John Watson

John Watson

Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1 Feb 1826 (aged 77)
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot B 54
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John Watson was the son of John
and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Watson.
He graduated Harvard College, 1776;
was one of the early founders of the
Old Colony Club, in 1769, and the
last surviving member of that association.
He was the first vice president of the
Pilgrim Society, and succeeded Judge
Thomas as president of the same, which
office he held till his death.
Mr. Watson was the proprietor of
"Clarks" Island in Plymouth Harbor,
where he resided for forty years; a
spot to which he was very much attached,
affording to him many antiquarian
associations, in which he delighted to
indulge, and to recount to his family
and friends.

source: Epitaphs from Burial Hill
Plymouth, Massachusetts
From 1657 to 1892
By Bradford Kingman
page 151


He married (first) in 1769, Lucia Marston,
youngest daughter of Col. Benjamin and
Elizabeth (Winslow) Marston, and had children:
(1) John m. 1794, Pamela Howard. (2) George,
b. April 24, 1771; m. June 24, 1801, Elizabeth
Leach; d. in Roxbury, Aug. 21, 1860. (3)Sally.
(4) Benjamin, m. 1804, L.B. Sturgis. (5) Lucia,
d. young. (6) Lucia, m. 1799, John Taylor. (7)
Daniel, m. 1810, Susan Studdley. (8) William,
d. young. (9) William, m. H. Delano.
(10) Winslow, m. 1813, H.L. Goodwin.
(11) Brooke.
He married (second) Mrs. Eunice (Marston) Goodwin,
and had children: (1) Edward Winslow, the present
owner and occupant of Clark's Island. (2) Eliza
Ann. (3) Albert Mortimer, m. November 1831,
Abigail Burgess.

source: Memoirs of the Marstons of Salem
With a Brief Genealogy of Some of Their
Descendants by John Lee Watson
Printed: Boston.
Press of David Clapp & Son - 1873

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In Memory of
Born Aug'st 26 1748,
Died Feb'y 1826.
also his Wife
dau'tr of
of Salem,
Born Feb'y 15 1748,
Died Oct'r 25 1793.

Kingman #1213

Gravesite Details Vital Records of Plymouth MA, has John's birth year as 1747.


In their memory
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