Abraham Watson

6 January 1799–28 August 1861 (Age 62)
Clermont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Watson was born on 6 January 1799, in Clermont, Ohio, United States, his father, William Isaac Watson, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Thompkins Jones, was 36. He married Elizabeth Huntington on 11 March 1824, in Clermont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 28 August 1861, in Monroe Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Hayes Cemetery, Monroe, Iowa Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Watson
Elizabeth Huntington
Marriage: 11 March 1824
Mary T Watson
Isaac Watson
Deborah J. Watson
Elizabeth A. Watson
Margaret R. Watson
Letta W. Watson
Eliza Watson

Spouse and Children

11 March 1824
Clermont, Ohio, United States


    Mary T Watson


    Isaac Watson


    Deborah J. Watson


    Elizabeth A. Watson


    Margaret R. Watson


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 1

"On Dec. 6, 1800, Governor St. Clair created by proclamation the county of Clermont, the name taken from the Department of Clermont, in France, and derived from two French words originally signifying "" a clear mountain,"" ..."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Abraham Watson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abraham Watson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abram Watson in entry for Thomas Parish, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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