Evan "Jack" Watkins

Male 1765 - 1840  (~ 75 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Evan "Jack" Watkins 
    Born 0___ 1765  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth 0___ 1765  Rowan County, North Carolina, a British Colony of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Will 17 May 1834  St. Clair County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 0___ 1840  St. Clair County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Probate 21 Sep 1840  St. Clair County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census Name Evan Wadkins  [3
    Person ID I19448  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2016 

    Father Peter Watkins,   b. 0___ 1733, Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1801, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Hannah Reynolds,   b. 0___ 1733, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1754  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann "Polly" Dill,   b. 0___ 1774, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852-1854, St. Clair County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1788  [2
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1800  Marlboro County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1810  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1820  St. Clair County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1830  St. Clair County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Watkins
    Last Modified 26 May 2018 
    Family ID F10745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1765 - Rutherford County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 0___ 1765 - Rowan County, North Carolina, a British Colony of America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1800 - Marlboro County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1810 - Rutherford County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1820 - St. Clair County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1830 - St. Clair County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 17 May 1834 - St. Clair County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1840 - St. Clair County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 21 Sep 1840 - St. Clair County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Moved to Alabama circa 1819.

      A slate of his issue ... http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/w/a/t/James-H-Watkins/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0683.html

      Watkins Family Tree Project:Information about Mary Ann ("Polly") Dill

      Mary Ann ("Polly") Dill was born 1774 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1854 in St. Clair County, Alabama. She married Evan ("Jack") Watkins on Abt. 1788, son of Peter Watkins and Hannah Renuls.
      More About Mary Ann ("Polly") Dill and Evan ("Jack") Watkins:
      Marriage: Abt. 1788

      Children of Mary Ann ("Polly") Dill and Evan ("Jack") Watkins are:

      Rebecca Watkins, b. December 26, 1789, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, d. December 11, 1850.
      Patsy Watkins, b. Abt. 1792, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
      Willis Watkins, b. 1794, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, d. Bef. 1850, Alabama.
      Frances Watkins, b. February 1, 1800, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, d. March 5, 1878, DeKalb County, Alabama.
      +Susannah Watkins, b. 1805, Rutherford County, North Carolina, d. Bef. 1850.
      John Watkins, b. 1808, Rutherford County, North Carolina, d. Aft. 1850.
      Philip Watkins, b. 1810, Rutherford County, North Carolina, d. 1852.
      Evan Watkins, Jr., b. July 3, 1811, Rutherford County, North Carolina, d. February 28, 1891, Craighead County, Arkansas.
      Bennett Watkins, b. 1813, Rutherford County, North Carolina, d. Aft. 1850, Sharp County, Arkansas.
      GreenBerry Watkins, b. February 23, 1815, Rutherford County, North Carolina, d. August 6, 1858, Jefferson County, Arkansas.

      *
    • more ...

      Evan "Jack" Watkins moved to St. Clair County in 1819. He lived just west of Hopewell Church, where the D.A.R.School was situated. He and his sons, Jack, Evan, and Phil, were all great lover of fine horses, and sports. They were also great hands to joke and have a good time.

      A will for Evan "Jack" Watkins can be found at the St. Clair County Archives in Ashville, Alabama (Deed Book "B", pg 668, written 17 May 1834, filed 21 Sep 1840). The will was witnessed by John F. Dill, Lorenzo Whisenant, and Nancy Dill, wife of John F. Dill. (Some research says Harry/Hebry Dill also witnessed the will.) In the will Evan leaves his estate to his "wife, Polly". He mentions all 10 of his children by name. At the time the will was written, all four of his daughters were married and are listed by their married surnames, rather than Watkins.

      The 1800 Census for Marlboro County, South Carolina shows the following for the Evan Watkins household: 1 white male, 0-10; 1 white male, 16-26, 1 white female 16-26, and 3 slaves.

      The 1810 Census for Rutherford County, North Carolina lists an Evan Wadkins (incorrectly spelled surname).

      The 1820 Census for St. Clair County, Alabama lists Evan Watkins (white male 21+) as head of household. In the household are 6 white males under 21, , 1 white female 21+, and 2 white females under 21.

      The 1830 Census for St. Clair County, Alabama lists Evan Watkins (white male 60-70) as head of household. Also in the household are 3 white males 15-20, 2 white male 20-30, and 1 white female 50-60).

      Other Watkins in the St. Clair County 1830 Census include Lewis Watkins, and Willis Watkins. Also, there is documentation for the marriage of an Evan Watkins and Sarah Berry on 29 Jan 1824 in St. Clair County, Alabama. Sarah Berry's father was Armstead Berry, and her guardian was Moses Harri

      * [3]
    • The attachment is Evan Watkins' Last Will and Testament recorded 09 Nov 1840. I attempted to transcribe the will. A couple of things don't make much sense, but it's the best I can do for now. For some reason the spacing for the bottom part will not cooperate with me. I'm sure you can retype it to suit your needs. I have been able to figure out a good way to send you my connection to Mary Ann "Polly" Dill Watkins. If I don't get that to you today, I will send it soon.

      Margaret

      I, Evan Watkins, of St. Clair County State of Alabama, contious (maybe meant to be conscious) of the uncertainty of human life, and not willing to die intestate do now in the full possession of my faculties make this my last Will and Testament. I do hereby will and bequeath to my loving wife, Polly Watkins, all my real estate during of her natural life consisting of land and house where I now live, also one horse and two cows and all the house hold furniture and at her death to be divided between my five sons John Watkins, Philip Watkins, Evan Watkins, Jr., Bennet Watkins, and Green Berry Watkins viz the land at her death to be divided between my said sons as they may agree on and at the death of said wife, John Watkins, Philip Watkins, Evan Watkins, Jr., Bennett Watkins and Green Berry Watkins is to pay my son Willis Watkins each one severally of them the sum of twenty dollars which is to be his part of said land. I do further will and bequeath to my four daughters Rebecca Philips, Patsy Wesson, Frances Wesson, and Susannah Humphrey all my personal property and moveable effects to be sold and the money equally divided among my said daughters, at my death it is further my will and desire that my said wife, at or before her death, to give or dispose of all house hold and perishable property as she may think proper.

      I do hereby nominate and appoint my two sons my executors viz Philips Watkins and Evan Watkins, Jr. of this my last will and testament. I testamony (unsure if "testamony" is correct ) of the a will and testament I have set my hand and affix my seal this the 17 day of May 1834.

      (signed) Evan Watkins (seal)

      In the presence of

      John F. Dill (nephew of Mary Ann "Polly" Dill)
      Lorenzo Dow Whisenant (s/o Henry Whisenant, and brother of William Jenkins Whisenant)
      Nanny Dill (wife of John F. Dill)
      The State of Alabama Personally appeared before me, James Rogan, Judge of the County Court for said county, John F. Dill and of the subscribing witnesses to the forgoing
      St. Clair County forgoing will who being duly sworn sayeth that he did see Evan Watkins, whose name appears to said will, sign, seal and deliver the same on the
      day and date therein mentioned and that he did also see the other two witnesses attestand sign their names as such sworn to before me this 21st
      day of Sept 1840.
      James Rogan John F. Dill
      Judge of CC
      Recorded November 9th 1840 Joshua W. Hooper [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4097] "Rutherford County,NC Wills & Miscellaneous Records:1783-1868",by James E., p. 25 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S9077] Posted By: Justin Watkins, Email: watkinsjf@hotmail.com,.

    3. [S9080] "Watkins Family Research", compiled and submitted by Margaret Green, benngreen@windstream.net, February 16, 2016.

    4. [S6558] L. B. O. Watkins, his notes & research, contributed by Margie Tucker.

    5. [S9083] "Margaret Greens' Pedigree", submittted & uploaded February 17, 2016, benngreen@windstream.net.