132. Jonathan Watkins221,514,764,765,766 was born in 1758 in USA, Pennsylvania, Chester Co., Valley Forge (near).514,516,767 1761 is the birthdate given by D. Bott and Pension. 1758 is calculated from age of death being 85 on Watkins family tree. He served in the military in January 1778 in USA, Pennsylvania.767 Jonathan enlisted in January 1778 with the Pennsylvania Troops on the American side in the Revolutionary War. He was living at the time near Valley Forge, his birthplace. On May 9, 1833, Jonathan applied for and did receive a pension for his service.
DAR Patriot List Index 1966 Page 721. Also his pension record #S17761
(Darlene Bott <email@example.com>)
He signed a will on 18 August 1842 in USA, Ohio, Athens Co., Dover Twp.768 Court of Common Pleas, February Term A.D. 1844
The last Will and Testament of Jonathan Watkins late of Athens County deceased, was this day brought before the Court was proved by the oaths of Samuel Carter 2nd and Benjamin Brown the subscribing witnesses thereto, whose examinations were reduced to writing. And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the said Jonathan Watkins at the time of executing said Will, was of full age and of sound mind and memory and not under any restraints. It is ordered that the Said Will and the proof so reduced to writing, be recorded. And it is further ordered that letters Testamentary be granted to A. P. Brown, the Executor named in said Will who thereupon gave bond with David Richmond and Leonidas Sewett security to the acceptance of the Court in the penal sum of $600 conditioned according to law. And it is further ordered that Alanson Courtney, Benjamin M. Brown and John Smith appraise the personal property of said deceased.
I, Jonathan Watkins of the Township of Dover in the County of Athens and State of Ohio do make and publish this to be my last Will and Testament. I give and bequeath to A. P. Brown of Athens of said County all my Estate both Real and personal in trust for the uses and purposes following, to wit:
1st. That the said Trustee shall from the proceeds of the same pay all my just debts, funeral charges and the expenses of administration.
2nd. That he shall permit my beloved Wife Deborah Watkins to have, use and enjoy the house and ground of Lot of about 13 acres where we now reside, set off to her as Dower from the Estate of her former husband Joseph Dennis deceased and all my household and farming utensils without Sale unless necessary for the payments of debts and as much money or other property as may be necessary for her comfortable support during her natural life.
3rd. That he shall keep at interest all moneys arising from the sale of property or collection of debts and not required for the purposes above mentioned and that at her death he shall pay over to my Daughters Elizabeth Hutchinson and Ann Cousins any moneys or property which may remain in his hands after the payments and uses above provided in equal amounts.
I hereby constitute and appoint the said A.P. Brown Executor of this my Last Will and Testament with full power to sell and convey Real and personal Estate should the same be necessary.
In testimony whereof shown hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of August A.D. 1842.
Jonathan Watkins seal
in presence of us Witnesses
Samuel Carter 2nd
Samuel Carter 2nd and Benjamin Brown make oath and say that Jonathan Watkins, The Testator, signed the paper writing now produced in Court in their presence, that the said Testator, signed the paper writing now produced in Court in their presence, that the said testator declared the same to be his last will and Testament, that he was of lawful age, of sound disposing mind and memory and under no restraint. And that they signed the same as witnesses at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other.
Taken and reduced to writing
in Open Court
Samuel Carter 2nd
B. Brown Jonathan died on 8 December 1843 at the age of 85 in USA, Ohio, Athens Co..514,516 Darlene Bott's info has 1844. Jonathan came to Ohio from Pennsylvania sometime after the Revolutionary War. The "History of Hocking Valley, Ohio" states - "In the early part of 1797 a considerable number of emigrants had arrived at Marietta, eager to obtain lands on the most favorable conditions, and were induced by General Putnam to come to the college lands. Among these were Alvan Bingham, Silas Bingham, Isaac Barker, William Harper, John Wilkins, Robert Linzee, Edmund, William and Barak Dorr, John Chandler and Jonathan Watkins. They made their way down the Ohio and up the Hock-hocking in large canoes early in the year 1797. Having ascended as far as the attractive bluff where the town of Athens now stands, they landed and sought their various locations. A few of them fixed on the site of the present town, but most of them scattered up and down the adjacent bottoms."
The area where Jonathan first settled was originally Middleton Township, Washington Co., Ohio. He is listed there in the 1800 federal census, and in 1803 in the state census. In 1805 this area became Athens Co., Athens Township.
After a few years, in 1803, he moved farther north in Athens Co. to what is today Trimble Township. An early story of this area recounts how Jonathan Watkins was a blacksmith, but like most of the early settlers, occasionally engaged in hunting. He shot a buffalo soon after settling in Trimble, and broke its fore leg. He pursued the animal, thus crippled, from Green's run in Trimble Township, across Wolf plains, and over the Hockhocking some distance, but failed to capture it (Walker, 523).
He served as a justice of the peace in 1808. He served as a trustee of Athens Township in the Dec. term, 1809 and in the Aug. term, 1811. In 1824, his wife Elizabeth died at 52 years old. She was buried in a small country cemetery 1 mile north of Millfield.
Walker's History continues, "In 1825 Jonathan Watkins built a mill at the village first known as Oxford, but since called Trimble. It was at first only a saw mill, but after two or three years, a grist mill was connected to it. This mill continued to be the principal one in the township till 1865, when it was destroyed by fire."
Jonathan married Mrs. Deborah Dennis in 1826, the widow of Joseph Dennis.
In 1831 and 1837, Jonathan served as a Trimble Township trustee. Trimble Township had formed in the late 1820's, with the first election of officers in 1827.
Jonathan applied for a pension for his service in the American Revolution on May 9, 1833, which he received. His will was written in 1842 and entered into the court records in February 1844. He probably died late 1843 or early 1844.
( The above notes are from research by Clyde Hood )
"Matthew's father was Jonathon Watkins who served in the Revolutionary War in the infantry and on a privateer (licensed pirate) ship. His service is well documented. "
per Robert Haag
Jonathan Watkins - Pennsylvania; Privateer
Born 1761 Died 1844
Married 1st Elizabeth Hanning
Married 2nd Deborah Dennis (widow)
There is other data in "The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy Vol.
4. Check Athens Co., OH
Jonathan Watkins, Sr. born 1761 near Valley Forge, PA.
Died 1844, Athens Co., OH. Father Wilbert Watkins. Do not know the name
of Wilberts wife. Jonathan had a second wife by the name of Deborah
Dennis. His first wife was Elizabeth Hanning born 1772. Died 21 Aug 1824
in OH. Buried in old burying ground 1 mile north of Milfield, OH.
Children: Mary, b. 5 Oct 1792 in PA, died 8 Jun 1852, Athens, OH. Buried
Concord Cem. Athens, OH, married 1810 in OH; Elizabeth b. PA, married
Samuel Hutchinson in OH; Anna, born before 1800, married a Cousins man, in
OH; Matthew, born before 1800, married Lucy Alderman on 10 April 1817,
Ames Tw, Athens, OH; Jonathan Jr., born Feb 1800 in OH, married Betsy
Newton after 1818; Elisha Watkins, born 1806 in OH married Margaret
Phillips, 26 May 1830; James born 3 Jan 1808.
Excerpt from letter written in 1922 by Thomas H. Blakemore to his cousin Maud:
....The next day I went to the Post-Dispatch to see Wm. Kelsoe and he seemed to be much entertained with my account of our trip especially the part relating to you and your brood. He knew your father well. He told me that our great-grand-father's name was Jonathon Watkins, that he had several brothers (I think I can remember you grandfather speaking of his Uncle Enoch Watkins) and that he had married a German woman, by whom several boys and girls were born. I think the Uncle Enoch was one of his sons. He was in the Revolutionary War and died at the age of 103 and was buried in Athens Co...
Elizabeth Haning and Jonathan Watkins were married on 27 May 1791.514 They514 appeared in the census between 1800 and 1803 in USA, Ohio, Washington Co., Middletown Twp.. 1800 & 1803 Residents (free males over 21) of the area that would become Athens Co., Ohio.
Watkins, Jonathan They appeared in the census in 1820 in USA, Ohio, Athens Co., Dover.769 Watkins, Jonathon 211301 12101 0400
2 boys under 10, Joseph (6) James (9)
1 boy 10-16, Isaac (11)
1 man 16-18, ?Elisha (14)
3 men 16-26, Elijah (17) Jonathan Jr (20) ?
1 man 45+, Jonathan (62)
1 girl under 10, Thankful (infant)
2 girls 10-16, Anne (12) Elizabeth (15)
1 woman 16-26, Margaret (22)
1 woman 45+, Elizabeth (~48)
Mary married in 1810, Matthew married in 1817, Daniel is next door.
133. Elizabeth Haning516 was born about 1772.770 She died on 21 August 1824 at the age of 52 in USA, Ohio.514,770 She was buried in USA, Ohio, Athens Co., Peters Boudinot Cemetery, 1 mile north of Millfield.514,770 "In Peters Boudinot Cemetery one mile north of Millfield, Athens Co., Ohio; Dover Tp., R 14, T 10 NE 1/4 S 17, West of TR331" (written on Watkins tree chart) Posted by Elizabeth LaBozetta <firstname.lastname@example.org>on Jan 23, 1999
"mother Elizabeth Haning who died in 1844. (daughter of Matthew Haning and Margaret Peggy McKinney)"
|Mary "Polly" Watkins516,517 was born on 5 October 1792 in USA, Pennsylvania.514 She died on 8 June 1852 at the age of 59 in USA, Ohio, Athens. She was buried in USA, Ohio, Athens, Concord Cemetery.|
|Daniel Watkins was born on 3 March 1794.514 He appeared in the census in 1820 in USA, Ohio, Athens Co., Dover.771 Daniel Watkins 100010 20100 |
1 boy under 10
1 man 26-45, Daniel (26)
2 girls under 10
1 woman 16-26, wife He died in 1831 at the age of 37.514
|Margaret Watkins was born on 9 February 1798.514 Marie Chapman <Mcjmthrof4@aol.com> writes: .... hoping that my Margaret Watkins is the daughter of Jonathan Watkins. Margaret was born in Ohio, probably Athens Co., in 1798. She married Samuel Mohler on 15 October 1826 in Athens Co. |
Margaret & Samuel's children were:
Thomas Kennerly, my g-g grand, b. 1 Aug 1827
Samuel L., b. 3 Jan. 1830
(I have all on T.K., except 1860, and all on Samuel L.)
Charles, b. abt. 1832
Margaret, b. abt. 1833
Martha, b. abt. 1836
Susanna, b. abt. 1838
Jonathon, b. July 1841
(All in Ohio)
We think Margaret, the mom, died between 1850/54, but not sure.
I don't think the family was in Ohio by 1860.
|Jonathan Jr. Watkins516 was born on 31 January 1800 in USA, Ohio. date from Jonathan Watkins' tombstone, Russell Cemetery, Athens County , Ohio (Clyde Hood) He died on 12 October 1861 at the age of 61 in USA, Ohio, Athens Co.. Jonathan Watkins' tombstone, Russell Cemetery, Athens County, Ohio. (Clyde Hood) He was buried in USA, Ohio, Athens Co., Trimble Twp., Russell Cemetery. n 1850, Jonathan and Betsy were living in Trimble Township, in the furthest north end of Athens Co. Jonathan's occupation was listed as a farmer. By this time they had eight children. ( 1850 Federal Census, Trimble Township, Athens County, Ohio, p. 394, (Clyde Hood))|
|Elijah Watkins was born on 2 February 1803.514 He appeared in the census in 1830 in USA, Ohio, Athens Co., Trimble Twp..772 Elijah Watkins |
1 man 15-20
1 man 20-30, Elijah (27)
2 girls under 5
1 girl 10-15
1 woman 20-30
1 woman 30-40
Also on same page:
Jonathan Watkins Jr.
He appeared in the census in 1840 in USA, Ohio, Athens Co., Trimble Twp..773 E. Watkins
1 male 20-30
1 male 30-40
2 females 10-15
1 female 40-50
Isaac Watkins is enumerated 3 down from E. Watkins
|Elizabeth "Betsey" Watkins516 was born on 25 February 1805 in USA, Pennsylvania.514|
|Elisha Watkins516,774 was born on 24 October 1806 in USA, Ohio, Athens Co..514,775 He died on 24 February 1876 at the age of 69 in USA, Ohio, Hocking Co., Ward Township.507,514,776 An injury he sustained from a fall in 1874 ultimately brought about his deathe in 1876. He was buried.777 Tombstone inscription on one stone:|
Elisha Watkins 2-23-1876 69 years 4 months Very Good
Margaret 12-22-1884 71years 10m 6 days, wife of Elisha
History of the Hocking Valley page 1021 - Elisha Watkins was born in Athens County, Ohio in 1806, the son of Jonathan Watkins, who died in that county. He came to Ward Township in 1846 and was one of the first settlers of this county. In 1874 he was injured by a fall which ultimately caused his death in 1876. He was by trade a stone mason. He married Margaret Phillips, daughter of Peter and Sarah E. Phillips. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins were the parents of eleven children, of whom nine are now living--Wilson, Adaline, Martha, G. W., Jerome, Sarah E., Elisha, James and Laura E.. Mary J. died at the age of 21 and Sarah at the age of eighteen in 1863.
|Anne Watkins516 was born on 27 May 1808 in USA, Ohio.514 She appeared in the census in 1880 in USA, Missouri, Oregon Co., Lynn Twp. District 84. William COUSINS Self M Male W 40 OH Farmer PA OH |
Catherine COUSINS Wife M Female W 36 MO Keeping House KY KY
Hyrom COUSINS Son S Male W 10 MO At Home OH MO
Elysebeth COUSINS Dau S Female W 13 AR At Home OH MO
Sarah J. COUSINS Dau S Female W 6 MO OH MO
Daniel COUSINS Son S Male W 4 MO OH MO
Martha COUSINS Dau S Female W 2 MO OH MO
Anna COUSINS Mother W Female W 72 OH --- ---
married a Cousins man, in Ohio.
|Isaac Watkins was born on 16 August 1809.514 He died before 12 April 1845 at the age of 35 in USA, Ohio, Athens Co..514 from the date listing his estate recorded in Athens County, Ohio Will Book 4, pp. 352 & 353 (Clyde Hood) Six children are listed in this estate record. At the time of his death, his estate consisted of one spinning wheel, one family Bible, five school books, one cow, ten sheep, beds and bedding, household furniture , two hogs, four and a half bushels of potatoes and sixteen bushels of corn.|
The Watkins Tree Chart has a death date of Oct. 7, 1884.
|James Watkins516 was born on 1 March 1811.514|
|Joseph Watkins was born on 6 May 1814.514|
|Thankful Watkins was born on 16 May 1820.514 Possibility?|
THANKFUL WATKINS Pedigree
Spouse: JAMES ROGERS Family
Marriage: 27 JAN 1842 , Athens, Ohio