Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary E. Watkins Nickels




Mary Elizabeth Watkins
Wife of Frank Nickels
Dec. 24, 1845
Oct. 24, 1924

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 11 August 2011.

According to her death certificate, Mary E. Nickels was born in Lyon County, Kentucky and was the daughter of Thomas Watkins. She died in Paducah, Kentucky.

The 1910 Livingston County census shows Mary E. Nickels living in the household of her sister, Sarah Bush, widow of Capt. J.W. Bush, in Smithland.
 

2 comments:

N L Hansen said...

THIS IS MY HUSBANDS DIRECT LINE AND I HAVE TRACED MARY ELIZABETH WATKINS (WIFE OF FRANK NICHOLS/ NICKELS) & HER SISTER, SARAH ANN WATKINS, (WIFE OF JOHN WILLIAM BUSH) TO BE THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM WASHINGTON WATKINS (1804-1856) & WIFE, SUSAN S. YOUNG (1815 - 1850)

Brenda Joyce Jerome said...

Thank you for this information. Mary E. and Sarah are found in the Washington Watkins household on the 1850 census, while Mary E.'s death certificate identifies her father as Thos. Watkins. Apparently the informant for the death certificate was wrong? Have you found a marriage for Mary E. Watkins and Frank Nickels?