OUR WATKINS FAMILY: FROM JOHN IN ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA TO JAMES IN JOHNSTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA TO AMOS IN KERSHAW COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, by Sue Clark Watkins and Betty Sue Watkins Wilkie.  For those with a Watkins line or two in the family tree, this new book should assist in ascertaining which branch is which.  As the title indicates, the early American generations of this family resided in Virginia and North Carolina.  Documenting the descendants of Amos Watkins is the primary focus of the authors.  Amos Watkins was born in Johnston County, NC about 1776 and died in Kershaw County, SC in 1854.  He and his wife Leathy/Lucy Evans were the parents of nine known children, Ann, Beady, Mary, Penelope Jane, William, David, Edwin, Wiley, and Elizabeth.  Because of the proximity of Kershaw, Chesterfield, Darlington, and Sumter (later Lee) Counties, the members of this family are scattered between these (and other) counties.  An added bonus to this book is the large collection of photographs contained on over twenty pages.  As expected, many Watkins are shown in this section. This reviewer was delighted to also find photographs of other related families including, Gillum and Nancy Jowers King, and members of the Shoemake, Morrison, West, and Moore families.  The authors are to be commended on this collaboration.  276 pages + 22 pages of photographs, soft bound, full name index, Price- $40.00 plus $4.00 shipping and handling.  Order from:  Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, P.O. Box 175, Hartsville, SC  29551-0175. 


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