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HUSBAND: John Watson
BORN: 15 February 1797
MARRIAGE: 18 November 1824 in Todd County, KY
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DIED: 3 November 1871 in Todd County, KY
FATHERíS NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Unknown
MOTHERíS NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Unknown
NOTES: John Watson indicated in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 federal censuses that he was born in Tennessee. He appears to have paid taxes in Todd County with a Joab and a James Watson in 1826. Any information about John Watson's ancestry will be appreciated.
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WIFE: Martha Ann Anderson
BORN: 10 February 1805 in Virginia (probably Buckingham, VA)
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DIED: 6 August 1873 in Todd County, KY
FATHERíS NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: John Smith Anderson (b abt. 1781 in VA)
MOTHERíS NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Susanna Lacey ( b abt 1785 in VA)
NOTES: Martha Ann Anderson was a firstborn child. As a child of twelve years in 1817, she and her family travelled from Virginia to what is now Todd County, KY. They travelled over the Wilderness Road, passing through the Cumberland Gap. Martha's father was educated in law and was named as a Magistrate in the first slate of Todd County officials in 1820. Martha married John Watson in 1824 and together they raised 8 children in Todd County.
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CHILD 1: Mary Ann Watson
BORN: 29 March 1827 in KY
MARRIAGE: Philip Marion Wolf (m. 27 September 1860) in Todd County, KY
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DIED: 29 Aug 1882 in Todd County, KY
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CHILD 2: John Thomas Watson
BORN: Abt 1829 in Todd County, KY
MARRIAGE: Julia Jane Elgin (m. 29 December 1858) in St. Louis, MO
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DIED: 15 Mar 1896 in St. Louis, MO
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CHILD 3: David S. Watson
BORN: 15 April 1831 in Todd County, KY
MARRIAGE: Priscilla Jane Hardin (m. 5 September 1855 in Logan County, KY)
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DIED: 5 November 1921 in Todd County, KY
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CHILD 4: Elizabeth J. Watson
BORN: 7 April 1833 in Todd County, KY
MARRIAGE: Nathan S. Johnson (m. 1 December 1856 in Montgomery County, TN))
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DIED: 6 August 1907 in Todd County, KY
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CHILD 5: Jefferson B. Watson
BORN: 28 June 1835 (probably in Madisonville, Hopkins County, KY)
MARRIAGE: Margarette Emilene Armstrong (m. 29 November 1871 in Todd County, KY)
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DIED: 31 January 1918 in Todd County, KY
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CHILD 6: Reuben H. Watson
BORN: November 1837 in TN
MARRIAGE: Elizabeth Shanklin (m. 4 November 1874 in Todd County, KY)
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DIED: 25 November 1905 in Todd County, KY
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CHILD 7: Robert A. Watson
BORN: 15 Mar 1841 in KY
MARRIAGE: Virginia Elizabeth Wolfe (m. 5 October 1871 in Todd County, KY)
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DIED: 15 October 1914 in Todd County, KY
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CHILD 8: William Lewis Watson
BORN: 15 April 1843 in Todd County, KY
MARRIAGE: Victoria Alice Harrison (m. 24 March 1875 in Todd County, KY)
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DIED: 3 May 1911 in Todd County, KY
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
John Watson and Martha Anderson settled on the headwaters of Whippoorwill Creek (between Pond River Road and current KY state highway 181) in Todd County. They received title to their land in 1851 and the land is still owned by their descendants in 2001. John, Martha, and five of their children are buried near their homestead in France Cemetery, which overlooks Whippoorwill Creek. For more information on this family and allied Todd County families, go to the "toddcountyky" database (without the quotation marks) at the above referenced URL. Additions and corrections are encouraged.

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