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

Other Resources

  • John Watson, birth date 10/1/1844, death date 2/15/1930. Charles Patterson Byrd family tree.
  • John Watson, birth date 10/1/1844 in Louisville, Kentucky; death date 2/15/1930 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas; retired. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John Watson (1844-1930), burial in Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County. Separate marker reads, "Grand Master of Masons in Texas 12-11-1891 to 12-8-1892." Includes portrait, and reprints of obituary and news articles. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "John Watson, Pioneer, Dies," The Detroit News-Herald, 2/20/1930, p. 1, crediting Red River County Public Library. Confederate veteran. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Texas Mason Dies at Waco, Age 88," 2/16/1930, p. 1. Former state legislator, served in 1874-1875. Wichita Daily Times.


  • Photograph. John Watson, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Commerce and Manufactures  
Federal Relations  
Public Buildings  

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