Author: Kay DeWeese

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Comments: Searching for descendants of ISRAEL and MARY WATTS who settled in JOHNSON CO., IN about 1821.

Israel d. 1859 and is bur. Rest Haven Cem, Blue River Twp.

Known children are:

  1. daughter, b. ca. 1811, m. a THRELKELD; they had a daughter, Amanda, who m. William ALEXANDER, 1850 and had children: Mary E., Israel, Emily, and Joseph ALEXANDER;
  2. child b. ca. 1814 (sex unknown);
  3. ISRAEL R. WATTS, b. 1817, d. 1848, bur. Rest Haven Cemetery; m. Elizabeth DUNHAM, 1842; 2 children, Lewis N. and Israel J. 'Jerry' WATTS; 'Jerry' had children: Wm. H. 'Buck', Clarence O. and Mary E. WATTS;
  4. male child, b. ca. 1820;
  5. male child, b. ca. 1822;
  6. ALICE ANN WATTS, b. ca. 1824, d. 1850; m. 1844, Charles BAY; had 2 children, Joseph R. and Israel BAY;
  7. RICHARD L. WATTS, b. ca. 1826, still living in 1880; m. 1st, Jane SUTTON, in Johnson Co., 1847; He & Jane had known children: Mary, Israel, John, Sarah J. Jacob and Lewis WATTS; m. 2nd Sarah J. (unknown surname), ca. 1868.Their known children are: Joanna, William W. and Clarence WATTS. Richard lived in Blue River Twp., then in 1850, in White River Twp. He is in Edinburg in 1860, his mother living with him. He is in Ripley Co. in 1880;
  8. female child b. ca. 1820, probably d. before 1840;
  9. SARAH J. WATTS, b. 1832, d. 1851, bur. Rest Haven Cem.; m. 1850, Nelson DUNHAM. Any help greatly appreciated.


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