Sibling Saturday – Tracy/Watt/Boblett Connection

Here is a fun sibling marriage puzzle from my family tree:

My great great grandfather John Edward Tracy (1832) married Maria Artlysia Boblett (1839).  He was the seventh child of ten children of Joshua and Rachel Dilworth Tracy.  His older sister, Ann (1822) married Isaac Watt (1819) in 1842.  One of Isaac and Ann’s sons was Isaiah Washington Watt (1846). Isaiah married Maria Artlysia Boblett Tracy’s younger sister Mary Lovisa Boblett.   Got that? So Maria Tracy’s sister Mary Lovisa married Maria Tracy’s nephew in law.  And John Edward Tracy’s older sister was his sister in law’s mother in law.  Needless to say I have a lot of distant Watt relatives but none of them are ancestors.

I did some research on Isaiah and Mary Lovisa Watt though because they have an interesting story.  They not only homesteaded with their children in York, Nebraska but they also came to Oklahoma for the land run, homesteaded the required three years there, left that land in the hands of one of their sons and went home to York County.  At one point some of the family moved to town in Nebraska so the kids could go to school and at another point Isaiah actually taught school.  They were a very hardworking family and the essence of “pioneer”.

About these ads

About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted wife of 20 years and mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 8-year-old son and her youngest son is a toddler. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eight years. Her mission at Tulsa Homeschool Happenings is to provide a “one-stop” local community hub online that will help homeschooling families in our area fulfill their individual missions while connecting with the greater homeschooling community.
This entry was posted in Tracy Family Research and Stories and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Sibling Saturday – Tracy/Watt/Boblett Connection

  1. Jeanette Tracy Kahl says:

    Such an interesting piece……..I love our family!! And so grateful for you, who finds these stories and shares with us. Thank you!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s