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Near Thomson in McDuffie County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Smith Watson Homeplace

 
 
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By David Seibert, December 8, 2012
1. John Smith Watson Homeplace Marker
Inscription. This house stood on the site of the large brick house to your right, from 1885 to 1935, when it was moved to this location. John S. Watson (1833-1895) was the great grandfather of John, James, & Bob Wilson. In 1864, after being wounded fighting General Sherman, he was brought home from Macon by his wife and a son. The father of seven children, he is buried next to one of his sons-U.S. Senator Thomas E. Watson, who was the father of Rural Free Delivery-in the City Cemetery on Lumpkin Street in Thomson. Others are buried in the family cemetery to your right. There are currently six homes of John S. Watson descendants here on the John S. Watson Homeplace.

Burned August 5, 1998
 
Location. 33° 27.3′ N, 82° 28.067′ W. Marker is near Thomson, Georgia, in McDuffie County. Marker can be reached from Augusta Road (U.S. 78) 0.1 miles east of Thomson Bypass (Georgia Route 17). Touch for map. The marker is flat in the ground in the yard where the house stood, approximately 50 yards from the highway, so almost impossible to see from the road. Marker is in this post office area: Thomson GA 30824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Birthplace of George McDuffie (approx. 1.6 miles away); Blind Willie McTell
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By David Seibert, December 8, 2012
2. John Smith Watson Homeplace Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Women of the Sixty's Confederate Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Usry House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Woodman of the World Supreme Sacrifice Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); McDuffie County (approx. 2.3 miles away); VFW Post 6672 KIA Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); VFW Veterans Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomson.
 
More about this marker. The family was very gracious in permitting me to photograph the marker, but please remember this is private property.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
John Smith Watson Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 8, 2012
3. John Smith Watson Homeplace Marker
Farm buildings on the property are in the background
John Smith Watson Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 8, 2012
4. John Smith Watson Homeplace Marker
One of the houses on the property is in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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