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Samuel Rush "Sam" Watkins
Birth: Jun. 26, 1839
Mount Pleasant
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1901
Maury County, USA

Civil War Confederate Soldier, Historian. He served as a Private in Company H, 1st Tennessee Infantry, CSA, during the Civil War, fighting in most of the large battles of the Western Theater. He was famous as the author of "Co. Aytch," his memoirs published in 1882. This book has become one of the most popular of Confederate soldier reminiscences. (bio by: Geoff Walden) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Fredrick Henry Watkins (1816 - 1895)
  Penelope E. Williams Watkins (1822 - 1842)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Jane Mayes Watkins (1839 - 1920)*
 
 Children:
  Frederick Henry Watkins (1874 - 1955)*
  David Marshall Watkins (1879 - 1967)*
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Rush Watkins (1839 - 1901)
  David Frierson Watkins (1844 - 1929)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Zion
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.59844, -87.14474
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Geoff Walden
Record added: Feb 18, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6192092
Samuel Rush Sam Watkins
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Samuel Rush Sam Watkins
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Samuel Rush Sam Watkins
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SAM R. WATKINS. C.S.A. MAURY CO. TN. WIDOW'S PENSION #W4140 FILED FOR BY JENNIE MAYS WATKINS.
- Mary Bob McClain
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