Benjamin Franklin Watts
of Navarro County, Texas


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Dec 1, 1842 -Feb 20, 1934
Husband of
Elizabeth Angeline (Boatfield) Watts - b. 1845 d. Feb 20, 1934
Buried at the Campbell-Elrod Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX

B.F. WATTS lived in Navarro Co, TX at Motor Route A, Corsicana in 1932. He was born December 1, 1842, in Cherokee Co, AL and joined the Confederate Army at Cedar Bluff, Cherokee Co, AL in 1863. Cedar Bluff, AL is about 8 miles from the GA state line and after enlisting in AL he served in the 6th GA Calvary. I think he moved to TX about 1900. ...Elaine Tasker



Funeral services for B. F. Watts, 91, Confederate veteran, who died at his home near the Cotton Belt Railroad Y Tuesday night at 10 o'clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church. He had been in ill health for the past several years, but his condition did not become serious until a few days ago.

He was a native of Alabama, but had  resided in Texas for the past 48 years.  He lived at Waxahachie 18 years prior to moving to Corsicana 30 years ago. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are four sons, G. T. Watts, Corsicana, Thomas Watts, Corsicana; Will Watts, Coolidge, and Fred Watts, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Martin, Dallas; Mrs. Pearl Ratliff, Sweetwater, and Mrs. Villa Stead, Dallas; thirty-seven grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home.


Submitted by: Dianna


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