John Watton

Brief Life History of John

When John Watton was born on 4 March 1802, in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States, his father, John Wotton, was 22 and his mother, Sophia Ransom, was 23. He married Hannah Coston on 8 March 1837, in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Enfield, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1850 and Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 March 1874, in Hermon, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Snows Corner Cemetery, Hermon, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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John Watton
Hannah Coston
Marriage: 8 March 1837
Sophia Wotton
Adaline Wharton
Sarah Jane Wharton
John Marcellus Wotton
Mary E. Watton
Arabella Wharton
Relief B. Wharton
Marcus Warton
George E Warton

Sources (10)

  • John Warton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Wolton, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • John Wotton, "Find A Grave Index"

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France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


Oldest grave seen in Memorial List

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

variant of Watten, from the Middle English personal name Wat, a pet form of Walter (see Watt ), with the characteristically West Midland genitival suffix -en.

habitational name from Watton (East Yorkshire), or perhaps in some cases from Watton (Norfolk), Watton at Stone (Hertfordshire), or Wattons in Bere Ferrers (Devon). The Yorkshire placename derives from Old English wēt ‘wet’, later replaced by Old Norse vátr ‘wet’, + Old English dūn ‘hill’. The Norfolk and Devon placenames probably derive from the Old English personal name Wada + Old English tūn. The Hertfordshire placename probably derives from Old English wād ‘woad’ + tūn.


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

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