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Charles Watson Charles Lewis Watson
Full Name: Charles Lewis Watson, Sr.
Date of birth: June 1, 1841
Date of death: November 3, 1926

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 43 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat Fairfield / Freestone   Freestone
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, pp. 111-112. Born 1841 in Tennessee. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant, Company D, 10th Texas Infantry, enlisted 4/1/1862 at Camp Brazos. Charles Lewis Watson, death date 11/3/1926. Pension File No. 47989, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Acting Sergeant-Major, 10th Texas Infantry. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • Charles Lewis Watson, Sr., birth date 6/1/1841 in Williamson County, Tennessee; death date 11/3/1926 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas; burial in Mexia City Cemetery, Limestone County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Col. Watson Is Buried After Home Service: Veteran of War, and Long Time Citizen Laid to Rest," Mexia Weekly Herald, 11/5/1926, p. 1, crediting the Gibbs Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Charles Watson, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examine  
    Finance  
     

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