Mary Watkins

Mary Watkins

Female 1817 - 1908

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  • Name  Mary Watkins 
    Born  14 Feb 1817  , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  1 Jan 1908  , Union, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I25928  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2014 

    Family 1  William Delves,   b. Abt 1815, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1848, Staten Island, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1848  , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rachel Delves,   b. Abt 1844, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ruth Delves,   b. Abt 1846, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah Delves,   b. Abt 1847, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2014 
    Family ID  F7892  Group Sheet

    Family 2  William Columbus Eaves,   b. 26 Oct 1815, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1898, Anna, Union, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Oct 1849  , Union, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2014 
    Family ID  F7891  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Find A Grave Memorial# 99339943
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=99339943

      [1st husband William Delves, died 30 Aug 1848]
      William and Mary left England for the U.S. William became sick on the ship. He died Aug 30, 1848, 2 days after arriving at Staten Island, Aug 28. Mary stayed in New York 3 weeks and then made her way (mostly by boat) to Union Co IL, settling neat Jonesboro. She bought 40 acres a few miles south of Jonesboro and built a long cabin. She lived there until marrying William Eaves. She and William were Primitive Baptists.

      Mary and her first husband, William Delves, immigrated to the US with their 3 children (Rachel Delves, age 4, Ruth Delves, age 2, and Sarah Delves, age 1) in 1848. William became sick four weeks after departing England. He became progressively worse for the remainder of the three weeks it took to reach Staten Island on August the 28th. He died on the 30th. William had intended to settle in New York but Mary had relatives in Jonesboro, Illinois so that's where she went instead.


      As per Mary Jo Freeman

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index, 1790-1860, (Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: William Eaves Spouse: Mary Delves Date: 11 Oct 1849 County: Union State: Illinois Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT Microfilm: 0963179