Cecil Clarence Watts

Here’s one for all of my Watts cousins out there. Cecil was the first born child of Marcus Houston Watts and Minnie Rosettie Bohannon (or Bohannan). He was born on Thursday, 1 May 1919 in the Watts community of Red River Township, Searcy County, Arkansas. 1920 On Tuesday, 20 January 1920, census enumerator Fredrick Houghton…

WW2 Records Free At Fold3 In April

To help celebrate the release of the 1940 United States Census on its sister site Ancestry.com, Fold3 is offering free access to its collection of records from the Second World War until 30 April 2012. Check out their collection here: http://go.fold3.com/wwii/

Evisa Jane Graham

If you’ve been paying attention, then you’ve noticed that I’ve been working my way through the children of John and Mary Graham, my great grandparents. By my reckoning, Evisa Jane Graham was the first child of John and Mary.  She was born on 17 September 1890 in Searcy County, Arkansas, probably in Red River Township. …

Timeline Thus Far

I thought it might be neat to take some of the dates mentioned in the articles on Graham Ancestry and arrange them in chronological order along with some other significant American historical milestones. Nineteenth Century 4 July 1819.  The Territory of Arkansas was created from a portion of the Missouri Territory. 15 June 1836.  Arkansas…

Obituary: Denver Graham

Found at the Sikeston Standard Democrat’s web site.  Denver Graham was one of the sons of my grand uncle John Jasper Graham. SIKESTON – Denver E. Graham, 86, died at 5:45 a.m. Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 29, 1917, in Watts, Ark., son of the late J.J. and Danner Copeland…

Jessie Cornelius Graham

Jessie Cornelius Graham was born in Searcy County, Arkansas on 22 July 1892.  By my reckoning, he was the second child of John Henry Graham and his wife Mary Matilda (Bohannon), and their first son.  He was likely named for both of his grandfathers, paternal Jesse Graham and maternal William Cornelius Bohannon. Jessie, age 8,…