When James Franklin Watson was born about 1803, in Laurens, Georgia, United States, his father, David Lewis Watson Jr., was 40 and his mother, Isabel Hughes, was 31. He married Sarah A Jane Grubbs in 1829, in Pike, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Coffee, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Florida, United States in 1870. He died in 1875, in Walton, Florida, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Walton, St. Lucie, Florida, United States.
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 .