Dates: 1833-1893

Collection Number: MS 285

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder.

Creators/Collectors: Watson, Egbert R.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Egbert R. Watson Family Bible, MS 285, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift of O. Norris Smith, 1993.

Biographical/Historical Information: Egbert Reid Watson (1810 – 1887) was the son of John Watson of "Forest Hill," near Milton. He studied law under Judge George Hay, President James Monroe's son-in-law, while serving as Mr. Monroe's secretary at Oak Hill in Loudoun County. He was admitted to the Charlottesville bar in 1830, represented the county in both Houses of the Virginia legislature, and served as Judge of the Circuit Court following the American Civil War.

Scope and Content: Four photocopied pages of the births, marriages, and deaths from the Egbert R. Watson family bible. The original bible was deposited at the Library of Virginia.

Family Names: Watson family.

Subjects: Bible record

Record Types: Bible record.