The Watson Family Cemetery at Bracketts

There are 24 grave stones in the Watson Family Cemetery at Bracketts.  The cemetery dates to 1817.
(A map showing the layout of the grave stones is being prepared.)
The first head stone is one marking a common grave for 3 brothers who were killed in the Civil War.  Their mother was a Watson and born at Bracketts.  The inscriptions on these stones are as follows.

1.  James Watson Magruder - born Feb. 21, 1839.  Killed at Yellow Tavern May 12, 1864.

John Hillary Magruder - Born May 5, 1840.  Killed leading a cavalry charge near Liberty Mills Sept. 22, 1863.

George Shelton Magruder - Born Sept. 23, 1842.  Killed in battle ner Winchester Sept. 19, 1864.

2.  David Watson - Son of James and Susan Dabney Watson.  Born Nov. 25, 1834.  Died May 13, 1864, Major, Confederate Army and gave his life in defense of the right.

3.  Susan Dabney Morris - Wife of James Watson.  Born Qug. 25, 1811.  Died April 15, 1869.

4.  Dr. James Watson - Son of David and Sally Watson.  Born Feb. 16, 1802.  Intermarried with Susan D. Morris Dec. 29, 1831.  Died April 11, 1837.

5.  Sally Watson - Wife of David Watson.  Born Aug. 15, 1778.  Died March 4, 1849.

6.  David Watson - Son of James and Elizabeth Watson.  Born Dec. 25, 1773.  Intermarried with Sally Minor Feb. 19, 1801.  Died July 31, 1830.

7.  Virginia Watson - Daughter of Sally Watson was born March 6, 1808.  Died Nov. 11, 1817.

8.  Martha Minor Watson - Daughter of David and Sally Watson.  Born Oct. 5, 1814.  Died Nov. 30, 1817.

9.  James Watson - Son of Thomas Shelton Watson and Elizabeth Shelton Watsosn.  Born Feb. 10, 1854.  Died Aug. 7, 1883.

10.  Elizabeth Shelton Morris - Wife of Thomas Shelton Watson.  Born Dec. 8, 1821.  Died Oct. 12, 1884.

11.  Thomas Shelton Watson - Son of David and Sally Watson.  Born Dec. 15, 1819.  Died Jan. 26, 1895.

12.  Mary Watson Taylor - Daughter of Henry and Mary Watson Taylor.  Born Feb. 8, 1861.  Died Dec. 14, 1910.

 

13.  Henry Taylor, II - Born Nov. 10, 1827.  Married Dec. 14, 1853.  Died Aug. 7, 1914.

14.  Mary Minor Watson Taylor - Daughter of James Watson and Susan Dabney Morris -  wife of Henry Taylor II.  Born Dec. 19, 1832.   Married Dec. 14, 1853.  Died Feb. 10, 1905. 

15.  Edmund Pendleton Taylor - Son of Henry and Mary Watson Taylor.  Born March 3, 1874.  Died Sept. 9, 1891.

 

19.  Mary Louisa Watson - Daughter of Thomas Shelton and Elizabeth Shelton Watson.  Born Jan. 16, 1865.  Died Sept. 21, 1887.

20.  Elizabeth Morris Watson - Daughter of Thomas Shelton and Elizabeth Shelton Watson.   Born Jan. 16, 1865.  Died Sept. 21, 1887.

21.  Nancy Morris Watson - Daughter of Thomas Shelton and Elizabeth Shelton Watson.  Born April 3, 1859.  Married S. E. Long Nov. 26, 1879.  Died Aug. 23, 1901.

22.  James Watson Taylor - Son of Henry Taylor II and Mary Minor Watson of "Westend",  Louisa County, Va.  Born June 7, 1868.  Died Feb. 16, 1953.

23.  Nancy Morris Taylor - Daughter of Henry Taylor II and Mary Minor Watson of "Westend", Louisa County, Va.  Born May 27, 1866.  Died Jan. 13, 1951.

24.  Lucy Penn Taylor - Daughter of Henry Taylor II and Mary Minor Watson of "Westend", Louisa County, Va.  Born Nov 1, 1871.  Died Aug. 7, 1960.

These inscription notes were recorded by Henry Taylor of "Westend" on January 18, 1974.

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