Watts, J. C., one of the most successful and enterprising merchants of Hartland, was born in the town of Royalton, September 4, 1856, and is a son of William and Sarah Watts, natives of England. They came to America in 1855, locating in Niagara county, where they engaged in farming. They had eight children: William (deceased); Mary, now Mrs. H. D. Montoma; Emma, now Mrs. Gleason; Matthew, Ella (deceased), J. C., and George. Mr. Watts was educated in Hartland, after which he engaged in farming for four years, then as a wheelwright at Lockport for a period of eight years and is now engaged in general merchandise at Johnson's Creek, N. Y. July 22, 1879, he married Mary A. Bougie, and they have three sons: Charles B., Willie H., and John D. Mr. Watts is a staunch Republican and was postmaster under Harrison. He is a pleasant and genial gentleman and is enjoying a lucrative business.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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