Watson Family History & Genealogy

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Watson Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Sep 24, 2019

History

Father didnt know his father growing up in Tulsa Oklahoman.

Name Origin

Unknown

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Nationality & Ethnicity

USA Caucasian

Early Watsons

These are the earliest records we have of the Watson family.

1550 - Aug 31, 1668
1599 - Unknown
1605 - 1637
1668 - Unknown
1700 - Apr 4, 1763
1715 - Unknown
1745 - Unknown
1747 - Sep 10, 1784
1747 - Unknown
1749 - Unknown

Watson Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Watson Biographies

Apr 15, 1884 - Unknown
Jun 3, 1904 - January 1983
Jan 31, 1919 - Jul 25, 2006
Sep 28, 1883 - January 1970
Sep 27, 1896 - July 1966
Oct 22, 1919 - Sep 29, 1994
Jan 11, 1911 - Nov 29, 1994
Mar 12, 1902 - August 1984
Nov 30, 1912 - Apr 15, 1994
Oct 27, 1961 - Feb 22, 2007
Dec 25, 1902 - April 1969
Mar 26, 1921 - Nov 6, 2006
Jan 18, 1912 - June 1974
c. 1969 - Unknown
c. 1936 - Unknown
c. 1969 - Unknown
Unknown - Dec 31, 1969
Unknown - Unknown
Dec 31, 1903 - March 1974
c. 1910 - Unknown

Watson Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Watson family member is 68.7 years old according to our database of 101,435 people with the last name Watson that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

68.7 years

Oldest Watsons

These are the longest-lived members of the Watson family on AncientFaces.

1550 - Aug 31, 1668
118 years
Aug 15, 1869 - December 1981
112 years
Aug 15, 1871 - January 1984
112 years
Jul 1, 1878 - April 1990
111 years
Jul 1, 1874 - September 1982
108 years
Apr 23, 1901 - May 28, 2009
108 years
Aug 31, 1881 - January 1990
108 years
Jul 2, 1872 - April 1981
108 years
Nov 29, 1893 - Jan 2, 2001
107 years
Jan 2, 1877 - September 1984
107 years

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Confederate soldier in the Civil War.

First assignment: 3B Corporal, Company A, 8th Regiment, Georgia State Troops on November 17, 1861. He was mustered at Savannah, GA in May 1862.

He enlisted as a Private in Infantry Battalion, Company E, 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry in March 1863.

Interesting story (unconfirmed): On June 12, 1863, Thomas Watson, Benjamin Allison, and John Young deserted at Kingstons, TN. John Young, being a good swimmer, swam the Tennessee River; stole a paddle boat; then went back for Thomas and Benjamin. The three men hid from their unit until nightfall, when they began walking. Once far enough away from their unit, they also walked during the day. When he got home to Fannin County, Thomas slept in a hollow log near his home. His wife, Elizabeth, would sneak food to him. Later, he walked through the mountains to Athens, Tennessee, and joined the Union Army for 1 year.

His Union Army assignment: Company E, 7th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry. Thomas was honorably discharged July 27, 1865 at Nashville, TN.

He lived to age 74.

The Watsons moved to Fannin County, GA from Cisco, Murray County. Cisco was in the mountains, somewhere between Chatsworth and Fannin. Thomas' mother, "Fannie", and one daughter are buried near Cisco.

Thomas settled at the foot of Watson Mountain, which was named for him. His brother, Rufus, settled at the foot of another mountain nearby... near Dyer Gap. Landmarks: Hipps Chapel, Higden Store, and the Upper and Lower Jack River.

When Thomas' father, George, died, he was to be buried at Cisco. However, the weather and road conditions were so bad at the time that they could not transport him there. He was buried at Hipps Chapel Cemetery, instead. Many Watsons are buried there.

Thomas's parents:
George William Watson and Francis "Fanny" Gribble

Thomas married Elizabeth Angeline Goss on October 17, 1858. They had the following children:
Seniah, b. 12/21/1859
Coleman Jefferson, b. 10/29/1861
George Monroe, b. 04/25/1864
Rufus William, b. 07/04/1866
Frances Elizabeth, b. 09/04/1969
Thomas Franklin, b. 09/27/1871
Joseph Lucius, b. 11/25/1873
John Melvin, b. 03/16/1876
Harvey Montreville, b. 04/09/1878
Emily Miranda, b. 08/16/1881
Mary Magdeline, b. 08/24/1884
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Judy Jendruck
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William R. Watson, a farmer, married Mary E. Johnson,they were from Arkansas. William and Mary had 2 sons, John T. and James Franklin. What little records available state 4 chilren but no one in my family is aware of the other two. James Franklin and John were born near Blairsville, Clay County, Arkansas. Mary E. Watson died, (cause unknown) and William took James and John to Caddo Mills TX.(perhaps he remarried and 2 more children?). John was raised by the Johnson family. John married Carrie and they had a son Maurice. John was the pharmacist in Caddo Mills.
James Franklin, (my grandfather) was raised by the Farr or Pharr family in Caddo Mills or Greenville, Tx, in Hunt County. I have been able to trace John T. Watson but cannot find information on the Farr/Pharr family that raised James (Jim) Franklin Watson, it would have been in the late 1800's or early 1900's. I would appreciate any info. Thank you.
Dec 01, 2009 · Reply

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