Elias W. Watson and Sarah Ann Mathis were married in Marion County, Georgia on December 28, 1854.
By 1860, Elias, Sarah and three of their six children were living in Jefferson County, Alabama. Also, note that Elias' brother, Wilson Watson, is listed as living in the same household.
The 1870 U.S. Census shows Elias, Sarah and four of their children living in Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.
Elias and Sarah Mathis Watson died prior to 1880 and after the birth of their sixth child, Charles William in 1872.
The 1880 U.S. Census shows their three youngest children living in Ward 8 of Catahoula Parish with Elias' brother, Wilson Watson and his wife Nettie Sherwood Watson.
The dates of death and burial locations for Elias W. Watson and Sarah Ann Mathis Watson are unknown at this time.
The following children were born to the marriage of Elias and Sarah Watson:
Julieta, 1856-before 1870; location of burial is unknown at this time.
Thomas Napoleon, 1857-1933 (m. Fannie L. Morris, 1861-1921); both are buried in the Nolley Memorial Cemetery in Jena, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana. Tombstone photographs were taken by FindAGrave member, Chiquita Richison Thompson.
Children born to the marriage of Thomas Napolean Watson and Fannie L. Morris:
Henry Elias, 1878-1946 (m. Mary Lena Higgins, 1880-1976)Terridell Lee, 1859-1898 (m. Edward Farris Keenan, 1849-1926); both are buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery near Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.
Mollie O., 1884-1961 (m. John Dunlap, 1880-1944)
Carrie Alice, 1888-1957 (m. 1. F. F. Henry, 1880-1956; 2. P.W. Kennedy, 1878-1952)
Frances Lea, 1890-1979 (m. Stephen Leonard Richey, 1886-1935)
Wade Eldon, 1893-1974 (m. Cora M. Kirby, 1894-1974)
Zenobia, 1895-1985 (m. George C. Coleman, 1887-1949)
Thomas Owen, 1900-1975 (m. Willie Howell, 1902-1990)
Children born to the marriage of Terridell Lee Watson and Edward Farris Keenan:
Joel Elias, 1877-1966 (m. 1. Roxanna Summers, 1875-1902; 2. Merzie Harmon, 1882-1957)Wade Lampkins, 1860-1918 (m. Emma L. Hardin, 1868-after 1920); location of burials is unknown at this time.
Lizzie Lee, 1880-before 1900, (m. Charles W. Mann)
Eugene Seymore, 1883-1893
Margaret "Maggie" B., 1887-1972 (m. Wilson A. Squyres, 1887-1961)
Charlie E., 1890-1894
Anna Pearl, 1892-1993 (m. John Friley Brooks, 1886-1942)
Children born to the marriage of Wade Lampkins Watson and Emma L. Hardin:
Jessie C., 1887-1950Nettie, 1868-1946 (m. Francis "Frank" Marion Smith, 1867-1953); both are buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery near Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.
Willie H., 1889
Sarah Ann "Annie", 1891-1969 (m. Robert Leo McCarty, 1890-1962)
Thomas Napoleon, 1893-1959 (m.1. Lydia; 2. Minnie; 3. Permelia Tarver, 1873-1935)
Ida M., 1895-?
Roy H., 1897-? (m. Eola A., 1904-?)
Chester W. "Jack", 1901-1988 (m. Charlcy M. Ellis, 1906-1975)
Velda H., 1903-1986 (m. Broadus)
Children born to the marriage of Nettie Watson and Francis "Frank" Marion Smith:
Isom James, 1887-1972 (m. Otis McNair, 1891-1976)Charles William, 1872-1953 (m. 1. A. Carriece Kirby, 1867-1912; 2. Sallie B. Cotton, 1888-1976); all are buried in the Harrisonburg Cemetery in Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Tombstone photographs were taken by FindAGrave member, Eve Merryman.
Jennie Smith, 1888-1963 (m. Shelleah Polk Cantrell, 1885-1937)
Mollie Blackmon, 1890-1970 (m. Fredrick Timothy Chambless, 1888-1975)
Jessie, 1892-1988 (m. Thomas Jefferson Peniston, 1889-1977)
Clayton Francis, 1894-1970 (m. Willie Mae Sapp, 1900-1972)
William Edward "Buck", 1896-1964 (m. Mildred M. Harris, 1898-1975)
Sadye, 1898-1957 (m. Marvin Bishop Nolen, Sr., 1894-1976)
Sidney, 1898-1968 (m. Lillian Vic, 1900-1963)
Children born to the marriage of Charles William Watson and Addie Carriece Kirby:
Vera, 1895-1956 (m. Meredith)Children born to the marriage of Charles William Watson and Sallie Cotton:
Edith, 1895-1974 (m. Earl H. Bland)
Hoover Monroe, 1899-1953 (m. Daisy Bland)
Mirva Blanche, 1906-1987 (m. James A. Lindsey, 1906-1979)
Doris, 1915-1979 (m. Simon Meyers, 1912-1980)
Inez, 1916-? (m. Suarez)
Fannie T., 1917-before 1953
Charles William, Jr., 1919-?
Sallie D., 1922-?