John WATKINS was in Lower Norfolk Co., VA by 1635.1  He died testate between
   20 Feb. 1648 and 31 Oct. 1649 Lower Norfolk Co., VA when his will was written
   and probated.2  He married
Frances;2 she married 2nd by 1654 Edward LLOYD.3 They moved to Anne Arundel
   Co., MD.
John WATKINS and Frances had children:
1. John WATKINS2 II b. ca. 1642 VA; d. before 14 Mar. 1682 (1683) Anne Arundel4
   Co., MD when "John WATKINS, Jr." was administrator of the estate of
   John WATKINS, deceased
   other children, not mentioned by name in their father's will

John WATKINS II had one known child:
1. John WATKINS4 III b. say 1661 Anne Arundel Co., MD; bur. 27 Feb. 16965
   All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD; m. Ann GASSAWAY;6 she 
   m.2. William BURGESS 13 Aug. 16975 and she m.3. Richard JONES7
   Richard JONES was bur. 30 Mar. 17145

John WATKINS III and Ann GASSAWAY had children born All Hallow's Parish,
   Anne Arundel Co., MD
1. John WATKINS b. 15 Aug. 1689;5 m. Mary WARMAN8 1715; d. between
   11 Nov. and 7 Dec. 1743 Prince George's Co., MD9
2. Nicholas WATKINS b. Mar. 1691;5 m. Margaret LAMB;10 d. ca. 1770 Anne
   Arundel Co., MD11
3. Elizabeth WATKINS b. 11 Apr. 1693;5 m. Samuel SMITH 27 Jan. 1714;5 
   d. between 21 Jan. 177449 and 1 Feb. 1779 Anne Arundel Co.12
4. Gassaway WATKINS b. 31 Mar. 1695;5 m. Elizabeth IJAMS;13 d. between
   23 May and 9 July 1746 Anne Arundel Co., MD14

Richard JONES and Ann GASSAWAY had children:
1. Anne JONES b. 27 Jan. 17005; m. Turner Wootton48
2. Jane JONES b. 13 Feb. 1702;5 bur. 21 Aug. 1704 All Hallow's Parish,5
   Anne Arundel Co., MD

Nicholas WATKINS and Margaret LAMB had children born All Hallow's
   Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD
1. Nicholas WATKINS b. 20 Aug. 1722;5 m. Ariana WORTHINGTON;15 d. before
   3 Mar. 1758 Anne Arundel Co., MD;16 she m.2. John IJAMS16,17
2. John11 WATKINS b. 27 Nov. 1724;5 d. ca. 176047
3. Elizabeth11,19 WATKINS b. 19 Nov. 1727;5 m. Henry HALL11,19 27 Dec. 1748;5 
   d. between 19 Aug. 1788 and 27 Feb. 1789 Anne Arundel Co., MD18
4. Ann11,19 WATKINS b. 12 June 1730;5 m. Philip20 PINDELL;19 living 177219
5. Gassaway WATKINS b. 13 Nov. 1731;5 bur. 21 Oct. 1732 All Hallow's
   Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD5
6. Gassaway11,19 WATKINS b. 25 Apr. 1733;5 m. Dinah21 SMITH;49 d. 1789 MD21
7. Joseph11,19 WATKINS b. 23 Feb. 1734;5 m. Anne22 BROWN;47 d. between
   4 Feb. 178- and 2 June 1788 Anne Arundel Co., MD22
8. Thomas11,19 WATKINS b. 14 Feb. 1736;5 ?(m. Lucy BELT 26 Dec. 1779;37 inventory
   1 Sep. 1782 Anne Arundel Co.23, with Elizabeth HALL signing as next of kin,
   Lucy m.2. John ADDISON)?
9. Jeremiah WATKINS b. 12 Feb. 1739;5; died young
10. Jeremiah11,19 WATKINS b. 8 Mar. 1743;24 m. Elizabeth WAUGH 30 May 1762;24
    d. 3 May 183324

Nicholas WATKINS and Ariana WORTHINGTON had children born in Anne
   Arundel Co., MD:
1. Margaret WATKINS17 b. say 1746;46 m. Basil GAITHER 20 Dec. 1766;25
   living 1802 Rowan Co., NC26
2. Thomas WATKINS17 b. say 1748;46 m.1. Elizabeth JONES 24 Jan. 1767;5,27
   m.2. Elizabeth SPRIGG 7 Jan. 1778;37 d. ca. 178327; inventory
   10 Jan. 178428 Anne Arundel Co., MD
3. Elizabeth WATKINS17 b. say 1750;46 m. Benjamin35 GAITHER;29 living 1810
   Rowan Co., NC30
4. John WATKINS17 b. say 175246; m.1. Mary BEALL;40,41 Mary JONES
   28 Nov. 1787;34 d. between 17 June 1814 and 30 Sep. 1822 Jefferson Co., TN31
5. Nicholas WATKINS11,17 b. ca. 1754;27 m. Ann JONES 19 Nov. 1772;25,27
   d. between  28 Jan. 1816 and 27 Aug. 1822 Anne Arundel Co., MD32
6. Gassaway WATKINS17 b. say 1756;46 m.1. Sarah JONES 2 Dec. 1785;27,38
   m.2. Ruth DORSEY 28 Feb. 1788;38 m.3. Elenor Bowie CLAGETT 26 Apr. 1803;33
   d. 14 July 1840 Anne Arundel Co., MD33

John IJAMS and Ariana WORTHINGTON had chidren:
1. Vachel IJAMS29 b. Jan. 1759 or 1760;36 Lilah GAITHER not dated;34 Martha CUNNINGHAM 19 Sep. 1791;34 d. 20 Feb. 1833
   Lauderdale Co., AL36
2. Brice W. IJAMS Betsey ANDERSON 31 Mar. 1803;34 m.2. Mary45 "Polly" 
   HAWKINS;42 d. 182043-183044 Rowan Co., NC
3. Ariana IJAMS29 Oliver HENDREN 16 Aug. 1788;34 d. between 13 Aug.
   and 7 Nov. 1803;50 Rowan Co., NC29
4. Beale IJAMS29 b. 8 Feb. 1767;39 Elizabeth LITTLE 4 Apr. 1791;34 
   d. 6 July 1855; bur. Ijames Cem., Davie Co., NC39

1. Lower Norfolk Co., VA orders, deeds and wills B, pp. 54-54a. 23 Sep. 1647 John Watkins sold a tract that he had purchased 18 Dec. 1635. 2. John Watkings will, Lower Norfolk Co., VA orders, deeds and wills B, pp. 127a-128. 3. Lower Norfolk Co., VA orders, deeds and wills C, pp. 189-191. 2 Aug. 1654 Edward Lloyd of Severn in Maryland, Gentleman, to James Frisby, 600 acres of land which John Watkins before his death by his last will and testament bequeathed to his wife Francis Watkins until his son John Watkins shall be at age 16 then said John to have 12 acres of cleared ground and at age 21 to have half the 600 acres and that if he die before age 21 the plantation to be divided as the rest of his goods. Edward Lloyd had intermarried with Francis, the widow of John Watkins, and with the consent of the said Francis my wife & John Watkins her son. Signed: Edward Lloyd 6 Aug. 1655 Francis Watkins, late wife of John Watkins of Virginia and now wife of Edward Lloyd of Maryland, to James Frisby the plantation of Elizabeth River, Virginia, formerly belonging to my late husband Watkins, and claims whether of thirds or dower belonging to me. Frances Lloyd (her mark) 8 Mar. 1654 Edward Lloyd of Severn in Maryland and Edmund Bowman of Elizabeth River, Merchant, bond to James Frisby for 26,000 lbs. tobacco, conditioned on said Edward or Edmund do cause John Watkins, son in law [stepson] to said Edward Lloyd as soon as he shall be at full age to quit claim all his rights said John Watkins had or might have in such lands and if said John Watkins die before of full age the said land to be divided according the last will and testament of John Watkins, father of the said John Watkins. 4. MD Testamentary Proceedings 13:15. 5. Lucy H. Harrison, All Hallow's Parish register, 1888, MD Hist. Soc., FHL microfilm 0,013,279, item 1. 6. Nicholas Gassaway Senr. will, MD wills 2:228-231 [image 229 of 412]. 7. Richard Jones,Junr., will, MD wills 13:684-685 [image 686 of 745]. 8. Stephen Warman will, MD wills 22:531-532 [image 533/545]. 9. John Watkins will, MD wills 23:274-275 [image 275/709]. 10. Elizabeth Lamb will, MD wills 21:815-816 [image 360/473]. 11. Nicholas Watkins, Senr. will, MD wills 38:161-162 [image 185/432]. 12. Anne Arundel Co., MD land records NH1:56-57. 13. William Iiams account, Maryland Accounts, 17:128-129. 14. Gassaway Watkins will, MD wills 24:400-401 [image 401/561]. 15. Thomas Worthington will, MD wills 28:445-448 [image 180/297]. Note: The pages are out of order image 180=p. 445;image 179=446, image 182=447, image 181=448. 16. Nicholas Watkins Junr. inventory, MD inventories 65:502-506. 17. Nicholas Watkins distribution, MD balance books 3:72 and 3:181 and 181 1/2. 18. Elizabeth Hall will, Anne Arundel Co., MD wills J. G. No. 1:58, FHL microfilm 0,013,283. 19. Margaret Watkins will, MD wills 40:134-135 [image 158/383]. 20. Philip Pindell will, MD wills 38:6-8, [image 30/432]. 21. "The Maryland Gazette," 10 Sep.1789, page 3, column 2. 22. Joseph Watkins will, Anne Arundel Co., MD wills J. G. No. 1: 23, FHL microfilm 0,013,283. 23. Thomas Watkins inventory, Anne Arundel Co., MD inventories J. G. No. 1, pp. 202-207. 24. Jeremiah Watkins Bible, DAR Magazine, 101 (Jan. 1967), 26. 25. Peter Wilson Coldham, "All Hallows Marriage Records," MD Gen. Soc. Bulletin 38: (Fall 1997),483-488. 26. Basil Gaither will transcription, Rowan County, NC original wills, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1,578,692, frames 1083-1086. Recorded copy Book G:61-63 27. Harry Wright Newman, Anne Arundel Gentry, 2nd Ed., Vol. 1, (Annapolis, MD: by author, 1970), 367-368. Depositions show: Thomas Watkins died about 1783 and married Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Jones. Nicholas Watkins, brother to Thomas, was age 45 in 1799, and married Ann, daughter of Isaac Jones. Gassaway Watkins married Sarah, daughter of Isaac Jones. 28. Thomas Watkins Jr. inventory, Anne Arundel Co., MD inventories J. G. No. 3: 198-202, FHL microfilm 0,013,269. 29. Arania Hendron will, Rowan County, NC original wills, NC State Archives. Recorded copy Book D:192. 30. 1810 Rowan Co., NC U.S. census, Elizabeth Gather household, p. 292. 31. John Watkins will, Jefferson Co., TN wills 2:373-374. 32. Nicholas Watkins will, Anne Arundel Co., MD wills 39:116-118. 33. Gassaway Watkins Rev. War pension file W15857. 34. Rowan County, NC loose marriage bonds, roughly alphabetical by groom. Vachel Ijams-Lilah Gaither, not dated, during term of Gov. Alexander Martin (1782-1785 and 1789-1791), Bondsman: Benjamin Gaither, FHL microfilm 0,500,953. Vachel Ijams-Martha Cunningham, Bondsman: Isaac Jones. Brice Ijams-Betsey Anderson, Bondsman: Gassaway Gaither. Beale Ijams-Elizabeth Little, Bondsman: Nicholas W. Gaither. Oliver Hendren-Arania Ijams, Bondsman: Isaac Jones. John Watkins-Mary Jones, Bondsman: Vechel James [signed Vashel IJames]. 35. Benjamin Gaither will, Rowan County, NC Will Book G:55. 36. Vachel Ijams Rev. War penion file S32337. 37. Robert Barnes, Maryland Marriages 1778-1800, (Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1978). 38. Anne Arundel Co., MD marriage licenses, FHL microfilm 0,013,243. 39. Beal Ijams headstone, Ijames Family Cemetery, Davie Co., NC. 40. Ninian Beall will, Montgomery Co., MD wills B:413-416. 41. Andrew Beall, Junr. will, Frederick Co., MD wills A:531-532, FHL microfilm 0,014,019. 42. Alexander Smoot will, Rowan County, NC original wills, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1578694, frames 1381-1384. Recorded copy Rowan Co., NC Will Book H:335-337. Note: He left to Polly Ijames, wife of Brice Ijames, $50 "being her full share of her fathers estate." Polly was a daughter of Alexander Smoot's wife, Anne (Jones) Hawkins. 43. 1820 Rowan Co., NC U.S. census, Brice Ijames household, p. 402. 44. 1830 Rowan Co., NC U.S. census, Polly Jiams household, p. 427. 45. 1850 Davie Co., NC U.S. census, Mary Ijames household, p. 433A. 46. Estimate from 1729 birth of mother, 1758 death of father, order of children in distribution, and ca. 1754 birth of Nicholas in 27. 47. Dr. Christopher Watkins, Watkins Family, Filing Cabinet A, MD Hist. Soc. 48. Archives of Maryland 698:200 49. Elizabeth Smith will, Anne Arundel Co., MD Wills E. V. 1, pp. 107-108. 50. Rowan Co., NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 7, p. 237. 7 Nov. 1803 will of Arania Hendrin proved.


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