WATSON ANNEX

 

Emma Elisa (Watson) Reynolds Pedigree

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Special thanks to the following people for their extensive research and documentation, which was used in compiling the information in this annex:

 

1. John Clark Watson, generation 3, paragraph D.3.a.(1. of this annex, below.

 

2. Dr. George Lamar and Ruth Francis (Bryant) Rubright.

 

3. Bradley Brad Jay Watson, generation 3, paragraph D.5.a.(5.(a.(2) of this annex, below.  See Brad’s research at http://www.ancestry.com/.

 

Origin of the surname “Watson:”

 

 

Generation

 

6

 

5   (?) Watson: Perhaps emigrated from Scotland to America.

 

The 1820 US Census records an Elisha Watson heading a household at Half Moon, Saratoga County, New York.  The household included one male under 10 years old; one male between 26 and 45 years old; 3 females under 10 years old, 1 female between 16 and 26 years old; and 1 female at or above 45 years old (or perhaps between 26 and 45).  Based on age, this Elisha Watson could be the older brother or father of John Watson (b. 1800), generation 4, below.

 

4   John Watson

 

A. John’s birth: About 1800 at Schoharie, Schoharie County, New York.

 

John’s death: 5 October 1873/74 at the home of his son, Reverend Elisha Watson (the Methodist-Episcopal parsonage in Greenwich/Greenfield Center, Washington County, New York).

 

        B. Other biographical notes on John:

 

Was one of the original founders of Middletown (now surrounded by Half Moon), Saratoga County, New York.  Was Deputy Sheriff of Saratoga County for a number of years.  Owned and operated farms near Malta and Milton, Saratoga County.  Also operated a saw mill and tannery at Providence, Saratoga County before moving to Greenwich, Washington County, New York.

 

1. 1820 US Census: John was heading a household at Half Moon, Saratoga County, New York.

 

2. 1822 to 1829: Resided at Middletown, Saratoga County, New York.

 

3. 1830 US Census: John and family (3 children) resided at Providence, Saratoga County, New York.

 

4. 1859: Resided at Providence, Saratoga County, New York.

 

5. 1860 US Census: Resided at Milton, Saratoga County; census speculator.

 

6. 1864 & 1865: At Providence with (?) Rodgers operating a mill; also employed as Deputy Sheriff.

 

7. 1865 NYS Census: Age 65 and born Schoharie, Schoharie County, New York; with children.

 

8. 1865: Court granted him power of attorney to manage the property of his son, John B., who was then in Alemeda County, California; many property sales were subsequently made.

 

9. 1866: Shown in the West Milton "Atlas" with E. K. Huested, the father of his son, Elisha's wife.  A deed from John B. in California transfers property to John in Milton.

 

C. Wife: Margretta/Margaretta/Mary/Marcy Irish

             Margaret” "Margreth"

 

1. Margaret's parents: (perhaps) Samuel and Margaret (?) Irish of the Half Moon/Middletown area of Saratoga County, New York (resided close to John Watson's family).

 

2. Margaret birth: 1801 in Saratoga County, New York.

 

Margaret’s death: 1870 – 1873 at Greenfield Center, Saratoga County, New York.

 

3. Marriage date: Before 1819/8 at West Milton, Saratoga County, New York.

 

4. Other biographical notes on Margaret:

 

D. Children:

 

1. George Watson:

 

Born about 1819 at Middletown, Saratoga County, New York.  Died September 1890 in Ionia County, Michigan; interred there.  Owned and operated a farm near his parents.  In 1850 resided in Spafford Township, Onondaga County, New York (between the southern tips of Otisco and Skaneateles Lakes southwest of Syracuse).  Moved to Weedsport, Cayuga County, New York before 1870, but in June 1879 his property at Gloversville, Fulton County, New York was in receivership, and by 1880 he had moved to Ionia Township, Michigan.

 

1850 US Census: George Watson was heading a household in Spafford Township, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Harriet, and his daughter, Delia.

 

1870 US Census: George Watson was heading a household at Weedsport, Cayuga County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: George Watson was heading a household in Ionia Township, Michigan.

 

George Watson married (1st) Harriet Hoyt (d. 1861 at Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY) in 1847 and had the following daughter:

 

a. Delia Watson: Married D. C. Durkee in Galway Township, Saratoga County, New York in December 1870.

 

b. John D. Watson: Born 1854.  Died 1941.  Moved to Nebraska with his sister, Delia and her husband.  Eventually returned to Gloversville, Fulton County, New York.  Married Hannah Argersinger (d. 1941) of the Gloversville Argersingers.  No children.

 

George Watson married (2nd) Eunice Hayes (d. 1906 at Gloversville, NY) of Johnstown or Gloversville, Fulton County, New York.  Following George's death, Eunice (Hayes) Watson returned to Gloversville, Fulton County, New York.

 

2. Female: Born about 1820 at Middletown, Saratoga County, New York.

 

3. Elisha Watson: See generation 3, below.

 

4. Elisabeth Watson: Born about 1824 at Middletown, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 1911 in Ionia County, Michigan (death certificate indicates her mother was Margreth Irish); interred Vale Cemetery (lot K-82), Schenectady, Schoharie County, New York.

 

1850 US Census: Day Spaulding was heading a household in Spafford Township, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elisabeth.

 

1880 US Census: Day Spaulding was heading a household in Ionia County, Michigan.

 

Elisabeth married Day Spaulding in 1849 in Onondaga County, New York and subsequently resided in Spafford Township, Onondaga County, New York (between the southern tips of Otisco and Skaneateles Lakes southwest of Syracuse.  Perhaps as early as 1870 followed Day's brother, Jeremiah Spaulding, to Ionia County, Michigan.  Day an Elisabeth (Watson) Spaulding had 3 sons.

 

5. John Braddock Watson:

 

Born 1826/27 at Middletown/Providence, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 1881 at Sacramento, Alemeda County, California.  In 1850 resided with his brother, George, on George’s farm in Saratoga County, New York.  Perhaps prompted by the "gold rush" (1848 – 1855) that lured so many to the west, was in California in 1852 when he married Phydelia/Phidelia (?) (also seen: m. 1844).  In 1863 John B. Watson, son of John and employed as a tanner in New York City, paid $160,000 for a mill and tannery on Hans Creek at Providence, Saratoga County, New York.  Subsequently moved to Alemeda County, California, and eventually resided at East Oakland, where he died.  Was a prosperous real estate developer in California, apparently in close association with Horace Walpole Carpentier.  John and Phydelia had the following children:

 

a. Frank F. Watson.

 

b. Nellie Watson: (more info) In 1881 married Chauncey St. John at her parents residence in East Oakland; Reverend Dr. Hamilton officiated.

 

c. Ida May Watson: Was 2nd bridesmaid for her sister, Nellie.

 

d. John Braddock Watson, Jr.

 

e. Horace Carpentier Watson: Died 1947.  Married Delia Spaulding, paragraph 3.b.(1. of generation 5 of the Spaulding Annex, in 1893 and had the following children:

 

(1. Alice Watson: Married Harry Creech and had the following children:

 

(a. Clair Watson Creech: Married Robert Filler.

 

(b. Janice Creech: Married (?) Sterling.

 

(c. Marilee Creech: Married (?) Riano.

 

(2. Donna Watson: Married (1st) (?) Keller and had the following son:

 

(a. William Spaulding Keller.

 

Donna (Watson) Keller married (2nd) (?) Stibole.

 

(3. Clair Watson: Married Thomas Reeves and had the following children:

 

(a. Suzane S. Reeves.

 

(b. Horace V. Reeves.

 

6. Samuel Watson:

 

Born (perhaps) December 1829/8 at Middletown, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 6 June 1849, age 21, from complications of measles.  Interred in West Milton Cemetery, Saratoga County, New York.  (photos)

 

7. Jane Watson: Born 1831 at Providence, Saratoga County, New York.

 

Of interest: A Jane Watson of New York married a Richard P. Thomas of Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York and they moved to Berkeley, Alameda County, California, where they were exceptionally prosperous.

 

8. Margaret M. Watson:

 

Born (perhaps) February 1834.  Died 2 June 1849, age 16, from complications of measles; interred in West Milton Cemetery, Saratoga County, New York.  (photos)

 

9. William James Watson:

 

Born (perhaps) 1835/32 at Providence, Saratoga County, New York.  Married Louisa (?) and had the following children:

 

a. William Watson.

 

b. Jennie L. Watson: Married John Livermore in 1898.

 

c. Charles Watson.

 

10. Benedict Arnold Clark Watson: (officially changed his name to Clark Bird Watson)

 

Born April 1836 at Providence, Saratoga County, New York.  Named after his parents’ neighbor and friend, Benedict Arnold Clark.  At the time of the 1850 US Census was living with brother, George, on George’s farm.  By 1855 (NY State Census) was living with his parents.  After that moved to California, and in 1865 resided in the Nob Hill section of San Francisco.  From the time of the 1870 US Census on Benedict lived across the Bay in Oakland/Brooklyn, California, where he died after 1910.  Married Sarah L. (?) in (perhaps) 1870 and had the following son:

 

a. Frank Carpentier Watson: Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(1. Donald Watson: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Donald Watson, Jr.

 

(b. Douglas Watson.

 

11. Susannah “Susan” Watson:

 

Born September (perhaps the 11th) 1838/9 at Providence, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 5 November 1859 (age 21 years, 1 month 21 days) (by another account d. 1941 at Menlo, California).  Interred in West Milton Cemetery, Saratoga County, New York.  (photo)  Perhaps married (?) Stewart.

 

3   Reverend (Methodist-Episcopal) Elisha Watson  (photos) (more info)

 

A. Elisha’s birth: 15 February 1822 at Middletown (later surrounded by the community of Half Moon), Saratoga County, New York (on the north shore of the Mohawk River between Troy and Schenectady).

 

Elisha’s death: 11 January 1879 from complications of diabetes at the home of his son, John Clark Watson, in Schenectady, Schoharie County, New York.  He was, at the time, in route to Ohio in search for an effective treatment of that malady; interred 13 January in Vale Cemetery (lot K-82), Schenectady.

 

    B. Other biographical notes on Elisha:

 

1. Attended the local schools at Middletown, New York, as well as an Academy at Galway’s Corners, preparing to be a school teacher.  Taught school for 5 years.

 

2. Joined the Methodist-Episcopal Church at the age of 18 (1840).  Preached locally starting 1844, and became a traveling preacher in the Brunswick circuit, along with William A. Fraser, in 1846.  In 1847 he moved to Keene for one year.  Then, in succession, two two-year pastorates at Saranac, Moore’s, Seward, Knox, Arbor Hill, Albany, Seward again, Gloversville, Plattsburgh.  Then he spent a year at Amsterdam, and three at Jonesville.  About 1866 (age 51) Elisha was elevated to Presiding Elder for the Saratoga District for 4 years followed an assignment in Greenwich, New York (1872 – 1875), where he was pastor of the Centenary Methodist Church.  Next, he became Presiding Elder for the Burlington County, Vermont District, residing in Brandon, but after less than a year in that post he was diagnosed with diabetes and forced to retire (Apr 1876) for health reason.  He moved his family back to Greenwich, New York.

 

3. After his retirement Elisha boarded a train to visit his brothers, John and Benedict, in California for several weeks.  By this time, it had probably been some 25 years since Elisha and John had seen each other.  One of Elisha’s 1879 obituaries mentions this trip, describing it as so apparently restorative that some wondered if he might be able to return to his ministry.  People said Elisha worked far too hard, and that his tireless devotion to the church and congregation, even in an unofficial role, contributed to his death at age 56.

 

3. He kept his farm in great repair.  It was still a show place in 1878.

 

C. Wife: Harriet Husted (photos) (more info)

 

1. Harriet’s parents: Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Weeks) Husted. (more info) Jeremiah’s ancestors were among the original founders of Greenwich, Connecticut.  His farm was near John Watson’s in the vicinity of Malta, New York. (Another source says her father was E. K. Huested, and another said perhaps Henry Husted.)

 

Harriet also had at least one brother, Henry, and a sister, Olive (Mrs. Freelove Chadrey), both of Clifton Hollow, New York.

 

2. Harriet’s birth: July 1825 at Malta, Saratoga County, New York.  Her obituary says she was born in July 1825 at Malta, New York; someone corrected several things in one copy of that obituary, including: born May 1825 (also see 1900 US Census, below) and married 1843.  However, Harriet’s gravestone indicates she was born in 1827.

 

Harriet’s death: 24 November 1909 (age 84) at the home of her daughter, Emma Elisa (Watson) Reynolds at Battenville, Washington County, N.Y.); interred in the Greenwich, Washington County, New York Cemetery on 26 November.

 

3. Marriage #1: To Reverend Elisha Watson in 1844 at Greenfield Center, Saratoga County, New York.

 

4. Marriage #2: To her 2nd cousin, Orin/Orrin Husted in 1886 and got her maiden name back.  They resided at Clifton Hollow, Dutchess County, New York.

 

5. Other biographical notes on Harriet:

 

a. Was a prolific correspondent, but was very quiet in person.

 

b. Resided at Malta and Greenfield, New York before marriage.

 

c. Following her 2nd husband’s death in 1894, Harriet moved to Battenville (just east of Greenwich), New York to reside with her daughter, Emma Elisa (Watson) Reynolds.

 

6. US Census Records:

 

1900: Harriet Husted, age 74 (b. May 1826 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and mother of 7 children, 5 of whom were still alive, resided in the household headed by her son-in-law, Lincoln Reynolds (age 40, b. NYS), who was employed as a farmer in Greenwich Township, Washington County, New York.  The household also included Harriet's daughter, Emma E. Reynolds, age 40 (b. NYS) and Lincoln's 4 children.

 

D. Children:

 

1. George Ward Watson: (photo) Born 1844/5 at Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 24 January 1892 at Plattsburg, Clinton County, New York; interred there 25 January 1892 in Riverside Cemetery.  Married Charlotte “Lottie” C. Webb in 1872 (also seen: Harriet (?) & Lizzie) and had the following children:

 

a. Fred W. Watson: (photos).

 

b. Ross Elisha Watson: Born 1875 at Plattsburg, New York.  Married RosamundRossie” Louise Neels on 30 September 1896 and had the following son:

 

(1. Harland Watson: Born 26 August 1906 at Burlington, Vermont.

 

c. Frank N. Watson: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Vera Watson: Married Raymond Lavalley.

 

(2. Jessica Watson: Married William Humphrey.

 

(3. Harriette/Harrietta Watson: Married John McAvoy.

 

d. Ina Watson: (photos) Born March 1885.

 

2. Julia E. Watson: (photos) Born about 1846 at Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York.  Died 29 April 1922 at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York; interred there 30 April.  Married Adelbert C. Jones (photos) in 1871 at Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York and had the following children:

 

a. Frederick “Fred” Watson Jones: (photos) Married Annie Smith (photos) and had the following children:

 

(1. Paul A. Jones: (photos) Married Irene Weber and had the following son:

 

(a. Donald Jones: (photos)

 

(2. David Watson Jones: (photos) Married 4 times, including to Rose (?), with whom he had the following children:

 

(a. Mary Ann Jones: (photos)

 

(b. Marjorie Jones: (photos)

 

(3. Alice Ann Jones: (photos) Married Clyde Bierma and had the following children:

 

(a. Robert "Bob" Bierma: (photos)

 

(b. Alice Ann Bierma: (photos)

 

(4. Barbara Jones: (photos) Married Melvin "Mel" Holden.

 

(5. Helen M. Jones: (photos) Married Frank Terdina and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Mary Terdina: (photos)

 

(6. Walter F. Jones: (photos) Married (1st) Edith Neader and had the following children:

 

(a. Kenneth "Ken" Jones: (photos)

 

(b. Russell Jones: (photos)

 

Walter F. Jones married (2nd) Lillian Woyda.

 

(7. Oliver Smith Jones: (photos) Married Catherine Borst and had the following children:

 

(a. Carl Smith Jones: (photos) Born 1935.  Married Mary Lou (?) (b. 1936) and had the following children:

 

(1) Son: Alive in 2012.

 

(2) Daughter: Married.  Both alive in 2012.

 

(3) Son: Alive in 2012.

 

(8. Elsie Jones: (photos) Married John Hane and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Susan Hane: (photos)

 

(9. Harry Jones: (photos) Married Eleanor Gerski.

 

b. Mabel Jones: (photos) Married Joseph Donahue and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Irene Donahue: Married John Campbell.

 

c. Harry Lee Jones: (photos) Born .  Died ; interred Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Married Kate Irene Mooney (b. Aug 1876 in OH, d. 1954 in PA; interred with Harry) and had the following children:

 

(1. Florence Jones: Born 1910.  Married William Maddox and had the following children:

 

(a. Diane Maddox: Married William R. Stuebing and had the following children:

 

(1) Colton Stuebing.

 

(2) Richard Kent Steubing.

 

(b. William Alexander Maddox: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Laurel Anne Maddox.

 

(2) Stephen Edward Maddox.

 

(3) Sara Lynn Maddox.

 

(c. David Bruce Maddox: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Ashley Renee Maddox.

 

(2) Gretchen Blythe Maddox.

 

(3) Hilary Paige Maddox.

 

(2. Harry McDonald Jones: Born 1911 at Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh).  Died 7 December 1959.

 

d. Arthur L. Jones: (photos) Born 1883 at Greenwich, Washington County, New York.  Died 19 April 1955 at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York.

 

3. John Clark Watson: (photos) (more info) Born 4 February 1847 at Keene, Essex County, New York.  Died 25 July 1914 (age 67) at Spokane, Spokane County, Washington from complications of cancer.  Interred (with his 1st wife) in Vale Cemetery (Lot K82), Schenectady, Schoharie County, New York on 2 August 1914.

 

Attended schools in Keene, New York.  Moved to Schenectady, New York while still young and was a prominent resident for 32 years.  Was also an active member of the First Methodist-Episcopal Church in Schenectady.  John worked his way up in the H. S. Barney Company to the top position, Manager, retiring there in 1904.  He accepted a similar, senior managerial position with another company in Albany, New York for about a year before moving west.  In 1909 he resided in Oregon.  He ended up in Spokane, Washington, where he practiced as an “occulist” (optometrist).

 

John Clark Watson married (1st) Marion M. Davids/David (photos) (more info) (d. 18 Jun 1877; interred Vale Cemetery, Schenectady) about 1871 at Schenectady, Schoharie County, New York and had the following children:

 

a. Orin “Orie” Elisha Watson: (photos) Born 15 August 1874 in Schenectady County, New York.  Died after 1936.  Resided at East Orange, New Jersey; later Cleveland, Ohio.  Married Helen M. McKinney (photos) (b. 1875) in 1897/98 at Schenectady, New York and had the following son:

 

(1. John Clark Watson, II: Born 16 March 1903.  Appears to have been referred to as “Jr.” for a period of time, probably to distinguish him his grandfather, who lived until he was about age 11.  Dedicated a good part of his later life to the collection of Watson family history; visiting, for research purposes, the Lincoln Bryant family of Greene, Chenango County, New York on 8 August 1978.  From at least 1978 to 1981 resided at 4300 SE Lucie Boulevard, Hidden Harbour 31, Stuart, Florida 33494.  Married (1st) Willa (perhaps) (?) (b. 1907 in Iowa) and had the following children:

 

(a. Helen Anne Watson: Born 1930.  Married James Dean and had the following children:

 

(1) Barbara Ann Dean: Born 1955.

 

(2) James Watson Dean: Born 1957.

 

(3) Karen Lynn Dean: Born 1959.

 

(b. John Clark Watson, Jr.: Born 1932.  Married Marylou G. (?) (b. Feb 1935).  Retired from the US Navy.  John and (?) had the following children:

 

(1) Karen Watson: Born 1959.

 

(2) Kimberly Watson: Born 1961.

 

(3) John Clark Watson, III: Born 1962.

 

John Clark Watson (son of Orin) married (2nd) Vergie Catherine Michael (b. 14 Aug 1905, d. 11 Jun 1986 at Palm Beach, FL) in February 1961 in Martin County, Florida.

 

On 8 August 1878 at Niskayuna, (northeast corner of) Schenectady County, New York, after the death of his 1st wife, Marion, John Clark Watson married (2nd) Ella A./S. Baker (photos) (b. 7 Sep 1851 at Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY/1850, d. 1927), daughter of Frank and Selena (Colwell) Baker, on 8 August 1878 at Niskayuna, Schenectady County, New York.  Of interest, at the time of his death in 1914 at Spokane, Washington, Ella was referred to as John’s widow and was residing at 703 Union Street in Schenectady, New York.  This would suggest John and Ella were separated, if not divorced, before his death.  John and Ella (Baker) Watson had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

b. Marion Ella Watson: (photos) (more info)

 

Born May 1879 at Schenectady, New York.  Died 22 July 1936 at home (Great Neck, Long Island) after a two-year illness; interred Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York.  An active community leader, before her illness Marion served two terms as President of the Community Circle of Great Neck’s Community Church.  She was also the 1st President of the Great Neck chapter of the Delphian Society and was an active member of the Great Neck Woman’s Club, on behalf of which she organized a lip-reading class for the hard of hearing.

 

1880 US Census: William R. Oatley, age 42 (b. RI; father b. RI; mother b. MA) and employed as a bookkeeper, was heading a household at 17 Lorimer Street in the City of Rochester, Monroe County, New York.  The household also included his wife, E. Louise Oatley, age 35 (b. VT; parents b. VT); son, Henry BG. Oatley, age 3 (b. NYS); mother-in-law, Electa Bigelow, age 64 (b. VT; father b. MA; mother b. VT) and widowed; and servant, Katie Chrislie/Christie, age 23 (b. Canada; parents b. Ireland) and single.

 

1900 US Census: Emma L. Oatley, age 54 (b. Sep 1845 in VT; parents b. VT), widowed, and employed as a capitalist, was heading a household at 72 South Union Street in the City of Rochester, Monroe County, New York.  She had had 1 child, still alive.  The household also included her son, Harry B. Oatley, age 23 (b. Sep 1876 in NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. VT), single, and in college .

 

1910 US Census: Henry B. Oatley, age 33 (b. NYS; father b. RI; mother b. VT) and employed as a designer for a locomotive works, was heading a household at 1052 Eastern Avenue in the City of Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 5 years, Marion W. Oatley, age 30 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. VT), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive; son, Donald B. Oatley, age 2 (b. NJ); and mother, Emma S. Oatley, age 64 (b. VT; parents b. VT) and widowed, who had had 1 child, still alive.

 

1920 US Census: Henry B. Oatley, age 43 (b. NYS; father b. RI; mother b. VT) and employed as Chief Engineer in the locomotive super heater industry, was heading a household at 145 Wilson Avenue in Flushing Township, Queens Borough, Queens County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Marion W. Oatley, age 40 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Donald Oatley, age 12 (b. NJ); son, Charles Oatley, age 8 (b. NYS); daughter, Winona Oatley, age 5 (b. NYS); mother , E. Louise Oatley, age 74 (b. VT; parents b. VT) and widowed; cousin, William C. Lockyer, age 21/27 (b. England; parents b. England) and employed as an accountant for an importer, who immigrated to the US in 1900 and was naturalized in 1913; and cousin, Mildred Lockyer, age 27 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and not employed.

 

1930 US Census: Henry B. Oatley, age 52 (b. NYS; father b. RI; mother b. VT) and employed as a business executive in the railroad supplies industry, was heading a household at 33 Arleigh Road in the Village of Kensington, North Hempstead Township, Nassau County, New York.  He married 1st at age 28, and his residence was valued at $30,000.  The household also included his wife, Marion W. Oatley, age 49 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Donald B. Oatley, age 21 (b. NJ), single, and employed as ; son, Charles W. Oatley, age 17 (b. NYS) and single; daughter, Winona M. Oatley, age 16 (b. NYS); mother, Emma L. Oatley, age 83 (b. VT; parents b. VT) and widowed, who married 1st at age 25; and servant, Jule Elliott, age 45 (b. NYS; parents b. England), widowed, and employed as a nurse for a private family, who married 1st at age 25.

 

1940 US Census: Henry B. Oatley, age 63 (b. NYS) and employed as design engineer and Vice President of a heat transfer apperatus companty, was heading a household at 33 Arleigh/Orleigh Road in the Village of Kensington, North Hempstead Township, Nassau County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of college, and he resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.  The household also included his wife, Hazel Oatley, age 53 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school and resided in Great Neck, New York on 1 April 1935; daughter, Winona Oatley, age 26 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a bookkeeper for a laundry, who had completed 4 years of college and resided with her father on 1 April 1935; and step-daughter, Hazel Welton, age 15 (b. NYS) and single, who resided with her mother on 1 April 1935.

 

Marion married, as his 1st wife, Henry “Harry” Bigelow Oatley (more info) (b. 8 Sep 1876 at Rochester, NY, d. suddenly 3 Dec 1962 in NY; interred there in Mount Hope Cem.), son of William Ray (b. RI) and Emma Louise (Bigelow) Oatley "Louise" (b. VT), on 20 April 1904 at Schenectady, New York.

 

Resided at Flushing, Long Island until 1926.  Subsequently resided at 33 Arleigh Road, Kensington, Long Island, New York, where Henry was the Mayor of that village and Vice President of the Superheater Company of Manhattan.  Marion and Henry had the following children:

 

(1. Major Donald Bigelow Oatley: (photos) Born 4 August 1907.  Died Sunday, 6 August 1961, age 54, from complications of a heart attack; interred Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York.  In 1936 was employed as a newspaperman at Great Neck, Long Island.  In 1961 was on active duty in the US Air Force as a Production Control Officer assigned to the Recruiting Publicity Center on Governor’s Island, New York.  Married Lolita Sigman (b. 28 May 1912 in N.Y., d. 2 Jun 1988 at Portland, OR).

 

(2. Milton Douglas Oatley: Born after 1910.  May have died young (before 1936).

 

(3. Charles Watson Oatley: (photos) Born 18 October 1911 in New York.  Died 2 April 1977 at Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia.  Resided at Westport, Connecticut.  Married Anne Y. (?) (b. about 1921) and had the following children:

 

(a. David Watson Oatley: Born 1939.

 

(b. Joel Yeomans Oatley: Born 1946.

 

(c. Joanne Oatley: Born 1956.

 

(d. Jimmy Kiel Oatley.

 

(4. Winona M. Oatley: (photos) Born 4 March 1914 in New York.  Died 22 August 1998 at Newport News, Virginia.  Married Frederick “Fred” W./M. Wurzbacher (b. 15 Jun 1916, d. 16 Jun 1989 at Yorktown, York County, VA).  Winona and Fred had three children.

 

Henry Bigelow Oatley married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Hazel (Columbia) Welton (b. 3 Jun 1886 in N.Y., d. 28 Sep 1942 at Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y.) about 1938.  From her 1st marriage Hazel had at least the following children:

 

·          T. Scott Welton.

·          Curtis C. Welton.

·          Hazel Welton: Born about 1925 in New York.

 

c. Caroline “Carrie” L. Watson: Born February 1883 at Schenectady, New York.  Married Arthur E. Bishop about 1905 and resided at Schenectady, New York.  Caroline and her husband had the following children:

 

(1. Constance Bishop: (photos) Married (?) Lee and had the following son:

 

(a. David Bishop Lee: Born 1935.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Elaine Constance Lee: Born 1963.

 

(2) Jennifer Lee: Born 1965.

 

(3) Katherine Margaret Lee: Born 1973.

 

(4) Brenda Rita Lee: Born 1976.

 

(2. Ruth Bishop: Born 1907.  Resided at Troy, New York.

 

(3. Doris Bishop: (photos) Born 1909.  Married Harry C. Stanley and had the following children:

 

(a. Robert Charles Stanley: Born 1937.  Married (?) and resided at New York.  Robert and (?) had the following children:

 

(1) David Charles Stanley: Born 1958.

 

(2) Dianne Lois Stanley: Born 1960.

 

(b. Richard John Stanley: Born 1941.

 

(4. Robert Henry Bishop: Born 1912.  Resided in New York.

 

d. Satie Watson.

 

e. William “Willie” Watson: Some confusion here.  Perhaps this is William K. “Willie” Baker, brother of Ella (Baker) Watson, who was residing with this family at the time of the 1880 US Census.  Could also be (as well as Satie Watson, directly above) one of the two children Ella lost before the 1910 US Census, the later being named, perhaps, for his uncle, William K. Baker.

 

4. Jeremiah “Jerry” Huested Watson: (photos) (more info) Born May 1850 at Mooers, Clinton County, New York.  Was in North Adams, Massachusetts in 1909.  Died there in 1912 (age 62) from a heart attach while at work in a shoe factory in North Adams; interred there in South View Cemetery.  Married Roxanna/Roxana L. (?) (photos) on 25 December 1872 and had the following children:

 

a. Frank S. Watson: Born 24 January 1874.  Died 1903.  Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Marion Watson: (photos) Born 19 January 1908.  Died 18 June 1985.  Married Louis John Borelli and had the following children:

 

(a. Louis John Borelli, Jr. “John”: (photos) Born 1934 at Napa Valley, California.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Josanna Borelli.

 

(2) James Borelli.

 

(3) Benjamin Borelli.

 

(b. Nancy Borelli: (photos) Born 1937.  Married Daniel Marble and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Son.

 

(2) Daughter.

 

(3) Daughter.

 

b. Marion Watson: (photos) Born 28 October 1874.  Died 4 February 1947.  Married Thomas “Tom” G. Henderson (photos) (b. 29 Aug 1878, d. 10 Jan 1961) and had the following children:

 

(1. Ruth Henderson: (photos) Born 8 December 1903.  Died 6 February 1946.  Married Arnold Sime.

 

(2. Anne Henderson: (photos) Born 29 September 1905.  Died 4 August 1967.  Married (?) McWilliams/McWilliam/MacWilliams and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Sandra MacWilliams/McWillian: Married Robert Lloyd and resided at Kittery Point, Maine.  Sandra and Robert had the following son:

 

(1) John Robert Lloyd.

 

(3. Andrew Thomas Henderson: “Andy” (photos) Born 17 August 1908.  Died 23 June 1988 from complications of cancer.  Married Mary (?) (photos) (b. 5 November 1910) and resided at Glens Falls, New York.  Andrew and Mary had the following children:

 

(a. Joanne Henderson: (photos) Born 1937.  Married (?) Quinn and had the following children:

 

(1) Allan Andrew Quinn: Born 1958.  Graduated from Kent State University with a BS degree majoring in Architecture.

 

(2) Sean William Quinn: Born 1959.  Was employed as a computer engineer.

 

(3) Marlyn Elizabeth Quinn: Born 1960.  Was employed as an attorney.

 

(4) Heather Ann Quinn: Born 1962.

 

Joanne (Henderson) Quinn apparently married (2nd) John Collins and resided in New Jersey.

 

(b. Thomas Andrew Henderson “Tom”: (photos) Born 1940.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Suzzane Marie Henderson.

 

(2) Scott Roger Henderson.

 

c. Emma Watson: (photos) Born 15 March 1879.  Died 26 November 1936.  Married (?) Mosher/Moser.

 

d. Bessie Watson: (photos) Born 24 January 1880.  Died 25 May 1955.  Married (?) Chambers and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Phyllis Chambers: Married Elliot Howe and had the following children:

 

(a. Judith Howe: Married Berton G. Yeaton and had the following son:

 

(1) Berton Gardner Yeaton.

 

(b. James David Howe: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Aaron Dean Howe.

 

(2) Mark Elliot Howe.

 

5. Reverend Truman Seymour Watson: (photos)

 

Born 21 July 1851 at Seward, Clinton County, New York.  In 1909 resided at O’Neill, Nebraska.  Died 14 February 1921 at Gandy, Nebraska (or Epworth, Dubuque County, Iowa; interred there 17 Feb 1921 in the Methodist-Episcopal Cemetery).

 

Like his father, was a Methodist (also seen: Baptist) Minister/Missionary.  To that end, Truman and his family traveled extensively.  They were in O’Neill, Nebraska in 1879 and 1909.

 

Married Josephine Wood/Woods (photos) (b. 1852/53 at Brooklyn, N.Y.; d. after 1920, probably at Gandy, NE) on 25 December 1872 at Seward, Clinton County, New York and had the following children:

 

a. Adelbert Seymour Watson “Seymour”: (photos) Born 4 August 1874 at Manhattan, New York City, New York.  Died 29 October 1934 at Kimball, Nebraska.  Interred at Plainfield, Iowa.  Like his father and grandfather, was a Methodist Minister/Missionary and, to that end, traveled extensively, including to Chile (South America) from September 1901 to 1908.  Married Jessie Benton Hermans (b. 6 Apr 1876 at Genoa Junction, WI; d. 11 Feb 1946 at Kimball, NE; interred at Plainfield, IA), daughter of Daniel and Ellen (Mullen) Hermance, in 1900 and had the following children:

 

(1. Edmond Adelbert Watson: Born 12 August 1902 at Concepcion, Chile.  Died 10 June 1986 at Spokane, Washington; interred there in The Pines Cemetery.  Married Dorothy (?); no children.

 

(2. Kenneth Seymour Watson: Born approximately 1904 at Iquique, Chile.  Died there, perhaps the same year.

 

(3. Winifred “Winnie” Alice Watson: Born 30 June 1906 at Ibuique, Chile.  Died 17 July 1983 at Bozeman, Montana; interred there in Corvallis Cemetery.  Married Lloyd Goodman on 24 May 1923 at Epworth, Iowa and had the following children:

 

(a. Gene Leroy Goodman: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Teresa Goodman.

 

(2) Kent J. Goodman.

 

(3) Shawna Goodman.

 

(4) Jana Goodman.

 

(5) Marla Goodman.

 

(b. Richard Goodman: Died several years before his mother.

 

(4. Ruth Jessie Watson: (photos) Born 9 January 1908.  Died 28 February 1998 at Lacey, Washington.  Before 1934 married Kenneth Rawson, who was principal of Flathead High School in Kalispel, Montana for many years.  Ruth and Kenneth adopted the following children:

 

(a. Claudia Rawson: Born 2 June 1938.  Died 16 July 2002 at Issaquah, Washington.  Married a man surnamed Cramer.

 

(b. Neal Rawson: Died young.

 

(5. Howard Leslie Watson: (photos) Born 6 July 1909 at Epworth, Iowa.  Died 11 January 1980 at Spokane, Washington; interred there in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery.  Middle name perhaps in honor of his uncle, Leslie Hermans, who died young.  Married Irene Josephine Leibel (b. 21 Oct 1905 at Centerville, MN; d. 11 Apr 1993 (Easter Sunday), daughter of John (b. 1870, d. 1953) and Caroline I. (Kraus) Leibel (b. 1876, d. 1961), at Orange, CA; interred beside Howard) on 11 April 1931 and had the following children:

 

(a. Loren Kenneth Watson: (photos) Born 1932.  Married Barbara Ann Wright (photos) (b. 1935), daughter of Louis Otho (b. 1909, d. 1980) and Luella “Lula” (Thews) Wright (b. 1914, d. 1976), in 1952 and had the following children:

 

(1) Sharon Watson: (photo) Born 1953.  Married (?), but they were divorced before he died.  No children.

 

(2) Bradley “Brad” Jay Watson: (photos) Born 1959.  Never married; no children.  Has done a lot of work documenting his family’s history, some of which is on display in this annex, but which can be viewed in greater depth and breadth at http://www.ancestry.com/.

 

(b. Gail Watson: (photos) Born 1935.  Married Donald Gum and had the following children:

 

(1) Juline Gum.

 

(2) Deanna Gum.

 

(3) Jennifer Gum.

 

(4) Barbara Gum.

 

(5) Christopher Gum.

 

(c. Janet “Jan” Watson: (photos) Born 1938.  Married (1st) Marlin Muse and had the following children:

 

(1) Kerin K. Muse.

 

(2) Michelle A. Muse.

 

(3) Gregory Muse.

 

Janet (Watson) Muse married (2nd), as his (2nd) marriage, Lowell Greenberg and had one son.  Lowell had three children from his first marriage.  Jan raised all six children after she and Lowell were divorced.

 

(d. David “Dave” Allan Watson: (photos) Born 1940.  Married Nancy Clugston and had the following children:

 

(1) Jeffrey Watson.

 

(2) Gregory Watson.

 

(3) Laura Watson.

 

b. Arthur Irving Watson: Born 4 January 1876 at Manhattan, New York City, New York.  Died (perhaps) 1937 in (probably) New Hampshire.  Married Jessie May Kenyon.

 

6. Emma Elisa Watson: See generation 2, below.

 

7. Leonard Gardiner Watson: (photos) Born 29 September (or 7 May) 1864 at Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York.  Died 23 August 1899 (struck by lightning) at Schley/Cresco, Howard County, Iowa; interred there on 25 August in the New Oregon Cemetery.  Married Elizabeth “Lizzie” Watson (photos) (no known relation) on 13 February 1890 at Cresco, Howard County, Iowa and had the following children:

 

a. Emma Watson: (photos) Married Raymond Collins and had the following children:

 

(1. Son.

 

(2. Daughter.

 

b. Katherine Watson: (photos) Born 1897.  Married Lynn Kellow and in 1978 resided at Cresco, Iowa.

 

2   Emma Elisa Watson:

 

Born 18 May 1859 at Seward, Clinton County, New York (or Mooers, Clinton Co., N. Y.).  Died April 1933 at Glens Falls, Saratoga County, New York; interred Good Friday at Greenwich, Washington County, New York.  Married Lincoln Edward Reynolds, generation 2 of the Reynolds Annex, on 2 March 1882 at Plattsburg, Clinton County, New York.

 

See Reynolds Annex for More Info

 

 

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