James HARKINS James M HARKINS Sarah HARKINS Dovina HARKINS John Marshall HARKINS Jane Elizabeth TERRY Asberry B HARKINS Nancy UNKNOWN Mini tree diagram

Tilman R HARKINS1,5,7,3

also known as Tillman R HARKINS6

also known as Tilman HAWKINS2

about 18265 - about 18701,4

Life History

about 1826

Born in Haywood  County, North Carolina.3

(most likely)


Born in South Carolina, United States.1

(less likely)


Resident in Murray County, Georgia.3

15th Dec 1850

Married Jane Elizabeth TERRY in Murray County, Georgia.6


Birth of daughter Dovina HARKINS in Murray County, Georgia.8,9,10,2

14th Jul 1859

Birth of son John Marshall HARKINS in Spring Place, Murray, Georgia.2,1,11


Resident in Shooting Creek, Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2

10th Aug 1860

Resident in Shooting Creek, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States.1


Death of Jane Elizabeth TERRY.1

about 1870

Died in North Carolina.1,4

Other facts


Born in North Carolina.5


Born in Georgia.5


  • 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 13 November, page 32(scan p 263), Hse/Fam #1588
    Nancy Harkins 54 [born abt 1796] SC
    Tilman R Harkins  24 M Laborer SC
    Asberry B  21 M Laborer SC

    This family is not found in the 1860 census in Georgia.  The recordfor the 1860 census for Cherokee County, North Carolina, appears to bethe right family, but Tilman's age is reported as only 21 (possibly itis 31, but should be about 34) while in 1850 in Murray County,Georgia, he was 24.  The age is also off for Jane, who was 14 in 1850.

    The birth places for Jane and the children, however, match JaneElizabeth Terry, daughter Dovina and son John Marshall Harkins.  Theages for the children match other reports on their birth dates.  This1860 census also reports Tilman's birth place very specifically asHaywood County, North Carolina, while the 1850 reported the state asSouth Carolina.

    1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, North Carolina, 15 August, POShooting Creek, page 164 (scan p 250), Shooting Creek District,Hse/Fam # 1095
    Tilman Hawkins 21 (31?, cf 24 in 1850)  M Mechanic $200 PersonalEstate b Haywood Co NC
    Jane Hawkins 22 F b Murray Co GA
    Dovina Hawkins 4 F b Murray Co GA
    John Hawkins 1 M b Murray Co GA

    Since this birth report is more exact, I will use this as the birthplace for Tilman.


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • DCH,
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, North Carolina
    • 15 August, PO Shooting Creek, page 164 (scan p 250), Shooting Creek
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 13 November, page 32 (scan p 263), Hse/Fam #1588
  • 4. Harkins Joint Genealogy Project
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Harkins/Shields,
  • 6. Marriage License
  • 7. Ancestry Trees
    • Harkins Family,
  • 8. 1915 Kansas State Census, Montgomery County
    • [no date] Parker Township, page 4,  Hse #21, Fam #22
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Kansas
    • 22 April, Parker Township, District 188, page 4B, Hse #74, Fam #75
  • 10. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 11. Oklahoma Certificate of Death

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