The following data is extracted from History of Daviess County, Missouri -Jamesport Township, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies.
Was born in Indiana, June 16, 1830. When he was fourteen years old his parents removed to Illinois, and there Arthur received the greater part of his education. He began farming for a livelihood, after leaving school, and -continued in that calling till the fall of 1871, when he came to Harrison county, Missouri, where he remained till the spring of 1878. He then came to Daviess county, and located in Jamesport, where he again engaged in farming. Mr. Watkins still owns a farm in Harrison county, and also owns a good house and lot in Jamesport. He was married in Illinois, in August, 1856, to Miss Martha E. Cregg, a native of that State. They are the parents of six children, of whom four are still living: Charles, James,. William and Emma.
Source: History of Daviess County, Missouri -Jamesport Township, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies