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Samuel Watson "Watt" Compton
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1875
Falls Mills
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 6, 1946
Kegley
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA

"Watt" was the son of Hiram Alonzo Compton and Nancy Jane Belcher. He married Mariah M. Belcher. Their sixth child was Edith Iva Cook who lived and died in Jacksonville, FL.

Article from "The Clinch Valley News," 12 September, 1902 (Taborville, VA):
"Mr. Watt Compton, one of our most popular young farmers and Miss Mariah Belcher, the most beautiful and accomplished daughter of Robert Belcher of Clover Bottom, West Virginia, were united in marriage last Wednesday at the home of the bride's father and came to Taborville on Thursday where they will make their future home. We wish them a long, happy and prosperous life."

They lived at Littlesburg, Mercer Co., WV and sold 3 and a half acres of inherited property at Mud Fork, Tazewell Co., VA, to the Virginia Company for the Falls Mills dam and lake. They then resided for most of their remaining lives in Kegley, WV.

Watt was well-known in the area for speaking at the Mt. Herman Baptist Church. He was medium height and had blue eyes and black hair.

Watt died after a one-day illness due to heart trouble. Bailey Funeral Home, Matoaka. 
 
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 Parents:
  Hiram Alonzo Compton (1848 - 1939)
  Nancy Jane Belcher Compton (1841 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Mariah Laura Belcher Compton (1875 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Exie Laura Compton (1903 - 1952)*
  Eula Aurelia Compton Reed (1905 - 1970)*
  Hallie V. Compton Robinette (1907 - 1985)*
  Clifton Robert Compton (1909 - 1957)*
  Lacy Earl Compton (1911 - 1966)*
  Edith Iva Compton Cook (1913 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  William L. Compton (1872 - 1937)*
  Ellen Rebecca Compton Belcher (1873 - 1963)*
  Samuel Watson Compton (1875 - 1946)
  Louvenia Compton Billips (1877 - 1964)*
  Cornelius Moses Compton (1878 - 1949)*
  Lillie Aurelia Compton French (1883 - 1961)*
  Alma Ocie Compton Crutchfield (1884 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calfee-Belcher Cemetery
Kegley
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jan 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17683856
Samuel Watson Watt Compton
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
Samuel Watson Watt Compton
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
Samuel Watson Watt Compton
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
 
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 Added: Sep. 16, 2011
 
 
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