Family:William Watkins and Rachel Mullen (2)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][3] 1768 Baltimore, Maryland
Census[2] 1790 Patapsco Lower Hundred, Baltimore, Maryland
Census[4] 1820 Montgomery, Ohio, United States
ABT 1786
ABT 1788
AFT 1871

Both William and Rachel came from the UK to Baltimore County Maryland, probably as children. They met and raised the majority of their family there. William was 36 when the Declaration of Independence was signed and served two tours of duty, first in 1777 and again 6 years later in 1783. His unit served at Valley Forge so it is very likely he was there with George Washington.

They moved to Kentucky sometime between the 1790 census and the birth of their son Daniel in 1795. Eventually, they moved again to Centerville Ohio. William sold a farm in Mason County, Kentucky in 1800 so it is likely that they moved to Ohio after that.

William must have moved one last time as in 1820 he is reported in the census in for Miami county, immediately north of Montgomery county. Some of Williams children (Daniel, Abbot, James) remained in Montgomery county and some moved on to Miami county with him (Joshua, Amy, Rachel)

  1. Watkins GED Author Unknown. (GED File, Downloaded: Jan 2, 2006), Secondary quality.
  2. United States. Census Office. Maryland, 1790 thru 1840 federal census : population schedules. (Washington [District of Columbia]: The National Archives, 1938, 1949, 1950, 1958-1961, 1969), 1790, Primary quality.

    Patapsco Lower Hundred, Baltimore, Maryland;
    Roll: M637_3; Page: 211; Image: 127; Family History Library Film: 0568143.
    William Watkins Entry

    Number of Free White Males Under 16: 4
    (George, Joshua, Caleb, David, William)
    Number of Free White Males 16 and Over: 3
    (William Watkins, Charles, Joseph, Jonathan)
    Number of Free White Females: 4
    (Rachel Mullen, Hannah, Amy, Rachel)
    Number of Household Members: 11
    (Some of 13 family members must have moved out, or died)

  3. Brien, Lindsay M. Miami Valley will abstracts: from the counties of Miami, Montgomery, Warren & Preble in the state of Ohio, 1803-1850. (Dayton, Ohio: unknown, 1991), Secondary quality.
  4. 1820 federal population census index, Ohio. (Columbus [Ohio]: Ohio Library Foundation, 1976), Primary quality.

    Washington, Miami, Ohio
    Page: 137; NARA Roll: M33_94; Image: 154.
    William Watkins Entry