We have searched and searched for a death record for John Watson and have found nothing. I do believe he died in America, but who knows where? I am beginning to think he was abducted by aliens. Lol! Thank you for the information on Rose Anne. 😊
We believe he did around 1906. I have gone through those so many times....many John Watsons. I can’t say for sure he came in at Ellis Island.
So, I came across a birth record of a John Watson born October 26, 1881 in Kilbernie, Scotland. Parents listed as.....Robert James Watson and Rose Ann...
Wondering what kind of official documents exist in Scotland that would have required a signature at age 18? Employment? Draft? Travel documents? Our John Watson seems to have a distinct left handed signature as you can see from the above docs.
Elllie7, thank you for looking into Margaret Watson née Wilson. My gosh, this mystery just gets deeper and deeper! I don’t even know where else to look! My father and his brother submitted DNA...one on Ancestry and the other 23&me. Perhaps that will help in some way.
We don’t have any sibling names. John Watson had four children - Robert, Frederick, James and Margaret. I tried incorporated those in my search to find records in Scotland. I had read that there was a naming pattern in Scottish families.
The info that Ellie7 posted is one I have never seen...
Thank you very much for helping me. I feel like I have searched almost every online record in the world related to the name, “John Watson”. It doesn’t help much that he apparently had no middle and the name “Watson” is pretty common in Scotland.
Dave, thank you very much. How can I obtain the census docs you are referring to, especially the one that includes grandparents? I do have a Scotland’s People account, I want to make sure I purchase the correct ones.
Yes, the John Watson posted above that lived in Harrisburg, Illinois is my GG grandfather. I believe that info was posted by my father. We are trying to figure out what ever happened to him. He married Margaret McHenry in 1909 in Ohio. We believe he immigrated to the US in 1906, Margaret and her...
In search of a birth record for John Watson (no middle name) born Oct. 26th, 1882 in Glasgow, Scotland. Parents were Robert Watson and Margaret Wilson. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you