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John Melton Watkins was the eldest son of Isaac Jones Watkins (1788-1840) and Margaret Jane (Peggy) Chamberlain (1799-1877), of Jefferson Co., TN. He first married Belvadra N. Combs (1830-1865). The couple had seven children: Isaac Nelson; Wirt Crampton; Sarah Alice; Mary Geraldine; Margaret Barsheba (Barshie); Tompsey; and Louisa Adeline (Lou A.). After Belvadra's death, he married Mrs. Ann Eliza (Chamberlain) Chapman (1823-1900), the daughter of Ninian Chamberlain (1792-1877) and Margaret Watkins (1790-1863), of Corryton. A daughter, Katherine (Kate), was born to this marriage. John and Ann were divorced in the 1870s. His middle name is often given as "Milton."

Birth:
15 Jul 1822 1
Jefferson Co., TN 1
Death:
07 Jan 1916 1
Jefferson Co., TN 1
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Birth:
15 Jul 1822 1
Jefferson Co., TN 1
Male 1
Death:
07 Jan 1916 1
Jefferson Co., TN 1
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Burial Place: Martha Sunderland Cem., Hamblen Co., TN 1
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Birth:
Mother: Margaret Jane (Peggy) Chamberlain 1
Father: Isaac Jones Watkins 1
Marriage:
1) Belvadra N. Combs 2) Ann Eliza Chamberlain 1
1) 29 Aug. 1850 2) 11 Oct. 1865 1
1) Jefferson Co., TN 2) Knox Co., TN 1
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