Robert James "Jimmy" Watkins Jr

11 October 1808–23 April 1869 (Age 60)
Byton, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert James "Jimmy"

When Robert James "Jimmy" Watkins Jr was born on 11 October 1808, in Byton, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert James Watkins Sr, was 29 and his mother, Catherine Mary Allen, was 31. He married Ann Palmer on 24 January 1836, in Callow, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 23 April 1869, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert James "Jimmy" Watkins Jr
Mary Smallman
Marriage: 18 August 1843
Rhoda Elizabeth Watkins
Sarah Ann Watkins
Mary Matilda Watkins
Martha Jane Watkins
Joseph William Watkins
Robert James Watkins
John Ruben Watkins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 August 1843Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 7
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 17
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: variant of Watkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Robert James Watkins, Ann Palmer, and Mary Smallman

    Robert “Jimmy” Watkins as he was called was born in Herefordshire, England on 11 Oct 1808. His parents were Robert Watkins (who died 8 April 1839 at the age of 61) and Katherine Allen. He married An …

    Sources (39)

    • Robert Watkins, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Robert Watkins in entry for John Rubey Watkins, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Robt Watkins, "United States Census, 1860"

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