Monday, April 7, 2008

David Watson

Problem: David Watson. Was the place of birth, Maryland or Fayette Co., PA?

Census: 1790 in Fayette Co., PA, German Twp; David Watson: 1 male +16, 1 male -16, 3 female.

David Watson also appears on p. 542 of German Twp.: 1 male -10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 3 female -10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45.

Also in German Twp. 082-1810; 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45+, 3 female -10, 2 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45.

Census: 1820 in Monroe Co., OH, David Watson: 2 male 16-26, 2 male 26-45, 1 male 45+, 1 female 10-16.

David Watson in Noble County, Ohio

David Watson and family came from Fayette County, Pa., and settled in Noble County about 1810. Their children were: Ann, James, John, Rebecca (Delancy), Sarah (Williams), Ann T. (Morris), Rachel (Yoho), Cynthia (Wilson), all of whom are deceased.
(Source: Noble County History, p. 471)

1995 Family Reunion

The Watson Family Reunion was held on Sunday 16 Jul 1995 at the Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia, OH.

RESEARCHER: Belinda Fowler Watson furnished some information on the David Watson family to Denver C. Yoho. She probably published a Watson book.

David Watson and his family came from Fayette Co., PA and settled on Gladys Branch of Seneca Creek, both of which now help to form the Seneca Lake [in Ohio]. They are both buried in the David Watson Cemetery, on their farm which is now known as the Patrick Bates farm. This David Watson Cemetery is located up around the Seneca Lake, a few miles from Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH. There is also an old Jacob Yoho Cemetery which is almost surrounded by the waters of Seneca Lake. The Watson, Wilson, and Yoho families, when they first came to Ohio, all settled on Wills Creek Valley within one to three miles from one another. Found from this is Watsons married Wilsons, Wilsons married Watsons, and Watsons married Yohos.
(Source: David Watson and John Watson family group sheets, author unknown -
furnished by Denver C. Yoho)

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