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Watkins in Wales 1700-1800's
« on: Friday 18 March 11 20:28 GMT (UK) »
Hello, :)
I'm new to the site so please be patient.

I'm looking for family ancestors from I believe Wales. The name is Benjamin Watkins born about 1844. Spouse unknown.  Had at least 1 son, James Watkins, in 1844 after coming to USA. Marriage date unknown or where married. Spouse name may have been Margaret and/or surname of Kohler.

James Watkins had about 6 children. They were; David J. b:31/10/1869, James b:1872, John b:1873, William b:1875, Harris Henry b:1877, Robert T. b:1878. All born in USA.

My ancestor is David J. Watkins and spouse Carrie Janet Hopkins.

Any help will be appreciated. :D
Thank you!

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Re: Watkins in Wales 1700-1800's
« Reply #1 on: Friday 18 March 11 20:58 GMT (UK) »
Hello and welcome to RC

According to the 1880 US census James is married to a Maria who was born in Pennsylvania but both her parents came from Wales.


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Re: Watkins in Wales 1700-1800's
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 March 11 21:31 GMT (UK) »
Thank you.  :)
I had the name Maria but was not able to connect it backwards. I have found reference to it as well as Margaret and Kohler last name.
Hopefully we can find more. I'd like birthdates for him & spouse and parents for both.

Thank you for your quick reply.  :)

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Re: Watkins in Wales 1700-1800's
« Reply #3 on: Friday 18 March 11 22:00 GMT (UK) »
According to 1880 James was born in England, can't make out where his parents were supposed to be from.

I found in 1851 a James of the right age with parents Benjamin and Catherine in Herefordshire. Ben a carpenter.

HO107; Piece: 2492; Folio: 562; Page: 2

will post details if you haven't access to the census.


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Re: Watkins in Wales 1700-1800's
« Reply #4 on: Monday 21 March 11 14:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your rely. I have found and looked at the same items but when you try to follow them to connect them I can't get them together. I can't get immigration or passager list to match everything.
If any of you find something else, please let me know. I want to get this wall down and find the correct connections.
Thanks :)