Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Daniel WATSON


            Daniel WATSON was born in Floyd county, Kentucky, in 1825, and was a son of Jonathan and Annie (Clark) Watson. He married Susanna Clark, who was born in Floyd county, Kentucky, a daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Gipson) Clark. Her parents moved to Boone county, then Virginia, and are now dead. In Boone county, in 1848, she became the wife of Mr. Watson, and their eleven children were born: John W., November 19, 1849, died in 1852; James H., October 1, 1852; Jasper N., October 14, 1854, died in 1882; William H., October 22. 1857, died in 1860; Parlee, April 3, 1860; Daniel W., March 1, 1863; Valentine, October 20, 1865; Alice, June 22, 1868; Elbe, May 22, 1871; Loren, October 18, 1873; Mary, March 27, 1873 (note: either the birthdate for Loren or Mary is incorrect). Mr. Watson was a soldier of the Federal army, and took part in the battles of Mt. Sterling and Cynthiana. He is master of several trades, but now gives all his attention to farming, owning 300 acres on Kentuck fork of Four-mile, well improved or in fine timber, and with one of the best fruit orchards in the district. Any mail for him should be sent to Bowen, Wayne county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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