Tuesday, September 07, 2010

William Watson (born 1769) Death Notice

From the Friends' Intelligener: Philadelphia, First Month 21, 1860:
Died, At Millville, Columbia Co., PA., on the 25th of 7 mo., 1859, William Watson, aged a little over 90 years. He was the son of Amos and Phebe Watson of Falls Twp, Bucks County, and removed from That place to Muncy, while a young man, near the close of the century. He reside there till 1841, when he reitired from his farm and with his famly removed to Fishing Creek, where he spent the rest of his life. He was an active member of the Society of Friends, and for many years an elder therein. He posessed a robust constitution and was a very industrious and worthy citizen. The many deeds of charity he rendered were a real test of his Christaian benevolence, and as a parent, neighbor, and friend, he was well known for many excellent traits, and especially for his decision of charater. For the last year or more his powers of body and mind gradually declined, and being full of years, he at last sunk quietly to his peaceful rest, having survived his wife about nine years.


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