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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Family Time Line

Joseph Davis Watson
1832–1902
Mary Elizabeth Watson
1826–1883
Mary Ann Watson
1855–1885
Ernest Watson
1862–
Rebecca Jane Watson
1856–1921
Johnson Austin Watson
1858–1858
Jacob Albert Watson
1859–1859
Caleb Owen Watson
1860–1940
Sarah Agnes Watson
1862–1862
Davis Jackson Watson
1864–1864
Eliza Frances Watson
1865–1884
Martha Roberta Watson
1868–1895
Susan Elizabeth Watson
1870–1951
Lydia Alice Watson
1873–1933

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Female1855–1885Female

    Female1856–1921Female

    Johnson Austin Watson

    Male1858–1858Male

    Jacob Albert Watson

    Male1859–1859Male

    Caleb Owen Watson

    Male1860–1940Male

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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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