Facts and Events
John Watkins was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 203.--19th March, 1768. Stephen Loy and Mary ( ) to John Sharp Watkins, 5 shillings, half lot No. 14 in Staunton, formerly leased by Beverley, 22d February, 1749, to Alexander Wright, who conveyed it to said Thomas Fulton, and now conveyed by Stephen Loy. Teste: Randal Lockhart, Michael Weaver, John Cawley. Delivered: Jno. Sharp Watkins, 4th August, 1773. (Note: John Sharp Watkins was the son-in-law of Stephen Ley).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 453.--10th March, 1777. John Sharp Watkins and Louis Christiana (Cristena) to Frederick Conrad, of Frederick County, lot 14 in Staunton. Delivered: R. P. Bell, attorney for U. S. Government 30th October 1891.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 19, 1778. - (289) Admn. of estate of John Watkins granted Stephen Loy.
- Vol. 2 - ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS. - 19th May, 1778--Stephen Loy, administrator of John Watkins.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 160.--15th March, 1768. John Bodkin to David Frame. Release of mortgage dated 18th March, 1767. Teste: John Wattkins, Hugh Donaho.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 18, 1768. - (499) Mary Sanders, servant of John Sharp Watkins.
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT. 1769 - page 198, Doctor John (Sharp) Watkins.
- Page 209.--21st November, 1769. Settlement recorded of estate of Robert Filson in account with William Robertson, administrator--Cash paid Saml. Bell for attendance on intestate while sick; cash paid Dr. Watkins for medicines while sick. By Saml. Burnes' note for £50 South Carolina currency when recovered.
- Page 271.--24th February, 1770. Stephen Loy, tanner, to Sampson and Geo. Mathews, 145, negro slave, condition that Stephen Loy and Doctor John Watkins on 20th February, 1769, executed a bond to S. and G. Mathews for £60; now if Stephen make payment. Teste: William Robertson and Catherine Loy.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1770 (B?) - Robert and Mathew Read, administrators of George Rogers, vs. Dr. John Watkins.--Bond dated 1st June, 1768.
- Page 361.-- November, 1770. George Rodgers' estate, settlement recorded--1769, 23d March, cash paid Thomas Smith for Coffin; cash paid Thomas Poage for flour and butter at the funeral; 1768, 30th June, cash paid Robert Philips for hunting horses; 1768, 10th October, cash paid Hugh Johnston for the corps, cash paid Robert Hartgrove for warning to the funeral; 1769, October, cash paid Owen Sullivan for drawing this account; cash paid for washing, fire, candles, and attendance the corps two days and a night; cash paid Caleb Foulke's bond; cash paid Saml. Hudson's bond; cash paid Andrew Tybout's bond; cash paid Dr. John Watkins; 1768, 16th November, cash received of Benj. Early, James Lessley's wife, ditto Philip Harly.
- Page 71.--3d November, 1770. Stephen Loy to Michael and William Bowyer, £250, horses, cows, furniture, one blue rug, one desk and bookcase of walnut, six setting cheers, pewter plates and dishes, four copper sase pans, one coffy and one peper mill, three pus flatirons, three tea kittles, churns, 300 sides leather now in the tan vats, sundry doctor's medisens and other articles conveyed to Stephen by Dr. John Watkins by bill sale recorded. Delivered: Luke Bowyer, 31st August, 1771.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1772 (B). - Nevins and Wanock vs. Dr. John Watkins and Stephen Loy, Tanner.-- Bond to plaintiff (apothecaries), dated 1768. Writ dated 6th July, 1770.
- Vol. 2 - MARCH 20, 1773. - (47) Ann Hix, servant of Doctor John Sharp Watkins.
- Page 531.--March, 1777. Thomas Andrew's will--To friend and nephew, Peter Hall, son of Henry Hall, carpenter, of Augusta County. "Nephew John Hall, son of said Henry Hall, all pay money, smart money, one smooth bore gun and every thing else that may become due to me while in the cause of my Country in case I should die in the service." To Henry Hall, son of said Henry, 100 acres lying between Warm Springs Valley and a Certain Bullitt. Teste: John Watkins, Valentine Cloninger. Proved, August 20, 1777, by the witnesses. Administration granted Henry Hall.
- Page 334.--29th August, 1777. List of those indebted to the estate of Roger North-- Sally McGraw, servant to Dr. Watkins. (Note: listed among many others).
- From "Virginians in the Revolution, Soldiers Sailors Marines 1775-1783", by John H. Gwathmey, 1979:
- A John Sharp Watkins was captain in Thomas Smith's Company, Augusta, Co, VA. A John Watkins is also listed as Captain in Long's Company, Augusta County, VA.