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John Watson

Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: England
Death: June 4, 1650 (34)
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Watson; Robert Watson; Elizabeth Watson (Pye) and Elizabeth Watson
Husband of Margaret Watson and Margaret Watson
Father of Sarah Margaret Merrill; Mary Seymour; Sarah Merrill (Watson) and John Watson
Brother of Thomas Watson; Samuel Watson; Robert Watson; Edward Watson; Frances Briggs and 1 other
Half brother of George Watson

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About John Watson

Birth: 1616, England

Death: 1650

Hartford County

Connecticut, USA

Immigrant and early settler of Hartford. He was a juror in 1644 and surveyor of highways in 1647. The inventory of his estate was valued at 126 pounds, 1 shilling, & 6 pence. Margaret Smith & John Watson were married about 1644.

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 Sarah Watson Merrill (1636 - 1687)*

 Margaret Smith Watson (____ - 1683)

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Ancient Burying Ground


Hartford County

Connecticut, USA

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Created by: Nareen Lake

Record added: Jun 01, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 37807087

JOHN2 WATSON, son of Robert, was born about 1616, in England. He went to Hartford from Windsor, Conn., about 1637, and married there Margaret (Smith). She was born in England, and tradition says that Peggy Smith, a fellow passenger on the ship coming to America, fell overboard. John Watson saved her and later married her. He was surveyor of highways in Hartford, 1647. In 1645, "The eare marke for Jo Wattson: a little slitt of the side of the near eare & both the tops cutt of both eares." He died in Hartford, in 1650, between March 26, the date of his will, and June 4, its probate. He left his property to his wife, naming portions to be given his son John, when of age, and five pounds each to his daughters Sara and Mary, at eighteen years old. His widow died March, 1683. The will of Margarett Wattson, made March 26, and probated May 31, 1683, mentions her daughters Sarrah Merrels and Mary Seamor; and granddaughters Mary and Margaret Seamor; and the new wife of her son John Watson. (The Bassett Preston Ancestry, pp. 311, 312.) (D. F. P. A. 1913, p. 76--No. 110 John Watson, 1646; married Ann, his first wife; married second, Margaret Smith, between March 25, 1660 and June 4, 1650. She died 1683. (Records of Hartford, Conn., 1644)--John Watson served as Jury, Surveyor, 1646. He died in Hatfield, leaving a widow, Margaret, who died 1683. Reference: "Genealogy of Conn.," Vol. I, p. 351.

Sources: Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service, Pp. 321-22, Author: Elizabeth M. Leach Rixford, Call Number: R929.1 R62t. Families of Early Hartford, CT, Page 391.

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John Watson's Timeline

May 2, 1644
Age 28
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
Age 30
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Age 30
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
Age 30
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
June 4, 1650
Age 34
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
March 7, 1933
Age 34
March 22, 1933
Age 34
February 19, 1943
Age 34