|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1807|
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1888|
HENRY AND LAVINA WATSON
Henry Watson was born to Jacob and Elizabeth Watson on August 16, 1807, in Fleming County, Kentucky. He died on July 3, 1888, also in Fleming County, and was buried in Concord Cemetery. This was confirmed on a trip to Fleming County, Kentucky.
Henry was married to Lavina (Louvina, Levina) Harman in Fleming County on July 26, 1831, by Aaron Saunders, who also married Henry McDaniel and Jane Watson (Henry's sister) on January 19, 1832. Their bond was signed on July 23, 1831, with James Chrisman as Bondsman and Robert Harman her father (Witness--Matchery G. Jones). Lavina was born in 1808 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harman and died in 1878. Her tombstone in Concord Cemetery has "Aged 70."
Rice Watson, Henry's brother, was listed after Henry in the 1850 and 1870 Census in Fleming County. Rice on September 6, 1850, was 46, a Farmer, $300 Property Value and born in Kentucky. Rice was married to Mary (age 41) with the following children: John W. (8), Nancy J. (6), Ambrose D. (4) and Sarah (2). Elizabeth Watson, mother of Henry and Rice, lived next to Rice in the 1850 Census. She was 76, $700 Property Value and born in Virginia. Two unmarried daughters lived with her: Mary (53--born in KY) and Sarah (52--born in KY).
Henry Watson on September 6, 1850 (Census), was 42, Labourer and born in Kentucky. His wife was Lavina (age 42) with these children: James (18), William (15), Minerva (14--Idiot), Daniel (10), Samuel (8), Matilda (6) and Dawson (1). Henry was listed in the 1870 Census, Sherburne district, Fleming County, Kentucky, as 62, Farmer, $1,000 Real Estate Value and $350 Personal Property Value (August 27, 1870). Lavina was also listed.
Henry Watson bought seventy-five acres for $225 from Austin R. and Ivela Malinda Saunders on October 2, 1836. Henry and Lavina sold fifteen acres on the waters of Locust Creek, a branch of Licking River, for $100 to James C. Sousley on May 25, 1843. Henry and Lavina sold sixty acres for $360 to Daniel Harman on November 16, 1844. Henry McDonald (McDaniel) received the forty-one acres and fifty-two poles that he had purchased from Henry Watson (1/3) and Harrison Watson (1/3) plus one-third that Jane (his wife) received. This was the land of Jacob Watson, deceased, assigned on January 2, 1845. Samuel Watson sold fifteen acres and one quarter for $45 his part of the land of Jacob Watson, deceased, on September 14, 1847. Gabriel Barnes (colored man) and Dolly his wife sold 12 acres to Henry Watson on the waters of Licking River (bounded corner to Mrs. Watson) for $200 on January 6, 1855 (Witnesses were Odd B. Saunders and Henry McDaniel). Henry and Lavina sold 9 acres, two quarters and 15 poles for $153.50 to Joseph A. Miller, a part of the Watson's estate on January 12, 1871. Henry and Lavina sold six acres, two quarters and 34 poles (less half acre reserved as the burying ground) to D.D. Finley for $144, a part of the Watson's estate.
Henry and Lavina sold to Nimrod Call five acres, two quarters and thirty-one poles for $143.85 on March 25, 1876. After the death of Lavina in 1878, Henry buys this property "one lot with house and stable on it lying and being in the Village of Hillsboro, Kentucky, and bounded on the East by Main Street or Turnpike Road. South by the lot of Robert Steward. West by the land of Mary Edwards and North by an alley next to George Summitts being the same property deeded to the said party of the first part by Samuel Stern and wife..." This property was bought this for $375. Then Henry sold thirty-eight acres, three quarters and nine poles for $582.10 to Eli Browning on June 27, 1881. This was located "on the waters of Three Mile Branch...it being the land said Watson does now live on..."
J.M. Watson was the Administrator of the estate of his father, Henry Watson. He filed with the Court of Fleming Court the settlement of Henry's estate on August 5, 1890. R.H. Yantis served as Judge. Money owed to the estate was $132.50 by D.D. Sousley and H. Saunders. Those he had paid were: J.S. Scott, C. Waitkin, A.P. Garret, Emma Saunders, J.M. Watson, Matilda Rice, A.H. Evans and N.E. Overly.
Info from pages 109-110 in "MORE STEFFY FAMILY CONNECTIONS Copyright 1992 by Gerald R. Steffy,
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Lavina Harmon Watson (1808 - 1879)*
Samuel Watson (1842 - 1890)*
Concord (Fleming County)
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Originally Created by: Brenda Goldy
Record added: Apr 04, 2008
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