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  1. Adaline Clarinda Watkins: Birth: 13 NOV 1854 in Gilmer Co., GA. Death: 1874

  2. Nancy E. Watkins: Birth: 31 DEC 1856 in Gilmer Co., GA. Death: 18 AUG 1934 in Blue Ridge, Fannin Co., GA

  3. Mary E. Watkins: Birth: 31 JAN 1859 in Boardtown Twp., Gilmer Co., GA. Death: 15 MAY 1943 in Boardtown Twp., Gilmer Co., GA

  4. Ida Watkins: Birth: 8 OCT 1861 in Fannin Co., GA. Death: 24 OCT 1934 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA

  5. Martha Matilda Watkins: Birth: 6 FEB 1863 in Gilmer Co., GA.

  6. Enoch Wesley Watkins: Birth: 16 FEB 1865 in Gilmer Co., GA. Death: MAY 1920 in Mellette, McIntosh Co., OK

  7. William Henry Watkins: Birth: 21 AUG 1867 in Calhoun, Gordon Co., GA. Death: 14 SEP 1954 in Mercedes, Hidalgo Co., TX

  8. Sarah Melissa Watkins: Birth: 1 FEB 1870 in Gilmer Co., GA. Death: 2 FEB 1957

  9. Elizia J. Watkins: Birth: 6 AUG 1873 in Gilmer Co., GA. Death: 1875 in Gilmer Co., GA

  10. Imelaia M. Watkins: Birth: 5 AUG 1875 in Gilmer Co., GA. Death: 1879 in Gilmer Co., GA

  11. Laura H. Watkins: Birth: 21 NOV 1877 in Gilmer Co., GA. Death: 1892 in Gilmer Co., GA

  12. Harley Parker Watkins: Birth: 11 JUL 1881 in Gilmer Co., GA. Death: 21 SEP 1911 in Gilmer Co., GA


Notes
a. Note:   <center><b>Death of Mr. George W. Watkins</b></center> Mr. George W. Watkins, who was seventy-five years old on October 27, 1906, and one of the leading farmers of Gilmer County, Georgia, died at his home, seven miles North of Ellijay, Georgia, at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday morning March 26, 1907. For some time, Mr. Watkins had been affected with heart trouble and recently had a severe attack of grippe, resulting in complications which caused his death.
  Mr. George W. Watkins was one of the largest farmers in this section of the country and perhaps sold more corn than any other farmer in Gilmer County. He had lived in the County for a long time and was well known and had many friends. He was a kind, accommodating and clever man, a reliable and responsible citizen, a man of business integrity and fine business judgment and had accumulated a comfortable fortune. He was a Mason and was buried with Masonic honors at the family burial ground on his large farm on the Ellijay River in Boardtown District, near White Path, Georgia. An immense throng of Masons and other friends attended the funeral, a great many attending from Ellijay. Not only the family and friends but the people of this entire section of the country will miss George Watkins. He was a useful man and people liked him.
  He leaves a wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Watkins, Three Sons, Wesley Watkins, Magdalena, New Mexico, Henry Watkins of Foyil, Indian Territory, and Harley P. Watkins of White Path, Georgia, and five daughters, Mrs. Nancy Conley of Fannin County, Georgia, Mrs. Mary Legg, of White Path Georgia, Mrs. Ida Philips, of Magdalena, New Mexico, Mrs. Martha Ledbetter, of Foyil, Indian Territory, and Mrs. Sallie Nelson, of Nelson, Georgia.He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Nancy Watkins, who lived with him, and who is now one hundred and four years old, and very active for a person of great age.
  Mr. Watkins married Miss Elizabeth Cox. During the last year of his life, Mr. Watkins had visited all of his children. He had eight children, sixty-five grandchildren and forty-five great-grandchildren. Five generations of his relatives were present at his funeral. This is indeed remarkable and rarely ever occurs in a family.
  To the bereaved relatives and friends of the deceased, we tender our deepest sympathy in this hour of bereavement.
  <center>T. H. Tabor, Ellijay, Georgia, March 26, 1907</center> <PRE><B> 1860 Census, Fannin Co., GA Last Name First Name Age Sex Occupation State of Birth</B> WATKINS, George 29 M Farmer South Carolina Elizabeth 21 F Georgia Clarinda 5 F Georgia Nancy E. 4 F Georgia Mary E. 2 F Georgia </PRE> <PRE><B> 1870 Census, Fannin Co., GA Last Name First Name Age Sex Occupation State of Birth</B> WATKINS, George 38 M Farmer South Carolina Elizabeth 33 F Georgia Nancy 13 F Georgia Mary 11 F Georgia Ida 9 F Georgia Martha 7 F Georgia Enoch 5 M Georgia William 3 M Georgia Sarah 5/12 F Georgia </PRE> Linda Phillips <a href=mailto:"[email protected]">[email protected]</a> posted the following page from the Family Bible of George W. and Elizabeth (Cox) Watkins - her comments are in parenthesis:
  <center><B>George W. Watkins Family Bible</B></center>
  <B>George W. Watkins</B> - bornd October the 27th 1831 - married Dec 1853 - died Mar 26, 1907
 <B>Elizabeth Watkins</B> - bornd July 27 1838 - married Dec 1853
 <B>Adaline Watkins</B> - bornd Nov 13 1854 - died 1874 (I believe this to be Clarinda listed in the census. She married Melvin F. Davenport
 <B>Nancy E. Watkins</B> - bornd Dec 31 1856 (She married John M. Conley)
 <B>Mary E. Watkins</B> - bornd Jan 31 1859 (She married Wesley N. Legg 27 Feb 1881. Mary died in 1943.)
 <B>Idia A. Watkins</B> - bornd Oct 8 1860 (She married Joseph B. (Cochran) Phillips 17 Jan 1879. She died 24 Oct 1934 in Los Angeles, California. This is my husband's great-grandmother.)
 <B>Marthey M. Watkins</B> - bornd Feb 6 1863 (I believe this is the Mattie you wrote of. I also have her married to C. M. Ledbetter 23 Jul 1882.)
 <B>Enoch W. Watkins</B> - bornd Feb 16 1865 (Enoch's middle name is Wesley. He first married Dora Miller and then married Sis Whitener.)
 <B>William H. Watkins</B> - bornd Aug 21 1867 (He married Amanda Elizabeth Tucker in 1894.)
 <B>Sariah M. Watkins</B> - bornd Feb 1 1870 (She married Louis Nelson.)
 <B>Elizia J. Watkins</B> - bornd Aug 6 1873 - died 1875
 <B>Imelaia M. Watkins</B> - bornd Aug 5 1875 - died 1879
 <B>Laura H. Watkins</B> - bornd Nov 21 1877 - died 1892
 <B>Harley P. Watkins</B> - bornd Jul 11 1881 - married Dec 27, 1903 - died Sept 21, 1911 (The middle initial P. stands for Parker. He married Cannie Patterson.)
  There is also a <B>George M. Watkins</B> listed at the bottom of the page - bornd Feb 15 1874. I believe that this is probably Adaline's son since she also died in 1874 perhaps a complication of childbirth.
  I later found that I had a copy of the original page. Anyone interested should contact Don Fowler <a href=mailto:"[email protected]">[email protected]</a> for a copy.


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