William Thomas WATKINS Thomas H EYNON Child EYNON Jane EYNON Elizabeth EYNON Hannah EYNON Ervyn EYNON Emyr EYNON Harriet EYNON Edwin EYNON Walter Watkin WATKINS Mary WATKINS Evan WATKINS John WATKINS Hannah FINCH Mini tree diagram

Catherine WATKINS1,2,3,8,4,5,6,7

7th Jul 18291,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 1st May 19012,5

Life History

7th Jul 1829

Born in Wales.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

after 1850

Birth of child Child EYNON

about May 1850

Birth of daughter Jane EYNON in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.3

about 1856

Birth of daughter Elizabeth EYNON in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.6

before 1856

Death of child Child EYNON

about 1859

Birth of daughter Hannah EYNON in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.6

about 1860

Birth of son Ervyn EYNON in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.9

11th Oct 1860

Birth of son Emyr EYNON in Wisconsin.10,7,11,6

20th Oct 1864

Birth of daughter Harriet EYNON in Fish Creek, Door, Wisconsin.6,2

about 1866

Birth of son Edwin EYNON in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.6

before 1881

Death of son Edwin EYNON in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.4

before 1881

Death of son Ervyn EYNON in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.9

8th May 1888

Death of Thomas H EYNON in Bangor, La Crosse, Wisconsin.12,2

1st May 1901

Died in Bangor, La Crosse, Wisconsin.2,5

after 1st May 1901

Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bangor, La Crosse County, Wisconsin.2

Other facts

 

Married Thomas H EYNON

Notes

  • New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    Arrival Manifest, Ship: Brig Elizabeth Clark
    Departure: Swansea, Wales
    Arrival 5 Nov 1831 New York, New York
    Thomas Watkin 28 Farmer From Great Britain Moving to United States [babt 1803]
    Hannah Watkin 30 His Wife From Great Britain Moving to United States[b abt 1801]
    Athiren Watkin [Catherine Watkin] 1 His Daughter From Great BritainMoving to United States (abt 1830)

    Family sources generally report the birth date of 7 July 1829 forCatherine.  If this ship docked in November 1831, she was already over2 years old, not 1 as the manifest reports.  This birth date appearsto be the date on her gravestone. See the memorial from Find a Gravebelow.  No photo accompanied the memorial.

    1850 Federal Census, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 6 November,Clifford Township, page 709 (scan 358), Hse #224, Fam #239
    Thomas Watkins 47 M Farmer No Real Estate value rptd b Wales [b abt1803]
    Hannah Watkins 50 F b Wales
    Watkin Watkins 13 M b Penn
    Mary Watkin 12 F b Penn
    Evan Watkin 12 M b Penn
    John Watkins 8 M b Penn
    Thomas Eynon 30 M Farmer b Wales
    Catherine Eynon 21 F b Wales
    Jane Eynon 6mos F b Pennsylvania

    Some genealogies have birth and death information of Catherine'sparents, but provide no documentation.  I have not seen the officialrecords.  Several genealogies report Catherine's birth place asGladestry, Radnorshire, Wales.  I have seen none that cite a source.The following genealogy is typical.

    Catherine Watkins
    Birth 7 Jul 1829 in Gladestry, Radnorshire, Wales
    Death 1 May 1901 in Bangor, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
    Parents:
    Thomas Watkins b 1803 in Wales
    Hannah Finch b 1800 in Wales
    --  Mistretta,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/16919/person/464416984?ssrc=&ftm=1

    This Mistretta genealogy and some others attach a UK census recordfrom 1851, which reports this birth place for a 22-year-old CatherineWatkins.  This census record in Herefordshire, England, reportsGladestry as the birthplace for that Catherine Watkins.

    But this cannot be our Catherine Watkins Eynon, because in 1850 sheand her whole family are in Pennsylvania, and she is already marriedto Thomas Eynon.  Ironically, the Mistretta genealogy also attachesthe correct Pennsylvania census for 1850!

    Catherine and her husband were enumerated with her parents as onehousehold in the 1850 census for Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.Our Catherine Watkins was taken to the USA in 1831 by her parent whenshe was 2 years old.  (See arrival record below.)

    Here is the census record for the family the Mistretta genealogyreferences for a different Catherine Watkins.  Ironically, they alsocite the correct Pennsylvania census of 1850!  See below.

    1851 England Census, Herefordshire County, [no date], District 1b,Kington, page 39, Bridge Terrace, Arrow Lodge, Hse #143
    Thomas Turner Head M 50 Miller, Maltster b Aymestrey, Herefordshire,England
    Maria Turner Wife F 38 b Llanbister, Radnorshire, Wales
    John Turner Son 13 M Scholar b Kington, Herefordshire, England
    Philip Turner Son 7 M Scholar b Kington, Herefordshire, England
    Henrietta Turner Dau 3 F At Home b Kington, Herefordshire, England
    William Turner Son 2 M At Home b Kington, Herefordshire, England
    ** Catherine Watkins Servt 22 F Cook b Gladestry, Radnorshire, Wales**
    Susanna Dunn Servt 24 F Nurse Maid b Presteigne, Radnorshire, Wales
    James Russ Servt 23 M Journeyman Miller b Painswick, Gloucestershire,England
    William Jones Servt 23 M Groom b Kington, Herefordshire, England
    Edward Higginson Servt Married 65 M Maltster b Churchstoke,Shropshire, England
    John Dale Servt Married 14 M Errand Boy b Lyonshall, Herefordshire,England

    1900 Federal Census, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, 23 June, Bangor,District 59, page 11B, Hse/Fam #218
    Eynon, Catherine Head W F Jul 1829 70 Widow Married 39 yrs 10children/4 living Wales Wales Wales Entered US 1832 In US 68 yrsIncome Owns

    Catherine Watkins Eynon
    Birth Jul. 7, 1829, Wales
    Death May 1, 1901 Bangor, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
    Spouse Thomas H. Eynon (1818 - 1888)
    Children:
    Harriet Eynon Williams (1864 - 1929)
    Burial Fairview Cemetery, Bangor, a Crosse County, Wisconsin
    Created by Steve Curry Jan 13, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #103531834,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103531705

Sources

  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
    • 23 June, Bangor, District 59, page 11B, Hse/Fam #218
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
    • 6 November, Clifford Township, page 709 (scan 358), Hse #224, Fam #239
  • 4. History of LaCrosse County, Wisconsin, 1981, p 834
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Mistretta,
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
    • 7 July, Bangor, PO Bangor, page 28, Hse #183, Fam #199
  • 7. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #172428,
  • 8. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
  • 9. Ancestry Trees
    • My Eynon Tree,
  • 10. Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966
    • State file number: 1912000319
  • 11. 1910 Federal Census, Salt Lake County, Utah
    • 18 April, Salt Lake City Ward 1, District 106, page 3B, 436 South 7th
  • 12. Ancestry Trees
    • Curry Williams,

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