David H. Watson
From the 1889 Goodspeed History
          David H. Watson, farmer and stock raiser, of Burdine Township, Section 32, was born in Fulton County, Ill., April 25, 1855, being the son of Washington and Maria (Clark) Watson, natives of Indiana and Ohio, respectively, and grandson of James Watson, who was a soldier in the War of 1812, and a commissioned officer. After the war he settled in Indiana, where he passed the remainder of his days. Washington Watson removed with his family to Nodaway County, Mo., in 1855, and there he died in 1860. His son, David H. Watson, attained his growth in Missouri and Louisiana. He followed farming there and in Iowa until 1885, when he came to Cabool, Mo., and here engaged in the hotel business. At the end of one year he abandoned this, and turned his attention to farming. He has a fine farm, situated three and a half miles northeast of Cabool, on the Houston road, and it is well watered by good natural springs from the solid rock. This farm is well adapted to stock farming and raising fruit. Mr. Watson was married in Nodaway County, Mo., to Miss Susan Roberts, a native of that county, and the daughter of Elijah Roberts, who was born in Indiana. To Mr. and Mrs. Watson has been born one child, Nathan Leslie. Mr. Watson has always affiliated with the Democratic party, and has rendered it important aid at this place on many occasions. He is a member of the A. O. U. W., and has held many official positions in that order. He is a member of the Wheel, and a prominent citizen.


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