National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #995
Subject/Title:
Watson,
Eugene Boyd
1843-1864
Artist:Cooper, Washington Bogart
Date Created:ca. 1858
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:49 x 35
Image Dimensions:35 x 28
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:20 November 2007
Condition:Good

Description:Young man in dark suit, white shirt and wearing a cravat.
History of Work:
Notes:

The subject was the son of Thomas S. Watson, Jr., and Sallie Donelson Smith of Davidson County, TN. He was the grandson of Thomas S. Watson, Sr., and Sally Sanders and of Col. George Smith and Tabitha Donelson. Great-grandson of General Daniel Smith of "Rock Castle" and of Captain John Donelson, III.

Another viewer writes: From my records, Eugene Boyd Watson was the son of Winfield Scott Watson (1820-1871) and Sara A (1822). He was the grandson of Thomas Watson Sr. (1795-1871) and Sally Smith (d.1840) His father Winfield, was the brother of my great-great grandfather, Washington Boyd Watson. It does get complicated!

Any other clarification of dates and lineage would be welcome.



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