James Franklin Watson

Maleabout 1803–1875

Brief Life History of James Franklin

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.

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Family Time Line

James Franklin Watson
about 1803–1875
Sarah A Jane Grubbs
Marriage: 1829
Penelope Caroline Watson
William Madison Watson
about 1835–1880
Madison Watson
Evaline Watson
about 1842–1877
Marion F. Watson
about 1858–1928
Melissa Ann Watson
Sarah Watson
Joseph Elbert Watson
Elizabeth "Liza" Jane Watson
Green Berry Watson

Sources (4)

  • James F Watson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James F Watson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James F Watson, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1829Pike, Alabama, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    about 1803

    Age NaN

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries; 1807: Laurens, Georgia, United States


    Age 21

    Tallahassee was named the state capital in 1824 by Floridas first territorial governor, William P. DuVal.

    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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