John Finn Watson

Brief Life History of John Finn

When John Finn Watson was born on 16 July 1847, in Flat Creek, Bedford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Matthew W. Watson, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Smith, was 31. He married Martha Margaret Farrar on 14 December 1868, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bedford, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 24, Bedford, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 December 1921, in Hope, Eddy, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Artesia, Eddy, New Mexico, United States.

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John Finn Watson
Martha Margaret Farrar
Marriage: 14 December 1868
James J. Watson
Rebecca E. Watson
Matthew W. Watson
Earnest W. Watson
William Adolph Watson
Joseph Levoy Watson
Tom Luther Watson
Hester Theo Watson
Hollis Gardner Watson
Edward V Watson

Sources (16)

  • Fin Watson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J F Watson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • John Finn Watson, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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