The Watkins family of Ridgeway, Henry County, Virginia has been traced back to my ggg grandparents, John Watkins and Nancy Moore, to the years 1790 - 1805.
John and Nancy had eleven children, eight sons and three daughters. My research in the family has primarily centered around the years 1861- 1865, during the War for Southern Independence. All eight sons were sent off to war. Two of them died on Virginia battlefields, two others were taken as POW's and sent to Point Lookout, Maryland. One died there. All the remaining sons were maimed physically and mentally from the war.
Here are some of my favorite websites:
The Watkins Brothers (http://WatkinsBrothersCSA.homestead.com)
My Watkins Family (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/a/t/Arthur-Watkins-Virginia/index.html)
Our Carolina Roots (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jentaylor/Genhome.htm)