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  • ID: I710
  • Name: John Abishua Watson
  • Surname: Watson
  • Given Name: John Abishua
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1732 in Harper Creek, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
  • Death: 19 Apr 1802 in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
  • _UID: 8AEBD33E01F7D5119D6C0008C72F3076112C
  • Note:
    Lived on Harpen Creek, 12 miles west of Chatham,Va.

    From http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:481423&id=I23551532

    May have been born in Scotland & came in 1777 with his father

    10:22 PM 01/10/2000

    Source: The History of Pittsylvania County Virginia
    Chapter IX Early Churches in Pittsylvania the Church of England
    page 132
    footnote:

    John Watson and William Watson were the sons of Thomas Watson known as
    "The Scotchman." William settled on Harping Creek and John on
    Cherrystone Creek and Watson's Branch, where the lands are still held
    by the family. Among John's children was a son named Thomas, born May
    1780, who married in 1806 Malinda Watson, a daughter of William Watson

    The children of Thomas and Malinda Watson were: John, Thomas Jefferson,
    born 1809, Amos, Ichabod and Permelia Watson.

    Thomas Jefferson Watson married Elizabeth Leonard Duffel of Lynchburg in
    1838 and had issue Wilbur Fiske, Fletcher Bangs, Thomas J., and Elizabeth
    Watson. Elizabeth Leonard Duffel was the granddaughter of Thomas Leonard,
    the English secretary of the Hon. Benjamin Franklin. Fletcher Bangs Watson
    married Pattie Treadway, Daughter of Judge Win. Treadway. Settled on
    Cherrystone Creek and Watson's Branch Birthdate 1735 according to Wayne
    Watson

    5:00 PM 03/30/2000
    John Abishua Watson, (1735- ), 3rd child and son of John and Grisell Watson

    John Abishua Watson, born ca 1735 in possibly Hanover or Louisa County VA,
    died after 11 Jan 1833, 3rd child and son of John and Gisel Watson.
    Married (possibly 2nd)25 Sept 1777 Mildred (Elizabeth ?)
    "Milly" Hughes

    25 Sept 1777 - Purchased from John Watson Sr., for 60 #, 300 acres on the
    waters of Harpen Creek, being part of a greater tract, formerly the
    property of John Justice Sr., but now divided between his sons, Viz.
    Thomas Justice, Ezra Justice and John Justice, being the same Ezra Justice
    mortgaged to John Watson, Sr.

    (DB 4, page 404)

    Jan 1778 - On the motion of John Watson, Jr., it is ordered that his ear
    mark, to wit, a crop in the right and a swallon fork in the left ear is
    admitted to record . (Order Book 4, page 55)

    30 Mar 1779 - Thomas Justice of Camden Parish and Pittsylvania County VA
    sells John Watson Jr. for 10 pounds on both sides of Harping Creek 100
    acres

    18 Jan 1780 - Purchased from John Watson Sr., for 60 #, 300 acres on the
    waters of Harpen Creek, being part of a greater tract, formerly the
    property of John Justice Sr., but now divided between his sons, Viz.
    Thomas Justice, Ezra Justice and John Justice, being the same Ezra Justice
    mortgaged to John Watson, Sr.

    Sept 1782 - John Watson, Jr., plaintiff vs. Drury Oliver, defendant in
    trespass of assult and battery - The said defendant having departed this
    life since the last connivance this suit abates

    11 Jan 1833 - John Watson Sr. and wife Elizabeth sold to Ephriam Witcher
    Sr. for $75, 75 acres, on both sides of Harping Creek, beginning at a White
    Oak on Pigg River road thence with Jane Rorer's line to the land of SALLY
    WATSON thence with her land and bounded by the lands of JOHN WATSON JR to
    the dividing road which road was the dividing line between William
    H. Watson and Samuel H. Watson thence with said Pigg River old road to the
    beginning. It being part of the tract of land which "I" deeded to William
    H. Watson. (DB 36, page 331)
  • Change Date: 20 Dec 2001 at 00:00:00



    Father: John Watson b: ABT 1700 in Scotland
    Mother: Euphemia Townsend b: ABT 1705 in Hanover, Virginia, United States

    Marriage 1 Mildred Hughes b: 1737 in Harper Creek, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
    • Married: ABT 1754
    Children
    1. Has No Children Thomas Jefferson Watson b: 1766 in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
    2. Has Children Abishua Watson b: 14 Apr 1769 in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
    3. Has No Children Henry Townsend Watson b: 1776 in Virginia, United States
    4. Has Children John Saul Watson b: 15 May 1778 in Pennsylvania, Virginia, United States
    5. Has Children Melinda Watson b: 24 Sep 1779 in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
    6. Has No Children Samuel Hughes Watson b: 2 Dec 1782 in Chatham, North Carolina, United States
    7. Has No Children William Huntley Watson
    8. Has No Children Levi Watson b: ABT 1772 in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
    9. Has No Children Anaphilda Watson b: ABT 1765
    10. Has No Children Sarah Watson

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