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Descendants of Lighty King

Generation No. 6


15. LULA6 WATKINS (JONATHAN5, LOUISA4 KING, ISAM3, MOSES2, LIGHTY1) was born Abt. 1884, and died May 12, 1972. She married ROBERT WILLIAMS March 12, 1903 in Breathitt Co. KY.

Notes for L
ULA WATKINS:
According to family information, Lulah is not Jonathan Watkins' biological child.
Aunt Lulie's first marriage, to JC Perkins, is recorded in the Breathitt Co. Marriage Records, book 10, Pg. 197. This is one more source of question on her parentage. Jonathan and F. King were witnesses to this marriage which was performed by M.J. Baker at Jonathan's home. Lula's parents are not listed in this record, and if she was John's daughter, it seems that he and Julia would be listed as her parents. She is listed as "Lou" Watkins, 16 years old, which would make her birthyear 1887, contradicting other information sources. Perhaps the information on the marriage record is incorrect...that's not uncommon.
The 1900 Breathitt Co. Census has Lula living with her parents in HH#175 and her age is 16 years.
Mary Louise Brown Watkins remembers Aunt Lulie as having three children, Martha Rose, Carrie and Brett, when she visited them in about 1960.
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Is it possible that our Aunt Lulie was the daughter of Julia's sister, Susannah and William Haddix. There is a Lula Haddix, born Nov. 4, 1884, who married a Miles Watkins in 1903. This would account for the Watkins name.

     
Children of L
ULA WATKINS and ROBERT WILLIAMS are:
  i.   BRETT7 WILLIAMS?.
  ii.   CARRIE WILLIAMS?.
  iii.   MARTHA ROSE WILLIAMS?.
  iv.   DONNIE WILLIAMS.
  v.   RONNIE WILLIAMS.
  vi.   SONDRA WILLIAMS.


16. DINAH6 WATKINS (JONATHAN5, LOUISA4 KING, ISAM3, MOSES2, LIGHTY1) was born Abt. 1893, and died January 26, 1973. She married DANIEL BURTON.
     
Children of D
INAH WATKINS and DANIEL BURTON are:
  i.   CHESTER7 BURTON.
  ii.   ALVIN BURTON.
  iii.   GEORGE BURTON.
  iv.   PHYLLIS BURTON.


17. JOHNIE6 WATKINS (JONATHAN5, LOUISA4 KING, ISAM3, MOSES2, LIGHTY1) was born Abt. 1895. He married (1) LILLIA UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1901, and died Bef. 1928. He married (2) ELIZA REYNOLDS SPENCER April 20, 1928 in Jackson, Ky., daughter of MYRDIE REYNOLDS and MARY REYNOLDS. She was born Abt. 1904 in Owsley Co., Ky..

More About L
ILLIA UNKNOWN:
Burial: Watkins Cemetery, Wolverine, Ky.

Notes for E
LIZA REYNOLDS SPENCER:
This was both Johnny Watkins and Eliza Spencer's second marriages, She is the mother of Reed Spencer, who married Johnny's niece Hazel "Julia" Watkins. We do not know Eliza's maiden name.


Marriage Notes for J
OHNIE WATKINS and ELIZA SPENCER:
Breathitt County Marriage Records:
Book 45, Pg. 101; married by Henry Johnson
Witnesses, Stella Prater and Cecil Combs
     
Child of J
OHNIE WATKINS and LILLIA UNKNOWN is:
  i.   LULA7 WATKINS, b. Abt. 1919.


18. SHERMAN6 WATKINS (JONATHAN5, LOUISA4 KING, ISAM3, MOSES2, LIGHTY1) was born December 01, 1899 in Breathitt Co, KY, and died November 01, 1989. He married (1) VIRGINIA "VIRGIE" DAVIS March 15, 1923 in Jackson, Ky.. She was born Abt. 1907 in Lee County,Ky., and died 1935. He married (2) MARTHA RALEIGH HAYS March 15, 1938 in Jackson, Ky., daughter of LEWIS RALEIGH and SISSY RALEIGH. She was born Abt. 1906. He married (3) LILLIE PERKINS December 07, 1948 in Wolverine, Ky., daughter of JOHN PERKINS and CORA ROBERTS. She was born Abt. 1928.

Notes for V
IRGINIA "VIRGIE" DAVIS:
Virgie died of complications from childbirth.


Marriage Notes for S
HERMAN WATKINS and VIRGINIA DAVIS:
Breathitt County Marriage Records:
Book 35, Pg. 20
Bride: Virgie May Davis, age 17, single
Parents: Ellie C. Davis, W M Davis
Groom: Sherman Watkins, 22, single
Parents: Julia Watkins, Jonathan Watkins
Married by Mack Fletcher
Witnesses: Boone Brewer and Howe (sic, Harve) Watkins
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Virgie is the younger sister of Effie Davis, who married Sherman's brother, Harve Watkins.
This makes all descendents of Sherman and Virgia, and Harve and Effie, "double" cousins.

Notes for M
ARTHA RALEIGH HAYS:
Martha Raleigh's first husband was Jim Hays. Their children are Willie, Robert, Eugene, Dora, Charles and Johnny Hays.


Marriage Notes for S
HERMAN WATKINS and MARTHA HAYS:
Breathitt County Marriage Records:
Book 59, Pg. 343
Bride: Hays, Martha, age 32, widowed
Parents: Sissie Raleigh, Lewis Raleigh
Groom: Sherman Watkins, age 32, widowed
Parents: Julia Watkins, Jonathan Watkins
Married by Mack Fletcher at Jackson
Witnesses: Jonathan and Jane Watkins

Marriage Notes for S
HERMAN WATKINS and LILLIE PERKINS:
Breathitt County Marriage Records:
Book 63, pg. 234
Bride: Lillie Perkins, age 20, divorced
Groom: Sherman Watkins, age 49, widowed
Married by David Grigsby
Witnesses: Renie Smith and Lizzie Haddix

     
Children of S
HERMAN WATKINS and VIRGINIA DAVIS are:
21. i.   JOSEPHINE7 WATKINS, b. February 24, 1924; d. April 1987.
  ii.   BILL WATKINS, b. June 02, 1926; d. November 02, 1941, Jackson, Kentucky.
  Notes for BILL WATKINS:
Bill Watkins died at about 15 years of age from a gun shot wound. He was shot by his cousin, Larry G. Watkins, outside a bait shop near Jackson. There was a trial, but it is unknown what the outcome was. Larry was sent to Greenwood Home for Boys, near Lexington, Ky.

  More About BILL WATKINS:
Burial: Jackson Cemetery, Breathitt Co., Ky.

22. iii.   STELLA WATKINS, b. October 13, 1928; d. October 26, 1995.
23. iv.   CHARLES WATKINS, b. April 05, 1931; d. March 01, 1976.
24. v.   MILDRED WATKINS, b. March 19, 1934; d. September 04, 1999.
25. vi.   DOROTHY WATKINS, b. December 15, 1935; d. Unknown, Michigan.
     
Children of SHERMAN WATKINS and MARTHA HAYS are:
26. vii.   FLORENE7 WATKINS, b. November 19, 1939.
27. viii.   JOE NATHAN WATKINS, b. November 19, 1941.
28. ix.   SHERMAN JR. WATKINS, b. May 18, 1943.
29. x.   BONNIE WATKINS, b. September 16, 1946.
     
Children of SHERMAN WATKINS and LILLIE PERKINS are:
30. xi.   GERALDINE7 WATKINS, b. October 03, 1949.
31. xii.   JOHNNY WATKINS, b. April 23, 1951.
32. xiii.   BARBARA JEAN WATKINS, b. February 03, 1953.
  xiv.   RICHARD WATKINS, b. April 29, 1955.
33. xv.   ONEIDA WATKINS, b. June 19, 1957.
34. xvi.   "NEAL" CORNELIUS WATKINS, b. July 28, 1960.



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