Hi Kelly , my wifes grandparents wee born on the IOM , have had a look for you but cannot match his birth date with IOM births. Where did you get the date from ? Watterson (sometimes Waterson)is very common on the IOM , there are about 10 John Watterson born on the IOM 1848-1852. Did he live in England prior going the the US ? Assume he had children or siblings, do you know any names ?