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Joseph Watson (1850 - 1872)

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Joseph Watson
1850 - 1872
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1850
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1872
Australia
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Joseph Watson was born in 1850. He is the child of Christopher Watson and Ann Haines Watson. He died in 1872 in Australia at 22 years old. We know that Joseph Watson had been residing in Australia.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joseph Watson passed away in 1872 in Australia at age 22. He was born in 1850. He is the child of Christopher Watson and Ann Haines Watson. We know that Joseph Watson had been residing in Australia.
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In 1850, in the year that Joseph Watson was born, on April 4th, the city of Los Angeles - now the 2nd most populous city in the US - was incorporated. On April 15th, the city of San Francisco - now the 15h most populous city in the US - was incorporated. Both cities were incorporated before California became a state.

In 1860, by the time he was only 10 years old, on February 26th, near Eureka California, white settlers attacked a tribe of Wiyot Indians on Indian Island. Over 60 women, children and older people died. Bret Harte - a writer and friend of Mark Twain - reported the news about the massacre to the papers in San Francisco.

In 1869, by the time he was 19 years old, on March 4th, Ulysses S. Grant became the 18th President of the United States. Previously a Union General, Grant beat the Democrat candidate, Horatio Seymour, 52.7% to 47.3% in the general vote.

In 1872, in the year of Joseph Watson's passing, on May 22nd, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Amnesty Act of 1872. The Act restored full civil rights to secessionists, including about 150,000 former slaves who had fought in the Confederate Army. About 500 former Confederate sympathizers were not allowed their full civil rights.

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