Sunday, September 05, 2010

Marriage date (and source) of William Watson (1769-1859) and Hannah Walton

One of the first marriages in Penn's Dale (this is the Quaker Meeting House in Muncy or Muncy Creek, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania) was the marriage of William Watson to Hanna Walton, in 1800. Job McCarty and Jane Walton in 1808; Jacob Haines and Rachel Ellis in 1815; John Warners and Louis Atkinson in 1821; Henry Encroyd and Catharine Whitacre, in 1823.

The Friends' Meeting House at Penn's Dale was founded in 1799.

History of Lycoming County, John Franklin Meginness, Brown, Runk and Co, Chicago, 1892.

There are 88 references to William Watson in this book. It will take a little time to go through them all since I can't print the pages or copy them, but the book is on books. google.....I'll probably go to the nearest library with the book before the end of the year and make copies of the most interesting that I have to pay for all my photocopying I have to be more constrained.

Watson is on my maternal grandmother's side. Hopefully by the time I plow through this book I will be able to narrow (or identify Rebecca Roberts' father). Some of these are really large families with similar names so it should be time-consuming. But since I know now at least some of them are Quakers it doesn't look like any would qualify for DAR (revolutionary war patriots) and that was what I started working on these past few weeks. There's quite a few patriots to document.


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