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Mary A. Watson

Female Abt 1834 - 1874  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name Mary A. Watson  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1834  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Feb 1874  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried McMahan's Chapel Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to the online trascription of the 1850 Meriwether County, Georgia census, there were two Mary Watsons living in Meriwether County, Georgia in 1850. I believe that the Mary Watson whom married John Brooks Fuller was the daughter of Arthur Watson.

      1) The daughter of Arthur Watson, below, was born circa 1834. This matches the closely to her age as of the 1870 Sabine County Census (she was shown as age 36). On the 1860 Arkansas census, she is listed as age 24, which would make her year of birth circa 1836. On neither the 1860 or 1870 census, however, is she shown as being born circa 1831, as was the daughter of Robert Watson.

      2) Robert Watson was born in Ireland. There is no indication that Mary Watson's father was born in Ireland. Arthur Watson was born in South Carolina, and at the time of the 1880 census, Charles H. Fuller indicates that his mother was born in South Carolina.

      3) Arthur Watson has a daughter named Ophelia. This name is used in later generations of the Fuller family in Texas.

      More work needs to be done to verify this, but it seems that it is a resonable hypothesis that Arthur Watson of South Carolina is the father of Mary Watson Fuller.

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~cenfiles/ga/meriwether/1850/pg0353b.txt

      WATSON Families in Meriwether with daughters named MARY

      687  687
      Watson Arthur  42   M         F  2,400 SC
      Watson John F. 19   M         F           SC
      Watson Mary A.  16   F                    GA
      Watson Allen H.  13   M                   GA
      Watson Ophelia F.  12   F                 GA                   
      Watson Elizabeth P.8    F                  GA

      383  383
      Watson Robert 55   M  F  2,500 Ireland                     
      Watson Elizabeth  49   F            GA
      Watson  Mary Ann  19   F          GA
      Watson William  18   M         F   GA                     
      Watson  Susan Ann  15   F       GA                      
      Watson  Margaret  12   F    GA

      Other WATSON's in Meriwether

      67   67
      Johnson  Mordica  62   M  F  1,370    VA
      Johnson  E.  49   F                            VA
      Watson   Cintha 6    F                       GA
      Murphy   Wm. D.  23   M F              GA

      265  265
      Watson  William        50   M   F    2,100     NC
      Watson   Rebecca  44   F                           NC
      Watson   John F.  20   M        F                 GA
      Watson   William T.  17  M    F                 GA                     
      Watson   Martha A.  15   F                        GA                     
      Watson   Henry L.  13   M                         GA                    
      Watson   Rebecca M.  10   F                      GA
      Watson   Georgia A.8    F                           GA
      Watson   Laura J.5    F                               GA
      Watson   Robert A.   3 Mo                         GA

      Only a death date is shown on her headstone. She shares a double marker with John Fuller. This is also engraved with "Precious Memories."
    Person ID I127  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Arthur Holman Watson,   b. Abt 1807, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Frances Ophelia O'Hara,   b. Abt 1805,   d. Abt 1845  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married Aft 1823 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Brooks Fuller,   b. Abt 1831, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1870, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1852  Meriwether County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Per the Fuller Genealogical Data Base maintained by John Beattie Fuller of Morgantown, GA, John B. Fuller married Mary A. Watson on 9 December 1852. The names match the information on the death certificates of Joseph Thomas Fuller and Fannie Ola Fuller Burkhalter.

      The record below is from Meriwether County, Vital Records, Marriages-Bride 1851-1875 Source: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/meriwether/vitals/marriages/mwtrbrd.txt

      FULLERJOHNB9-Dec1852WATSONMARYA

      Other WATSON Brides during that time period. This doesn't appear to list either of her sisters listed on the 1850 census.

      PARTRIDGE CHARLES 15-Jul1868 WATSON ANN
      STRICKLAND E 28-Mar1868 WATSON BETTY
      STROZIER GEORGE 13-Feb1869WATSON DILLA
      BELLARC H 26-Dec1875WATSON EASLEY
      PERKINSON JOHN D 20-Dec1860 WATSON GEORGIA A
      ROSSER WILSON 1-Jan1873 WATSON HANNAH
      HAYSBUCK S 23-Dec1870 WATSON LINA
      DARDIN FRANKLIN A 5-Dec1858 WATSON MARGARET
      GILLOLVIN H 22-Jun1856 WATSON MARYANN
      GATES GEORGE 18-Sep1870 WATSON SUSAN
    Children 
     1. James Easter "Bud" Fuller,   b. 10 Jan 1856, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1898, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. John William Fuller,   b. 14 May 1858, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1901, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Alkony Deloney Fuller,   b. 19 May 1861, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1905, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     4. Francis "Fannie" Ola Fuller,   b. 29 Jun 1864, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1931, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. Charles H. Fuller,   b. 30 Aug 1866, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1904, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     6. Joseph Thomas Fuller,   b. 4 Nov 1869, Malvern, Hot Springs County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1950, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Documents
    Fuller, John B. and Mary A. Watson Marriage Record, December 1852
    Fuller, John B. and Mary A. Watson Marriage Record, December 1852
    Copy the marriage record of John B. Fuller to Mary A. Watson, dated December 1852, in Meriwether County, Georgia, Book B, Page 115
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1834 - Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Dec 1852 - Meriwether County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Feb 1874 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S418] Texas Department of Health, Death Certificate.

    2. [S418] Texas Department of Health, Death Certificate, Mother shown as Miss May Watson (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972, p 74 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S346] Sanders, J.B. "Index to Cemeteries of Sabine County, Texas 1836-1964", 1964, Nacogdoches, Texas.