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 Watrous Usher

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Watrous Usher

  • Birth 7 Feb 1780 East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 18 Sep 1840 Olmsted, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial North Olmsted, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 7601013

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, 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 on the Rocky River in Olmsted. 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.


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  • Maintained by: Barbara Hanno
  • Originally Created by: Joyce
  • Added: 20 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7601013
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Watrous Usher (7 Feb 1780–18 Sep 1840), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7601013, citing Butternut Ridge Cemetery, North Olmsted, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Hanno (contributor 47011953) .