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Andrew Jackson "A.J." Watson
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1845
Eminence
Morgan County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 29, 1917
Martinsville
Morgan County
Indiana, USA

Morgan County Bio:
Andrew Jackson Watson,merchant, was born in Ashland Township,Morgan County, Indiana, Feb.23,1845, and is the sixth child in a family of eleven children born to Simon and Samira (Bowman) Watson, the former a native of North Carloina and the latter a native of Kentucky.Andrew J. Watson , the subject of our sketch,recieved a good common school education in youth, and was employed at the old homestead,in Ashland township until his twenty-third year.Then he taught in this and Owen county during the fall and winter seasons for some sixteen years, Being employed in the painters trade during the summers months. In March of 1883, he engaged in merchandising at Eminence,Indiana,in company with Mr. Joseph C. Rhea, continuing in the trade one year. He is not at present engaged in any active business at this time. Mr Watson was married June 22,1874 to Miss Lucretia Adaline "Lou" Cummings a native of Morgan county,Indiana and had three children before they divorced. Mr. and Mrs. Watson are members of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is also a member of Eminence Lodge,no.440 A.F & A.M., of which lodge he is a Past Master, and has represented the same in the Grand Lodge of the State. Being raised a Master Mason on April 28,1871 and serving as senior warden in 1880 and 1881 and as Worshipful Master in 1882.In politics, he is a Democrat, and one of the prominent citizens of Morgan County.

He married Mary Catherine "Kate" Tomey in December 7 of 1905.
Andrew was the teacher of Alaska school in Ashland Twp.and considered to be one of the best in Morgan county.He was also a deputy to the county clerk in the 1910's in charge of Wills and Probate.

Andrew was a inventor and got wealthy with a patent on early auotmobiles. Patent US418097 - Fifth Wheels.


MARTINSVILLE REPUBLICAN THURSDAY JUNE 25,1874
From Eminence:

REPUBLICAN: Elopements are as ancient as the hills and as numerous as old bachelors In Morgan County, and causes no little trouble on the part of parents;but, as a general thing,those that elope soon become the first in the family circle-like W.C.R. on the night of JUNE 19th Inst. Mr. A.J. Watson eloped with Miss Lue Cummings and they are now in parts unknown. Mr.Cummings was opposed to the choice his daughter had made,therefore MR. JACK had to counsel some of the wise men of Eminence; and by so doing, MR.SELL told him he could do the work with one quart of DUFF'S SCORPION juice. It was procured. The set out for the prize;But SELL went out in front. Like all such movements, He was the advanced guard. They soon got the old man under the Influence of CHLOROFORM, or something else. While this was going on JACK found his little prize where she was concealed waiting for him; and in the twinkling of an eye they "PUT" for Eminence. They passed through about 11 O'clock P.M. MR.C.M.C. jumped in with them and at the break of day he sat them on a train At the UNION DEPOT, Indianapolis. They told him they were going to Illinois.I thought so myself by the way they went. We will go back to the house of the girl's parents. We see the old man go in to wake up his little daughter;But She is NOT THERE! Just consider his feelings! It is feared he will lose his mind. We think Mr.SELL ought to go back and console MR. and MRS. Cummings. We advise some others who live in the same community to go and do likewise; for it is better to elope than to play the part of old bachelors and old maids,as we have enough of that class, who cannot find anyone to elope with them. JUNE 22, 1874.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Simon Watson (1811 - 1894)
  Samirah Bowman Watson (1819 - 1907)
 
 Spouses:
  Lucretia Adeline Cummings Patrick (1858 - 1933)*
  Mary Catherine Tomey Watson (1884 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Eva Mae Watson (1875 - 1937)*
  Amy Lou Watson Baker (1877 - 1948)*
  Lorraine Sanford Watson (1891 - 1898)*
  Jessie Evelyn Watson Mckinney (1910 - 1996)*
  Mary Catherine Watson (1916 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eli N. Watson (1837 - 1927)*
  James Madison Watson (1838 - 1900)*
  Lucinda E. Staley Pierce (1840 - 1877)*
  John H. Watson (1842 - 1926)*
  George W. Watson (1844 - 1922)*
  Andrew Jackson Watson (1845 - 1917)
  Alfred A. Watson (1848 - 1921)*
  Jacob Simon Watson (1850 - 1923)*
  Bluford Clark Watson (1852 - 1929)*
  Frances Ann Watson Rhea (1854 - 1930)*
  William H. Watson (1858 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New South Park Cemetery
Martinsville
Morgan County
Indiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Judith Michael Mable
Record added: Apr 06, 2013
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Andrew Jackson A.J. Watson
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