William H. Watt


WILLIAM H. WATT, a native of Knox township was born December 27, 1841 the son of Charles and Jane Watt, early settlers of Jefferson county, who were well known and highly esteemed in their day. Charles Watt was born in county Tyrone, Ireland and in 1808 came to America in company with three brothers. After spending about a year in Philadelphia, he came to Jefferson county and followed his trade as a weaver in connection with farming until his death, which occurred in August 1878. He was married about 1833 to Jane Paisley a native of Ohio and daughter of Simon Paisley of Jefferson county. She died in 1842. They had seven children of whom two are deceased. William H. Watt, after he had reached the age of twenty years, engage4d in farming, which has since been his occupation in connection with dealing in stock. He is a worthy and prominent citizen, and is held in general esteem. On December 29, 1864 he was married to Similda, daughter of J. N. Rus]sell, formerly a resident of Knox township, who removed to Coshocton county, where he died in January 1889. By this marriage Mr. Watt has two children: Cameron and Lillie. In politics, Mr. Watt is a democrat.

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