Mary Watkins

26 September 1824–5 April 1911 (Age 86)
Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Watkins was born on 26 September 1824, in Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Watkins, was 39 and her mother, Mary Hopkins, was 33. She married Benjamin Williams on 22 November 1845, in Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1871 and Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 5 April 1911, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Williams
Mary Watkins
Marriage: 22 November 1845
Henry Watkins Williams
Mary Ann Williams
Ann Williams
Mary Watkins Williams
Rebecca Watkins Williams
Hyrum Williams
Joseph Williams
Harriet Louisa Williams
Sarah Jane Williams
David Benjamin Williams
Martha Williams
Emma Rachel Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1845Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 7
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    Age 23
    Earliest grave seen in memorial list

    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

    Of Temples and Sitting Rooms

    The women of Logan 7th Ward knew they had it good. In the early 20th century, only four cities in the entire church had a temple: Salt Lake City, St. George, Manti, and Logan. The Mormons liked to say …

    Sources (106)

    • Mary Watkins in entry for Rebecca W Eames, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Williams in household of Benjamin Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • 1911 Death of Mary W. Williams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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