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Bill and Jennie (Harrison) Watson

Bill and Jennie (Harrison) Watson

Posted: 28 Dec 2007 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Watson, Harrison, Baxter
Looking for any info on this Watson family. I don't have much to go on yet, but here's what I have. Bill Watson married Jennie Harrison about 1910 maybe. They had 2 boys Bob and James. James was born around 1916 in Philadelphia, PA. Bob was older maybe born around 1913 or 1914. Here is where it gets tricky. Jennie (Harrison) Watson died 1918. I don't have any info what happened to Bill Watson. We believe both boys where Adopted by Jennie's sister and husband, James P. Baxter and Mary Ann (Harrison) Baxter. We have a picture of James with his adopted parents in 1919 or 1920. James Watson became James Baxter. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW2. James was married to Eleanor McGovern, and they had 5 children, James, Mary, Daniel, Richard and, Thomas. When I recieve more info I'll repost. Meanwhile any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Bill and Jennie (Harrison) Watson

Posted: 1 Jan 2008 10:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Watson, Harrison
1920 PA Philadelphia Philadelphia Wd33
Baxter James head 59 m imm 1881 Na 1894 IRE IRE IRE button grinder
Baxter Mary A wife 55 m PA ENG ENG
Baxter James W adopted 3 1/2 yrs old PA PA PA
Baxter Mary sister 86 imm 1866 Al IRE IRE IRE

1920 PA Phil Phil Wd45
Jackson William 30 PA OH PA
Jackson Jennie wife 29 PA PA PA
Watson William nephew 8 PA PA PA
Watson Robert nephew 6 PA PA PA
Jackson Anne mother 59 wd PA PA PA



1910 PA Phil Phil wd33
Baxter James head 48 married once11yrs IRE IRE IRE
Baxter Mary H or A 47 married once 11yrs 0 born 0 living PA ENG ENG
Baxter Mary sister 73 s IRE IRE IRE

this doesn't quite make sense but...
maybe this isn't the correct family?
1910 PA Montgomery Norristown
Harrison Emily head 50 PA ENG ENG
Harrison S Jane sister 47 s PA ENG ENG
Harrison Mary A sister 43 s PA ENG ENG
Thomas Elizabeth G sister 46 m 16yrs 0 born 0 living
Harrison Henry brother 55 s ENG ENG ENG

1900 PA Phil Phil Dist 839
Baxter(indexed as Babler) James head Jul 1861 38 married 2yrs IRE IRE IRE imm 1881 19yrs Nat weaver carpet
Baxter Mary A wife Sep 1866 33 married 2yrs 0 born 0 living PA ENG ENG
Baxter Mary sister May 1844 56 s IRE IRE IRE imm 1867 33yrs ago




maybe this is Mary Ann and Jennie's family?
1880 PA Montgomery Co Norristown
Harrison John 57 works in woolen mill ENG ENG ENG
Harrison Emma 21 dau ENG ENG ENG
Harrison Jennie 19 dau PA ENG ENG
Harrison Lizzie 16 dau PA ENG ENG
Harrison Mary dau 14 PA ENG ENG
Siter Mary 54 s housekeeper PA PA PA
Siter Sarah 75 boarder PA PA PA


1870 PA Montgomery Co NOrristown Lower Ward
Harrison John 44 ENG
Harrison Freeman 21 ENG
Harrison Frederick 18 ENG
Harrison Henry 15 ENG
Harrison Emma 10 PA
Harrison Sarah 8 PA
Harrison Mary A 4 PA
Harrison Elizabeth 6 PA
Siter Mary A 44 PA housekeeper PA

1860 PA Montgomery Bridgeport
John Harrison 36 woollen fact hand ENG
Sarah Harrison 36 ENG
Thomas Harrison 13 ENG
Freeman Harrison 11 ENG
Frederick Harrison 9 ENG
Henry Harrison 6 ENG
Emily Harrison 4/12 PA

Here's a thought - what is Mary Ann was an aunt instead of a sister. Maybe Jennie was the daughter of one of Mary Ann's older brothers?

I don't have enough info to find Bill Watson. Have you tried to find the actual marriage record or death record for Jennie? Did she die in the 1918 flu?

I hope this was helpful but not with the Watson family.

Re: Bill and Jennie (Harrison) Watson

Posted: 31 Dec 2008 5:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I wanted to thank mebateman1, for all the work they had done, and appologize for taking so long to respond. I still haven't done much on the Watson or McGovern side. I got some leads on some of my family, Mack, Berger, Burns, and have be very busy. I see you are interested in McGovern, ours are from Philadelphia, PA. Feel free to contact me, I think some of what you sent before maybe a match. I will take a closer look, what makes it tuff is my wife's family doesn't know much about their family.

Re: Bill and Jennie (Harrison) Watson

Posted: 31 Dec 2008 5:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
I wanted to thank mebateman1, for all the work they had done, and appologize for taking so long to respond. I still haven't done much on the Watson or McGovern side. I got some leads on some of my family, Mack, Berger, Burns, and have be very busy. I see you are interested in McGovern, ours are from Philadelphia, PA. Feel free to contact me, I think some of what you sent before maybe a match. I will take a closer look, what makes it tuff is my wife's family doesn't know much about their family.
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