Sidney Smith Watson

1 June 1812–4 March 1886 (Age 73)
New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Sidney Smith

When Sidney Smith Watson was born on 1 June 1812, in New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States, her father, Robert Goah Watson, was 28 and her mother, Jane Myers, was 32. She married J. Edmond Benjamin LaVallee in January 1832, in New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 4 March 1886, in New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Dawson Cemetery, New Madrid Township, New Madrid, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

J. Edmond Benjamin LaVallee
Sidney Smith Watson
Marriage: January 1832
Jeannette C. La Vallee
Amanda Laura LaVallee
Robert Lane LaValle
Adelia LaVallee
Caroline Watson La Valle
John Edmund Hunter La Vallee
Jean La Valle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    January 1832New Madrid, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    Age 9
    Missouri is the 24th state
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Lianey L Lavalle in household of Eam R Lavalle, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sidney S La Valle in household of Laura A Cook, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Sidney Smith Watson LaValle, "Find A Grave Index"

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