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ORPHA WATKINS (BENJAMIN2, WILLIAM1) born 8/24/1838 in Paxton,Vermilion,County,IL, died 5/22/1915 in Sequim Clallam County,Washington. Married PHILIP MICHALS 7/28/1861. He was born 11/09/1829 in TREEVER , GERMANY, died 12/27/1905 in Sequim,Washington. Children of ORPHA & PHILIP are: ISAIH WILLIAM b. 7/4/1866, Ford County Ill; d. 5/5/1934, Nortan Kansas. BENJAMIN b. 11/23/1862. JOHN K , b. 4/241865. LAURA BELLE , b. 6/11/1869. BARBARA , b. 02/16/1871. SUSIE , b. 9/9/1873. NELLIE, b. 6/2/1876. ALTA M, b.2/2/1879, NETTIE ANN , b. 6/11/1883.
at Watkins,Michals Home stead, Nortan, Kansas


Brenda Kent Orpha is not a common name. My aunt was named Orpha and her great grandmother was named Annie Watkins.
Just curious if there is any connection at all. My Watkins came down the Appalachias to settle in Georgia for a time (in the 1800's).
Jun 27, 2004 · Reply
D Fountain Many of the E TN Watkins migrated to Illinois. My line includes a Wm. Watkins b 1805 TN, somehow connected to a Benj., as well as a Samuel. A brother married a Smith and moved to Sangamon CO, IL.
Jul 01, 2004 · Reply
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