|Death:||Died in Chesterfield, NY, USA|
Son of Elkanah Watson and Patience Watson
|Managed by:||Alice Zoe Marie Knapp|
Historical records matching Elkanah Watson
About Elkanah Watson
Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 stating he was "a soldier in the Revolutionary War."
Elkanah Watson (January 22, 1758 – December 5, 1842) was a visionary traveler and writer, agriculturist and canal promoter, banker and businessman. He was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts and died at Port Kent, New York. He worked in Albany, New York for several years, founding the State Bank of Albany. After retiring in 1807 to a farm in Massachusetts, he raised Merino sheep and founded the agricultural fair, first organizing one at Pittsfield.
Based on journals which he had kept since his 20s, Watson started writing his autobiography in 1821. It was completed, edited and published as Men and the Times of the Revolution; or Memoirs of Elkanah Watson (1856) by one of his sons, historian Winslow Cossoul Watson.