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John Watson John Watson
Full Name: John Watson
Date of birth: October 1, 1844
Date of death: February 15, 1930

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 8 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2)   Democrat Robinsville / Red River   Red River, Titus

(1) Home post office - Robinsville; home county - Red River. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(2) Robbinsville was 2½ miles south of Bagwell in western Red River County. It was settled in the 1840s and named for John Robbins. A post office was granted in 1856 but was moved in 1876 to Bagwell. By 1931 the settlement had disappeared. Handbook of Texas Online.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • WATSON, JOHN (1844-1930). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • John Watson, birth date 10/1/1844, death date 2/15/1930. Charles Patterson Byrd family tree, Ancestry.com.
  • John Watson (1844-1930), headstone photos, inscription: Grand Master of Masons in Texas 12-11-1891 to 12-8-1892, burial in Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Texas Mason Dies at Waco, Age 88," 2/16/1930, p. 1. Former state legislator, served in 1874-1875. Wichita Daily Times.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Watson, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
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