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Ezra Jason Watrous

Male 1814 - 1904  (90 years)


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  • Name Ezra Jason Watrous 
    Born 3 Mar 1814  Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Apr 1904  Groton, Tompkins, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 90 years 
    Buried 17 Apr 1904  Groton Rural Cemetery, Groton, Tompkins, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I999  Backus Genealogy | Watrous Family
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 

    Father Austin Watrous, Jr.,   b. 18 Apr 1778, Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1864, Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Sally Backus,   b. 8 Apr 1781, Granville, Washington, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1843, Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1799  Granville, Washington, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Julia Swetland,   b. 14 Nov 1820, Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1849, Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married Abt 1839 
    Children 
    +1. Martha Watrous,   b. 9 Oct 1840, Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1916, Cortland, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Edgar J. Watrous,   b. Abt 1847, Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1849, Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     3. Ellen Watrous,   b. Abt 1848, Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1849, Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F4055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rhoda B. Swetland,   b. 23 Jul 1822, Freetown, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1904, Groton, Tompkins, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1851 
    Children 
     1. Edgar P. Watrous,   b. May 1853, Tompkins County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1939, Groton, Tompkins, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     2. Mary Watrous,   b. Abt 1860, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1863, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F4056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to hide
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1814 - Freetown, Cortland, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Martha Watrous - 9 Oct 1840 - Freetown, Cortland, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Edgar J. Watrous - Abt 1847 - Freetown, Cortland, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ellen Watrous - Abt 1848 - Freetown, Cortland, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Edgar P. Watrous - May 1853 - Tompkins County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Watrous - Abt 1860 - New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1904 - Groton, Tompkins, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Apr 1904 - Groton Rural Cemetery, Groton, Tompkins, New York Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Erza Jason - Julia S. Watrous
    Erza Jason - Julia S. Watrous
    Find A Grave: Erza
    Find A Grave: Julia
    Plot: Section I, Lot 1

    Obituaries
    Obituary
    Obituary
    The Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York - 23 Apr 1904

  • Notes 
    • Watrous, Ezra Jason, was born in Freetown, Cortland County, March 3, 1814, one of 13 children of Austin and Sally (Backus) Watrous. Ezra was brought up on the farm, and at the age of 23 started for himself, traveling for a wagon company. In 1851 he came to Groton and bought a farm and thereafter was recognized as a progressive and succesful farmer for a period of 33 years. He retired from active work about 10 years ago, and in 1889 purchased the beautiful residence and property formerly owned by Dye Williams. Mr. Watrous married Julia, daughter of Judge Walton Swetland, a distinguished member of the old Cortland bar, and they had three children; Martha, wife of D. H. Brown of Cortland; Edgar who died August 30, 1849; and Ellen who died September 6, 1849. In 1851, Ezra marrried Rhoda Perkins, also a daughter of Judge Swetland and the widow of C. V. Perkins of Cincinnatus. Two children have been born of the second marriage: Edgar P. who holds a prominent position with the Groton Bridge Co., and Mary who died September 16, 1863. Julia Swetland Watrous died September 6, 1849. In political affairs Mr. Watrous has ever been a consistant Whig and Republican, though in no sense a politician. For one year he was supervisor of the town of Groton. He was a member of the Baptist church, and his wife and son Edgar of the M. E. church.

      Source: "Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York", John H Selkreg, 1894, D. Mason & Co.


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