Tarlton Watson

Tarlton Watson, my fourth-great-grandfather, was born about 200 years ago in Virginia before his family settled in Middle Tennessee. To be honest, I don't know if his name was Tarlton or Talton. Census and civil war records give his name an "r", while two of his children's death certificate leave the "r" out. Tarlton died …

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Josiah Watson & Martha McCormack

Martha and Josiah Watson were likely my fifth great-grandparents. I say "likely", because it's one of those cases where there is only circumstantial evidence. There are family trees that list them as the parents of Tarlton / Talton Watson, my fourth  great-grandfather. They were also neighbors in Montgomery County, Tennessee. (See 1841 enumeration below.) In …

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