Isaac Watkin

15 December 1808–25 January 1897 (Age 88)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Watkin was born on 15 December 1808, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Enoch Watkin, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Knoll, was 22. He married Hannah B. Ring on 15 March 1832. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 25 January 1897, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fair Hill Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Watkin
Hannah B. Ring
Marriage: 15 March 1832
Caleb Ring Watkin
Lydia Ann Watkin
Mary S. Watkin

Spouse and Children

15 March 1832


    Caleb Ring Watkin


    Lydia Ann Watkin


    Mary S. Watkin


Parents and Siblings

    Enoch Watkin


    Hannah Knoll




    Lewis Watkin


    Sarah Watkin



    Catharine Watkin


    Mary Watkin


World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 4

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 24

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Wat(t), a short form of Walter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac Watkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac Watkin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isaac Watkin, "United States Census, 1870"

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