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Mary Watson

Mary Watson

Female 1775 - 1835  (60 years)

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  • Name Mary Watson 
    Born 1775 
    Gender Female 
    Died Oct 1835  Knox, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13694  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2021 

    Family Jacob Froman,   b. 1771, Stafford, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Warren, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Abraham Froman,   b. 25 Jan 1796, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1846, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. James Froman,   b. 27 Jul 1798, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Sarah Froman,   b. 21 Jan 1800, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1855, Warren, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Nancy Minerva Froman,   b. 17 Mar 1808,   d. 1 Oct 1894, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Fannie Eliza Froman,   b. 11 Aug 1811, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1889, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Greenberry Froman,   b. 1815,   d. 29 Apr 1872  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • note: I did not mention it in the previous email, but you are also missing another daughter of James Froman (b. 1798), which is Mary W Froman. Before the discovery of Mary Watson, many had Mary W Froman as Mary Watson Froman (name after her grandmother).

      Mary Watson was married to Jacob Froman Jr. (son of Jacob Froman Sr), she died in Knox County, Illinois in Oct 1835. Her husband, Jacob Froman Jr died in Warren County, IL in 1846

      1. We know that Lydia Watson's claim in Fayette County, PA was adjacent (West) to Paul Froman Sr' claim is called "Froman's Pleasure" and that Lydia's son James Watson's claim was adjacent (South). Below them in Maryland was Jacob Froman Sr's claim called "Bad is the Best of It" (Garrett County, MD), which he held onto up 1816.

      2. After Jacob Froman Sr's father's death in 1783, Jacob Froman Sr transfers/sold his father's claim called "Froman's Pleasure" to Arthur Watson "Sr" on 8 Sep 1788. (Mary's father). Husband of Lydia Watson

      3. Arthur Watson dies on 6 Mar 1792 his will which is probated in Fayette County, PA, mentions daughters Mary, Nancy, Hanny (Hannah), sons John, Benjamin, Arthur, and James, and wife Lydia (who dies in 1804).

      4 On 20 Jul 1805 Nathaniel Cochran marries Nancy Watson in Bullitt County, KY, "Consent in person by Jacob Froman Junr (the bondsman), who has the care of Nancy Watson, being her relation". Nancy had come to live with her older sister after the death of their mother.

      5. Nancy Watson and her husband Nathaniel Cochran, move to Crawford County, Indiana with Jacob Froman Jr and his wife Mary (nee Watson), and they live near each other.

      6. Benjamin Watson and his wife Sarah Cochran (Nathaniel's sister), married 22 Jun 1805 Bullitt County, KY, he moves near Jacob Froman Sr. Jacob Froman Sr sells land to Benjamin Watson on 9 Feb 1811 and 5 Mar 1811. On 3 Nov 1825 Jacob Froman's Sr son Elijah Froman sell land to Benjamin Watson (by power of attorney of his mother Barbara, who is listed as a widow).

      7. A descendant of James Watson, younger brother of Mary Watson, is a DNA match of 16cM (5th to 8th cousins). James Watson stayed in Fayette County Pennsylvania, as did his descendants. I find no other family ties to this descendant's family line except the Watson. "Froman's Pleasure" passed from Arthur Watson, to his son James Watson and I find "Froman's Pleasure" still owned by James Watson's grandson until 1 Sep 1870, when it is finally sold