Emma Flowers was born by census between 1775-1784, probably about 1775. The first record of her is in her father's will, where is received 1/4 of the sale of 2 negros, 50 hogs, 30 cattle, 10 sheep, and 3 horses also 1/6 of household furniture and farming utensils.
about 1799 Emma married Meredith Watson,born March 20, 1774 (date from cemetery marker) Meredith was a brother in-law of Emm's brother Uriah.
note: Margaret Watson Thomspon whose father was a brother of Meredith Watson and Elizabeth Watson Flowers (wife of Uriah) says that her grandfather was William Watson and grandmother was Ann Harris.
Lillian Grey great grandaughter of Uriah and Elizabeth, "from letters of Uriah G Flowers" says John Watson and Miss Harris I don't know which is right
April 20, 1793 Bladen Meredith had the 100 acres of land he bought that had been entered by Benj Graves surveyed by Return Strong, grant was issued Jul 16, 1795
August 2, 1795 Meredith witnessed a deed between William Watson and Arthur Wingate
May 24, 1798 Platt for 200 acres on Drowning Creek Georgetown Dist
December 21, 1798 Bladen Meredith witnessed deed of Benjamin Rawls of Georgetown Dist SC to Averitt Nichols
1799 when Emma and Meredith married they lived in Georgetown Dist SC, area where they lived became Horry County SC
note: The Thomspon papers list 3 children for Emma and Mederith: Susan, William and John. John never married. The 1820 census seems to suggest that there might have been 5 children. The two I have found are:
Susan born June 3, 1802 date from cemetery
John F Watson born bet 1806-1808 SC census never married
1800 census Georgetown Dist
1 male under 10
1 male 10-16 this male is too old to be a son
1 male 26-45 Meredith
1 female 16-26 Emma
1810 Marion SC was listed with sister in-law Amelia Flowers Chisholm and brother in-law Uriah Flowers on John Chisholm Estate
1810 census Horry Cty SC 1 male 0-10 1 male 10-16 1 male 26-45 1 female 0-10 1 female 26-45 10 slaves
1820 have moved to Columbus County NC
1820 census Columbus NC 1 male 0-10 1 male 10-16 1 male 45+ 1 female 10-16 1 female 16-26 1 female 45+ 5 slaves
August 1820 Columbus Meredith Watson appointed overseer at the river in the room of William Liggatt
January 7, 1821 Emma Watson died, thought to be Columbus County. death date from the bible of Emma's niece Susan Yates Powell
Meredith moved to Hinds Mississippi and remarried there, Susan married Vincent Murphy, John F never married. I wondered if the Jane Watson that married in 1834 was a daughter of Meredith, as her bondsman for marriage was Vincent Murphy not sure
April 26, 1843 Hinds MS Meredith dies
John F Watson is appointed guardian to the minor children of Meredith Watson, one daughter Minerva Watson daughter of Meredith and Julia married Robert Goldsborough Yates, son of Daniel Yates and grandson of Luke and Sarah Flowers Yates
Petition John F Watson, guardian to the heirs of Meredith Watson estate... . Minerva Watson who has intermarried with Goldsborough Yates and asks that he be discharged from futher duties as guardian
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