Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth
Tombstone, Obituaries and Descendancy
Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Gowty were natives of the Caroline
County / Sussex County area, Elizabeth being born in Caroline County, and
Josiah born in Sussex County.
Josiah was first married
in 1842 to Deborah Wright, daughter of William and Ellender Wright of CarolineCounty.
Elizabeth was first married in 1839 to William McKendre Davis, son of Rev.
William Davis and Amelia Cannon. Josiah and Elizabeth were married
on July 28, 1848, in Sussex Co., Delaware, her father-in-law, Rev. William
Davis, performed the ceremony.
They may have lived for
a short time after their marriage in Sussex County, but by 1850 were living
in the Federalsburg area of Caroline County. In 1865, after the close
of the Civil War, they went west to Indiana, settling near relatives who
had preceeded them to Indiana, in the little town of Milford, now Green
Hill, in Warren County, where they lived until their deaths. Both
are interred in the Davis Cemetery in Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana.
A few other family members buried in Davis Cemetery are Josiah's half-brother,
William Henry Watkins and his wife Amanda Marie Davis (daughter of Elizabeth
Gowty and William M.K. Davis); Allifair Watkins Banning (married Willam
Banning) and Clement Watkins, Sr., siblings of Josiah's father, William;
and William Stewart, a husband of Josiah's aunt, Ann Watkins.
Josiah and Elizabeth Gowty
Watkins were my gr.gr. grandparents. Adina
of William McKendre Davis and Elizabeth Gowty
of Josiah Watkins and Deborah Wright
of Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Gowty
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