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James Cowan Watson

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  • Name James Cowan Watson 
    Born 4 Sep 1844  Newardhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 24 Sep 1848  Liverpool, England to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Left Liverpool, England 24 Sep 1848 on the ship Sailor Prince. Arrived in New Orleans 20 Nov 1848.  
    Residence 1850  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1860  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    _UID 45CA140BD506F74CA7D9A97A507F6932599D 
    Died 13 Nov 1906  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried 18 Nov 1906  C-3-12-1E, Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7, 8
    Person ID I20  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2012 

    Father Ancestors Robert Watson,   b. 24 Mar 1819, Megslee, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1882, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Cowan,   b. 6 May 1820, Newarthill, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1891, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1840  Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    _UID 476DC684F7239D49B7E81A3C76F00C3CA1F7 
    _UID 6BCEDD5D04C80C4DB84AAB5AC1A481E76CE9 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ancestors Mary Condie,   b. 29 Oct 1845, Drum Gray, New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1922, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1864  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 17E072DC36B7B1478A30B449825B89F23928 
    _UID CAC6F283CF9FE3438A44FA89805BB6B530C6 
    Children 
    +1. James Cowan Watson, Jr.,   b. 5 Nov 1866, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1945, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Ellen Watson,   b. Apr 1870, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1926, Spartenburg, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    +3. Jennett Watson,   b. 1873, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mabel Watson,   b. 26 Mar 1874, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1889, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     5. Albert G Watson,   b. 1876, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Joseph Bennedict Watson,   b. 31 Jan 1878, Scofield, Carbon, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1963, Santa Clara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +7. Hugh Patrick Watson,   b. Jun 1880, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Peter Thomas Watson,   b. 5 Feb 1883, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1966, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +9. Hazel Watson,   b. 26 Oct 1885, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1950, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ancestors Ellen Riley,   b. 21 Dec 1854, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1910, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [10, 11
    Married 10 Aug 1874  Salt Lake City, Ut Endowment House Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 1DB8B19429E65144BEE808CB05ED3BD93DBF 
    _UID 922D7C0B625D5545B566CC2B4B4496D1A776 
    Children 
    +1. William Alexander Watson,   b. 18 Dec 1875, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1945, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +2. George Francis Watson,   b. 8 Jun 1877, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1938, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +3. Mary Jane Watson,   b. 1 Dec 1879, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1942, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Minnie Watson,   b. 30 Jan 1882, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1927, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Married: 1x5. Walter Cowan Watson,   b. 28 Mar 1884, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1934, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +6. Persis Ellen Watson,   b. 6 Aug 1893, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1974, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +7. James Leonard Watson,   b. 17 Dec 1894, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1953, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +8. Agnes Watson,   b. Jan 1897, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Jesse Arnold Watson,   b. 14 Feb 1899, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1981, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Ancestors Elizabeth Abbott,   b. 17 Dec 1851, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1908, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1884  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rudgar Liman Watson,   b. 26 Dec 1883, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1941, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +2. Ethel Mary Watson,   b. 21 Jun 1888, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1954, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F5451  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906)
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906)
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906)
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906)

    Documents
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906) Death Certificate
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906) Death Certificate
    Sailor Prince - Liverpool To New Orleans 23 September 1848 pg6
Arrived 20 November 1848
    Sailor Prince - Liverpool To New Orleans 23 September 1848 pg6 Arrived 20 November 1848
    Passenger Manifest
    Sailor Prince - Liverpool To New Orleans 1848 Watson Family Detail
    Sailor Prince - Liverpool To New Orleans 1848 Watson Family Detail
    1860 - United States Census - Utah Territory - Great Salt Lake - Great Salt Lake City - Ward 6 - Page 111
    1860 - United States Census - Utah Territory - Great Salt Lake - Great Salt Lake City - Ward 6 - Page 111
    1850 - United States Census - Utah Territory - Great Salt Lake - Great Salt Lake County - Page 58
    1850 - United States Census - Utah Territory - Great Salt Lake - Great Salt Lake County - Page 58
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906) - Obituary - DeseretNews - 13 Nov 1906
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906) - Obituary - DeseretNews - 13 Nov 1906
    Bishop Watson Dead

    After A Long Illness He Succumbs to Diabetes This Morning

    A stalwart honored citizen of Salt Lake passed to his eternal rest at 10:30 when Bishop James C Watson breathed his last. It was known to his friends that he had been a very sick man for many months, but the news of his departure will be a painful surprise to acquaintances not in the vicinity of his home. The cause of death was diabetes.

    As long ago as last April it became apparent that Mr. Watson's health would not permit him to longer assume the duties of bishop of the Sixth ward, and he was honorably released from that position, and was ordained a patriarch. For 25 years he had been connected with the bishopric of the ward mentioned, the last 18 of which had been spent as its head.

    James C. Watson was born at Newarkhill, Scotland. Set. 4, 1844. In the fall of 1850 he came with his parents to Utah, and this was his home thereafter. He was a man very large physically weighing in his prime not less than 250 pounds, and he was also of large heart and brain. Ever jovial and good natured, he was well thought of by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was particularly popular with the members of his ward, and his death will be regretted by many also who were not members of the Church.

    Bishop Watson is survived by a large family, 20 children and a great many grandchildren and many other relatives. The time and place of funeral will be announced later.
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906) - Obituary - Deseret News - 17 Nov 1906
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906) - Obituary - Deseret News - 17 Nov 1906
    PATRIARCH JAMES C WATSON

    Whose Funeral Will Take Place Tomorrow From the Pioneer Stake Hall,
    Beginning at 12:30 O’Clock P.M.

    It has been decided that the funeral of ex-Bishop James C. Watson will
    be held from the Pioneer stake house as It was found that the Sixth ward
    chapel would be entirely too small to accommodate the many friends who
    desire to attend the services. The hour of 12:30 Sunday has been named
    as the time for commencing the obsequies. The building In question Is on
    Fifth South, between West Temple and First West streets.

    Bishop Watson had many friends not only In the Sixth ward, where he
    was connected with the bishopric for a period of twenty-five years, eighteen
    of which he served as bishop, but throughout the entire city and elsewhere in
    the state. He was but six years old when he came with his parents to Salt
    Lake, and for 54 years he was a familiar figure upon the streets of this city.
    From 1871 to 1889 he was a night watchman for the city, and as such his ac-
    quaintances became very numerous and he was held In high esteem by all
    who chanced to know him.

    In his own ward, Bishop Watson was especially beloved. He often visited
    the homes of the people over whom he presided, particularly the afflicted and
    the poor. Of a cheerful and sunny disposition himself he carried brightness
    and hope to those whore lives were darkened and he held a warm place in
    the hearts of these, as he was esteemed by persons whose lot was more pleas-
    ant and propitious.

    Headstones
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906) Headstone
    James Cowan Watson (1844-1906) Headstone
    Plot: Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake County
    Utah, USA
    Plot: C-3-12

  • Sources 
    1. [s314] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: WATSON, JAMES C.

      Birth: //1844
      Death: 11/18/1906
      Burial: 11/18/1906
      Place of Birth: UNKNOWN
      Place of Death: 558 SO. 4TH W.
      Cause of Death:
      Grave Location: Salt Lake City Cemetery , C_3_12_1E

    2. [S20] Utah Deaths and Burials, beta.familysearch.org (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Jas. C. Watson
      Gender: Male
      Burial Date: Nov 1906
      Burial Place:
      Death Date: 13 Nov 1906
      Death Place: Salt Lake City, S.L., Utah
      Age: 62
      Birth Date: 1844
      Birthplace: Scotland
      Occupation:
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name:
      Father's Name: Robt. Watson
      Father's Birthplace: Scotland
      Mother's Name: M. Cowan
      Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B54928-7
      System Origin: Utah-EASy
      Source Film Number: 26554
      Reference Number: p327 dth #12418

    3. [S37] Mormon Migration, http://lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/index.php (Reliability: 3).
      James WATSON
      Standardized: James Watson
      Born:
      1844
      Origin:
      Unknown
      Occupation:
      Unknown
      Voyage:
      Liverpool to New Orleans
      24 Sep 1848 – 20 Nov 1848
      Voyage Accounts:
      Accounts for this voyage
      Ship:
      Sailor Prince
      Family Members

      Robert WATSON — age 28 (b. 1820)
      Mary WATSON — age 27 (b. 1821)
      Agnes WATSON — age 8 (b. 1840)
      Robert WATSON — age 6 (b. 1842)
      Alexander WATSON — age 13 (b. 1835)
      John WATSON — age infant (b. 1848)

      Notes
      No notes.


    4. [S67] 1850 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: James Watson
      Age: 6
      Birth Year: abt 1844
      Birthplace: Scotland
      Home in 1850: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 420
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Robert Watson 30
      Mary Watson 30
      Agnes Watson 10
      Robert Watson 8
      James Watson 6
      John Watson 3
      Alexander Watson 16

    5. [S107] 1860 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: James Watson
      Age in 1860: 15
      Birth Year: abt 1845
      Birthplace: Scotland
      Home in 1860: Great Salt Lake City Ward 6, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Great Salt Lake City
      Value of real estate: View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Robert Watson 40
      Mary Watson 39
      Robert Watson 17
      James Watson 15
      Alex Watson 8
      Hugh Watson 6
      Mary Watson 3
      Janet Watson 1

    6. [S19] Utah Death Certificate Index, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name James C. Watson
      Titles & Terms
      Death Date 13 Nov 1906
      Death Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Birthdate
      Estimated Birth Year 1844
      Birthplace
      Death Age 62 years 2 months 9 days
      Gender Male
      Marital Status
      Race or Color
      Spouse's Name
      Father's Name Rob'T Watson
      Father's Titles & Terms
      Mother's Name Mary Cowan
      Mother's Titles & Terms
      Film Number 2229076
      Digital GS Number 4120978
      Image Number 326
      Certificate Number 1281

    7. [S19] Utah Death Certificate Index, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name James C. Watson
      Titles & Terms
      Death Date 13 Nov 1906
      Death Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Birthdate
      Estimated Birth Year 1844
      Birthplace
      Death Age 62 years 2 months 9 days
      Gender Male
      Marital Status
      Race or Color
      Spouse's Name
      Father's Name Rob'T Watson
      Father's Titles & Terms
      Mother's Name Mary Cowan
      Mother's Titles & Terms
      Film Number 2229076
      Digital GS Number 4120978
      Image Number 326
      Certificate Number 1281

    8. [S106] NamesInStone.com (Reliability: 2).
      Name: JAMES C. WATSON
      Birth: 0/0/1844 UNKNOWN
      Death: 11/18/1906 558 SO. 4TH W.
      Relations
      Burial Information
      Burial: 11/18/1906 Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
      Grave Location: C_3_12_1E
      Headstone Transcription:
      Headstone Material:
      Headstone Condition:
      Date Inspected:
      Stone Carver:
      Military Information
      Veteran:
      War:
      Notes

    9. [S27] Scotland Marriages (Reliability: 2).
      Groom's Name Robert Watson
      Groom's Birth Date
      Groom's Birthplace
      Groom's Age
      Bride's Name Mary Cowan
      Bride's Birth Date
      Bride's Birthplace
      Bride's Age
      Marriage Date 12 Jan 1840
      Marriage Place Bothwell,Lanark,Scotland
      Groom's Father's Name
      Groom's Mother's Name
      Bride's Father's Name
      Bride's Mother's Name
      Groom's Race
      Groom's Marital Status
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name
      Bride's Race
      Bride's Marital Status
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M11625-4
      System Origin Scotland-ODM
      Source Film Number 1042965
      Reference Number
      Family Record shows Newarthill, Lanark, Scotland

    10. [S20] Utah Deaths and Burials, beta.familysearch.org (Reliability: 3).
      Name George Francis Watson
      Gender Male
      Burial Date 17 Aug 1938
      Burial Place Salt Lake City
      Death Date 14 Aug 1938
      Death Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Age 61
      Birth Date 08 Jun 1877
      Birthplace Salt Lake City, Utah
      Occupation Police Officer
      Race White
      Marital Status Married
      Spouse's Name Lillie May Winkless
      Father's Name James C. Watson
      Father's Birthplace Scotland
      Mother's Name Ellen Rielley
      Mother's Birthplace England
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number B58347-1
      System Origin Utah-EASy
      Source Film Number 26571
      Reference Number cn 1404

    11. [S19] Utah Death Certificate Index, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name George Francis Watson
      Titles & Terms
      Death Date 14 Aug 1938
      Death Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Birthdate
      Estimated Birth Year 1877
      Birthplace
      Death Age 61 years 2 months 6 days
      Gender Male
      Marital Status Married
      Race or Color
      Spouse's Name Lillie May Winkless
      Father's Name James C. Watson
      Father's Titles & Terms
      Mother's Name Ellen Rielley
      Mother's Titles & Terms
      Film Number 2260362
      Digital GS Number 4120670
      Image Number 282
      Certificate Number 1400