Data submitted to Genweb Site by Allen Siebold, from data collected from files at Cortland County Historical Society, Cortland, NY.
Note from compiler
Several annotations have been made, usually by crossing out incorrect (I trust) information. I have transcribed the following including the corrections. I have not corrected several sentence or spelling oddities or mistakes, but include the traditional [sic] following them. [?] indicates I was not sure of the word or letter. Other mistakes that might be found are probably mine.
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St. Johnsville, (N.Y.) Enterprise (no date on the copy)
(Note: This is one of the best family pedigrees I have ever seen. It is something the author, Mrs. Florence Mae Watrous Harman (Mrs. C.D. may well be proud of. It was such a pleasure to read it we at once send [sic] it herewith to the best genealogy newspaper in [sic] of its kind in the world. the world.[sic] H.A.O.)
Austin Augustus 8 Watrous, of the 8th generation, of Freetown, Cortland county, N.Y. lived at Cortland 1904-1923; Bridgeport, Conn., about 1878-1883.
The preceding line names are: Benjamin 7 ; Austin 6 ; Austin 5 , Rev. War Soldier ; Gideon 4 ; Abraham 3 - 2 ; Jacob 1 Waterhouse of New London, Conn. Son of Benjamin Backus 7 Watrous, 1803-1890; and his wife Sabra Elizabeth (Lamphear) Watrous, 1803-1885, Austin 8 was born Aug. 14, 1846 at Freetown; Bap. Baptist Church, Freetown, as adult; and died April 5, 1923, at Cortland; buried Cortland Rural cemetery. Occupations: farmer, creamery man; shop worker Warner Bros. Corset co., Bridgeport, Conn. Civil and military activities; Justice of Peace; Republican County committee; Fifer co. G. 185 Regt. N.Y. State Inf., Civil War, 1864 to close of war. Description: brown hair, hazel eyes, stout, excellent tenor voice, temperance principles.
His mother's line: Sabra Elizabeth Lamphere, was dau. Uriel (Aaron) and Jerusha 6 Pease. (Gideon 5 ; Abraham 4 ; Isaac 3 ; John 2 ; Robert 1 Pease.)
Austin 6 Watrous married Sally 6 Backus. (John 5 , Rev. Sold.; John 4 (and Johanna 4 Cleveland): Timothy 3 ; Stephen 2 ; William 1 Backus). Johanna 4 Cleveland, desc. Stephen 1 Hopkins of Mayflower (thru her mother Rebecca 4 Paine; Elisha 3 Paine; Mary 2 Snow; Constance 2 Hopkins; Stephen 1 ) Ref. Cleveland, Paine, Snow, and Hopkins Genealogies; also Parish and Buck. John 5 Backus married Jerusha Baker; dau. of Benj. and Jerusha 3 (Parish) Baker. Jerusha 3 ; (Benj. 2 ; John 1 Parish); thru her mother, Mary3 Tracy, has an ancient line to Egbert, First King of England, 35 generations. Austin 5 Watrous married Jerusha 5 Buck; (Justus 4, Rev. Sold.; Isaac 3 ; Samuel 2 ; Henry Buck.) Austin 6 was pioneer from Saybrook, Conn. to Cortland Co., N.Y., 1810 [?] via Washington Co.
The wife: Emily (Emma) Diadama 8 Tuttle (Chauncey 7 ; Ransom 6 , Jabez 5, Rev. Sold.; Daniel 4; William 3; Jonathan 2; William 1 Tuttle of New Haven, Conn.) Chauncey 7 Tuttle married Phebe Jane Fuller, Emily 8, born April 25, 1849, Salisbury, Herkimer Co., N.Y., Bap. Freetown M. E. church as an adult; died Dec. 2, 1944, Moravia, N.Y.; buried Cortland Rural cemetery. She was a poet, public speaker for temperance and woman's suffrage; had brown hair, blue-grey eyes, mentally alert and logical and had good memory till death at age of 96 years. Was a life membed [sic] of Cortlnd [sic] WCTU. Mrs. Watrous desc. from Francis 1 Bell; William 1 Abernathy; Abraham 1 Doolittle; John1 Beach; Job 1 Tyler; Roger 1 Terrill; Thomas 1 Ufford; Rev. John 1 Lathrop; James 1 Cobb; Christopher 1 Todd; Michael 1 Middlebrook; Rev. Peter 1 Bulkelev; Nathaniel 1 Merriman, William 1 Peck; John 1 Moss; Lieut William 1 Seward; Thomas 1 Norton; William 1 Bushnell; William 1 Tuttle, who thru his great grandother [sic], Joan Grafton, has a royal line back to Pepin the Elder. See Tuttle Fam. by g. F. Tuttle, 1883, Chauncey 7 on p. 263.
Children of Austin Augustus 8 Watrous and Emily Diadema 8 Tuttle. The 1st and only marriage of each.
1. Howard Chauncey 9 Watrous born Jan. 19, 1870, Groton, Tompkins Co., N.Y.; married Emmagene Smith (Dickinson) widow at Marathon, N.Y. April 22, 1896; died June 10, 1941, Cortland Co. hospital; bur. Cortland. child.
2. George Rider 9 Watrous, born July 23, 1875, at Freetown; married May Harriet Odell. (William Allen; Joshua; William Odell.) Married Sept. 4, 1901. Both living 1948. Joshua Odell married Jane Cleveland, see Cleveland Genealogy. Nine children:
3. Austin Agustus [sic] 9 Watrous, born July 20, 1890, Cortlandville, Cortland Co., N.Y.; married 1. Sadie Heinz Lagerpurch, 2-1-1919, (divorced) d. Feb 4, 1949. Arlington, VA.; buried Cortland Rural cemetery; married 2. Kathryn Martha Reich (WAAC) Nov. 30, 1944; children:
4. Florence Mae 9 Watrous born May 10, 1888, Freetown, Cortland Co., N.Y., married 1st Horace Gillette, 9-1-19920; w. Clinton David Harman 10-1-1930, now living Oak Hill, Moravia, N.Y. No issue.
Data supplied by Florence Mae (Watrous) Harman of Oak Hill, Moravia, New York Dec., 1948. Ref. Tuttle Fam., Watrous Fam. Notes by Mr. Henry W. Belknap of Essex Institute, Salem, Mass.
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