Mitford Sarentha Watson

17 February 1848–15 May 1931 (Age 83)
Union, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Mitford Sarentha

When Mitford Sarentha Watson was born on 17 February 1848, in Union, Arkansas, United States, her father, Joseph Drury Watson, was 38 and her mother, Therasa Waller, was 32. She married Robert Martin Shull about 1870. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Winn, Louisiana, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 2, Shelby, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 May 1931, in Shelby, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Strong Cemetery, Strong, Shelby, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Martin Shull
Mitford Sarentha Watson
Marriage: about 1870
Mary Jane Shull
Mincie Ella Shull
William Henry Shull
Addie Shull
Robert Lee Shull

Spouse and Children

about 1870


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Drury Watson


    Therasa Waller




    Leroy Watson


    Jim Edward Watson


    George Washington Watson


    Mary Jane Watson


    Joseph N Watson


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 2

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Age 13

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 22

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

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)

  • Mitfred Watson in household of Joseph Watson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mitford S Shull in household of Robert M Shull, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Milford S Shull in household of Robert M Shull, "United States Census, 1910"

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