Peter Wilson WATKINS

HAIRSTON.org ID#92, b. 23 July 1816, d. 17 February 1890
Father*John WATKINS b. 4 Mar 1782, d. 8 Feb 1858
Mother*Nancy WILSON1 b. 4 Mar 1786, d. 26 Sep 1854
Birth*Peter Wilson WATKINS was born on 23 July 1816. The Peter Wilson Watkins Bible: "Peter Wilson Watkins was born 23rd July 1816". A notation in the front of the bible "Peter W. Watkins 26 July 1845 Henry Co. Va.", which may be the date he acquired the bible. The Hordsville Cemetery marker shows a birth date of 1820.2,3 
He was the son of John WATKINS and Nancy WILSON.1 
Census 1840*Peter Wilson WATKINS appeared on the census of 1840 in Henry County, Virginia, Peter W Watkins, Males 20-29 2.4
Marriage*He married Louisa Hardyman HAIRSTON, daughter of Col. George "Old Rusty" HAIRSTON Jr. and Louisa HARDYMAN, on 17 September 1844 in Henry County, Virginia; Minister was Samuel S. Bryant and his records show September 17, 1844.5,1,3 
Census 1850*Peter Wilson WATKINS appeared on the census of 1 October 1850 in Henry County, Virginia.6

 
Census 1860*He was Head of Household on 28 August 1860 in Horse Pasture, Henry County, Virginia.7

 
Census 1870*He appeared on the census of 18 August 1870 in Ridgeway, Henry County, Virginia, Peter W 54, Louisa 50, Hauston 25, Louisa K 17, Elizabeth 7.8

 
Census 1880*He appeared on the census of 12 June 1880 in Horse Pasture, Henry County, Virginia, Peter Watkins 63 (widower) living alone.9

 
Death*He died on 17 February 1890 at age 73. Peter Wilson Watkins Bible: "Peter W. Watkins died suddenly at Shawnee (his home) the 17th day of February 1890 in the 74th year of his age".2,3 
Burial*He was buried in Hordsville Cemetery, Bassett, Henry County, Virginia.2 

Family

Louisa Hardyman HAIRSTON b. 1 Apr 1821, d. 23 Jul 1873
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S24] Hall, Wm. Kearney 1918-. Descendants of Nicholas Perkins of Virginia. 1957 Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89069618338, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  2. [S16] Hordsville Plantation Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.
  3. [S3544] Watkins Family Bible record, 1782-1983. Bible of Peter Wilson Watkins, of Shawnee Plantation, Henry County, Virginia. The Library of Virginia, 32502 MBRC 28., Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  4. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S67] Dodd, Virginia Anderson, Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1976.
  6. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  9. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
Last Edited2 Mar 2022