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 Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 11 and 6 year old sons. 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 eleven years. Rosanna has loved family history for as long as she can remember and love genealogy for the stories of her ancestors.
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1 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!!

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