If anyone has information regarding the ancestry of William WATSON and Thomas WATSON or any other new information about this direct WATSON family line, please contact us.

(1) Mr. WATSON; he resided in VA (place unknown) and then probably in KY (place unknown); his children:

[#2]    i. William, b. 23 Mar 1780, d. 26 Jul 1857, m. Sarah "Sally" BECKES; 
[#3]   ii. Thomas, b. unknown, d. unknown, m. unknown; 
      iii. ?David?, b. unknown.

(2) William WATSON, b. 23 Mar 1780 in VA (place unknown), d. 26 Jul 1857 in Haddon Twsp., Sullivan Co., IN; m. 1st, 9 Aug 1804 in Knox Co., IN, to Sarah "Sally" BECKES (b. about 1785, d. 25 Jan 1820; daughter of Benjamin BECKES & Mary Webb? CONSOLVIN); they resided in Knox Co., and then in Haddon Twsp., Sullivan Co., IN; their children:

[#4]    i. Benjamin Beckes, b. 17 Oct 1805, d. 7 Jun 1878, m. [#5] Hester "Hetty" WATSON; 
       ii. William D., b. 12 Mar 1812, d. 9 Oct 1858, m. Mary LOW; 
      iii. Parmenas, b. 15 Jun 1814. 
William WATSON m. 2nd, 1 Mar 1821 in IN, to Rachel HOCKETT (b. 1795, d. 8 Apr 1870); their children:
       iv. Hester "Hetty", b. 25 Jan 1822, d. 30 Jun 1858, m. Mr. KILE; 
        v. Asenath, b. 29 Oct 1823, d. 7 Apr 1895; 
       vi. John B., b. 16 Sep 1825; 
      vii. Samira, b. 4 Aug 1829, d. 8 Aug 1863, m. Mr. MILLER; 
     viii. Mary H., b. 24 Jan 1832, d. 18 Aug 1852; 
       ix. America, b. 11 Jul 1833, d. 10 Jun 1860. 
William WATSON was a soldier in Capt. Scott's Co., IN Militia, from Sep to Nov 1811, in the Battle of Tippecanoe.

(3) Thomas WATSON, b. unknown probably in VA (place unknown), d. unknown probably in Sullivan Co., IN; m. to wife unknown (possibly a ?SINGLETON?); he resided in KY (place unknown), then in Knox Co., then in Sullivan Co., IN; his children:

[#5]    i. Hester "Hetty", b. 2 Aug 1806, d. 29 Jul 1877, m. [#4] Benjamin Beckes WATSON; 
       ii. Singleton Wilson, b. 11 Aug 1809, d. 22 Aug 1876, m. Hannah "Hattie" Kelly ALBRIGHT. 

(4 & 5) [#4] Benjamin Beckes WATSON, b. 17 Oct 1805 in Knox Co., IN, d. 7 Jun 1878 in Linton, Green Co., IN; m, 4 Jan 1829 in IN, to his first cousin [#5] Hester "Hetty" WATSON, b. 2 Aug 1806 in KY (place unknown), d. 29 Jul 1877 in Linton, Green Co., IN; they resided in Sullivan Co., and then in Green Co., IN; their children:

        i. Emma, b. 2 Oct 1831, d. 9 Aug 1900, m. George BOND; 
       ii. Sarah, b. 16 Oct 1832, d. 12 Jun 1912, m. James O. COLLINS; 
      iii. Margaret A. "Mary", b. about 1833, m. John NEAL; 
       iv. John, b. about 1836, m. Ann HARPER; 
[#6]    v. Margaret, b. 16 Aug 1839, d. 14 Jul 1909, m. William Pleasant MINICH; 
       vi. Rachael, b. about 1840; 
      vii. Benjamin Franklin, b. 31 Aug 1841, d. 27 Jan 1897, m. Eva ____; 
     viii. William T., b. 13 Nov 1842; 
       ix. Hetty, b. 3 Nov 1843, d. 5 Apr 1846; 
        x. Charles, b. 2 Jan 1847; 
       xi. Rush, b. 17 Dec 1848, d. 19 Jan 1924, m. Sally SHARP; 
      xii. Henry C., b. 27 Feb 1850, m. Molly SHARP. 

(6) Margaret WATSON, b. 16 Aug 1839 in Haddon Twsp., Sullivan Co., IN, d. 14 Jul 1909 in Eldorado, OK; m., 30 Dec 1869 in Haddon Twsp., Sullivan Co., IN, to William Pleasant MINICH (b. 22 May 1832, d. 13 May 1916).

Continued on my MINICH Family Page


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