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James Clifton Watt Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Watt:”

 

 

Generation

 

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5   John Watt 

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1801 in Pennsylvania.  Died .

 

1850 US Census: John Watt, age 49 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Township 6 South of Range 6 West of Randolph County, Illinois.  His real estate was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Catharine Watt, age 46 (b. MO); John C. Watt, age 20 (b. MO) and employed as a farmer; and Amanda Hernn, age 14 (b. KY).

 

1860 US Census: John Watt, age 58 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Township 6 South of Range 5 W (Stuls (sp) Mill post office) of Randolph County, Illinois.  His real estate was valued at $1,400 and his personal property was valued at $350.  The household also included his [presumed] son, John Watt, age 30 (b. MO) and employed as a farmer; John, Jr.'s [presumed] wife, Margt E. Watt, age 30 (b. OH); son, James L. Watt, age 4 (b. IL); son, S. T. Watt, age 3 (b. IL); and son, Joseph Watt, age 8 months (b. IL).

 

2.  Wife: Catharine (?)

 

Born about 1804 in Missouri.  Died .

 

3.  Children:

 

a. John C./T. Watt: See generation 4, below.

 

4   John T./C. Watt

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1830 in Missouri.  Died .

 

1860 US Census: John Watt, age 30 (b. MO), and his family, resided with his father, John Watt, age 58 (b. PA) in Township 6 S of Range 5 W of Randolph County, Illinois (see above).

 

1870 US Census: John C. Watt, age 40 (b. MO) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in the City of Chestertown (Chester post office), Randolph County, Illinois.  His real estate was valued at $6,000 and his personal property was valued at $1,000.  The household also included his wife, Margaret Watt, age 40 (b. OH); son, James Watt, age 14 (b. IL); son, Samuel Watt, age 12 (b. IL); daughter, Elizabeth Watt, age 7 (b. IL); son, Emmry Watt, age 5 (b. IL); son, William Watt, age 3 (b. IL); son, Albert Watt, age 4 months (b. IL); and John Watt, age 67 (b. PA).

 

1880 US Census: John T. Watt, age 50 (b. MO; father b. PA; mother b. MO) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Valle Township, Jefferson County, Missouri.  The household also included his wife, Margaret E. Watt, age 50 (b.  OH; parents b. OH); son, Samuel T. Watt, age 22 (b. IL) and employed as a farm hand; daughter, Elizabeth C. Watt, age 17 (b. IL); son, Emry Watt, age 15 (b. IL) and employed as a farm hand; son, William M. Watt, age 13 (b. IL) and employed as a farm hand; son, Albert Watt, age 10 (b. IL) and employed as a farm hand; and son, Edman Watt, age 7 (b. IL).

 

2.  Wife: Margaret E. Manus

 

Born about 1830 in Ohio.  Died .

 

3.  Children:

 

a. James L. Watt: Born about 1856 in Illinois.

 

b. Samuel T. Watt: Born about 1858 in Illinois.

 

c. Joseph Watt: Born about November 1859 in Illinois.

 

c. Elizabeth C. Watt: Born about 1863 in Illinois.

 

d. Emery Watt: See generation 3, below.

 

e. William M. Watt: Born about 1867 in Illinois.

 

f. Albert Watt: Born about March 1870 in Illinois.

 

g. Edman Watt: Born about 1873 in Illinois.

 

3   Emery Watt

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 12 January 1865 in Chester Township, Logan County, Illinois.  Died 15 July 1950 in Upland Township, San Bernardino County, California.  Employed as a stone mason.

 

1900 US Census: Emery Watt, age 35 (b. Jan 1865 in MO; parents b. MO) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Valle Township, Jefferson County, Missouri.  The household also included his wife of 12 years, Susan Watt, age 33 (b. Feb 1867 in MO; parents b. MO), who had had 5 children, all still alive; son, Everett Watt, age 11 (b. Jun 1889 in MO); son, William Watt, age 9 (b. Feb 1891 in MO); daughter, Esther Watt, age 8 (b. Oct 1892 in MO); daughter, Bertha Watt, age 4 (b. May 1896 in MO); and son, Jessie Watt, age 2 (b. Sep 1898 in MO).

 

1910 US Census: Emery Watt, age 45 (b. IL; father b. US; mother b. PA) and employed as a stone mason, was heading a household on Ramona Avenue in Chino Township, San Bernardino County, California.  The household also included his wife of 21 years, Susie M. Watt, age 43 (b. MO; father b. IL; mother b. MO), who had had 7 children, all still alive; son, William A. Watt, age 19 (b. MO), single, and employed as a machinist in a machine shop; daughter, Bertha E. Watt, age 13 (b. MO; father b. IL; mother b. MO); son, Jessie C. Watt, age 11 (b. MO; father b. IL; mother b. MO); son, Marvin C. Watt, age 9 (b. MO; father b. IL; mother b. MO); and son, Orville M. Watt, age 2 (b. CA; father b. IL; mother b. MO).

 

1920 US Census: Emery Watt, age 54 (b. IL; father b. US; mother b. IL) and employed as a pruner (working out), was heading a household at 118 Melrose Avenue in Ontario Township, San Bernardino County, California.  He owned his residence.  The household also included his wife, Susan M. Watt, age 52 (b. MO; parents b. MO); and son, Orville M. Watt, age 12 (b. CA; father b. IL; mother b. MO).

 

1930 US Census: Emery Watt, age 65 (b. IL; parents b. IL) and employed as a laborer in the tree pruning industry, was heading a household at 1743 Second Avenue in the City of Ontario, Ontario Township, San Bernardino County, California.  He was married 1st at age 23.  The household also included his wife, Sussan M. Watt, age 63 (b. MO; parents b. MO), who was married 1st at age 21.

 

1940 US Census: Emery Watt, age 75 (b. IL), with no employment recorded, was heading a household at 329 Second Avenue in the City of Upland, Upland Township, San Bernardino County, California.  His residence was valued at $1,200 and he had completed 5th grade.  The household also included his wife, Susan Watt, age 73 (b. MO), who had completed 5th grade.  The resided in the same house in April 1935.

 

2.  Wife: Susan "Susie" Mariah Haverstick

 

Born 24 February 1867 in De Soto Township, Jefferson County, Missouri.  Died 9 March 1954 at Upland, San Bernardino County, California.  Married Emery Watt on 5 September 1888 in Jefferson County, Missouri.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Everett Norie Watt: (more info) Born 23 June 1889 at De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri.  Died 18 August 1970 at Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California.  Married (1st) Grace Nelson (b. abt 1891 at Moro, Madison Co., IL), daughter of Thomas and Sarah F. (Hendricks) Nelson, on 18 September 1913 at Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana.  Married (2nd) Mrs. Marie (Byrd) Robinson about 1947 in California.  Married (3rd) Amy Muriel Young on 14 February 1951 in Los Angeles County, California.

 

b. William Albert Watt: Born 24 February 1891 in De Soto Township, Jefferson County, Missouri.  Died 9 January 1973 at Pomona, Los Angeles County, California.

 

c. Esther Watt: Born 19 October 1892 in De Soto Township, Jefferson County, Missouri.  Died there in July 1978.

 

b. Bertha E. Watt: Born 26 May 1896 in De Soto Township, Jefferson County, Missouri.  Died 18 April 1975 at Ontario, San Bernardino County, California.

 

c. Jesse Christopher Watt: See generation 2, below.

 

d. Marvin Cecil Watt: Born 19 February 1901 in Missouri.  Died 7 March 2000 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California.

 

e. Orville Marion Watt: Born 16 November 1907 at Chino, San Bernardino County, California.  Died 28 May 1997 at Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon.

 

2   Jesse Jess Christopher Watt (more info)

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 28 September 1898 in De Soto Township, Jefferson County, Missouri.  Died 17 November 1992 at Litchfield Park, Maricopa County, Arizona.  Resided at Peoria, Arizona.  In 1990 resided at Flagstaff, Arizona.  Employed as a farmer; operated a large cotton ranch.

 

1920 US Census: Jessie Watt, age 21 (b. MO; parents b. MO) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on 9th Street in Ontario Township, San Bernardino County, California.  The household also included his wife, Buela Watt, age 19 (b. WA).  They resided in the same house with the household headed by John Schell [Buela's father], age 51 (b. IL; parents b. Germany) and employed as a farmer.  That household also included John's wife, Flora Schell, age 53 (b. MI; father b. England; mother b. NYS); and John's son, Homer Schell, age 20 (b. WA; father b. MI; mother b. IL), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1930 US Census: Jesse C. Watt, age 31 (b. MO; father b. IL; mother b. MO) and employed as a nurseryman in a nursery, was heading a household at 514 East D. Street in the City of Ontario, Ontario Township, San Bernardino County, California.  His residence was valued at $4,500, and he was married 1st at age 21.  The household also included his wife, Mary Watt, age 29 (b. WA; father b. IL; mother b. MI), who married 1st at age 18; son, James Watt, age 9 (b. CA; father b. MO; mother b. WA); daughter, Joanne Watt, age 5 (b. CA; father b. MO; mother b. WA); son, Donald Watt, age 4 years and 5 months (b. CA; father b. MO; mother b. WA); and son, Herbert Watt, age 2 years and 2 months (b. CA; father b. MO; mother b. WA).

 

1940 US Census: Jesse C. Watt, age 41 (b. MO) and employed as a production manager for a nursery, was heading a household in at Cucamonga, Cucamonga Township, San Bernardino, California.  His residence was valued at $10,000 and he had completed 1 year of high school.  In April 1935 he and his family resided in Ontario Township, San Bernardino County, California.  The household also included his wife, Beulah M. Watt, age 39 (b. WA), who had completed 4 years of high school; son, James C. Watt, age 19 (b. CA) and single, who had completed 2 years of college; daughter, Jeanne F. Watt, age 15 (b. CA), who had completed 2 years of high school; son, Donald E. Watt, age 14 (b. CA), who had completed 1 year of high school; and son, Laurence A. Watt, age 5 (b. CA).

 

2.  Wife: Beulah Mae Schell

"Mary"

 

Born about 1898 in Missouri; daughter of John H. (b. PA) and Flora (Harding) Schell (b. WI).  Married Jesse Watt on 8 October 1919 (license issued the same day) in Pomona Township, Los Angeles County, California.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. James Clifton Watt: See generation 1, below.

 

b. Jeanne F. Watt: Born about 1925 in California.

 

c. Donald E. Watt: Born about 1926 in California.

 

d. Herbert Watt: Born about 1928 in California.

 

e. Laurence A. Watt: Born about 1935 in California.

 

1   James "Jim" Clifton Watt:

 

Born 3 July 1920 at Pomona, Los Angeles County, California.  Died 19 February 2000; interred Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California.  Married (1st) Elizabeth V. Porter, daughter of Chester A. and Sylvia L. (Nelson) Porter, on 24 December 1943 in Orange County, California.  Married (2nd) Mary Elizabeth Biles, descendant # 4.1 of generation 11 of the Descendants of John Addison Biles.

 

See Mary's Page for More Info

 

 

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