Born January 6, 1830
|JOHN WATTERS, senior member of the firm of Watters & Ferguson, dealers in fresh and salted meats, also dealers and shippers of live stock, Anamosa; is a native of Porkshire, Eng., and was born January 6, 1830, when only 3 years of age, his parents emigrated to America, and came to Iowa and located at Dubuque, and he grew to manhood there; he came to Jones Co. and located in Anamosa June 7, 1860, and engaged in his present business; they are extensively engaged in buying and shipping stock, doing the largest business that is done in this part of the county. In 1851, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Robinson, a native of England; she died in 1872, leaving three children—Julia, Thomas and Anna. In October. 1874, he was united in marriage to Miss Amy Robinson, a native of England.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 583.
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