A History of Savannah and South Georgia Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... Hattie Louise Watkins, a daughter of Clark and Sally (Miller) Watkins, and granddaughter of Dr. Baker Ewing Watkins, of whom a brief account may be found on another page of this work, in connection with the sketch of Dr. J. E. Watkins. Coming to Georgia with his father in pioneer days, Clark Watkins lived in C0lquitt county several years, but in 1886 bought land in the Boston district, Thomas county, and was there employed as a tiller of the soil until his death in 1890. Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey are people of much refinement, upright in principles, and are consistent and active members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Joan EwING WATKINS, M. D. For twenty years an active physician in southern Georgia, having a large practice and influential position as a citizen at Boston, in Thomas county, Dr. Watkins is the third doctor in as many successive generations of his family. For nearly a century the profession of medicine has been followed from father to son, and along with professional success have come honors in citizenship. Dr. John E. Watkins was born in Colquitt county, Georgia, December 11, 1867. The family at a very early generation, probably about the time of the Revolutionary war or soon after, emigrated from the eastern colonies into the then west beyond the Blue Ridge mountains. From the best information obtainable, Joel Watkins, the great-grandfather of the doctor, was born in Tennessee, and from that state became an early settler in Whitley county, Kentucky. He married Martha Baker, a native of Virginia and a daughter of General Baker, who held a commission as an officer in the continental forces during the Revolution. Hon. Baker Ewing Watkins, M. D., the grandfather, was born in Whitley county, Kentucky, in 1800, was reared and...
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