trabue about 1735.

       10.       Thomas Watkins (Henry, Henry) was born about 1675 in res, Swift Creek, Chesterfield Co, VA. He died on 4 Mar 1760 in Swift Creek, Cumberland Co, Va.

In 1735 there was a processioning of the boundry line between the land of Thomas Binford and Thomas Watkins. Processioning was the lawful process where a commission appointed in each precinct of men to walk off the boundry lines of all land patents to reestablish boundries every forth year. Giles Carter was one of the procession board. In 1739 Thomas Watkins and John Binford were processioners with
John Carter and William Carther. per Giles Carter of Virginia : genealogical memoir, 1909. p. 66.

Thomas married Elizabeth Pride daughter of John Pride about 1705 in Henrico Co, VA. Elizabeth was born in 1682 in Henrico Co, VA.

Source purported: "A Catalogue of the Descendants of Thomas Watkins of Chickahominy, VA. by Francis N. Watkins (N.Y. 1852). Not positive on name of Elizabeth Pride.

Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:

       19       F       i.       Susanna Watkins was born in 1705 in Henrico Co, VA. She died after 1760 in Powhatan Co, VA. Susanna married Joseph Woodson . Joseph was born about 1705. He died in 1791.

+       20       F       ii.       Jane Watkins was born in 1708. She died on 2 Dec 1777.

       21       F       iii.       Mary Watkins was born in 1710 in Henrico Co, VA. She died on 13 Feb 1778 in Goochland Co, VA.
Mary married Robert Woodson .

       22       F       iv.       Elizabeth Watkins was born in 1712 in VA. Elizabeth married Benjamin Woodson in 1730.

       23       M       v.       Thomas Watkins was born in 1714 in Henrico Co, VA. He died in Nov 1783 in Henrico Co, VA. Thomas married Frances Anderson daughter of Henry Anderson and Prudence Stratton. Frances was born about 1716 in res, Chesterfield Co, VA.

       24       M       vi.       Joel Watkins was born in 1716 in Henrico Co, VA. He died on 27 Jan 1776 in Prince Edward Co, VA.

Owned 700 acres on both sides of Appomattox

Joel married Rhoda Gresham.

       25       M       vii.       Stephen Watkins was born in 1720 in Henrico Co, VA. He died in 1755 in Amelia Co, VA.
Stephen married Mary Christian .

       26       M       viii.       Benjamin Watkins was born in 1725 in Henrico Co, VA. He died on 12 Feb 1781 in Chesterfield Co, VA.

bio: First Clerk of Chesterfield.
other notes say m. Elizabeth Cary.

Benjamin married Agnes Hatcher about 1774.

       11.       Edward Watkins (Henry, Henry) was born about 1676 in res, Henrico Co, Va. He died before 25 Mar 1771 in res, Swift Creek, Cumberland Co, Va.

No wife was named in Edward Watkins will dated 21 June 1765, probated 25 Mar 1771. [Cumberland Co., VA Will Book 2, pp. 27-28] In the will, he names his: son John, daughter Martha, grandsons Sir John Clay and Edward Clay, son-in-law Francis Mosley, daughter Mary Anderson, daughter Judith Bass,
grandsons Edward Watkins and Samuel Watkins, son Edward and son Thomas. Amassed 230 acres on Swift Creek, Henrico Co VA, became Powhattan Co VA.

Edward had the following children:

       27       M       i.       John Watkins was born in 1710 in Cumberland Co, VA. He died in 1765 in Powhatan Co, VA.
John married Poebe Hancock in 1734 in Henrico Co, VA.

+       28       M       ii.       Thomas Watkins was born before 1720. He died before 1788.

+       29       F       iii.       Sarah Watkins was born in 1721. She died in 1750.

       30       F       iv.       Elizabeth Watkins was born in Va. She died before 1765.
Elizabeth married John Clay . John was born in res, Va.

       31       F       v.       Mary Watkins was born on 22 Mar 1725 in Henrico Co, VA. She died on 13 Nov 1805 in Chesterfield Co, VA.
Mary married Jordan Anderson on 15 Sep 1748 in Goochland Co, VA. Jordan was born in 1723. He died in 1805.

       32       M       vi.       Edward Watkins was born about 1726 in Henrico Co, VA. He died in 1812/1813 in Powhaten Co, VA.
Edward married Rhoda Thompson on 17 Apr 1759 in Cumberland Co, VA. Rhoda was born in 1732. She died in 1827.

       33       F       vii.       Judith Watkins was born before 1737 in Henrico Co, VA. She died after 1766 in Chesterfield Co, VA.

m her sisters widower, John Clay after her sister Elizabeth died

Judith married Thomas Bass before 1752 in Pos, Cumberland Co, VA. Thomas was born in 1725. He died in 1804.

       34       F       viii.       Martha Watkins was born before 1737 in Pos, Henrico Co, VA. She died after 1764 in Pos, Buckingham Co, VA.
Martha married Francis Moseley before 1751 in Pos, Goochland Co, VA. Francis was born in res, Va.


Fourth Generation

       15.       Benjamin Watkins 1st (Henry, Henry, Henry) was born about 1698 in Genito Creek, Henrico Co, VA. He died on 17 Sep 1753 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.
Quaker. Member of the Cedar Creek Meeting VA. hist: "the Quakers were the first or among the first to begin Christian worship" in Goochland per VA Gen Soc Qtrly, v22,No 3, p17, The Albemarle Quakers. One of the Piedmont Friends metings was the "Genito" or "Dover" Meeting on the north bank of the
James River in Goochland Co.
RES-A: "Little Genito" farm house sometimes spelled Jenetoe, Jenitoe, is 1.5 miles south of Shallow Well on Rt 654. Title follows: 20 Apr 1734, Charles Johnson, the original 1732 patent holder, conveyed to Benjamin Watkins. 14 Feb 1770 Benjamin Watkins conveyed to Thomas Watkins, 10 sep 1822 Thomas Watkins conveyed to Joshua R. Knibb . Was 19 months after JRK married Frances Watkins.
RES-B: Genito / Jenito 400 acres 1719 pattented by William Finney. William Finney devised to his son William. Deed: Genito larger tract. 17 Mar 1746 William Jr sold 200 acres to Benjamin Watkins. William Jr. 5 Dec 1732 George Floyd sold 200 acres on Jenny Toe Creek to Benjamin Watkins.
Will: He lived at Genito and there was a mill on the esatern fork of Genito Creek. He left his tradesman's tools to his son Joseph Watkins. The son was a surveyor, so may have been survey tools.
bio. From Benjamin Watkins by John Stutsman VA Gen Mag. follows. On 3 jan 1725/1726 Benjamin Watkins was "disowned" by his Henrico (VA) Quaker Meeting for "marrying out of unity." (Encyc. of Amer. Quaker Gen. v 6, p 217) The bride who caused the dismissal was Jane Watkins, daughter of Thomas Watkins of Swift Creek, Chickahomony VA. Jane b. 1708 was aged 17 when they defied their Quaker colleagues. Undaunted by ban or banns Benjamin Watkins and Jane Watkins formed a sucessful alliance. In 1732 "Benjamin Watkins of Goochland Co' bought 200 acres in that co on the north side of James River that became the Watkins Genito plantation. The wills of BW in 1752 and his widow JW in 1777 identify 10 children. Strayed sheep BW was eventually restored to the fold of the Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Four of his daughters married married in that Quaker community to four sons of John Johnson and Elizabeth Ellyson of Amelia County VA.

Benjamin married Jane Watkins daughter of Thomas Watkins and Elizabeth Pride in 1726 in Henrico Co, VA. Jane was born in 1708 in Henrico Co, VA. She died on 2 Dec 1777 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

They had the following children:

       35       F       i.       Elizabeth Watkins was born on 8 Mar 1726/1727 in Goochland Co, VA. She died about 29 Jun 1787 in VA. Elizabeth married Jesse Johnson son of John Johnson 2d and Elizabeth Ellyson on 12 Aug 1751 in Goochland Co, VA. Jesse was born in 1728 in Cedar Creek, Hanover, VA. He died on 12 Apr 1790 in Amelia Co, VA.

       36       M       ii.       Benjamin Watkins 2d was born on 18 Oct 1729 in Goochland Co, VA. He died on 9 Sep 1793 in Goochland Co, VA.

RES-A: Little Genito farm house sometimes spelled Jenetoe, Jenitoe, is 1.5 miles south of Shallow Well on Rt 654. Title follows 20 Apr 1734, Charles Johnson, the original 1732 patent holder, conveyed to Benjamin Watkins. 14 Feb 1770 Benjamin Watkins conveyed to Thomas Watkins, 10 sep 1822 Thomas Watkins conveyed to Joshua R. Knibb . Was 19 months after JRK married Frances Watkins. RES-B: Genito / Jenito 400 acres 1719 pattented by William Finney. William Finney
devised to his son William. 17 Mar 1746 William Jr sold 200 acres to Benjamin Watkins. William Jr. 5 Dec 1732 George Floyd sold 200 acres on Jenny Toe Creek to Benjamin Watkins. Someone noted him "disowned for marrying out of faith."
Benjamin Watkins born 18 Oct 1729, Goochland Co., Va, married Jun/Aug 1754, in "Friends Meeting", White Oak Swamp Quaker Meeting, Henrico Co., VA, Priscilla Binford, born pre 1744, died aft Feb 1793, Goochland Co., Va. Benjamin died 9 Sep 1793, Goochland Co., Va. Family bible owned by John H Stutesman; will made 20 Feb 1793; 6 children were named in his will, Goochland co., VA; Deed book 16 p. 277-278,
probated 16 Jun 1794; lived on the east side of Geneto Creek on 236 acres, Goochland co., VA; Despite the flame of the American Revolution, BW refused to take oath of Allegiance to the revolutionary government in 1777, and probably suffered as a result for his nonviolent principals. (DAR Mag. v. 82, Goochland Co Oaths of Allegience Aug 1777). the order of birth of children is unknown. Priscilla: in 1770, of St James Northern Parish; will made 31 Oct 1777; Quaker.His 1793 will was witnessed by his bros Thomas Watkins and Joseph Watkins. (Goochland Deed book 16 p 277).

Benjamin married Priscilla Binford daughter of Thomas Binford and Elizabeth on 6 Apr 1754 in White Oak Swamp MM, Henrico Co, VA. Priscilla was born about 1725 in Manakintown, Powhatan Co, VA. She died after 1793 in Goochland Co, VA.

"Quaker Records of Henrico Monthly Meeting" by F. Edward Wright Benjamin Watkins was born 18 Oct 1729, Goochland Co., Va, married Jun/Aug 1754, in "Friends Meeting", Henrico Co., VA, Priscilla Binford, born pre 1744, died aft Feb 1793, Goochland Co., Va. Benjamin died 9 Sep 1793, Goochland Co., Va. Family bible owned by John H Stutesman; will made 20 Feb 1793; 6 children were named in his will, Goochland co., VA; Deed book 16 p. 277-278, probated 16 Jun 1794; lived on the east side of Geneto Creek on 236 acres, Goochland co., VA; refused to take oath of Allegiance 1777; Quaker, married "at Friend's Meeting" in Henrico co., VA; the order of
birth of children is unknown. Priscilla, : in 1770, of St James Northern Parish; will made 31 Oct 1777. per Ginga Mylius. gmyliuscharter.net

       37       F       iii.       Mary Watkins was born on 30 Apr 1731 in Goochland Co, VA. She died after 1792 in Bedford Co, VA.
Mary married Ashley Johnson son of John Johnson 2d and Elizabeth Ellyson on 9 Apr 1751 in New Kent Co, VA. Ashley was born in 1726 in New Kent Co, VA. He died after 1791.

       38       F       iv.       Judith Watkins was born on 16 Jul 1734 in Goochland Co, VA. She died after 1790 in Bedford Co, VA. Quakers

Judith married Gerald Johnson son of John Johnson 2d and Elizabeth Ellyson in 1761 in Hanover Co, VA. Gerald was born about 1731 in New Kent Co, VA. He died on 28 Aug 1785 in Cedar Creek, Hanover, VA.

       39       F       v.       Lydia Watkins was born on 1 Jan 1735/1736 in Goochland Co, VA. She died on 4 Apr 1791 in Deep River, Guilford, NC.
Lydia married John Johnson 3d son of John Johnson 2d and Elizabeth Ellyson on 13 Jul 1754 in Goochland Co, VA. John was born in 1732 in Bedford Co, VA. He died on 31 Aug 1816 in VA.

       40       F       vi.       Jane Watkins was born on 6 Feb 1737/1738.

Stepped outside the Quaker circle to marry, as shown by their marriage appearance in the Goochland Co VA Episcopal Minister William Douglas' Register. The Cedar Creek Meeting took note of this marriage "by a hireling priest."

Jane married Edward Matthews in 1772 in Goochland Co, VA.

       41       F       vii.       Edith Watkins was born on 26 Feb 1741/1742 in Goochland Co, VA. She died on 9 May 1789 in Goochland Co, VA.

Stepped outside the Quaker circle to marry, as shown by their marriage appearance in the Goochland Co VA Episcopal Minister William Douglas' Register. The Cedar Creek Meeting took note of this marriage "by a hireling priest."

Edith married Thomas Riddle son of John Riddle and Ann on 11 Jul 1773 in Goochland Co, VA. Thomas was born in 1728 in Bledsoe Co, TN. He died in 1798 in Goochland Co, VA.

Thomas Riddle came out of Caroline Co., VA. He was the son of John Riddle and Ann, and was orphaned.
BIRTH: SUPPLEMENT TO BRANCHES OF ONE RIDDLE FAMILY TREE VOLUME
TWO, by Dorotha Riddle Marsh (1983), p.29: Order Book of Caroline co., VA - 13 Feb.
1746 - "it appears to the Court that Thomas Watts late guardian to Thomas Riddle neglects the orphan, by the
consent of the court Thomas Riddle makes choice of Edward Herndon to be his guardian."
NOTE: John Riddle and his wife Ann lived near Richard Watts in Feb 1736. Richard Watts petitioned on 11 Feb 1736 that a small portion of the road formerly called Mauldins Road be turned. John Riddle with William Terrill and Henry Ham ordered to view the road and make a report. Note that Thomas Watts later was guardian to Thomas Riddle, orphan. John Riddle died in 1738.
NOTE: Note connection between Edward Herndon and John Riddle and Ann, as well as his connection with Thomas Riddle, orphan, above. On 14 Apr 1738 on petition of Ann Riddle it was ordered that she have administration of her late husband John Riddle and she gave bond with Edward Herndon and James Terrill.
COMMENT: The above three notes have led Mary Hill to
conclude that John Riddle and Ann were the parents of Thomas Riddle, orphan, who moved to Goochland co., VA rather than the parents of William (Julius) Riddle and Thomas Riddle (who married the widow Ann McGregor) who both moved to Lunenburg co., VA in the late 1750's from Caroline Co., VA and into Orange co., NC in the 1760's.
MARRIAGE-FIRST: married Agness Mims in Goochland co., VA on 11 Oct 1755
MARRIAGE-SECOND: married Edith Watkins 11 Jul 1773 in Goochland co., VA.
MARRIAGE-THIRD: to Lucy Sneed 6 Mar 1790, in Goochland co., VA. Info. sent by Maxine Young, see above.
CHILDREN: 9 children born to Thomas Riddell and Agnes Mims.
MARRIAGE-WITNESS: MARRIAGES OF SOME VIRGINIA RESIDENTS 1607-1800,
Series I, Volume 5;
Thomas Riddell sur. of marriage, Goochland Co., VA 23 Aug. 1755 between Josiah Payne Jr. and Elizabeth Fleming.

He had a total of twelve children the last four by Edith Watkins. Thomas owned 765 acres of land in 1758.
He was a farmer. Belonged to the Dover Church of England and around 1769 became a Baptist. He lived in Lickinghole Creek, Goochland Co. Virginia. Northside of St. James River be called St. James Northam- Sept. 18,1744. March 6, 1790- Henrico Co. Virginia, Thomas Riddle and Lucy Sneed, daughter of Catharine Sneed who consents. Sur. Zachariah Bridgewater. Witness Mary Sneed.

       42       F       viii.       Susanah Watkins was born on 20 Dec 1744 in Goochland Co, VA. She died on 15 Jun 1808.

Stepped outside the Quaker circle to marry, as shown by their marriage appearance in the Goochland Co VA Episcopal Minister William Douglas' Register. The Cedar Creek
Meeting took note of this marriage "by a hireling priest."

Susanah married Jonothan Gray on 23 Dec 1772 in Goochland Co, VA.

       43       M       ix.       Joseph Mayo Watkins was born on 17 Aug 1747 in Goochland Co, VA. He died on 9 Sep 1804 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

bio. will of 1804 Joseph Watkins names wife Mary and doris fountain
bio. 8 children. per Jackie Brown resided Genito per Soule Wellons JMW inherited Genito from his mother, Jane Watkins Watkins. His will proved 1805 left to wife Mary estate Jeneto / Genito for life; to his son Benjamin P. Watkins 640 acres. 1/2 acre in city of Richmond. 50 acres, 15 acres in Goochland & Louisa, two tracts on paint creek in Ohio, 1000 acres. To daughters Nancy & Polly 603 acres in Cumberland Co.; Thousands of acres various places to children. JMW was a Quaker and did not serve in Revolution. However, he rec'd 50 acres of land through service of an assignee who served as a soldier in the French and Indian War. JW was "disowned" by the Cedar Creek Quakers in 1781 for "hiring men for military service." He bacame a substantial landowner in VA and OH, working from His base at Genito. He died 9/9/1804 near Rockfish Gap VA on his way home from Augusta, according to his obit, which identified him as Col Joseph Watkins of Goochland CO. (VA Argus, Richmond, 9/26/1804).

Joseph married Mary Carrington daughter of George Carrington Sr and Ann Mayo in 1782. Mary was born on 9 Jan 1759 in res,Goochland,Va. She died on 10 Feb 1829 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA. Episcopal parents

       44       M       x.       Thomas Watkins was born on 26 Oct 1750 in Goochland Co, VA. He died on 27 Jan 1797 in Goochland Co, VA.

member fo the Cedar Creek Meeting in 1772. In 1777 he took the oath of allegiance to the Revolutionary government in Goochland Co VA.

Thomas married Mary Polly Mayo on 23 Nov 1775.

       20.       Jane Watkins (Thomas, Henry, Henry) was born in 1708 in Henrico Co, VA. She died on 2 Dec 1777 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

Jane married Benjamin Watkins 1st son of Henry Watkins 3d and Mary Crisp in 1726 in Henrico Co, VA. Benjamin was born about 1698 in Genito Creek, Henrico Co, VA. He died on 17 Sep 1753 in Genito, Goochland Co, VA.

Quaker. Member of the Cedar Creek Meeting VA. hist: "the Quakers were the first or among the first to begin Christian worship" in Goochland per VA Gen Soc Qtrly, v22,No 3, p17, The Albemarle Quakers.
One of the Piedmont Friends metings was the "Genito" or "Dover" Meeting on the north bank of the James River in Goochland Co.
RES-A: "Little Genito" farm house sometimes spelled Jenetoe, Jenitoe, is 1.5 miles south of Shallow Well on Rt 654. Title follows: 20 Apr 1734, Charles Johnson, the original 1732 patent holder, conveyed to Benjamin Watkins. 14 Feb 1770 Benjamin Watkins conveyed to Thomas Watkins, 10 sep 1822 Thomas Watkins conveyed to Joshua R. Knibb . Was 19 months after JRK married Frances Watkins.

RES-B: Genito / Jenito 400 acres 1719 pattented by William Finney. William Finney devised to his son William. Deed: Genito larger tract. 17 Mar 1746 William Jr sold 200 acres to Benjamin Watkins. William Jr. 5 Dec 1732 George Floyd sold 200 acres on Jenny Toe Creek to Benjamin Watkins.
Will: He lived at Genito and there was a mill on the esatern fork of Genito Creek. He left his tradesman's tools to his son Joseph Watkins. The son was a surveyor, so may have been survey tools.
bio. From Benjamin Watkins by John Stutsman VA Gen Mag. follows. On 3 jan 1725/1726 Benjamin Watkins was "disowned" by his Henrico (VA) Quaker Meeting for "marrying out of unity." (Encyc. of Amer. Quaker Gen. v 6, p 217) The bride who caused the dismissal was Jane Watkins, daughter of Thomas Watkins of Swift Creek, Chickahomony VA. Jane b. 1708 was aged 17 when they defied their Quaker colleagues. Undaunted by ban or banns Benjamin Watkins and Jane Watkins formed a sucessful alliance. In 1732 "Benjamin Watkins of Goochland Co' bought 200 acres in that co on the north side of James River that became the Watkins Genito plantation. The wills of BW in 1752 and his widow JW in 1777 identify 10 children. Strayed sheep BW was eventually restored to the fold of the Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Four of his daughters married married in that Quaker community to four sons of John Johnson and Elizabeth Ellyson of Amelia County VA.

Benjamin and Jane had the following children:

       45       F       i.       Elizabeth Watkins is printed as #35 on page 6.

       46       M       ii.       Benjamin Watkins 2d is printed as #36 on page 6.

       47       F       iii.       Mary Watkins is printed as #37 on page 7.

       48       F       iv.       Judith Watkins is printed as #38 on page 7.

       49       F       v.       Lydia Watkins is printed as #39 on page 7.

       50       F       vi.       Jane Watkins is printed as #40 on page 7.

       51       F       vii.       Edith Watkins is printed as #41 on page 7.

       52       F       viii.       Susanah Watkins is printed as #42 on page 8.

       53       M       ix.       Joseph Mayo Watkins is printed as #43 on page 9.

       54       M       x.       Thomas Watkins is printed as #44 on page 9.

       28.       Thomas Watkins (Edward, Henry, Henry) was born before 1720 in Henrico Co, VA. He died before 1788 in res, Chickahominy, Henrico, Va.

Thomas married Mary Clay in Henrico Co, VA.

They had the following children:

       55       F       i.       Elizabeth Watkins died in res, Goochland Co, Va. Elizabeth married WIlliam Smith . WIlliam died in res, Goochland Co, Va.

       56       F       ii.       Mary Watkins was born about 1740/1745. She died about 1799 in res, Buckingham Co, Va.
per steven dunaway

Mary married William Curd patriot son of John Curd Sr and Elizabeth Price in 1763. William was born in 1730 in Buckingham Co,Va. He died in 1798 in Woodlawn ,Buckingham Co,Va.

per steven dunaway
patriot captain of militia in revolution. per jane lomel
NSDAR v 125 p 223 DAR ID 124738. Capt. William Curd commanded a company in the VA troops. m in 1763 to Mary Watkins.


       29.       Sarah Watkins (Edward, Henry, Henry) was born in 1721 in Henrico Co, VA. She died in 1750 in Chesterfield Co, VA.

Sarah married John Clay .

They had the following children:

       57       M       i.       John Clay .
John married Elizabeth Hudson .

The Western Citizen; Paris, Kentucky, December 1829: "Died in Woodford County, on the 4th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Watkins, widow of Henry Watkins, her second husband,
in the eightieth year of her age. He preceded her in the termination of this mortal career only ten days. Few women have fulfilled better the duties incident to all the relations here below in which she stood. Few have performed more devotedly, or for a longer period, those higher duties which, it is to be hoped, have now obtained their reward
above. She was the mother of Henry Clay.




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