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 Dixie Bell <I>Franklin</I> Watson

Dixie Bell Franklin Watson

Polk County, Tennessee, USA
Death 9 Jun 1971 (aged 92)
Tennessee, USA
Burial Polk County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 5560774 · View Source
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Bell was the daughter of Mitchell Franklin and his 2nd wife Mary Fitzgerald. Most census and family records list her as either Dixie Bell or Bell D.

Mitchell had previously been married to Elizabeth Youngblood, who died of smallpox while he was serving in the War Between the States. Two of their sons also died.

Mary had also been married before to Adam Vandiver who was killed in the Battle of Manassas.

Some of Bell's siblings were Sarah who married Sam Hunnicutt; Rebecca, Celina who died as an infant; Agnes married Thomas Parker; and George Raymond married Mary Ellen Buster and 2nd Thursa Price Newton.

On November 9 1895 Bell married John Henry Watson, son of William Henry Watson and Mary Rebecca Bain. They were parents of James Anderson, who married Ella Wilcoxon; Thomas Amon who burned to death; Leland; Walter Virge married first Ethel Long and 2nd Clara Williams; Arizona married Floyd Baker; Carl married Myrtle Price and 2nd Minnie Price; Vassie married Clifford Poteet; Madge married Leonard Poteet; and Rufus Asbury married Francis Williams.

Bio info taken from articles in the "Heritage of Polk County" book submitted by Edna Watson Brewer, and added here by Marian Bailey Presswood, Polk County Historian.

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Gravesite Details DS w/ John H.




  • Created by: Cindy Womble Billman
  • Added: 21 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5560774
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dixie Bell Franklin Watson (24 Jan 1879–9 Jun 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5560774, citing Cookson Creek Cemetery, Polk County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Cindy Womble Billman (contributor 46485823) .