Have you researched the "Watkins"? Are you related to any in Alabama?
I have photos going back to Jefferson Dudley Watkins of Birmingham Alabama in the 1800's; I was married to a JAMES WATKINS for 27 years...always did like the name. Thanks, Ms. Zona Watkins aka "Ladyfairz"
I have not researched my ancestors. I have a cousin who is really into it. I have forwarded your question to him and I'll get back to you. I do know I am related to Watkins from Missouri and Tennessee for sure. And I have have relatives from Hackleburg, but they are Bakers and Fredericks.