Martha Patsy Bottoms

1794–1854 (Age 60)
Bladen, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Patsy

When Martha Patsy Bottoms was born in 1794, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, her father, Burrell Bottoms, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Hartsfield, was 34. She married Thomas Jefferson Watson I on 3 January 1824, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Henry, Georgia, United States in 1850. She died in 1854, in Rapides, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Watson I
Martha Patsy Bottoms
Marriage: 3 January 1824
Sarah Watson
Ira G. Watson
William Watson
Ephraim Watson

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Jefferson Watson I



3 January 1824
South Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Burrell Bottoms


    Sarah Hartsfield




World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes

Age 13

Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 17

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bottom .

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

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Sources (3)

  • M Watson in household of I Watson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Patsey Bottoms Watson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Patsey Bottoms - Government record: Census record: birth: 1820; South Carolina, United States

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