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David S. Watkins


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Polly Martha Seeley

David S. Watkins

  • Born: 21 Jan 1779, Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Marriage: Polly Martha Seeley in 1801 in Connecticut
  • Died: 6 Sep 1863, Austinville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania at age 84
  • Buried: Morgan Cemetery, Austinville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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General History. David Watkins, born January 21, 1779, emigrated from Connecticut in the spring of 1800. When he arrived in Columbia, where he settled permanently, his worldly possessions consisted of his wife, an axe, scythe and $7.50 in cash. On his way Mr. Watkins had his arithmetic stolen which became a great privation in after years. In those days such books were written on parchment and were highly prized. Like the other Columbia pioneers he was required to make trips to Tioga Point to mill, for trading and even to have his axe ground. His daughter, Laura, born August, 1800, was the first child to see light in Columbia. Her birthplace was under the roots of hugh pine tree, partly turned up, which Mr. Watkins had formed into a sort of house. Her cradle was a sap trough. Mr. Watkins cleared and improved a fine farm near Austinville, where he died in 1863. He had married Polly Seeley of Connecticut. Their children were Laura (Mrs. Miles Philip Slade), Charry (Mrs. John Wolfe), David Seeley, William B., Rebecca (Mrs. Isaac Besley), Eliada, Mial, Hannah (Mrs. Isaiah Montanye) and Mary (Mrs. John Perry).

U.S. Civil War Soldier, 1 Jul 1863, Pennsylvaina. Name: David Watkins
Enlistment Date: 1 Jul 1863
Rank at enlistment: Corporal
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Pennsylvania 39th Infantry Regiment on 01 Jul 1863.Mustered out on 02 Aug 1863.

Headstone Inscription:, 1863, Bradford County, Pennsylvaina. Inscription:
Agd 84 yrs 6 m & 17 ds
gone but not forgotten


David married Polly Martha Seeley in 1801 in Connecticut. (Polly Martha Seeley was born on 17 Nov 1781 in Weston, Fairfield County, Connecticut, died on 15 Apr 1852 in Columbia, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and was buried in Morgan Cemetery, Austinville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.)

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