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African American Watson Family Houston Texas area 1900-1920 Murder

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African American Watson Family Houston Texas area 1900-1920 Murder

Posted: 1558629489000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1558629822000
Surnames: Hicks
Looking for a African American Watson family that possibly lived in the Houston area 1900-1910. There is a Floyd Watson born abt. 1903 and a possible brother Claude.

Floyd lists his parents as Robert J Watson and his mother as Bella Hicks on his marriage record in 1946 (Ohio) to Mary Catherine Watkins. He was 44 and she was 17. Floyd was in and out of prison. We believe we have found him in Michigan on the 1930 Census in a Michigan Reformatory. His parents are listed as being born in Texas, as was he.

The family lore tells a tale that his father, a preacher, came home one night to find his wife in bed with the deacon of the church. His father supposedly killed them both.

Any info would be great!

Thank you!

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