Biography of James Watson of Elba, NY

James Watson, born in Fifeshire, Scotland, about 1793, was a ship carpenter. He married Helen Ross, of his native place, and they came to Herkimer County in 1839, and had six children. David Watson was born in Scotland, December 17, 1831, and is a farmer by occupation. He enlisted in Co. B, 3d N. Y. Art., and afterwards in Co. A, 80th N. Y. Inf., and was discharged as corporal at the close of the war. February 25, 1866, he married Elizabeth Zeiter, of his native place, and they have six children, viz: Lottie H., Hattie M., David J., Lizzie A., Helen G., and Maggie M.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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