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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


ROBERT WATSON, farmer and stock-dealer, Holbrook, Penn., was born in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, April 12, 1847.  He is a son of John and Anna Watson.  His father was a native of Ireland, and came with his parents to America when ten years of age.  His mother is a native of Pennsylvania, where she and Mr. Watson were married in Washington County, and remained there until their death.  Mr. Watson departed this life in 1856, and Mrs. Watson in 1869.  They are buried on the farm at the head of Castile, where the family settled when they first came to this country.  In 1870 Robert Watson married Kate Anderson, who was a native of Amwell Township, Washington County, and born in 1848.  Her parents were John and Anna (Howshow) Anderson, natives of Pennsylvania and residents in Greene County through life.  Mr. and Mrs. Watson have seven children—Samuel, John I., Smith, Anna F., George W., Maggie and Lizzie.  Mr. Watson was reared on a farm and has made farming and stock-dealing his business through life.  He owns about 112 acres of land where he resides with his family.  During the late Rebellion he went into the service of his country in Company D, Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and served until the close of the war.  He and wife are consistent members of the Christian Church, and are highly respected by all who know them.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 16 June 2007

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