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Watson Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1949

Scope and Contents

The collection includes manuscript materials (correspondence, land warrant, accounts, receipts, petition and will) and printed and typescript materials (invitations, broadside, newspaper and magazine clippings). Subjects of the various items include sale and survey of land; schools, churches, estates, comment on and description of agriculture, social and economic conditions in Kentucky, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, California, Morgantown, Fairmont, and Wheeling, WV, and Ireland; westward migration [1849]; gold mining, enslaved Africans; and business and family affairs.

Correspondents include C.J. Cox, James and Louisa Creegan; Bridget Flinn; Creed Haymond; Archbishop John Hughes; James D. Lamb; Harrison Low; William Macdonnell; Asa Squires; W.O. Tarleton; Zephaniah, Mary L., Sophia, Mary G., Delia, & Benjamin H. Watson; and A. M. Wheeler. Persons receiving correspondence, mentioned, or commented on, and persons or organizations, parties to various business or legal papers include Abraham and Muriel Brookbank; Orestus A. Brownsun; Matthew Campbell; Cornelius B. Carney; Isaac and William Collins, Susanna Cook; Joseph Cunningham; Thomas Dison; Fairmont and Palatine Bridge Co.; Peter Flinn; Thomas Fowler; Abraham & Jacob S. Hayden; W. C. Haymond; Jeremiah Highfield; Martin Hurley; Basil Patterson; George W. Paris; Joseph and Charles Peach; Benjamin Reader; Margaret Reeves; Richard Smith; Thomas G. Steele; James Eliazor; and Azariah, Zachariah, Elizabeth, Sarah, James, Ann, Dent, Thomas, Henry, and Louisa Watson.


  • Creation: 1694
  • Creation: 1783-1878
  • Creation: 1926


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


0.1 Linear Feet (Summary: 1/2 in. (1 folder))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Related A&M Collections

630, 1815, 1949

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Revision Statements

  • 2018/10/08: This collection has been disambiguated.

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US