Brereton Rolla Ross Porter Pemberton Watson (1804 - 1877)



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in Liverpool, Merseyside County, England United Kingdom


in in Kew, Boroondara City County, VIC Australia

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Partner: Catherine (Wade) Watson
Children with Catherine: George Wade Watson and James Marriott Watson


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1804 - In the year that Brereton Rolla Ross Porter Pemberton Watson was born, on July 11th, Alexander Hamilton, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Aaron Burr, Vice President of the United States, fought a duel. Alexander Hamilton was shot and died the next day. Burr was indicted for murder and was acquitted but his political career was ruined.

1814 - He was merely 10 years old when in August, the British captured Washington, DC and set fire to the White House and the Capitol building. President James Madison and his wife, Dolley, couldn't return to the White House when the British were driven out. It wasn't until 1817 that the White House became habitable again.

1843 - When he was 39 years old, on March 21st, the world didn't end! It was the first time that Baptist preacher William Miller predicted the Second Coming - he kept predicting it until his death in 1849.

1866 - When he was 62 years old, on April 10th, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - the ASPCA - was created. New Yorker Henry Bergh was the first President of the Society and the leader in its creation. He later formed the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

1877 - In the year of Brereton Rolla Ross Porter Pemberton Watson's passing, on March 2nd, the U.S. presidential election of 1876 was ended with the selection of Rutherford B. Hayes as the winner. Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote in November 1876 but 20 votes in the electoral college were in dispute. An informal agreement was made in which Hayes agreed to remove federal troops from South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana, ending Reconstruction in the South. So, on March 4th, Rutherford B. Hayes became the 19th President of the United States.

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Brereton Rolla Ross Porter Pemberton Watson, father to 2 children, passed away in 1877 in Kew, VIC Australia at 73 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born in 1804 in Liverpool, England United Kingdom. Brereton's partner was Catherine Wade. and they gave birth to George Wade Watson and James Marriott Watson.

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