Henry Watts (1817 - 1885)

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Birthplace: Froxfield, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, USA
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About Henry Watts

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Edmund Ellsworth Company (1856) Age 40

Departure: 9 June 1856 Arrival: 26 September 1856

Company Information: 1st handcart company had about 280 individuals, 56 handcarts, and 3 wagons when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Iowa City, Iowa.

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Birth: Jan. 5, 1817 Froxfield Wiltshire, England

Death: Jul. 24, 1885 Smithfield Cache County Utah, USA

Born at Ramsbury, Froxfield, Wiltshire, England

Son of William Watts and Ann Halloway

Married Eliza Whale, 1 Apr 1842, Whittonditch, Berkshire, England. No children born to this couple.

Married Louisa Rox Snow Noble, 9 Mar 1862, Smithfield, Cache, Utah. Children: Harper Benjamin Watts, Jane Ann Watts, Henry Watts, Joseph Watts, Eliza Priscilla Watts, Thomas Noble Watts.

Henry's first wife was Eliza Whales who was born in 1822 in Ramsbury, England. Henry had an older brother, Joseph Watts, born 24 Jan 1810, in the parish of Shellbaurne County, Wilshire, England. These two Watts brothers, Henry and Joseph, emigrated from England to America. They came to Utah in 1857 with the Elder Ellsworth Company. Joseph, driving an ox team; Henry and wife Eliza pulling a handcart, all the way across the plains. They endured many hardships, hunger mostly as they were put on half rations most of the way.

After living in Salt Lake City, Utah four years, Joseph met and married Helen Livingston on 1 Feb 1859. The two brothers and their wives came to Smithfield, Cache, Utah May 1, 1860. They took up residency in the Fort in Smithfield.

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  • Louisa Rox Snow Noble Watts (1843 - 1876)*
  • Harper Benjamin Watts (1863 - 1930)*
  • Jane Ann Watts (1865 - 1942)*
  • Henry Watts (1867 - 1867)*
  • Joseph Watts (1869 - 1942)*
  • Eliza Pricilla Watts Whitaker (1877 - 1922)*

Burial: Smithfield City Cemetery Smithfield Cache County Utah, USA Plot: B_126_1

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Henry Watts's Timeline

January 5, 1817
Froxfield, Wiltshire, England
April 1, 1842
Age 25
Whittonditch, Berkshire, England
March 8, 1862
Age 45
Smithville, Cache, Utah, USA
July 24, 1885
Age 68
Smithfield, Cache, Utah, USA
Smithville, Cache, Utah, USA