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Descendants of ? Watson

Generation No. 1

1. ?1 WATSON was born Bet. 1800 - 1816 in Kentucky, and died Unknown. He married ELIZABETH //. She was born 1813 in Kentucky, and died Unknown.

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The idenity of Richard Watson's father remains a mystery. There are some possibilities however.

The 1840 Federal census of Marion County, Kentucky, listed the household of a Richard Watson as follows: Free White Males, 2 under five years (it is possible this was Daniel and Richard); 1 thirty and under forty (Richard senior); Free White Females, 1 ten and under fifteen (unknown), 1 twenty and under thirty (possibly Elizabeth). One person was listed as employed in Manufactures and Trades. The ages of the children indicated this Richard Watson could be Richard M. Watson's father.

A Richard Watson was listed in the 1850 Louisville, Jefferson Co, Kentucky Federal census who was 34 years of age and born in Mass. His wife was listed as Mary Watson, 30 years of age, also born in Mass. and married within the year to Richard. There were no children listed. Could this be Richard Watson's father and his second wife? His occupation appears to be "none".

Also, as indicated by Richard M Watson's obituary, he and his parents had moved to Newton county sometime near 1846. If so, Richard Watson's father probably died and was buried in Newton county.
Further research is needed on each of the above notes.

The following is listed in the land grant section of the Garrard county, Kentucky, website; WATSON, BENJAMIN 08/23/1816 114 A Ky R. By the date, the Benjamin listed could be his father or grandfather.

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According to the 1850 Census, Elizabeth was unable to read and write. In the 1910 Census of Newton County, Missouri (page 392), Elizabeth was listed as a boarder and widow at 73 years of age, living with the William Cook family in the Newtonia Township.

Children of
? WATSON and ELIZABETH // are:
2. i.   DANIEL MARION2 WATSON, b. Abt. 1836; d. February 22, 1863.
3. ii.   RICHARD M. WATSON, b. February 1839, Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky; d. December 06, 1903, Racine, MO.
  iii.   MISSOURI E. WATSON, b. Abt. 1843; d. Unknown; m. THOMAS DUNCAN; b. Abt. 1839, Tennessee; d. Unknown.
  Notes for THOMAS DUNCAN:
The 1860 Federal census indicated that Thomas could not read or write.

Occupation: 1860, Farmer

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