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JoLee Gregory Spears

Descendants of Jesse Watson

son of Col. Jesse Watson and Mary Meredith

Additions and corrections welcomed

Information from Betty (Watson) Inge
See also photos of Watson home place



Generation No. 1

 1.  JESSE2 WATSON  (JESSE1) was born January 12, 1795, and died
May 03, 1865.  He married SARAH ANN THOMPSON March 01, 1821 in
Lunenburg Co., VA.
     1850 Census; 1860 Census between Robert H. Williams and 
     Sherwood W. Knight.
     
     Notes for JESSE WATSON: [Betty Watson-Inge]
     Served in War of 1812 in Norfolk
     Notes for SARAH ANN THOMPSON: Death in Pettus Bib. Rec.

      Children of JESSE WATSON and SARAH THOMPSON are:
           i.   MINERVA A.3 WATSON, b. April 04, 1822; d. April 11, 1904;
                  m. (1) WYATT H. PETTUS, November 15, 1865;
                  m. (2) RICHARD "EDD" BASS, April 29, 1891.
                Notes for MINERVA A. WATSON:DOB & m.to Bass,Pettus Bib. Rec.

           ii.  THOMAS (BOSTON)3  WATSON, b. January 15, 1826.
                Notes for THOMAS (BOSTON) WATSON:[Betty Watson-Inge]
                Moved to Texas

           iii. ROBERT JESSE3  WATSON, b. January 24, 1831; d. May 26, 1862.
                Notes for ROBERT JESSE WATSON:Death in Pettus Bible Rec.
                Birth [Fr Betty Watson-Inge]

 2.        iv.  WILLIAM "JOSEPH"3  WATSON , CSA, b. September 1828; d. March 1907.
        
           v.   JACKSON E.3  WATSON, b. Abt. 1836.


Generation No. 2

 2.  WILLIAM "JOSEPH"3 WATSON , CSA (JESSE2, JESSE1) was born September 1828,
 and died March 1907. 1880 Census; 1900 Census
       m. (1) VIRGINIA MEDLEY 1856.
       m. (2) ANN ELIZABETH LIPSCOMB Abt. 1865.
     Notes for WILLIAM "JOSEPH" WATSON , CSA: [Betty Watson-Inge]
     William "Joseph" Watson served in Civil War,  was taken prisoner of war
     by Union Army and released at Point Lookout, Maryland on June 22, 1865.
     Descendants have certificate of release. He was described as 5 feet 7 1/2
     inches tall, dark complexion, black hair and hazel eyes.

      Children of WILLIAM WATSON and VIRGINIA MEDLEY are:
           i.   ALVA4 WATSON, b. 1858; d. 1905.
                Never married [Fr.Betty Watson-Inge]

           ii.  EUDORA4 WATSON, b. 1861; d. 1881.
                Never married [Fr.Betty Watson-Inge]


      Child of WILLIAM WATSON and ANN LIPSCOMB is:
 3.       iii.  WILLIAM ("WILLIE")4 WATSON, b. October 16, 1866, Lunenburg Co., VA;
                died November 21, 1946, Lunenburg Co., VA.


Generation No. 3

 3.  WILLIAM ("WILLIE")4 WATSON (WILLIAM "JOSEPH"3, JESSE2, JESSE1) was born
 October 16, 1866 in Lunenburg Co., VA, and died November 21, 1946 in Lunenburg Co.,
 VA.  He married ROSA FRANCES TOWNSEND June 24, 1908. Both bur. Mt. Zion Bap.
 Church Cem., Lunenburg. 1910 Census

      Child of WILLIAM WATSON and ROSA TOWNSEND is:
           i.  WILLIAM ("BILL") THOMAS5 WATSON, b. May 07, 1912, bur. Mr. Zion Bap.
               Church Cem., Lunenburg.