Oliver Watts & Hester (Harvey) Watts Watts family photo

Oliver Watts & Hester (Harvey) Watts

Married couple - taken sometime between 1869 & 1880. This couple died in Arkansas. Oliver died eight months after Hester leaving their two sons Stephen D. and Perry David Watts orphaned. About Oliver ... show more

Married couple - taken sometime between 1869 & 1880. This couple died in Arkansas. Oliver died eight months after Hester leaving their two sons Stephen D. and Perry David Watts orphaned.

About Oliver Watts

Oliver contracted typhoid fever while in the army and was honorably discharged. In his pension application, he states that he was disabled in his back, hips, and legs as a result of the typhoid fever. He was never able to follow his occupation as a farmer after that. It was also mentioned in his pension application that he was born in Dayton, OH and married Hester in Morgan Co., OH on May 6, 1869. There is a discrepancy about his death date. One place in the pension record, says that he died July 10, 1881, and another place says he died in February of 1881. Oliver was born in Ohio and later moved to Illinois with Hester. This is where their two sons Stephen Decatur and Perry David were born. After staying a few years in Illinois, they moved to Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. All of this information came from the pension application also. ...more about Oliver Watts

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