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Elkanah Watson

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth County, New Plymouth Colony, (Present USA)
Cause of death: Drowned in Plymouth Harbor
Immediate Family:

Son of George Watson and Phoebe Watson
Husband of Marcy Watson and Mercy Watson (Hedges)
Father of Mercy Freeman; Elizabeth Bacon; John Watson; Phebe Freeman; Mercy Freeman (Watson) and 4 others
Brother of John Watson; Phebe Shaw; Mary Leonard (Watson); Samuel Watson (twin); Elizabeth Phillips (Watson, twin) and 3 others

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About Elkanah Watson

Occupation: blacksmith Thacher in his History of Plymouth (pg 173) states that he was supposed to be the richest man in the county at the time of his death.

Mayflower Descendant, 5:55 and 17:71, also Pilgrim Notes and Queries 5:109: Drowned. His widow administered his estate. Three of their children, John, Phebe, and Mercy, were mentioned by name in the probate proceedings.

http://capecodhistory.us/genealogy/lost/i133.htm#i16233


ELKANAH, 7th child of George Phebe (Hicks) Watson, was born in Plymouth 25 February 1656; perhaps m. Mercy Hedge, daughter of WILLIAM HEDGE. According to Savage, he was drowned in company with the second Edward Doty and his son John, by shipwreck. on the Gurnet's nose, in a passage from his Boston home, 8 Feb. 1690.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52424629


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Elkanah Watson's Timeline

1656
February 25, 1656
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1677
1677
Age 20
1678
October 1678
Age 22
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1679
1679
Age 22
1680
1680
Age 23
1681
1681
Age 24
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
1683
October 1683
Age 27
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1685
1685
Age 28
1690
February 8, 1690
Age 33
Plymouth, Plymouth County, New Plymouth Colony, (Present USA)