R Thomas WATKINS Katie WATKINS Solomon D Lewis DUMOND James Oliver DUMOND Mini tree diagram

Jennie MCCOY6,1,2,3,7,5,8

also known as Virginia MCCOY4

Aug 18651,2,3,4,5 - 2nd Dec 1922

Life History

Aug 1865

Born in Kentucky.1,2,3,4,5

7th Sep 1882

Married R Thomas WATKINS in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.8

11th Nov 1887

Birth of daughter Katie WATKINS in Arkansas.9,10,11,12,13,14


Death of R Thomas WATKINS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.8

17th May 1900

Married Solomon D Lewis DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.7,3

about 1909

Birth of son James Oliver DUMOND in Arkansas.3,7,1

2nd Dec 1922



  • 1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 19 July, Arkansas Township, PO Arkansas Post, page 7, Hse/Fam #60
    McCoy, David 40 F W Farmer No Real Estate or Personal Estate Rptd b Virginia
    McCoy, Virginia 6 F W born Kentucky
    McCoy, Walter 4 M W b Arkansas
    McCoy, Deatha 1 F W b Arkansas

    Early censuses (1870-1880) report Jennie was born in Kentucky.  Later ones report she was born in Arkansas.  I am following the early ones, assuming that closer to the date of birth and reported by her father or aunt, that information is more likely to be correct.  Her father was born in Virginia and her mother in Delaware.  I have not discovered her mother's name.  In the 1870 census above, her father is a widower.

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 June, LaGrue Township, District 3, page 15, Hse #125, Fam #134
    Herren, Sarah  W F 45 Wife Farmer AR IL Delaware
    Herren, James W M 18 Son AR MS AR
    Herren, Charles W M 13 Son AR MS AR
    Herren, John R  W M 8 Son AR MS AR
    Herren, Annie W F 5 Dau AR MS AR
    McCoy, Jennie W F 15 Niece KY VA Delaware
    McCoy, Lethia W F 11 Niece AR VA Delaware
    Wallice, Joish R  W M 45 Hired AL AL AL
    Huddleston, James  W M 53 Hired NC NC NC

    Jennie was first married toThomas Watkins in 1882, but he died in 1897.

    R Thomas Watkins
    Birth 5 APR 1845 in Richmond County, North Carolina
    Death 1897 in Arkansas
    Stephen Watkins 1822 - 1900
    Mary Polly Jones 1827 - 1900
    Marriage to VIRGINIA "JENNIE" MCCOY 7 Sep 1882 De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Leslie L Watkins b 1886
    Katie Watkins 1886 - 1972
    Ray Watkins 1890 - 1963
    TENIE Watkins b 1891
    Walter C Watkins 1895 - 1981
    Reo Watkins 1897 - 1997
    --  Campbell, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5735311/person/-1381227134

    Jennie, with several children in her home, married Solomon Lewis Dumond on 17 May 1900, intime to be enumerated with him in a blended family in the 1900 census.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    S L Dumond
    Gender: Male
    Age 39, Birth Year: abt 1861
    Residence DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name: Jennie Watkins
    Spouse's Gender: Female
    Spouse's Age: 35
    Spouse's Residence: DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage Date: 17 May 1900 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date: 17 May 1900

    This marriage record indicates that Jennie's first married name was Watkins, instead of Wadkins as the census records it.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 16 June, LaGrue Township, District 4, page 13B,  Hse #255, Fam #260
    Dumond, Solomon Head  W M [no age or birth date rptd] married 0 years AR France TN [No Occup Rptd] Owns
    Dumond, Jenny Wife W F Aug 1865 34 married 0 yrs 0 child/0 living [from this marriage, 6 children from her 1st marriage are here] MS KY VA VA
    Dumond, Lewis son W M Apr 1887  13 AR AR TN
    Dumond, Ada Dau W F May 1889  11 Single AR AR TN
    Dumond, Walter Son W M Jul 1896  3 Single AR AR TN
    Dumond, Curtis Son W M Jul 1897 [sic - ?]  3 Single AR AR TN
    Wadkins [Watkins], Leslie Stepson W M Aug 1884  15 Single AR NC AL
    Wadkins, Kate Stepdau W F Nov 1886 13 Single AR NC AL
    Wadkins, Ray Stepson W M Jul 1889 10 Single AR NC AL
    Wadkins, Tena Stepdau W F Oct 1891 8 Single AR NC AL
    Wadkins, Walter Stepson W M Jan 1894 6 Single AR NC AL
    Wadkins, Ree Stepson W M Dec 1896 3 Single AR NC AL

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 2 June, LaGrue Township, District 9, page 18A, Hse #203, Fam #211
    Dumond, Solomon L Head M W 49  2nd marriage  10 yrs in present marriage USA USA USA Farming Owns Farm
    Dumond, Jennie Wife F W 44  2nd marriage  10 yrs in present marriage  8 children, 7 living  Kentucky Virginia AR
    Wadkins, Lene (Lena? looks like Tena in 1900) Stepdau F W 17 AR NC KY
    Dumond, Sir Walter [sic] Son M W 15 AR USA AR
    Wadkins, Walter C  Stepson M W 14 AR NC KY
    Dumond, Curtis E  Son M W 13 AR AR KY
    Wadkins, Res (Reo?)  Stepson M W 12 AR AR AR
    Duff, Anis Foster Child  F W 6 AR USA AR
    Dumond, James O Son M W 1 AR AR AR

    On the same page, a few houses before Sol and Jennie, is a Sylvester Wadkins, who looks like a brother of Jennie's first husband.  Sylvester was born in Mississippi, both parents born in Alabama.  Thomas Wadkins, teh children's father, is reported as born in North Carolina.  This would be possible, especially if he was an older brother of Sylvester. But there is not enough information to confirm the family ties of the Wadkins.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3 February, LaGrue Township, District 12, page 11B, Hse #236, Fam #245
    Dumond, Sol L Head M W 58 AR AR AR Farmer
    Dumond, Jennie Wife F W 54 AR AR AR
    Dumond, Oliver Son M W 11 AR AR AR
    Duff, Annie Servant F W 16 AR AR AR Servant, Private Family


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