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Joseph Masters Watson

Joseph Masters Watson was born February 26, 1837 in Hyde Co., NC and died November 22, 1904 in Hyde County. He was the son of William Watson and Sarah "Sally" Weston. Joseph Masters Watson first married Lina Watson who died within a year after their marriage. No children are known from this union. He then married Lina's younger sister, Elisha Ann Burrus (March 1835 - Oct. 19, 1896), daughter of Elisha Burrus and Elizabeth "Betsy" Credle. Joseph Masters Watson and Elisha Ann Burrus Watson are both buried in the Credle-Mann-Watson Cemetery in the Swan Quarter Twp. of Hyde County. To this union were born the following children:

(Memoriam published in the Handbook of Hyde County Schools 1940-41)

Dedication of the Hyde Book for Teachers
in memory of Joseph M. Watson

Thanks to Lillian Masch who found these items while cleaning out her grandmother's house.

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McGowan / Sheppard