Assist. Surgeon William Watt


Image courtesy of Joe Millazzo

Excerpt from: HISTORY OF HARDIN COUNTY, OHIO,
CHAPTER XVII, p 518 CHICAGO; WARNER, BEERS & CO. 1883

 

[Between 1857 and 1867] William Watt began practice in Kenton. Dr. Watt was a native of Jefferson County, Ohio, and a son of Dr. Samuel Watt, previously mentioned. He read in the office of Dr. W. H. Phillips, graduated from Starling Medical College in February, 1861, and immediately commenced his medical practice in Kenton. In April, 1863, he was appointed Assistant Surgeon of the Forty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served until mustered out in June, 1865. Dr. Watt remained here following the duties of his profession, until his death. He died. February 11, 1878.

 

From Bob Watt:

My son, Kevin, recently advised me of your internet site on which he showed me a picture of our GGG Uncle, Dr. William Watt, who was the Asistant Surgeon to the 48OVVI during the Civil War.  The work done on this site is wonderful and I enjoyed my reading of it.

William’s brother, Samuel Watt, Jr., was the Postmaster and owner of a hardware store in Kenton, Ohio, and also served in the Civil War, I am not certain in which unit.  Their brother James Watt was an attorney in Kenton, and their father, Samuel Watt Sr., was the Probate Judge for many years there in Kenton, as well as being a medical doctor.

I would appreciate any sources you may be aware of that would provide any further information on any of these four Watt men.  I am proud of their duty to their country and City of Kenton, Ohio and want to share it with my children and grandchildren.

My wife and I presently live in Draper, Utah and my son, Kevin, is involved in genealogy work on the Watt side of the family.

Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated, or the name of any person or persons who might assist in this quest.

Robert (Bob) Arthur Watt
Email: bobbyw@hughes.net
14344 Debrian Way, Draper, Utah 84020

 

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