I believe Elizabeth (Davis) and Cornelius Watson were the parents of my Cornelius Watson b. 1828 in Ky, but I have no substantiation yet. In your post you ask if I knew the names of his children. I do, and they follow.
CORNELIUS WATSON was born 1828 in Kentucky, and died 1865 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He married (1) MARYANN (or Margann)(unknown). He married (2) ELVIRA JOHNSTON 1854 in Miller Co., Missouri.
Cornelius Watson is my gggrandfather. He's my brick wall.
With Margann, they had:
i. GEORGE W. WATSON, b. 1849.
ii. JAMES WATSON, b. 1853.
(I know nothing of the fate of those 2 sons - any information is appreciated)
Cornelius and Elvira had:
iii. HENRY FRANCIS WATSON, b. October 21, 1860, Linn Creek, Missouri; d. May 18, 1929, Oklahoma City, OK. (m. Rosa Jane Bodine)
iv. HARRIET E. WATSON, b. around 1854 (m. Benjamin Ray).
v. ANDREW JACKSON WATSON, b. 1855 (m. Mary Ellen Hibdon).
vi. ELIZA CATHERINE WATSON, b. 1864 appx. (m. Alexander McDowell)
My ggrandfather was Henry F. Watson.
HENRY FRANCIS WATSON (CORNELIUS1) was born October 21, 1860 in Linn Creek, Missouri, and died May 18, 1929 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He married ROSA JANE BODINE December 25, 1883 in Sunset, Wise Co., TX, daughter of LEWIS BODINE and LURENA COLVIN, both originally from Missouri.