Biography of John Watts of Oakfield, NY





John Watts, a native of Norwich, Eng, was a farmer. He married Mary A. Lunnon, of Norfolk, Eng., and their children were John, George, William, Susan, Ann, Jacob, Isaac, and James. Isaac served 10 years in the English army. William came to America, located in Middleport village, town of Royalton, in 1853, and afterwards removed to Hartland, Niagara County. where he now resides. He married Susanna, daughter of John and Julia (Holt) Watson, of London, Eng. Their children were William, Matthew, Mary A., Emma, Susanna, John C., Ella, and George. William served in Co. D, N. Y. H. A., was taken prisoner at the battle of Cold Harbor, and was sent to Salisbury prison, where he, with so many others, suffered untold hardships. Starvation wrought its work and death came to his relief. Matthew, who was born in England in 1849, was four years old when his father settled in Middleport. He came to Oakfield in 1883, and now has a farm on road 1. He married Amelia V., daughter of John W. and Lucinda (Kelsey) Strong, of Hartland, Niagara County.


FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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