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James Watson Sr. (abt. 1787)

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James Watson Sr.
Born about in South Carolina, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 21 May 1844 in Campbell, Georgia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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05:42: Kathy (Stuewe) Zipperer answered a question about James Watson Sr. (abt.1787-) [Thank Kathy for this]
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He must've been married previous to marrying Minerva, as his son James Jr. is too old to be Minerva's son.

He does not appear on the 1840 census for Campbell co. GA, but there are three other Watson men resident there -- John, John P., and Samuel H. However, from the 1850 census we know that John P. and Samuel H. Watson were both born in Virginia, making it unlikely they are close relatives of James Watson (a South Carolinian).


  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Jas Watson, Campbell county, Campbell, Georgia, United States; citing family 438, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Rejected matches › James Watson (abt.1786-abt.1852)

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