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George Claiborne Watkins

George Claiborne Watkins, American jurist. member military court attending troops under General T.H. Holmes, Confederate Army, 1862.

Background

  • Watkins, George Claiborne was born on November 25, 1815 in Shelbyville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Major Isaac and Maria (Toncre) Watkins.

  • Education

    • Attended Tapping Reeve’s Law School, Litchfield, Connecticut.

    Career

    • Partner (with Chester Ashley) in law firm, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1837. Attorney general of Arkansas, 1843. Chief justice Arkansas Supreme Court, 1852-1854, made most important decision in Merrick versus Avery, 1854.

      Supporter of Confederacy. Member military court attending troops under General T.H. Holmes, Confederate Army, 1862.

    Membership

    Member military court attending troops under General T.H. Holmes, Confederate Army, 1862.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Crease, 1841. Married second, Mistress.
    • father: Major Isaac Watkins
    • mother: Maria (Toncre) Watkins
    • spouses: Mary Crease
    • Mistress
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    Born November 25, 1815
    Died December 7, 1872
    (aged 57)
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