Hugh Smith Watson, Jr. & Epes genealogy
My late maternal grandmother's brother, Hugh Smith Watson, Jr (d. 1998 in Hampton, Virginia) is buried in Blandsford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA.I just got a digital photo (taken on 2/25/2007) of his headstone at that cemetery.On the back of the headstone, one of the inscriptions is "Member of the Society of Descendants of Francis Epes I of Va." He was also founder and/or charter member of the Tidewater Genealogy Society (the Society is now named after him).
I've just begun genealogy research, but Epes comes into my great-uncle (and my) family line via Hugh S Watson, Jr mother's (my great-grandmother) mother's (Virginia Page Newcomb)maternal grandmother, Frances Epes Cabaniss. Frances Epes Cabaniss' paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Epes (b. 1748, d. Aug 1820).
Does anyone have any memory of my great-uncle, Hugh Smith Watson, Jr.?
And since he was a member of the Society of Descendants of Francis Epes I of Va, I'm also likely eligible. How do I proceed with membership request?