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William Watson Hunsdon
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Birth: May 12, 1812
Shoreham
Addison County
Vermont, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1892
Chilson
Essex County
New York, USA

According to descendant Lois Gunning: William was a Middlebury College man. The family was originally fairly well-to-do, as William did stay at Fort Ticonderoga a short time, where one of his children was born. He bought land in Chilson (a small hamlet outside Ticonderoga) and had a beautiful farm (my grandfather told me) and raised what "Pa" called "blooded horses" and shipped them to Boston. He was 10 years older than his wife, Clarissa Jenks, who was from the Ticonderoga area.

William Watson must have moved to Chilson soon after the Civil War or thereabouts. He had a beautiful farm there according to my grandfather, Fred Goodnow Hunsdon, son of Franklin Frederick Hunsdon. William produced many pounds of maple sugar, raised turkeys, ducks, chickens and cattle. The long table was always loaded with good things to eat. My grandfather said that William would come to get the different families to take them to his house for Thanksgiving. It was a large house with 6 rooms downstairs, and lovely flowers grew by the back door.

Obituary: Ticonderoga Sentinel - William Watson passed away suddenly on October 6, 1892 after a short but severe illness. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert R Hunsdon (1788 - 1845)
  Orpha Hunsdon (1794 - 1825)
 
 Spouse:
  Clarissa Jenks Hunsdon (1823 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  Robert Allen Hunsdon (1847 - 1922)*
  John William Hunsdon (1850 - 1916)*
  Franklin Frederick Hunsdon (1853 - 1926)*
  Chauncy Edgar Hunsdon (1855 - 1915)*
  Mary Annette Hunsdon Chillson (1863 - 1924)*
 
 Siblings:
  Minerva F M Hunsdon (1810 - 1826)*
  William Watson Hunsdon (1812 - 1892)
  Edward S. Hunsdon (1814 - 1893)*
  Emily E. Hunsdon Hitchcock (1817 - 1897)*
  Allan Hunsdon (1823 - 1823)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
He loved his fellow men
 
Burial:
Chilson Community Cemetery
Chilson
Essex County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Roger and Sue Cramer
Record added: Dec 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102315904
William Watson Hunsdon
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William Watson Hunsdon
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William Watson Hunsdon
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