As I have it, this Capt. John Watson (3) was the son of John Watson (2) b. about 1749-d. about 1824, and wife Margaret Sessions, and grandson of Thomas Watson, Sr. (1) b. about 1720-1725, d. about 10/1781, Savannah, GA. By some accounts a Loyalist. I suspect Thomas, Sr.'s wife Margaret/Peggy at the time he died was not the mother of his children.
Thomas Watson, Sr. (1) was at the Quaker Wrightsboro Settlement in GA by 1769, but his origins have not been detrmined. I "suspect" he came from somewhere along the Delaware River, from north of Trenton, NJ to south of Philadelphia. Most Likely Burlington Co., NJ, that part that became Hunterdon Co. This based on backtracking all those families at the Wrightsboro Settlement, as well as the various spouses of his children and grandchildren. Some of those names Coats, Rollins/Rollings/Rowlands, Miles, Hixson/Hickson, Maddox/Maddock.
I am trying to determine the migratory route, and it does appear to run through Frederick and Loudoun Counties, VA, William Hoge (1) from Perth Amboy, NJ (I was b. in Fanwood, NJ, know that area well) to Opequon (now Winchester) VA and William (2) a bit east of there in Loudoun Co., VA.
By some accounts Thomas Watson (1) got to the Wrightsboro Settlement from Orange Co., NC, but I am wondering if someone goofed up on this and meant Orange Co., VA, as it is my understanding that was what Frederick Co., VA was originally called.
The Cassandra name is very interesting, one I have never run across EXCEPT in Quaker families, probably goes back to Cassandra Burnell who m. Lawrence Southwick 1/25/1623/24 at Kingswinford, Stafford, ENG, they were "banished" from Salem, MA to Shelter Island, NY, because of their Quaker beliefs, both died there in 1660.
All of my ancestry (I have traced some 600+ 7th Gt. Grandparants)is either 1600's New England (Sanborn) or 1600's NJ (Mundy), so this PA/MD/VA/NC/GA search is a whole new ballgame for me, and a bit confusing. This Watson lineage is being done for 3 Watson (adult) step children.
Anything you can tell me about the migratory route of those folks that came down from Frederick Co., VA to SC/NC/GA, will be greastly appreciated. You can check my posting history for my e-mail address and contact me directly if you wish.