Watson

 

My Watson ancestors

GENERATION 1
01. Robert Watson, born abt. 1570 - "a bell founder from the west of England, came with his wife, Elizabeth and eight children in 1632, to Plymouth.  His younger brother John came the same year and married, 1634, Alice, widow of Valentine Prentice.  John died in 1672.  In 1636 Robert, with his sons Robert, Nathaniel and John, went to Windsor, CT where he died in 1637.  His widow was living in Plymouth in July, 1638. Source 

The children of Robert and Elizabeth are:


1 George Watson (abt. 1603 - )
2 Thomas Watson ( - 1672)   
3 Samuel Watson ( - 1649)  
4 Robert Watson (abt. 1608 - )  
5 Nathaniel Watson
6 John Watson (See Below)
7 Frances Watson  
GENERATION 2
02. John Watson, son of Robert Watson and Elizabeth was born in 1616. John and fellow passenger Margaret (aka Peggy) Smith sailed together to New England and tradition holds that she fell overboard and John Saved her life (source).   They were later married In 1644.  John died on June 4th, 1650 in Hartford, CT.   and Margaret died in 1683. 

The children of John and Margaret are:


1 Sarah Watson (See Below)     
2 Mary Watson ( - )      
3 John Watson ( - )     
GENERATION 3

03. Sarah Margaret Watson, daughter of John Watson and Margaret was born in 1646 in Hartford, CT.  She married John Merrill on September 23, 1663 in Hartford, CT.  Sarah died on November 23, 1687 in Hartford, CT.

I descend from Sarah and John's daughter Suzanne Merrill who married John Turner.

 

Migration pattern of my Watson family
England -- Massachusetts -- Connecticut

 

Surnames that married into my Watson family

MERRILL

SMITH

 

Famous Watson Descents

According to Laurence Overmire's Rootsweb page, there are many famous individuals descended from Robert Watson.  Visit his page for details.

 

Watson Information on the Internet

Myrle Dalton's Blog
Google Docs article from "The Genealogical Exchange Vol 1-7"

 

My Descent From The Watson Line

Generation Father Mother
14 Robert Watson (1570-1636)  Elizabeth (1579-)
13 John Watson (1616-1650)  Margaret Smith (1620-1683)
12 John Merrill (1636-1712) Sarah Margaret Watson (1646-1687)
11 John Turner (1669-1755) Suzanne Merrill (1667-1773)
10 John Turner (1703-) Abigail Richards (1702-)
9 Jedediah Turner (1733-1819) Rachel Thompson (1737-1771)
8 Asa Turner (1765-1847)  Isabel Ketchum (1769-1842)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

 

This page was added on 12/10/13 and last updated on 10/12/16

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