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Charles Watkins

WATKINS, STEPHENS, QUACKENBUSH

Posted By: volunteer transcriber
Date: 3/5/2004 at 19:07:46

Charles Watkins
Was born in St. Lawrence County, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1826. At the age of eight years he left his native State, and with his father emigrated to Ohio, where he lived until 1849, then came with a younger brother to Iowa, locating in Clayton County. He engaged in farming in Farmersburg Township, and also taught school, an occupation he had previously followed in Ohio. His brother, James Watkins, still resides in Clayton County. In 1869 he settled in Rockford Township, Floyd County, where he has been extensively engaged in farming and stock raising since, and has also taught two winter terms of school. He was married in 1852 in Ohio to Delia Stephens, a native of New Hampshire, born in 1830. Nine children have been born of this union, three sons and six daughters, viz.: Ermina, born in 1853 (married Judson Quackenbush); Charlie, in 1856; George D. in 1858; Jared in 1859; Hannah in 1862; Delia in 1865; Blanche in 1867; Grace in 1870, and Mabel in 1872. Mr. Watkins’ parents came with him to Clayton County in 1852, where his father died in 1867. His mother resides in Monona, Ia. In politics he is a Democrat.

-source: History of Floyd County, Iowa
Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882.
LaCrosse, WI : Brookhaven Press, 2000 [Reprint]- Rockford Township; Page 925
-transcribed by Kathy Gerkins


 

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