John Morrison Waters

21 January 1831–24 December 1903 (Age 72)
Saybrook, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Morrison

When John Morrison Waters was born on 21 January 1831, in Saybrook, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, his father, William Walters Waters (Watrous), was 35 and his mother, Rachel Cox, was 28. He married Nancy Ellen Moore on 19 January 1854, in Linn, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wasco, Oregon, United States in 1870. He died on 24 December 1903, in Brownsville, Linn, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Brownsville Pioneer Cemetery, Brownsville, Linn, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Morrison Waters
Nancy Ellen Moore
Marriage: 19 January 1854
Mary Jane Waters
Rachel Ann Waters
Elizabeth Waters
K. E. Waters
John Hamilton Waters
William W. Waters
George D Waters

Spouse and Children

19 January 1854
Linn, Oregon, United States


    Mary Jane Waters



    Elizabeth Waters


    K. E. Waters


    John Hamilton Waters


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1846 · ""

Age 15

Historical Boundaries - 1846: Champoeg, Oregon Country, United States; 1846: Champoeg, Oregon Unorganized Federal Territory, United States; 1847: Linn, Oregon Unorganized Federal Territory, United States; 1848: Linn, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Linn, Oregon, United States
1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 28

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from an altered form of the personal name Walter .2 English: variant of Water 2.3 Irish: when not the English surname, an Anglicized form of various Gaelic names taken to be derived from uisce ‘water’ ( see for example Haskin , Hiskey , Tydings ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John M Waters, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John M Waters, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John M Waters, "United States Census, 1900"

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