Sunday, September 21, 2008

Oran Datus Watson Sr. 1789 Burke County, Georgia

Thanks to Crumpton Plats (see post below), I now have additional proof on Oran Datus Watson, Sr., son of Jacob Watson, and grandson of John Watson, all of Edgefield County, SC. Oran was shown as the chain carrier on three plats in Burke County, Georgia in 1789-1790. His name is shown as Aaron Watson, Oron Watson, and Orrindatus Watson. Assuming he was at least 20 years old at the time, these records would date his birth by at least 1769-1770. In the 1820 Pulaski County GA census, he was in the "age 45 and upwards" column. I still have a lot to learn about this man, including exactly how he was related to my ancestor, James Watson, who died in Bowie County, Republic of Texas, in 1842.

I am currently searching Pulaski County GA deeds and probate records, using microfilm at my local LDS branch library, for this Watson family. Will post an update soon on the results.

© 2008, copyright Stephen Mills


Kim said...

I am a descendant of Oran Datus Watson, Jacob Watson, & John Watson. You mention some information you found. Could I ask what it is?
Kim Sanchez

Tim Watson said...

This Oran Datus Watson was my gggrandfather. His son Elbert Lycurgus Watson was born in Pulaski County, Georgia, in 1819 and died here in Newport, Arkansas, in 1901, having lived in this county (Jackson) since 1853. E. L., as he was called, was the father of my grandfather, also Oran Datus Watson, named by E. L. for his father. O.D., as he was called, died here in 1941.