John WATKINS was in Lower Norfolk Co., VA by 1635.1  He died testate between
   20 Feb. 1648 and 31 Oct. 1649 Lower Norfolk Co., VA when his will was written
   and probated.2  He married
Frances;2 she married 2nd by 1654 Edward LLOYD.3 They moved to Anne Arundel
   Co., MD.
John WATKINS and Frances had children:
1. John WATKINS2 II b. ca. 1642 VA; d. before 14 Mar. 1682 (1683) Anne Arundel4
   Co., MD when "John WATKINS, Jr." was administrator of the estate of
   John WATKINS, deceased
   other children, not mentioned by name in their father's will

John WATKINS II had one known child:
1. John WATKINS4 III b. say 1661 Anne Arundel Co., MD; bur. 27 Feb. 16965
   All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD; m. Ann GASSAWAY;6 she 
   m.2. William BURGESS 13 Aug. 16975 and she m.3. Richard JONES7
   Richard JONES was bur. 30 Mar. 17145

John WATKINS III and Ann GASSAWAY had children born All Hallow's Parish,
   Anne Arundel Co., MD
1. John WATKINS b. 15 Aug. 1689;5 m. Mary WARMAN8 1715; d. between
   11 Nov. and 7 Dec. 1743 Prince George's Co., MD9
2. Nicholas WATKINS b. Mar. 1691;5 m. Margaret LAMB;10 d. ca. 1770 Anne
   Arundel Co., MD11
3. Elizabeth WATKINS b. 11 Apr. 1693;5 m. Samuel SMITH 27 Jan. 1714;5 
   d. between 21 Jan. 177449 and 1 Feb. 1779 Anne Arundel Co.12
4. Gassaway WATKINS b. 31 Mar. 1695;5 m. Elizabeth IJAMS;13 d. between
   23 May and 9 July 1746 Anne Arundel Co., MD14

Richard JONES and Ann GASSAWAY had children:
1. Anne JONES b. 27 Jan. 17005; m. Turner Wootton48
2. Jane JONES b. 13 Feb. 1702;5 bur. 21 Aug. 1704 All Hallow's Parish,5
   Anne Arundel Co., MD

Nicholas WATKINS and Margaret LAMB had children born All Hallow's
   Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD
1. Nicholas WATKINS b. 20 Aug. 1722;5 m. Ariana WORTHINGTON;15 d. before
   3 Mar. 1758 Anne Arundel Co., MD;16 she m.2. John IJAMS16,17
2. John11 WATKINS b. 27 Nov. 1724;5 d. ca. 176047
3. Elizabeth11,19 WATKINS b. 19 Nov. 1727;5 m. Henry HALL11,19 27 Dec. 1748;5 
   d. between 19 Aug. 1788 and 27 Feb. 1789 Anne Arundel Co., MD18
4. Ann11,19 WATKINS b. 12 June 1730;5 m. Philip20 PINDELL;19 living 177219
5. Gassaway WATKINS b. 13 Nov. 1731;5 bur. 21 Oct. 1732 All Hallow's
   Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD5
6. Gassaway11,19 WATKINS b. 25 Apr. 1733;5 m. Dinah21 SMITH;47 d. 1789 MD21
7. Joseph11,19 WATKINS b. 23 Feb. 1734;5 m. Anne22 BROWN;47 d. between
   4 Feb. 178- and 2 June 1788 Anne Arundel Co., MD22
8. Thomas11,19 WATKINS b. 14 Feb. 1736;5 ?(m. Lucy BELT 26 Dec. 1779;37 inventory
   1 Sep. 1782 Anne Arundel Co.23, with Elizabeth HALL signing as next of kin,
   Lucy m.2. John ADDISON)?
9. Jeremiah WATKINS b. 12 Feb. 1739;5; died young
10. Jeremiah11,19 WATKINS b. 8 Mar. 1743;24 m. Elizabeth WAUGH 30 May 1762;24
    d. 3 May 183324

Nicholas WATKINS and Ariana WORTHINGTON had children born in Anne
   Arundel Co., MD:
1. Margaret WATKINS17 b. say 1746;46 m. Basil GAITHER 20 Dec. 1766;25
   living 1802 Rowan Co., NC26
2. Thomas WATKINS17 b. say 1748;46 m.1. Elizabeth JONES 24 Jan. 1767;5,27
   m.2. Elizabeth SPRIGG 7 Jan. 1778;37 d. ca. 178327; inventory
   10 Jan. 178428 Anne Arundel Co., MD
3. Elizabeth WATKINS17 b. say 1750;46 m. Benjamin35 GAITHER;29 living 1810
   Rowan Co., NC30
4. John WATKINS17 b. say 175246; m.1. Mary BEALL;40,41 m.2.bond Mary JONES
   28 Nov. 1787;34 d. between 17 June 1814 and 30 Sep. 1822 Jefferson Co., TN31
5. Nicholas WATKINS11,17 b. ca. 1754;27 m. Ann JONES 19 Nov. 1772;25,27
   d. between  28 Jan. 1816 and 27 Aug. 1822 Anne Arundel Co., MD32
6. Gassaway WATKINS17 b. say 1756;46 m.1. Sarah JONES 2 Dec. 1785;27,38
   m.2. Ruth DORSEY 28 Feb. 1788;38 m.3. Elenor Bowie CLAGETT 26 Apr. 1803;33
   d. 14 July 184033

John IJAMS and Ariana WORTHINGTON had chidren:
1. Vachel IJAMS29 b. Jan. 1759 or 1760;36 m.1.bond Lilah GAITHER not dated;34
   m.2.bond Martha CUNNINGHAM 19 Sep. 1791;34 d. 20 Feb. 1833
   Lauderdale Co., AL36
2. Brice W. IJAMS m.1.bond Betsey ANDERSON 31 Mar. 1803;34 m.2. Mary45 "Polly" 
   SMOOT;42 d. 182043-183044 Rowan Co., NC
3. Ariana IJAMS29 m.bond Oliver HENDREN 16 Aug. 1788;34 d. between 13 Aug.
   and 30 Nov. 1803 Rowan Co., NC29
4. Beale IJAMS29 b. 8 Feb. 1767;39 m.bond Elizabeth LITTLE 4 Apr. 1791;34 
   d. 6 July 1855; bur. Ijames Cem., Davie Co., NC39

1. Lower Norfolk Co., VA orders, deeds and wills B:54-54a, FHL microfilm 0,032,823. 2. Lower Norfolk Co., VA orders, deeds and wills B:127a-128, FHL microfilm 0,032,823. 3. Lower Norfolk Co., VA orders, deeds and wills C:190-191, FHl microfilm 0,032,823. 4. MD Testamentary Proceedings 13:15, FHL microfilm 0,012,933. 5. Lucy H. Harrison, All Hallow's Parish register, 1888, MD Hist. Soc., FHL microfilm 0,013,279, item 1. 6. Nicholas Gassaway will, MD wills 2:228-231 FHL microfilm 0,012,841. 7. Richard Jones will, MD wills 13:684-685, FHL microfilm 0,012,845. 8. Stephen Warman will, MD wills 22:531-532, FHL microfilm 0,012,849. 9. John Watkins will, MD wills 23:203-204, FHL microfilm 0,012,850. 10. Elizabeth Lamb will, MD wills 21:815-816, FHL microfilm 0,012,849. 11. Nicholas Watkins will, MD wills 38:161-162, FHL microfilm 0,012,856. 12. Anne Arundel Co., MD deeds NH1:56-57, FHL microfilm 0,013,285. 13. Harry Wright Newman, Anne Arundel Gentry, 2nd Ed., Vol. 1, (Annapolis, MD: by author, 1970). 14. Gassaway Watkins will, MD wills 24:400-401, FHL microfilm 0,012,850. 15. Thomas Worthington will, MD wills 28:445-448, FHL microfilm 0,012,852. 16. Nicholas Watkins inventory, MD inventories 65:502-506, FHL microfilm 0,012,881. 17. Nicholas Watkins distribution, MD balance books 3:72 and 181, FHL microfilm 0,012,861. 18. Elizabeth Hall will, Anne Arundel Co., MD wills J. G. No. 1:58, FHL microfilm 0,013,283. 19. Margaret Watkins will, MD wills 40:134-135, FHL microfilm 0,012,856. 20. Philip Pindell will, MD wills 38:6-8, FHL microfilm 0,012,856. 21. Robert W. Barnes, Gleanings from Maryland Newspapers 1786-1790, (Lutherville, MD: Bettie Carothers, 1975), 61. 22. Joseph Watkins will, Anne Arundel Co., MD wills J. G. No. 1: 23, FHL microfilm 0,013,283. 23. Thomas Watkins inventory, Anne Arundel Co., MD inventories J. G. No. 1: 202-206, FHL microfilm 0,013,269. 24. Jeremiah Watkins Bible, DAR Magazine, 101 (Jan. 1967), 26. 25. Peter Wilson Coldham, "All Hallows Marriage Records," MD Gen. Soc. Bulletin 38: (Fall 1997),483-488. 26. Basil Gaither will transcription, Rowan County, NC original wills, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1,578,692, frames 1083-1086. Recorded copy Book G:61-63 27. Harry Wright Newman, Anne Arundel Gentry, 2nd Ed., Vol. 1, (Annapolis, MD: by author, 1970), 367-368. Depositions show: Thomas Watkins died about 1783 and married Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Jones. Nicholas Watkins, brother to Thomas, was age 45 in 1799, and married Ann, daughter of Isaac Jones. Gassaway Watkins married Sarah, daughter of Isaac Jones. 28. Thomas Watkins Jr. inventory, Anne Arundel Co., MD inventories J. G. No. 3: 198-202, FHL microfilm 0,013,269. 29. Arania Hendron will, Rowan County, NC original wills, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1,578,692, frames 1869-1870. Recorded copy Book D:192. 30. 1810 Rowan Co., NC U.S. census, Elizabeth Gather a household head. 31. John Watkins will, Jefferson Co., TN wills 2:373-374. 32. Nicholas Watkins will, Anne Arundel Co., MD wills 39:116-118. 33. Gassaway Watkins Rev. War pension file W15857, FHL microfilm 0,972,505. 34. Rowan County, NC loose marriage bonds, roughly alphabetical by groom. Vachel Ijams-Lilah Gaither, not dated, during term of Gov. Alexander Martin (1782-1785 and 1789-1791), Bondsman: Benjamin Gaither, FHL microfilm 0,500,953. Vachel Ijams-Martha Cunningham, Bondsman: Isaac Jones. Brice Ijams-Betsey Anderson, Bondsman: Gassaway Gaither. Beale Ijams-Elizabeth Little, Bondsman: Nicholas W. Gaither. Oliver Hendren-Arania Ijams, Bondsman: Isaac Jones. John Watkins-Mary Jones, Bondsman: Vechel James [signed Vashel IJames]. 35. Benjamin Gaither will, Rowan County, NC Will Book G:55. 36. Vachel Ijams Rev. War penion file S32337, FHL microfilm 0,971,389. 37. Robert Barnes, Maryland Marriages 1778-1800, (Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1978). 38. Anne Arundel Co., MD marriage licenses, FHL microfilm 0,013,243. 39. Beal Ijams headstone, Ijames Family Cemetery, Davie Co., NC. 40. Ninian Beall will, Montgomery Co., MD wills B:413-416. 41. Andrew Beall, Junr. will, Frederick Co., MD wills A:531-532, FHL microfilm 0,014,019. 42. Alexander Smoot will, Rowan County, NC original wills, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1578694, frames 1381-1384. Recorded copy Rowan Co., NC Will Book H:335-337. 43. 1820 Rowan Co., NC U.S. census, Brice Ijames a household head. 44. 1830 Rowan Co., NC U.S. census, Polly Jiams (sic) a household head. 45. 1850 Davie Co., NC U.S. census. 46. Estimate from 1729 birth of mother, 1758 death of father, order of children in distribution, and ca. 1754 birth of Nicholas in 27. 47. Dr. Christopher Watkins, Watkins Family, Filing Cabinet A, MD Hist. Soc. 48. Archives of Maryland 698:200 49. Elizabeth Smith will, Anne Arundel Co., MD Wills E. V. 1, pp. 107-108.

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