|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1802|
Rev. John Watson was the first president of Jefferson College. He was married to Margaret McMillan, daughter of the Rev. John McMillan. His friend, Rev. William Moorhead, also married a daughter of Rev. John McMillan. Her name was Jane. The couples were married on the same day at the same time by Rev. McMillan. Both men contracted typhoid fever and died within hours of each other. The following is a transcription of their tombstone:
In memory of the Rev. John Watson, president of Jefferson College, who departed this life the 30th of November, 1802, in the 31st year of his age. And of Mr. William Moorhead, a preacher of the Gospel, who departed this life the 1st of December, 1802 in the 30th year of his age.
They were married to two sisters at the same time, died in the same night of the same disorder and were buried in the same grave. They were lovely in life and in death they were not divided.
Chartiers Hill Cemetery
Created by: Gina Reynier Nestor
Record added: Sep 03, 2006
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