James B Watson

15 April 1830–17 November 1898 (Age 68)
District of Columbia, United States

The Life of James B

James B Watson was born on 15 April 1830, in District of Columbia, United States. He married Elizabeth Conn in 1857, in Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 17 November 1898, at the age of 68, and was buried in Butler Cemetery, Osborne, Kansas, United States.

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James B Watson
Elizabeth Conn
Marriage: 1857
Jacob Theodore Watson
Mary Flovilla Watson
Sarah Emily Watson
Anna Margaret Watson
Lenna Vashti Watson
Ruth May Watson
Arza Dow Watson
Perry Tecumseh Watson
Russell Lafayette Watson
Nathan Lincoln Watson
James Joshua Watson

Spouse and Children

Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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.

Age 16

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 27

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

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

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Sources (3)

  • James B Watson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J B Watson in household of John Silknitter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J B Watson, "United States Census, 1880"

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