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John Watson

John Watson
Full Name: John Watson
Birth date: October 1, 1844
Death date: February 15, 1930

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) Home post office - Robinsville; home county - Red River. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . . 1874.
(2) Robbinsville was 2½ miles south of Bagwell in western Red River County. It was settled in the 1840s and named for John Robbins. A post office was granted in 1856 but was moved in 1876 to Bagwell. By 1931 the settlement had disappeared. Handbook of Texas Online .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • John Watson, birth date 10/1/1844, death date 2/15/1930. Charles Patterson Byrd family tree. Ancestry.com .
  • John Watson, birth date 10/1/1844 in Louisville, Kentucky; death date 2/15/1930 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas; retired. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • John Watson (1844-1930), burial in Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County. Separate marker reads, "Grand Master of Masons in Texas 12-11-1891 to 12-8-1892." Includes portrait, and reprints of obituary and news articles. Find a Grave .
  • WATSON, JOHN (1844-1930). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, "John Watson, Pioneer, Dies," The Detroit News-Herald, 2/20/1930, p. 1, crediting Red River County Public Library. Confederate veteran. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Texas Mason Dies at Waco, Age 88," 2/16/1930, p. 1. Former state legislator, served in 1874-1875. Wichita Daily Times .

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