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Edwin Watkins (b. 1854)

Edwin was born at Pergoed, Glascoed in 1854, the son of Henry and Maria Watkins. The family moved to Upper House, Llanbaddock when Edwin was a small child. He was baptised at Mount Zion Chapel on 20th December 1868.

Edwin later moved to Newman, Illinois, married a lady named Melvina and had several children, including William, Anna and Edna. I assume from the photos below that Gladys was Edwin and Melvina’s fourth child although she may alternatively be William’s beloved!

Edwin moved to America between 1871 and 1873  although was home in April 1881 on a visit from America. His occupation was recorded as “Butcher”.

Census Records