Anyone connecting with or having information on either the Watkins or Wellman families, please contact Dianne Janis. She would love to correspond with you. The Descendents of Cornelius Wellman are presented on this page and a related family page has been devoted to the Descendants of John Watkins.
Descendants of Cornelius Wellman
Generation No. 1
Notes for CORNELIUS WELLMAN:
1810 Lexington Twp, Fayette County, Ky. census: Cornelius Wellman, with male age 26-45 (Cornelius, b.1775-94); Female 26-45 (wife Elizabeth, b.1775-80); F under 10 (daughter Sally, b.1794-1804); M under 10 (sons Thomas, b.1804-10 and George, b.1810).
1820 Fayette County, Ky. census, p. 67: Cornelius Wellman, with male age 26-45 (Cornelius, b.1775-94); Female 26-45 (wife Elizabeth, b.1775-80); F 16-26 (daughter Sally, b.1794-1804); M 10-16 (son Thomas, b.1804-10); 2F 0-10 (daughters Rebecca, b.1810-15 and Eliza Jane, b.1814); and M 0-10 (son George, b.1810-20).
1830 Oldham County, Kentucky census: (created in 1824 from Henry,
Jefferson and Shelby Counties) shows widow, Elizabeth, raising younger
children. Also shows Jerry Wellman (pg 270), Thomas Welman (pg 273),
Thomas Wellman, jr. (pg 274) and Andrew Wellman (pg 272) with families.
Elizabeth (widow of Cornelius) Wellman on pg 260.
JEREMIAH L. WELMAN is a native of Oldham County, Ky.; was born June 10, 1831, and is a son of Andrew N. and Elizabeth (Williams) Welman, natives respectively of Virginia and Kentucky. His father having died, his mother and family moved to this county in 1845, where he has since lived, and where his mother died August 1, 1883, in her eighty-fifth year. Our subject was reared as a farmer, and followed the same until he was thirty-five years of age. March 20, 1856, he married Elzina Lewallen, a native of Kentucky. Mr. Welman began the carpentering business in 1863, and devoted himself thereto for about ten years; and then, coming to Monrovia, engaged in the furniture and undertaking line, which he has continued without competition. He owns a comfortable residence and good business property. August, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, Thirty-third Indiana Volunteers; served about eleven months, and was discharged from physical disability, having contracted typhoid fever in the service. Mr. Welman is Tiler of Monrovia Lodge, 261, A. F. & A. M.
2. Andrew Thomas WELMAN married Sarah Pruitt in Morgan Co., KY (no date)
3. Welman, Eliza Ann; wife of J. S. and daut. of W. and S. Hardman,
April 9, 1841 - November 18, 1871. (Orange Co., Indiana)
1830 Kentucky census: Oldham County, pag 260, line 23: Elizabeth Welman,
two females 15-20 years of age, one female between 50-60.
i. SALLY2 WELLMAN, b. Bet. 1794 - 1804; m. JOHN NICHOLS, May 22, 1826,
Oldham County, Kentucky.
ii. THOMAS WELLMAN, b. Bet. 1804 - 1810; m. ELISA MCMILLEN, February 05,
1827, Oldham County, Kentucky.
iii. REBECCA P. WELLMAN, b. Bet. 1810 - 1815; m. THOMAS W. REEVES, May 11, 1832, Oldham County, Kentucky.
Notes for REBECCA P. WELLMAN:
LAND: 1833-1839: Oldham County, Kentucky Deed Book "C", pp 162-3. Hopkins Henry Watkins bought out interests of wife's brother and sister in family farm on Floyd's Fork in Oldham County, KY, October 26, 1833, moved to Lewis Co MO in 1839. Deed from Thomas W. and Rebecca Reeves to Hopkins H. Watkins.
"THIS INDENTURE made this twenty sixth day of October one thousand eight
hundred and thirty three between Thomas W. Reeves and Rebecca Reeves his
wife of the County of Oldham and State of Kentucky of the one part and
Hopkins H. Watkins of the same county and State of the other part
Notes for GEORGE W. WELLMAN:
LAND: 1833-1839: Oldham County, KY Deed Book "C", page 245. Hopkins Henry Watkins bought out interests of wife's brother and sister in family farm 1833 and 1834. Deed from George W and Mary N. Wellman to Hopkins H Watkins, for Interest in 50 acres on Floyd's Fork in Oldham County, Ky. February 3, 1834, for $122.83. Later moved to Lewis Co MO in 1839.
THIS INDENTURE made this 3rd day of February one thousand eight hundred
and thirty four between George W. Wellman and Mary his wife of the
County of Oldham and State of Kentucky of the one part and Hopkins H
Watkins of the county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth
that the said George W. Wellman and Mary his wife for and in
consideration of one hundred and twenty two dollars and 83 cents in hand
paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained
and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the
said Hopkins H. Watkins, his heirs and assigns, all of our interest
either in law or equity in a certain tract of land lying and being in
the County of Oldham and state aforesaid on the waters of Floyd's Fork
containing fifty acres being the tract that Cornelius Wellman died
possessed of. Together with all and singular the appurtenances thereto
belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the land
hereby conveyed with the appurtenances unto the said Hopkins H. Watkins,
his heirs and assigns forever and the said George W. Wellman and Mary
his wife doth warrant and forever defend the title of said land from all
persons whatever. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and
seals the date above.
Notes for ELIZA JANE WELLMAN: Eliza Wellman and Hopkins Henry Watkins were married on Feb. 11, 1832 in Oldham County, Kentucky. (Source: Oldham County, KY Marriages 1823-1850, page 19) Her mother, Elizabeth, signed her consent for the marriage, as follows:
10 Febr 1832
Isaac R. Swathmey, Esqr,
From the Oldham County, KY Court; Original Marriage Bonds, Certificates,
Licenses, and Consent Notes, 1831-1834, FHL Film 0482444
1. Deed from Thomas W and Rebecca Reeves to Hopkins H Watkins, for 1/3 interest in 50 acres on Floyd's Fork in Oldham County, Ky., October 26, 1833, for $123. (Oldham County, KY Deed Book "C", pp 162-63)
2. Deed from George W and Mary Wellman to Hopkins H Watkins, for Interest in 50 acres on Floyd's Fork in Oldham County, Ky. February 3, 1834, for $122.83. (Oldham County, KY Deed Book "C", pg 245)
3. Mortgage deed from Hopkins H Watkins to Joseph Fible for 50 acres on Floyd's Fork in Oldham County, Ky. March 27, 1835 for $223.07 (Oldham County, KY Deed Book "C", pp 343-34)
Apparently Hopkins paid off the mortgage between 1835 and 1838, since
CENSUS: 1850 US Census, Harrison Twp., Scotland Cty., MO, Dwg 335, Fam 335, page 139. NOTE: Hopkins H. age 39, born in KY, farmer, real estate value $1,500.
CENSUS: 1860 US Census, Harrison Twp., Memphis, Scotland Cty., MO, Dwg
#1050, Family #1024, page 145/933, Line 32. NOTE: Surname shown as "Wadkins";
age 49, born in KY, farmer, real estate value $1,500, personal property
MARRIAGE: Marriage Bond for marriage of Hopkins Henry Watkins and Eliza Jane Wellman, from Oldham County, KY Court, Original Marriage Bonds, Certificates, Licenses and Consent Notes of 1831-1834, LDS FHL Film #0482444
"Know all men by these presents that we, Hopkins Henry Watkins and
Robert Callerz, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of
Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds for the payment of
which will and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors
and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents;
sealed and stated this 11th day of February, 1832. The condition of this
obligation is such that a license hath issued from the clerks office of
the Oldham County Court for the marriage of the said Hopkins Henry
Watkins to Miss Eliza Jane Wellman, daughter of Elizabeth Wellman of
this County. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct this marriage
intended to be solemnized between the parties aforesaid then this bond
to be void otherwise to remain in full force and ____ in law.
MARRIAGE: LDS C.D. Rom #9 pt.229, Marriages: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN, GRS 3.03. 1820-1850: Oldham Co.; KY marriages from 1820-1850: Viewed Jul 1995 FHL Salt Lake City UT.
MARRIAGE: OLDHAM CO KY MARRIAGES 1823-1850; 1850; p 19
LAND: 1833-1839: Hopkins H Watkins bought out interests of wife's brother and sister in family farm 1833 and 1834, sold 50O acre farm 12 Sep 1838, moved to Lewis Co MO in 1839:
1. Deed from Thomas W and Rebecca Reeves to Hopkins H Watkins, for 1/3
interest in 50 acres on Floyd's Fork in Oldham County, Ky., October 26,
1833, for $123.