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Emigration - Watson Family of Sussex
« on: Saturday 21 November 20 14:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

My brick wall relates to two brothers and a sister who I feel may have emigrated.

The last entries I can find for all 3 family members are in the 1851 England Census in Westham, Sussex and because a family member later emigration to Illinois in 1881, I wondered if perhaps the following may have been trailblazers for others to follow?

I am looking for Edwin Watson (baptized 7 April 1833); John Andrew Watson (baptized 1 June 1834); and Sarah Ann Watson (baptized 5 August 1838). They were all born in Westham, Sussex.
Their parents were John Watson (1804-1887) and Charlotte Foord (1804-1888).

Thomas Patrick Watson (1860- 1933) whose father was their brother Alfred John Watson (born 1832), emigrated in 1881 and died in Alabama in 1933.  He married in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois in 1885.

I have looked at familysearch.org and there are entries which seem possible but I would appreciate any information that may show if they did indeed emigrate - There is no sign of any of them after 1851 in England.

Many thanks for  looking

Alan 

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Re: Emigration - Watson Family of Sussex
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 November 20 14:55 GMT (UK) »
1860 census Chicago Ward 4, Cook, Illinois.

Edwin Watson   27 born Eng.
Sarah Watson   20 born Eng.
Eliz Watson   2 born Illinois
Albert Watson   2 months. born Illinois.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX4N-QVZ

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Re: Emigration - Watson Family of Sussex
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 November 20 14:56 GMT (UK) »

FIND A GRAVE

Albert Watson - Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
PLOT   Section F Lot 200

There is a note on the entry :- The son of Sarah Susan Linton and her husband Edwin Watson. Moved to Rosehill Cemetery from the City Cemetery before 1871. In an unmarked grave in the Linton plot.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18758402/albert-watson

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Re: Emigration - Watson Family of Sussex
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 November 20 15:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sandra,

That was quick - thank you.

Can you find any marriage between Edwin Watson and Sarah Susan Linton  which may indicate parents names?

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 November 20 15:50 GMT (UK) »
A possible............??

1860 census Lancaster, Cass, Illinois.

John Dolon (Doland)   22 born Ireland
Mary Dolon   54
Mary Dolon   19
John Watson   27 born England.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXH3-2HM

1870 census Philadelphia, Cass, Illinois.  (age now varies on this JOhn Watson.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M646-RV3

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Re: Emigration - Watson Family of Sussex
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 November 20 16:29 GMT (UK) »

Can you find any marriage between Edwin Watson and Sarah Susan Linton  which may indicate parents names?

This Edwin appears to have died between 1860-1870.

The family in 1860/1870 census.

1860 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX4N-QVZ

In 1870 Edwin Sr does not appear, but there are to new children Edwin Jr. & Nellie listed.

1870 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M64G-M2G

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Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
    Section F Lot 200


All Buried in Linton Plot

Son Albert
Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18758402/albert-watson
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son Edwin Jr.
Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18758306/_

Death: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2M3-2RWB

 Chicago Tribune
Chicago, Illinois
13 Nov 1884, Thu  •  Page 8

Death: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/63712690/edwin-watson-death/

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Fred & F.W. Linton

Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18758494/fred-linton
Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18758863/f.-w.-linton

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Sarah's father, William Linton died in 1877.
w/Bio
Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18753149/william-linton

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Sarah remarried a couple of times and died in 1907.

w/Bio
Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18757000/sarah-susan-barker

Edwin's grave with no dates, but has bio stating he was the husband of Sarah Susan Linton.

Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18758368/edwin-watson

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 21 November 20 17:09 GMT (UK) »
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 21 November 20 17:18 GMT (UK) »
1880 Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

Henry Match   40
Cora Match   41
George Henry Match   3
Nellie May Watson 16 born England.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXNV-9N5

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Re: Emigration - Watson Family of Sussex
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 21 November 20 17:26 GMT (UK) »
Marriage - Nellie Watson - 1863 married 11 December 1882 Chicago Cook Illinois
Age:   19
Spouse Name Francis Bough - aged 21 years.   Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

1900 census Plummer Avenue Hammond, Lake, Indiana.

Frank Bough   39 born Canada 1861. Saloon Keeper.
Nellie Bough   35 born Illinois.
Edwin Bough   7 born Illinois 1892.
Tony B Chapman   22
Peter L Switzer   21
Fred Tayner   32
Grace Kang   19
Hattie Foster   28

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM12-RQV

Frank Bough died 16 June 1910 Hammond Indiana. Aged 50 years.

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