Edwin Watts

Edwin Watts

Birth
Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Death 13 Jan 1913 (aged 73)
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 10, 7
Memorial ID 17465683 · View Source
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Edwin Watts, farmer, post office, Farmingdale, was born in Sangamon County, on the 14th day of June in 1839; son of Charles and Elizabeth (Innes) Watts, who immigrated to Sangamon County in 1833. The subject of this sketch was raised on a farm and received a good business education, being a graduate of Bell, Bryant & Stratton's Business College, at Chicago, Illinois.

In 1860, embarked in the cattle trade, in Kansas, which he prosecuted some twelve years, when he returned to Cartwright township, where he has followed the same business in connection with farming.

In October 1871, married Miss Laura E. Rickard, a daughter of S. P. Rickard and Sophia Emet. She was born in Sangamon County, September 6, 1847. There are two children, Mary E., born May 21, 1875; Laura E., born November 2, 1879. Mr. Watts has a beautiful home with one hundred and twenty acres of land, all of which is under cultivation, valued at sixty-five dollars per acre; raises two hundred acres of corn, fifty acres of wheat, turns out four hundred head of cattle and four hundred head of hogs yearly.

Mr. Watts has been identified with the county all his life and has seen it from its infancy to a fine cultivated country.

Source: History of Sangamon County, Illinois: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages & Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens, 1881.


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  • Created by: Tony Cannon
  • Added: 15 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17465683
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Watts (14 Jun 1839–13 Jan 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17465683, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Tony Cannon (contributor 46527423) .