Biography of John E. Watkins
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Watkins, John E., son of Abraham and Mary (Wilcox) Watkins, was born in Gorham, Ontario County, N. Y., November 13, 1851, was educated at the district schools, except one term at the Penn Yan Academy. His father came to this town in the spring of 1853, and bought a farm in the western part of the town, which John E. now owns. He has always affiliated with the Republican party. He has served four years as justice of the peace, one term as supervisor of Jerusalem, and is now superintendent of the poor of Yates County. He married Emma; daughter of Loren Thomas, of this town, and they have four children, Charles M., Edward T., Mina S. and Mary K, all living at home.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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