I disagree that Michael Watson was the one born 1726- people are tagging on to him because he has a similar name. This site agrees-
What is written about Michael Watson says he came to this country before the Rev War- but the question is- do they call Carolina a country at that time- or did they mean the US? His father William Watson is one of several Watson brothers who came to South Carolina in the early 1700's through New York, then down to Virginia. They then moved down through North Carolina arriving in South Carolina about 1745. According to Sam Watson, a Watson family researcher, the Watson brothers owned through various grants offered by King George II and King George III and purchases about sixteen square miles of South Carolina land. William Watson, the founder of the South Carolina Watson family, met his death through treachery of false friends, while fighting the Cherokee Indians at the Edisto River.
"We are decended from two branches of the Watson family, namely William and John. Elijah Watson said there was only one family of Watsons and they all came over at the same time." [Mr. Sam Watson. article on The Watson Family published in The Carolinas Genealogical Society Bulletin. Vol. VII, no.1 Summer 1970]