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  1. James (Fairfax VA) Watson: Birth: 7 APR 1772 in Alexandria, Fairfax County, VA. Death: 12 OCT 1822 in Washington, DC

  2. John (Fairfax VA) Watson: Birth: 31 MAR 1775 in probably VA. Death: 1821 in KY

  3. Josiah (Fairfax VA) Watson: Birth: 9 AUG 1788 in Alexandria, VA. Death: 1833 in Montgomery County, TN


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a. Note:   Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 6 ISSUE page 483 The founder of this branch of the American family was originally Scotch but removed to Ireland where the immediate ancestor Christopher WATSON was b. in County Cavan, Ireland, as also his wife Margaret BOURLAND. Josiah WATSON, gd. son of Christopher and Margaret (BOURLAND) WATSON who was of Pennsylvania and VA, was b. 15th October, 1748, and d. June, 1828, in Washington, D. C. A memorandum in his handwriting states his paternal grandparents were Christopher and Margaret (BOURLAND) WATSON, and his maternal grandparents were Robert and Jane (ROBERTS) COUCH, but does not give the names of his father and mother. In 1771 he laid claim to 300 acres in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, which had been evacuated to his sister Margaret WATSON, 24th June, 1763. She d. unmarried and intestate and her brother Josiah WATSON was granted letters of administration on her estate 25th September 1769; he was then living in Sussex County, New Jersey; m. Jane TAYLOR, b. 11th August, 1752, d. 10th August, 1830, in Washington, D. C., dau. of ��� and Sarah (FINNEY) TAYLOR. Her brothers were Andrew, James and Hugh TAYLOR, whose will was probated in Cumberland [p.483] County, Pennsylvania 1st February, 1782. Her sisters were Sarah TAYLOR and Mrs. VANCE. Her uncle, Alexander FINNEY, in his will, probated in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 24th January, 1767, left her land in Letterkenny Township in now Franklin County, and constituted Adam HOOPS of Carlisle, Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Executor of that part of his estate. Adam HOOPS who d. in Philadelphia in June, 1771, was m. to her aunt, Elizabeth FINNEY, b. 1720, d. 1782, in Philadelphia, and he, too, left Jane TAYLOR land in Letterkenny Township adjoining the tract left her by her uncle, Alexander FINNEY. The daughters and sons of Adam and Elizabeth (FINNEY) HOOPS were Isabel HOOPS, who m. 10th January, 1763, James MEASE, who was b. in Strabane, County of Tyrone, Ireland, d. June, 1785, in Philadelphia. He was Paymaster and Treasurer of the Continental Army in 1775; appointed in 1777 by WASHINGTON, Clothier-General of the Army; in 1780 he subscribed �5000 to the stock of the bank organized to supply the Army with provisions; his widow, Isabel (HOOPS) MEASE, m. (secondly) 8th May, 1788, Jasper MOYLAN of Philadelphia, b. in Ireland, son of John MOYLAN and half brother of Stephen MOYLAN, b. 1734, Commandant of the American Light Dragoons. Col. Stephen MOYLAN'S mother was the Countess of Limerick, and his wife whom he m. 1778, in New Jersey, was Mary Ricketts VAN HORNE, dau. of Col. Philip VAN HORNE. Margaret HOOPS m. 16th September, 1772, Thomas WALKER of VA, b. 1748, son of Dr. Thomas and Mildred (THORNTON) (MERIWETHER) WALKER of Castle Hill. Mildred THORNTON was the dau. of Francis and Mary (TALLIAFERRO) THORNTON and widow of Nicholas MERIWETHER. Jane HOOPS m. before 1771 Daniel CLARKE and they moved to New Orleans. Sarah HOOPS, m. 1768, Col. John SYME of VA, half brother of Patrick HENRY. Mary HOOPS, m. 18th October, 1770, Thomas BARCLAY, Consular Agent of the United States in France at the end of the American Revolution. Robert HOOPS a member of the Legislative Council of Sussex County, New Jersey, 1778. David HOOPS of VA and Maryland. Maj. Adam HOOPS, United States Army, b. 9th January, 1760, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, d. 9th June, 1846 at West Chester, Pennsylvania. ��� WATSON, m. ��� COUCH, dau. of Robert and Jane (ROBERTS) COUCH. Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 6 ISSUE page 484 JOSIAH WATSON, of Pennsylvania and VA, b. 12th October, 1748, in Philadelphia (?); d. 28th June, 1828, in Washington, D. C., came from Pennsylvania circa 1771; settled at �Turkey Ridge� and later at �Bush Hill� near Alexandria, VA; was Postmaster at Alexandria from June, 1814, to April, 1821; was member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, founded in 1772, and one of the Trustees authorized to raise the funds for completing the church building; a deed recorded 2d of October, 1800, in Alexandria shows he purchased and had issued a patent for 12,687 acres of land in Powell Valley, on Clinch River, TN; [p.484] besides this he had 35,000 acres of land claimed under Martin ARMSTRONG, in the state of TN; 16,374 acres of military land in TN; 5,063 acres military land, HENDERSON and Company grants, state of TN; 14,519 acres of military land, HENDERSON & Company grants, state of KY; 50,000 in Randolph County, VA; land in Shenandoah and Frederick Counties, VA, and elsewhere; in all a total of 133,643 acres of land; m. 28th June, 1771, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, by the Rev. James LANG, of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, Jane TAYLOR, dau. of ��� and Sarah (FINNEY) TAYLOR. View full context Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 6 ISSUE page 483 The founder of this branch of the American family was originally Scotch but removed to Ireland where the immediate ancestor Christopher WATSON was b. in County Cavan, Ireland, as also his wife Margaret BOURLAND. Josiah WATSON, gd. son of Christopher and Margaret (BOURLAND) WATSON who was of Pennsylvania and VA, was b. 15th October, 1748, and d. June, 1828, in Washington, D. C. A memorandum in his handwriting states his paternal grandparents were Christopher and Margaret (BOURLAND) WATSON, and his maternal grandparents were Robert and Jane (ROBERTS) COUCH, but does not give the names of his father and mother. In 1771 he laid claim to 300 acres in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, which had been evacuated to his sister Margaret WATSON, 24th June, 1763. She d. unmarried and intestate and her brother Josiah WATSON was granted letters of administration on her estate 25th September 1769; he was then living in Sussex County, New Jersey; m. Jane TAYLOR, b. 11th August, 1752, d. 10th August, 1830, in Washington, D. C., dau. of ��� and Sarah (FINNEY) TAYLOR. Her brothers were Andrew, James and Hugh TAYLOR, whose will was probated in Cumberland [p.483] County, Pennsylvania 1st February, 1782. Her sisters were Sarah TAYLOR and Mrs. VANCE. Her uncle, Alexander FINNEY, in his will, probated in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 24th January, 1767, left her land in Letterkenny Township in now Franklin County, and constituted Adam HOOPS of Carlisle, Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Executor of that part of his estate. Adam HOOPS who d. in Philadelphia in June, 1771, was m. to her aunt, Elizabeth FINNEY, b. 1720, d. 1782, in Philadelphia, and he, too, left Jane TAYLOR land in Letterkenny Township adjoining the tract left her by her uncle, Alexander FINNEY. The daughters and sons of Adam and Elizabeth (FINNEY) HOOPS were Isabel HOOPS, who m. 10th January, 1763, James MEASE, who was b. in Strabane, County of Tyrone, Ireland, d. June, 1785, in Philadelphia. He was Paymaster and Treasurer of the Continental Army in 1775; appointed in 1777 by WASHINGTON, Clothier-General of the Army; in 1780 he subscribed �5000 to the stock of the bank organized to supply the Army with provisions; his widow, Isabel (HOOPS) MEASE, m. (secondly) 8th May, 1788, Jasper MOYLAN of Philadelphia, b. in Ireland, son of John MOYLAN and half brother of Stephen MOYLAN, b. 1734, Commandant of the American Light Dragoons. Col. Stephen MOYLAN'S mother was the Countess of Limerick, and his wife whom he m. 1778, in New Jersey, was Mary Ricketts VAN HORNE, dau. of Col. Philip VAN HORNE. Margaret HOOPS m. 16th September, 1772, Thomas WALKER of VA, b. 1748, son of Dr. Thomas and Mildred (THORNTON) (MERIWETHER) WALKER of Castle Hill. Mildred THORNTON was the dau. of Francis and Mary (TALLIAFERRO) THORNTON and widow of Nicholas MERIWETHER. Jane HOOPS m. before 1771 Daniel CLARKE and they moved to New Orleans. Sarah HOOPS, m. 1768, Col. John SYME of VA, half brother of Patrick HENRY. Mary HOOPS, m. 18th October, 1770, Thomas BARCLAY, Consular Agent of the United States in France at the end of the American Revolution. Robert HOOPS a member of the Legislative Council of Sussex County, New Jersey, 1778. David HOOPS of VA and Maryland. Maj. Adam HOOPS, United States Army, b. 9th January, 1760, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, d. 9th June, 1846 at West Chester, Pennsylvania. ��� WATSON, m. ��� COUCH, dau. of Robert and Jane (ROBERTS) COUCH. View full context Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 6 ISSUE page 484 JOSIAH WATSON, of Pennsylvania and VA, b. 12th October, 1748, in Philadelphia (?); d. 28th June, 1828, in Washington, D. C., came from Pennsylvania circa 1771; settled at �Turkey Ridge� and later at �Bush Hill� near Alexandria, VA; was Postmaster at Alexandria from June, 1814, to April, 1821; was member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, founded in 1772, and one of the Trustees authorized to raise the funds for completing the church building; a deed recorded 2d of October, 1800, in Alexandria shows he purchased and had issued a patent for 12,687 acres of land in Powell Valley, on Clinch River, TN; [p.484] besides this he had 35,000 acres of land claimed under Martin ARMSTRONG, in the state of TN; 16,374 acres of military land in TN; 5,063 acres military land, HENDERSON and Company grants, state of TN; 14,519 acres of military land, HENDERSON & Company grants, state of KY; 50,000 in Randolph County, VA; land in Shenandoah and Frederick Counties, VA, and elsewhere; in all a total of 133,643 acres of land; m. 28th June, 1771, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, by the Rev. James LANG, of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, Jane TAYLOR, dau. of ��� and Sarah (FINNEY) TAYLOR. ((rsw note: The Joseph and Josiah Watson of Montgomery County may be related to the Watsons from Lunenberg County, VA, where Jesse Watson's 1812 will indicates that he had a brother and a son named Joseph. Josiah Watson was a witness. This is not proven. Other witnesses were N (perhaps Nathan?) Watson and S (perhaps Stephen or Samuel?) Watson.)) Lunenburg Co. Wills 507 Watson, Jesse 8-16-1812 WB 7/18 wife Mary sons Joseph and Jesse dau. Hannag A. Mary Armes, Elizabeth Watson exec. Mary Watson (wife) Jos. Watson (bro) witn. N. Watson, S. Watson, RA Smith and Josiah Watson)


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