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Comment by Susan Watson on July 2, 2015 at 8:13pm

Trying to find John Watson b. 1820, PA moved to Louisville, KY where he married 1849 to Sophia Collingridge then her family and him and Sophia with daughter Josephine moved to CA in abt 1852. Who are his parents? or Siblings?

Named his sons William Dodge and Albert Malchin which were carried on to his grandsons. He is my large brick wall. Oh he is also Irish according FTDNA.

Comment by Beverly K Bess on February 19, 2015 at 3:30pm
I'm looking for william Watson born about 1854 and lived in Grainger County, TN. He was married to Martha Mallicoat. They had twin daughters , Susan and Maggie Watson. They also had a son named James who was younger than the twins. Susan was my great grandmother. I have not found any other information about him.
Comment by Karen Ramsden Zahler on April 9, 2014 at 12:22pm

Hi, thanks for the add to your group.

I am descended from a Watson, but I have hit a wall trying to finding out more about this ancestor.

My g-g-g grandfather was a Dr. W. W. Watson, born in 1814, possibly in North Carolina. I do not have a month or day nor do I know his parents' names. W. W. may stand for William Wilkins. I believe his family may have moved to Tennessee from NC, and he went to Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia and graduated and then married Elizabeth Marple Kite 5-25-1837 in Philadelphia. I believe they may have moved to Tennessee or another territory perhaps. Elizabeth & WW had two sons, William Wilkins b. 1843, and my g-g grandfather John Maclaren b. 3-29-1845. W.W. died in 1847 and I think he is buried in Tennessee perhaps. I then think that my g-g-g grandmother may have moved back to Pennsylvania to live with/near her family with the boys. I believe that since my g-g grandfather John met and then married Ann Lawrence Stokes 5-1-1873 in Philadelphia.

Anyone who knows of a Watson family migration to Tennessee from North Carolina in the late 1700s or early 1800s could greatly assist me, especially if there is a tie to the names Wilkins or Maclaren, which as they are used as middle names, I think were probably family names at one time.


Comment by Deborah LeBorgne on December 8, 2013 at 7:25pm


I'm searching for Ida May Watson born in Kentucky abt 1868. Married James Martin in Louiseville, Kentucky 1885.  Lived in Galena, Kansas in the early 1900's.  Adopted a daughter, Virginia, abt. 1900.

Any information please let me know ... Thank you :)

Comment by Richard D'Eon on July 7, 2012 at 7:55am

does anyone reconize this Watson Family? James Watson was born in 1790 in NC according to the 1850 IN Census.  He migrated from NC to Rockastle County, KY and married there to a Polly in 1812, they were paying taxes on Skeggs Creek in 1820. He raised a family there themn moved to Lawrence County, IN in about 1829. his children were Burell, Elizabeth, Uriah, William, Darius, Mary, Nancy, Clearender, Berlinda, and James Cyrus (he was born in IN).  Need help on putting this family tree together.  Richard d'eon

Comment by Donna K Sheraden on October 20, 2011 at 2:12pm

 I have some Watson's in my family tree. They lived in White County IL. Thanks,


Comment by Jo Raymond on November 17, 2009 at 12:34am
Does anyone have any Watson's in IL? The Alfred Marion Watson family moved to IL and lived in the counties of Shelby, Fayette, Piatt, Moultrie, Coles, Mercer, Douglas. In 1880 they were in Greenville, SC and Alfred Marion died in 1887 in IL. His wife Frances died in 1889, they had 7 children. Jo
Comment by Jo Raymond on August 23, 2009 at 6:51am
I have a Jesse Monroe Watson b in AL but he was born in 1904. I don't have an Asa Watson and the only Calvin Watson I have was b about 1846 in SC. Sure wish there was a connect, but I don't think so. Thanks for your reply.
Comment by Virginia Alvord on August 22, 2009 at 9:36pm
I have a Jesse Watson b 1896 in Alabama. His father was Asa B. Watson b 1861. I also have a Jesse Tilman Watson, b 1898 in Florida. J T's father was Calvin K. Watson b 1852 in Alabama. If you think there may be a connection, let me know.
Comment by Jo Raymond on August 22, 2009 at 6:38pm
I am researching the Jesse Watson Sr. B about 1790 in NC. Jesse Jr B about 1812 in NC The family moved to SC then later my ggrandfather moved to GA. My grandfather came to TX and other family lived in IL, NC, and SC. Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated.

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