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Turner Breckenridge Watson

Male 1872 - 1939  (66 years)


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  • Name Turner Breckenridge Watson 
    Alternate birth 15 May 1871  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 15 May 1872  Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1939  Chico, Wise, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Chico Cemetery, Chico, Wise, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I35130  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DD
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2021 

    Father Stanton Grainger Watson,   b. 1 Dec 1849, Monroe County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1905, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Martha Ann Brown,   b. 12 Feb 1851, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1930, Chico, Wise, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F20646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann Flowers,   b. 3 Nov 1876, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1944, Bridgeport, Wise, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1893  Healdton, Carter, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Martha Louise Watson,   b. 27 Jul 1897, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1973, Weatherford, Parker, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F20645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mysteriously, his death certificate gives his father as "Wyett S. Watson". His eldest son was named Wyatt Stanton Watson; his father-in-law was named Wyatt; but every other indication aside from the death certificate is that his father was Stanton Grainger Watson.

      About U.S., Records Related to Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee by Guion Miller, 1908-1910, explanation on ancestry.com:

      In 1906, the U.S. Court of Claims appointed Guion Miller from the Interior Department to determine who was eligible for funds under the treaties of 1835-36 and 1845 between the United States and the Eastern Cherokee.

      In certifying the eligibility of the Cherokees, Miller used earlier census lists and rolls that had been complied by Hester, Chapman, Drennen, and others between 1835 and 1884. Copies of some of these rolls and the indexes to them are filed with the Guion Miller records and are part of this publication. There are an estimated 90,000 individual applicants from throughout North America included within this publication.

      From U.S., Records Related to Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee by Guion Miller, 1908-1910 (citation details below):

      Turner B. Watson being duly sworn deposes and says:

      My name is Turner B. Watson. and I live in Chico, Tex. I am 56 years old. I claim 1/8 Cherokee Indian blood through my father Stanton G. Watson. He died three years ago at the age of 56. He was born in Monroe County, Ky. He came west in 1870. My father got his Indian blood through his mother, a Miss Kilman. I do not know her given name. I reckon I was about 12 years when Miss Kilman died in Ky. She must have been 1/2 Cherokee. She was quite an old lady at the time of her death. My father has often told me that my grandmother, this Miss Kilman was recognized as an Indian, but he never said that she lived with the Indians. She never got any money from the Government on account of her Indian blood. Her neighbors and friends recognized her as being an Indian.

      T B Watson

      Subscribed and sworn 15 Sep 1908, at Bridgeport, Texas. Recorded as rejected, 18 Apr 1911.

      [His brother Edward S. Watson also applied to be recognized as part Cherokee, and was also rejected.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5846] Find a Grave page for Turner B Watson.

    2. [S4652] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, on ancestry.com.

    3. [S4652] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, on ancestry.com., date and county only.