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Watrous Usher
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1780
East Haddam
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1840
Olmsted
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Watrous Usher was born in East Haddam, Connecticut, to Hezekiah Usher and Lydia Baker Usher. The family moved to Brookfield, Madison, New York, with their 13 children. After marrying Welthy Morgan, daughter of Joshua Morgan and Welthy Palmer, also of Brookfield (formerly of Colchester, Connecticut),Watrous and Welthy moved to Olmsted Falls, Cuyahoga, Ohio, to the Western Reserve, known as "New Connecticut." Watrous was a justice of the peace and councilman. He established one of the first mills in Olmsted Falls. He was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Cleveland for a 7 year term. His first cousin was John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the Interior to Abraham Lincoln. Although sometimes accounts will say that Watrous and his cousin, John Palmer Usher, were descended from Hezekiah Usher (d. 1676), the first bookseller and publisher in America, who is buried at King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, they are descended from Hezekiah's brother, Robert (d. 1669). When Robert died in Stamford, Connecticut, he asked that his brother, Hezekiah, oversee the care of his two children, Robert and Elizabeth. Robert and Elizabeth apparently lived under his care until they appear in Dunstable, Massachusetts, where the Ushers owned property. There they both married. Robert Usher II married Sarah Blanchard and Elizabeth married John Sollendine. Both Watrous and John Palmer Usher descend from Robert's family. 
 
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 Parents:
  Hezekiah Usher (1736 - 1809)
  Lydia Usher (1737 - 1808)
 
 Spouse:
  Welthy Morgan Usher (1782 - 1851)*
 
 Children:
  Elias P Usher (1804 - 1880)*
  Wealthy Usher Stearns (1810 - 1851)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Butternut Ridge Cemetery
North Olmsted
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Barbara Hanno
Originally Created by: Joyce
Record added: Jun 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7601013
Watrous Usher
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Watrous Usher
Added by: Joyce
 
Watrous Usher
Added by: Joyce
 
 
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You traveled from Connecticut to Ohio and became a judge in the Cleveland courts, as well as a husband to Welthy, and father and grandfather of many. Rest in peace.
- Barbara
 Added: Oct. 27, 2008
 
 
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