Posted By:Margo Tilton
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Subject:William Watson - Nancy Ashly
Post Date:April 04, 2006 at 21:41:37
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/person/messages/446.html
Forum:Person County, NC Genealogy Forum
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I'm writing for any information on my Watson line. I've been researching my family history since the 1970s and I'm unable to find any information about the Watsons beyond their birth and marriage dates.

William Watson (born abt. 1804 N.C.-died ?) married first a Sarah H. Tilman on 18 Jul 1823 in Person Co., NC. Then he married Nancy Ashly on 13 Dec 1836 in the same location.

His son, George Washington Watson married Desdemona Yarbrough on 18 Mar 1867, also in Person Co., N.C.

George W. Watson - born 04 Mar 1848 in Person Co., NC-died 27 Jun 1921 in Lone Oak, Hunt Co., Texas
Desdemona Yarbrough - born 05 Dec 1848 N.C.-died 24 Mar 1924 Lone Oak, Hunt Co., Texas

Around that same time period, there was an Elijah and John Watson, either of whom might be William Watson's father.

Groom: Elijah Watson
Bride: Elizabeth Green
Bond Date: 18 Aug 1797
Bond #: 000109336
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
County: Person
Record #: 01 162
Bondsman: Andrew Caddel
Witness: Jesse Dickins

Groom: John Watson
Bride: Nancey James
Bond Date: 09 Feb 1797
Bond #: 000109339
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
County: Person
Record #: 01 162
Bondsman: Artha Brooks

And then there's a Gabriel Watson, who in 8 Jan 1829 Person Co., N.C., married a Rebecca Crews who could very well be William Watson's brother.

I'd appreciate it if someone could offer me any information. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Margo Tilton