Martha Roberta Watson

14 April 1868–11 April 1895 (Age 27)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Roberta

When Martha Roberta Watson was born on 14 April 1868, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Davis Watson, was 35 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Watson, was 42. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Liberty, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 11 April 1895, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 26.

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Joseph Davis Watson
Mary Elizabeth Watson
Mary Ann Watson
Ernest Watson
Rebecca Jane Watson
Johnson Austin Watson
Jacob Albert Watson
Caleb Owen Watson
Sarah Agnes Watson
Davis Jackson Watson
Eliza Frances Watson
Martha Roberta Watson
Susan Elizabeth Watson
Lydia Alice Watson

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    Johnson Austin Watson


    Jacob Albert Watson


    Caleb Owen Watson


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 8

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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)

  • Martha R Watron in household of Joseph D Watron, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha R Watson in household of Joseph D Watson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha Roberta Watson, "Find A Grave Index"

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