- Birth Date
- 17 May 1819
- Death Date
- 11 October 1882
The Watson family traveled to America on the ship Sailor Prince arriving in New Orleans on 20 November 1848.
Evidence from census, obituary, and genealogical records proves the Watson family traveled to Utah in 1850. The Journal History lists Robert's name among many others who "traveled from the Missouri River to the G.S.L. City under the direction of the officials of the Church but not in the ten major companies of 1850 already listed." Secondary sources indicate that they traveled with the John Sharp Company, but further research is needed to confirm that.
- Age at Departure: 31
- Head of Household
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1850, 25.
- Patriarchal Blessing Index, 1833-1971. (Closed to Research)
- "Sudden Death," Deseret News [Weekly], 18 Oct. 1882, 609.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.