Emma Watts

18 February 1827–3 August 1875 (Age 48)
Bristol, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Watts was born on 18 February 1827, in Bristol, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Watts, was 30 and her mother, Jane Ellis, was 22. She married Robert Franklin Goold sen on 2 November 1844, in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 3 August 1875, in Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Franklin Goold sen
Emma Watts
Marriage: 2 November 1844
Rev. Samuel William Goold sen
Sarah Jane Goold
Mary Jane Goold
Frederick Binning Goold
Emma Maria Goold
Emily Jane Goold
Charles Henry Goold
Annie Sophia Goold

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1844Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 16
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Watt , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Emma Watts Goold 1827 -- 1875

    Children 6,7 & 8 were born to Emma WATTS and Alfred YERBURY in England, but sealed to Robert Franklin GOOLD. Not sure of birthplace. Listed on one source as being born in parish of St. Augustine, Gl …

    Sources (30)

    • Jane Watts in household of George Watts, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Emma Watts in entry for Emily Jane Goold Thompson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Emma Yerbury in household of Alfred Yerbury, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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