Watson-AR-1851
Letter Written about John W. (Jack) Watson-Johnson County,
AK

From letter of February 28, 1851 from James C. Edwards of
Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas to Calley Edwards, his
mother in Holly Springs, Wake County, NC, referring to John
W. "Jack" Watson (born May 13, 1820) Wake County, NC. 
County of birth is stated in his 1864 enlistment into the
Union Army.  (died March 29, 1898.)

. . . . 'Jack and his NEGRO BOY run one plow and made nearly
5 bails cotton and 350 or 400 bushels corn. Jack is in fine
helth and weights 170 lbs and is one of the bigest Devels in
this country.'"

Contributed by: spice3@juno.com
(Susan Buckley)
Letter in possession of: DMarkham@aol.com