David Allen Watson

14 June 1823–25 October 1876 (Age 53)
Jerseytown, Madison Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of David Allen

When David Allen Watson was born on 14 June 1823, in Jerseytown, Madison Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Allen Watson, was 41 and his mother, Catherine Fruit, was 27. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Mary Ann McCollum. He died on 25 October 1876, at the age of 53, and was buried in Derry Presbyterian Cemetery, White Hall, Anthony Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Allen Watson
Mary Ann McCollum
Robert C Watson
1852–about 1854
Elmira Vance Watson
George Watson
about 1854–1906
Ella V Watson
about 1869–
Sarah C Watson
John Fruit Watson

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 2
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 7
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
Age 23
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: D A Watson - Government record: birth-name: D A Watson
  • D Allen Watson in the Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906
  • David Allen Watson (1823

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