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Descendants of Mitchell, Levin, and Peter Watkins


4. MITCHELL WATKINS2 SR. (??1 WATKINS) was born Abt. 1740 in North Carolina, and died 1838 in Washington Co Ga. He married (1) ? LODGE 1770 in Duplin Co NC. He married (2) ELIZABETH HILL Bef. 1804 in Washington Co Ga, daughter of ISSAC SR. and LUCINDA WALLACE.

Notes for M
ITCHELL WATKINS SR.:
WATKINS, Mitchell, Private, NC Militia.


From the Book,
"Revolutionary War Records of Duplin-Sampson Counties" By Virginia and Oscar Bizzell c1997.


Mitchell Watkins was married three times; first and second wives were the Lodge sisters, first names unknown. He had five children by his first two wives; Redin, William, Levin, Sallie, and Wealthy. His 3rd wife was Elizabeth Hill, daughter of Isaac
Hill Sr. and Lucinda Wallace. He migrated to GA circa 1800, was a surveyor, Revolutionary War soldier from NC serving
under General Green, and at one time owned 16 slaves. His brother, Levin Watkins, was several times State Senator in NC
and member of the State Constitutional Convention.


Transcription of Patrick Sheppard's letter from " Letters of Macon Warthen", on
file in Archives, Atlanta, Ga. References descendents of Elizabeth Hill, dau. of Isaac and Lucinda.

June 11, 1891

Mr. Macon Warthen,

Dear Sir and Brother,

Your letter of May 30th has been received and perused and
would have answered it forthwith but was not fully posted relative to the
information you so kindly asked for.
My oldest sister was in the city of Atlanta at the time I received
your letter and I thought it best to wait her return, knowing that she
would give me some very satisfactory information that would throw more
light upon the subject
The History that I now have of the Watkins Families
is as follows: Mitchell Watkins, Senr. is my grandfather on my mother's
side by lineal descent. He married three times. He married two sisters by
the name of Lodges (?), which was his first and second marriages, and his
third wife was a Miss Hill, the aunt of the late B. A. Hill, United States
senator. The names of the children so far as
I know by his first and second wives are as follows: Redin, William, Levin,
Sallie and Wealthy Watkins. Redin married a Miss. Bently, the mother of Bryant Watkins. Sallie married a Cadenhead (?).
Wealthy married a Fountain. The above information is all I have about the first children of Mitchell Watkins, Senr. by his two
first wives.

Mitchell Watkins, Senr., as I have said his third wife was a Miss. Hill who is my
grandmother. The names of the children and whom they married of Mitchell
Watkins, Senr. by his last wife, a Miss Hill, so far as I Know are as
follows: Richard, Mitchell,Jr., Isaac, Sinderella, Lucinda and Phonetta.
Mitchell, Jr's first wife was a Miss Cherry. Isaac married a Miss. Howard.
Sinderella married Eli Cumming, Sen. Lucinda married the first time, Simon
Gray, second time John Wright, and Phonetta, my mother married John
Shepherd.

The foregoing is about the sum total of my Historical knowledge of
Mitchell Watkins, Sen. and his descendants. I am certain that Mitchell
Watkins Sen. came from North Carolina. This information was received from
my mother during her natural life. Mitchell Watkins was a Revolutionary
soldier under the command of the chivalrous Gen. Green.

Mr. Warthen this is about all I can furnish you
with at present about the history you wish. I hope that ere long you will
get all the information you need in this compilation of the book relative
to Bethlehem Church and its vicinity.


I am your brother in Christ,

Patrick H. Sheppard


     
Children of M
ITCHELL SR. and ? LODGE are:
  i.   LEVIN3 WATKINS, m. HANNAH DAVIS.
  Notes for LEVIN WATKINS:



  ii.   SALLIE WATKINS, m. CADENHEAD.
  iii.   WILLIAM WATKINS.
13. iv.   DELPHI WEALTHY WATKINS, b. 1775, Washington Co Ga; d. 1879, Wilkinson Co Ga.
14. v.   REDDEN WATKINS, b. Abt. 1780, Edgecomb Co. NC; d. 1853, Washington Co Ga.
     
Children of MITCHELL SR. and ELIZABETH HILL are:
  vi.   ISSAC3 WATKINS, m. ? HOWARD.
  vii.   LUCINDA WATKINS, m. (1) SIMON GRAY; m. (2) JOHN WRIGHT.
  viii.   SINDERELLA WATKINS, m. ELI CUMMING SR..
  ix.   PHONETTA WATKINS.
15. x.   RICHARD WATKINS, b. 1803, Washington Co Ga; d. 1852.
16. xi.   MITCHELL WATKINS JR., b. February 17, 1804, Washington Co Ga; d. October 20, 1883, Washington Co Ga.


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