Thomas Alexander Watkins

20 October 1802–25 November 1884 (Age 82)
Henrico, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas Alexander

When Thomas Alexander Watkins was born on 20 October 1802, in Henrico, Virginia, United States, his father, Major George Washington Watkins, was 33 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Early, was 27. He married Sarah Epes Fitzgerald on 29 March 1834, in Henrico, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 25 November 1884, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 82.

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Thomas Alexander Watkins
Sarah Epes Fitzgerald
Marriage: 29 March 1834
Leitia Ann Watkins
Mary E Watkins

Spouse and Children

29 March 1834
Henrico, Virginia, United States


    Leitia Ann Watkins


    Mary E Watkins


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 10

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 22

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

Name Meaning

English (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin .

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

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  • Thomas A Watkins in entry for Letitia A Walton, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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