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have no children.
The Boy From Burnt Corn
My name is Vernon Watson and I want to tell my story of my family and my ancestry and my community of Burnt Corn, Alabama. I will take you through a very
comprehensives story real history as it happen and from my perspective. I want to tell you about me and my background and my family history.
When I used the word “believed” because this is information that has been passed down from oral history. The Watson’s came from a long line of hard working
and God fearing people that takes care of one another. The common theme in the Watson family that was passed down from generation to generation was to stick
together, take care of one another and get an education. You will see that we come from large families with a good ethnics and a drive to be educated.
Although this is not a history book but I refer to a lot of historical facts that I read and will repeat in this book. Since this is not a history book,
I will not list references of my source materials but to encourage you to do further research if you chose to fact check me. I want to give credit to the
authors of the source material I used as a basis of this book
The Watson Family started in this little place called Burnt Corn, Alabama. You may think this unheard of weird named community is insufficient to the
history of this country, but to the contrary. Burnt Corn made major contributions to the history of the United State of America. In fact, Burnt Corn was
in existence before the United State won its independence and the history of Burnt Corn dates back to the early 1700’s. Simply put, Burnt Corn is older than
the United States, the State of Alabama, and the counties of Monroe and Conecuh in which it exist. Since Pensacola is considered the oldest settlement in
America then it safe to say Burnt Corn is the oldest settlement in the State of Alabama. Burnt Corn was situated on the "Old Wolf “ and “Three Notch” Trails
which was known for its many natural springs making the area a good stopping place for Indians, travelers and settlers. This area was referred to as Burnt Corn
Springs, now known as Burnt Corn Creek. The present day Burnt Corn is located in both Monroe and Conecuh counties in Alabama.
The Watson Name
First, let’s talk about the Watson name, how that came to be. It is said that the name Watson is of English and Scottish origin. It is a patronymic surname
derived from the father’s side meaning “son of “Watt”. It is assumed that when Europeans came to the new world, America, so came some immigrant named Watson.
It is also assumed that there were slave owners/masters named Watson too. Slaves usual adopted the last name of their owners/masters.
I cannot tell you the story of the Watson Family without telling you story of Burnt Corn, Alabama. Most people are ashamed to be known to come from such an
“unknown” funny named community. I am very proud to come from Burnt Corn and I want the world to know how important Burnt Corn, Alabama is to this country.
Yes world, there really is a Burnt Corn.
"The Best Little Community in Alabama!"
I hope you will find this book as interesting as the name itself, Burnt Corn and How Burnt Corn Got Its Name got its name. I am very proud to promote
Burnt Corn, Alabama and want you to explore and learn the History, the Legacy, and the People of Burnt Corn, and even take a Pictorial Historic Tour of
Burnt Corn. This book is extensive account of Burnt Corn and many families that helped built and in particular a family named Watson. Take a moment to
read the Summary of Burnt Corn Website Tell your family, friends and neighbors to check out this book. Maybe your family roots can be traced back to Burnt Corn.
Burnt Corn today is a small farming community located in southwest Alabama in both counties of Monroe and Conecuh. Burnt Corn is approximately five square miles
with a population of about 300 residents. The nearest towns are Monroeville, Alabama about 12 miles away to the west, Evergreen, Alabama about 15 miles away to
the east and Brewton, Alabama about 30 miles away to the south and Greenville, Alabama about 40 miles to the north. The nearest metropolitan cities are Montgomery,
Alabama 97 miles away to the north, Mobile, Alabama 100 miles away to the southwest, and Pensacola, Florida 93 miles away to the south.