Children of David E. Watkins ~Thomas and Samuel~

Thomas Watkins
 1847 Grayson County, Kentucky
David E. Watkins and Nancy Brunk
September 25,1855
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Thomas Watkins was just 8 years old when he died.  His cause of death and burial place are unknown.

Samuel Watkins
July 17, 1850 Grayson County, Kentucky
David E. Watkins and Nancy Brunk
united to Martha Jane Steel
1874 Grayson County, Kentucky
August 6, 1938
Brandenburg, Kentucky

Martha Jane Steel, daughter of William Steel and Nettie Tucker, was born on January 25, 1855.  Martha Jane died on September 30, 1939 in Meade County, Kentucky.  Samuel and Martha Jane Watkins are buried together in Church of God Cemetery Brandenburg, Meade County, Kentucky. 

Known Children of Samuel Watkins and Martha Jane Steel:

Fanny Watkins Born: September 21, 1874 Kentucky
 Rachel L. "Lizzie" Watkins Born: December 17, 1875 Kentucky
Asa Watkins Born: April 1886  Kentucky
Maggie W. Watkins Born: 1888 Kentucky
William Wagner (adopted) Born: 1897 Kentucky

Samuel Watkins was a farmer and blacksmith by trade and remained in the area of his birth his entire life.  The 1930 Federal Census Records enumerating Samuel Watkins offer that his household included wife Martha Jane age 76, a grandson Paul D. Ross age 4, and an adopted son Willie Wagner age 33.  The family was censused on Red Hill Road in Hardin County, Kentucky that year.  

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