Mills Leroy Watkins
- Born: Jul 1842, Virginia
- Marriage: Louisiana Pierce on 18 Jun 1866 in Nansemond Co, VA.
- Died: 3 Nov 1921, Isle of Wight Co., VA at age 79
Mills Leroy Watkins , Occupation: Farmer Enlistment Date: 22 April 186
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Confederacy State Served: Virginia Death Date: 03 November 1921 Death Place: Windsor, VA Unit Numbers: 765 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 April 1861
Enlisted in Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 22 April 1861.
On rolls on 15 April 1862 (No further record)
Surry County / Isle of Wight County (VA)
MILLS LEROY WATKINS-is a native of Isle of Wight county, a son of Meridith Holland Watkins and Jincy (Darden) Watkins. Through the years of the civil war he was in the Confederate States service; first in Company D, 16th Virginia Infantry, and then with the 1st Independent Company, signal corps. In Nansemond County, Virginia, June 18, 1866, Mills L. Watkins and Louisiana Pierce were united in marriage, and in the home established by their union are six children, namely: Jesse L. [ca 1867], Herbert C. [ca 1869], William F. [Floyd - July 1874], Elmira May [May 1876], Ode [a son - ca 1878], and Carrie [May 1874] [also a son after publication, Sherley C. Watkins - April 1887]. The wife of Mr. Watkins was born in Nansemond County, a daughter of William Pierce, sr.', and Elmira (Daniel) Pierce. The father of Mills L. Watkins [Meredith Holland Watkins / Jincy Jane Darden] was a colonel of militia of Isle of Wight County for a number of years, also a justice of the peace for this county. At the beginning of the late war he entered the service as captain of the Isle of Wight Grays, where he served over a year, and was then necessitated to resign on the account of ill health. In 1870 Mills L. Watkins was appointed assessor of land for Isle of Wight county, was in the same year elected county treasurer, in which office he served three years. In 1883 he was elected justice of the peace, and is still serving. Address, Windsor, Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
Mills married Louisiana Pierce on 18 Jun 1866 in Nansemond Co, VA. (Louisiana Pierce was born in Sep 1842 in Virginia and died after 1920 in Isle of Wight Co., VA.)