On this day, 26 February 1942, Rumsey S. Watts passed away. He was my 2nd great-grandfather.
Born on 7 December 1859, in Russellville, Cole County, Missouri, Rumsey was the son of John K. Watts and Cynthia Ann Payne and younger brother of John W. Watts, who was born circa 1858.
It is Week 13 in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’ writing challenge. While some of these themes have been more difficult than others for me, this week’s writing prompt, Nearly Forgotten, juxtaposed well with a post I had already planned on writing today.
This post is about an unforgettable, yet almost forgotten woman, beloved by her family and friends and respected by her community, about whom I did not even know until a few years ago: Cynthia Ann (Payne) Watts, my 3rd great-grandmother.
Categories: Everyday People, On This Day, Watts-Stark Line
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On this day, 18 November 1925, Levi Roark Campbell passed away. He was my 3rd great-grandfather.
Levi Roark Campbell was born on 16 April 1844, in Russellville, Cole County, Missouri. He was the third known child of Abraham Campbell and Sena Roark, joining sister Clemency Jane Campbell (born in 1841) and brother James Gray Campbell (born 1842).