The Resource Abner Watkins letter

Abner Watkins letter

Label
Abner Watkins letter, 1799 Apr. 18
Title
Abner Watkins letter
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1799 Apr. 18
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 18 April 1799, from Abner Watkins (ca. 1758-1835) of Prince Edward County, Virginia, to his brother in Cumberland County, Virginia, stating that he does not believe his brother supports James Deane, an opponent of Adams administration and supporter of the Virginia Resolutions, for the House of Delegates in the elections
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Biographical or historical data
Abner Watkins was born about 1758 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, to John Watkins and Ann R. Watkins. He served in Captain John Morton's Company in the 4th Virginia Regiment in the American Revolution and saw action at the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine Creek (wounded) and Germantown. Watkins was discharged from service 15 February 1778 and returned to Prince Edward County. He served in the Prince Edward County militia in 1781. Watkins became a Baptist minister in 1787 and served his congregation in Prince Edward County until 1828. After 1828, he moved to Lunenburg County, Virginia. He and his wife Obedience Tucker Watkins had eight children. Watkins died in Lunenburg County about September 1835.
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VIC
Label
Abner Watkins letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Flippen, Bob
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001621571
Type of unit
leaf

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