Bible of Joseph C. Watson
Bible published in 1851 by American Bible Society
This transcription is provided by ghotesmember Bob Ellis
Front page of Bible, handwritten:
Joseph C Watson his Book
Elizabeth Watson Onancocktown Accomack County Va.
Mr Jospeph C. Watson Onancock Ac (can't read) Sept (can't read)
Family Record pages:
Page 1 [MARRIAGES]
James A. H. Watson, the son of Joseph C. and Elizabeth his wife was
married to Susan E. Kellam the daughter of Thomas R. and Tabitha his wife,
December 19th, 1867.
Oscar Duncan Watson, the son of J. A. H. Watson and Susan his wife, was married to Rebecca Norma Mears daughter of Lloyd Kellam Mears and Jane his wife June 13, 1897.
William Mae Watson the daughter of Oscar D. Watson and Rebecca Norma his wife was married to Charles O. Grinstead of Danville, Va, March 4th 1925
Page 2 [BIRTHS]
Joseph C. Watson the son of Jon and Elizabeth his wife was born August 24th 1826
Elizabeth Watson, the wife of Joseph and daughter of James and Mary Bull was born Sept 21, 1822
James A. Watson, the son of Joseph and Eliza his wife was born Nov 9th 1847
Lewis O. Watson the son of Joseph and Eliza his wife was born Nov 22, 1850
Mary S. Watson, the daughter of Joseph and Eliza his wife was born Jan 16, 1855
Willie Anna Watson the daughter of James A. Watson and Susan his wife was born Nov 9th 1873
Oscar D. Watson, the son of James A. and Susan E. his wife was born Feb 19th, 1875. (fell and nearly killed Nov 11/82, 314 Hanover St, Balto, MD)
Allen Ray Watson, born Aug 5, 1898, died Oct 15, 1918 (Note not in Bible- Allen was killed in action in World War I at Belleau Woods.)
Olive Hazel Watson, born Sept 8, 1905, died July 6, 1908
Joseph C. Watson May 24th 1862, aged 35 years, 9 months
Elizabeth M. Watson, wife of Joseph C., died Feb 6, 1883, 60 years, 4 months, 9 days.
James Alfred Watson, Sept 29, 1883, 35 years, 10 months, 20 days.
Mary S. Groton (note- maiden name was Mary S. Watson), daughter of Joseph C. and Elizabeth M. died April 4th, 1885.
Susan E. Watson, wife of James A. Watson, died Jan 15, 1926, age 81, 11 months.
Mahalar Jane Mears Nov 21, age 77
Lloyd K. Mears Oct 22, 1934, 86 years, 1 month, and 1 day
On lined paper inside the Bible, handwritten, reported by Susan Watson:
Urbanny Vasa Watson, son of James A. H. & Susan E. Watson, born May 18, 1869 died Jan 9, 1870, 7 months, 22 days
Florence Crippen Watson, daughter of James A. H. & Susan E. Watson , Born June 20th 1871 died July 16th 1871 26 days
Alpheus Hill Watson, son of James A. H. & Susan E. Watson born Sept 30, 1872, died Oct 20, 1872, 21 days
Willianna Olive Thomas Watson, daughter of James A. H. & Susan E. Watson. Nov 9, 1873, died June 2, 1893, Typhoid fever 19 years, 6 months, 24 days.
Jimmy Watson, son of James A. H. & Susan E. Watson, born Mar 28, 1876, died July 4, 1876, 3 months, 6 days
James A. H. Watson, son of Joseph C. and Elizabeth M. Watson his wife was born November 9th, 1847. Susan E. Kellam daughter of Thomas R. Kellam and Tabitha A. M. Kellam his wife was born Feb 18th 1845. Married december 19th 1867
(In different handwriting, but on same paper): James A. H. Watson, son of Jospeh C and Elizabeth M his wife departed this life Sep 29th 1883.
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