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Rev. Aaron Frakes
and
Mary (Greene) Frakes

of
Franklin and Vigo Counties
Indiana

Rev. Aaron FRAKES, born 1789-93, Nelson County, Kentucky, son of Philip and Phoebe (CASE) FRAKES. Aaron died 23 Feb 1821, Vigo County, Indiana. It was said that he was buried in a hollowed out tree trunk as there was not a coffin big enough for him.
    Aaron married Mary GREENE circa 1810, Franklin County, Indiana.
    On 13 Oct 1814, Aaron Frakes purchased land in Sullivan County, Indiana. It was NW1/2 Sec 36, T10N R2W of 1st PM.
    In Mar 1817, Aaron succeeded Rev. Isaac McCOY as Minister of the First Baptist Church of Prairie Creek in Vigo County, Indiana. The church had been founded in 1816 by Rev. McCOY and Daniel BOONE. The original church building was a log building 30 feet square. Aaron was also minister of the Honey Creek Baptist Church and Maria Creek Baptist Church in Knox County, Indiana. His ministry included three counties, Vigo, Sullivan and Knox. Aaron was minister of the Prairie Creek Baptist Church from March 1817 to March 1821.
    In 1820, the census shows Aaron Frakes, age 26-45 living in Sullivan County, Indiana. With him was his wife (Mary), female age 16-26; and one daughter (Phebe), and 2 sons (Johnathan and Philip) under the age of 10. Aaron was listed next to his father, Philip FRAKES, in the census. His brother, Philip FRAKES, Jr. was listed on the same page, as was Daniel FRAKES, Aaron's uncle.


Children of Aaron and Mary (GREENE) FRAKES:

1. Phebe FRAKES.
    Phebe married Willie WATSON.
    (See #1 following)

2. Johnathan H. FRAKES, born 6 Sep 1811.
    (See Johnathan H. and Sarah Isabelle (McGlone) Frakes.)

3. Philip FRAKES, born about 1815. Philip died 1839, Vigo County, Indiana.
    Married Lucy Catherine FRAKES 28 Oct 1838. She was the daughter of John McVey and Chloe (TURNER) FRAKES.
    They had no children.
    Lucy remarried James G. STRAIN 1 Jan 1842, Vigo County, Indiana. She had a large family with James.



# 1
Phebe Frakes Watson

Phebe Frakes, born 1813, Vigo County, Indiana, daughter of Aaron and Mary (GREENE) FRAKES.
    Phebe married Rev. Willis "Willie" WATSON. He was born circa 1811, Indiana, son of Thomas "Tom" WATSON.
    In 1832, Phebe WATSON was listed as a member of the First Prairie Creek Baptist Chruch in Priairie Creek, Vigo County, Indina.
   In 1851, Phebe WATSON was listed as a member of the First Prairie Creek Baptist Chruch.
    On 11 Jul 1860, the census shows William (43) and Phile (42) WATSON living in Shelby County, Illinois. Moweaqua Post Office. He was said to have been born in Indiana and she in Illinois. William was a farmer. Their personal property was valued at $500. With them were: Mary J. WATSON age 16, born IL; Delilah WATSON age 15, born IL; Diri WATSON age 9, born IL and Thomas WATSON age 6, born IN.
    On 1 Aug 1870, the census shows Willis (54) and Susan (42) WATSON living in Montgomery County, Illinois. Audubon Post Office. He was said to have been born in Indiana and she in Tennessee. He was a farmer. Their real estate was valued at $300 and their personal property at $305. With them were: Thomas WATSON age 16, born IN; Mary WATSON age 15, born IN; Frances WATSON age 12, born IN; and Elizabeth WATSON age 3, born IL.

Children of Rev. Willis and Phebe (FRAKES) WATSON:

1-1. John J. WATSON, born 1837. He died 1900.

1-2. Sarah WATSON, born 1837. She died 1922.

1-3. Marion WATSON, born 1839.

1-4. William S. WATSON, born 1839. He died 1909.

1-5. Jane WATSON, born 1841.

1-6. Cordelia WATSON, born 1843.

1-7. Mary Jane WATSON, born circa 1844.

1-8. Levi S. WATSON, born 1851. He died 1911.

1-9. Thomas WATSON, born 1854. He died 1926.
    (See #1-9 following)

More information on the Watson Family will be added as time permits.




# 1-9
Thomas C. Watson

Thomas C. WATSON, born 21 Jan 1854, Indiana, son of Willis and Phebe (FRAKES) WATSON. He died 24 Mar 1926, near Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.
   Thomas married 1st Jane STROYICK 2 Aug 1874, Oronogo, Jasper County, Missouri. She was born1853, Pennsylvania, daughter of David and Elizabeth (COON) STROYICK. She died Sep 1885, Bellville, Jasper co, Missouri.
   Thomas married 2nd Minnie Almeda MILLER circa 1890, Indiana. She was born 22 Feb 1873.
    In 9 Jun 1880, the census shows Thos. (26) and Jane (27) WATSON living in Galena Township, Jasper County, Missouri. He and his parents were said to have been born in Illinois. Jane and her parents were said to have been born in Pennsylvania. Thomas was a laborer. With them was their sone, Wm. WATSON age 2, born Illinois.

Children of Thomas C. and Jane (STROYICK) WATSON:

1-9-1. Emma WATSON, born 1875, Newton, Arkansas, daughter of Thomas C. and Jane (STROYICK) WATSON.
   Emma married James Frederick De GRAFF. He was born 24 Feb 1871, Newton, Arkansas, son of Oscar Margaret Tennessee (THORNTON) De GRAFF. He died 6 Jan 1929.

1-9-2. son WATSON, born circa 1877, Indiana, son of Thomas C. and Jane (STROYICK) WATSON.

1-9-3. John William WATSON, born 8 May 1878, Cowden, Shelby County, Illinois, son of Thomas C. and Jane (STROYICK) WATSON. He died circa 21 Nov 1947, Commerce, Ottawa County, Oklahoma. He is buried in Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.
    John married Louisa Artelia TURLEY 22 Feb 1904, Bellville, Jasper County, Missouri. She was born 22 Feb 1886, Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri, daughter of Daniel Boone and Malinda Francis (BARTSHE) TURLEY. She died 30 Jun 1972, Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri She is buried in Higginsville, Lafayette County, Missouri.
   In 1930, the census shows Tillie WATSON living in Commerce, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.

Children of John William and Louisa Artelia (TURLEY) WATSON:

1-9-3-1. William Herbert WATSON, born 3 Oct 1905, Bellville, Jasper County, Missouri, son of John William and Louisa Artelia (TURLEY) WATSON. He died 18 Oct 1963, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
   William married Mildred D JENNISON.

    Children of William Herbert and Mildred D. (JENNISON) WATSON:

    1-9-3-1-1. Charles William WATSON, born 27 Mar 1927, Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, son of William Herbert and Mildred D. (JENNISON) WATSON.

        Children of Charles William WATSON:

        1-9-3-1-1-1. Faye WATSON.

        1-9-3-1-1-2. Chris WATSON.

    1-9-3-1-2. Robert WATSON, born in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, son of William Herbert and Mildred D. (JENNISON) WATSON.



1-9-3-2. Thomas Daniel WATSON, born 18 Jan 1907, Smithfield, Jasper County, Missouri, son of John William and Louisa Artelia (TURLEY) WATSON. He died 27 Feb 1989, Cyprus, Los Angeles County, California.
    Thomas married Helen Rosamund WOOD. Daughter of Eliphalet Whitman and Catherine (SMITH) WOOD.

    Children of Thomas Daniel and Helen Rosamund (WOOD) WATSON:

    1-9-3-2-1. Jane Louise WATSON. Daughter of Thomas Daniel and Helen Rosamund (WOOD) WATSON.
    Jane married Donald Thomas EICHAR.

        Children of Donald Thomas and Jane Louise (WATSON) EICHAR:

        1-9-3-2-1-1. David Thomas EICHAR.

David married Laura L. OXENFORD.

        1-9-3-2-1-2. Robert William EICHAR.

        1-9-3-2-1-3. Philip Whitman EICHAR.



    1-9-3-2-2. John Whitman WATSON. Son of Thomas Daniel and Helen Rosamund (WOOD) WATSON.

John married Carol Jeanne JOHNSON. Daughter of James Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (EGAN) JOHNSON.

        1-9-3-2-2-1. Thomas John WATSON.



1-9-3-3. Winnifred L. WATSON, born 9 Dec 1910, Jasper County, Missouri, daughter of John William and Louisa Artelia (TURLEY) WATSON. She died 20 May 1934, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona.
    Winnifred married Vern GRIMM.

    Daughter of Vern and Winnifred L. (WATSON) GRIMM:

    1-9-3-3-1. Carolyn Corine GRIMM.
    Carolyn married William "Bill" KECKERTZ.

        Son of William and Carolyn Corine (GRIMM) KECKERTZ:

        1-9-3-3-1-1. Billy KECKERTZ.

            Son of Billy KECKERTZ:

            1-9-3-3-1-1-1. Tony KECKERTZ.



1-9-3-4. Maurice Edward WATSON, born 27 Jan 1913, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, son of John William and Louisa Artelia (TURLEY) WATSON. He died 5 Dec 1991.
    Maurice married Ethel Earis REVELS. She died circa 1964.

    Sons of Maurice Edward and Ethel Earis (REVELS) WATSON:

    1-9-3-4-1. Maurice Edward WATSON, Jr.
    He was a police officer.

    1-9-3-4-2. Thomas E. WATSON.



1-9-3-5. Cecil Leroy WATSON, born 27 Mar 1915, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, son of John William and Louisa Artelia (TURLEY) WATSON. He died 30 Mar 1982, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.
    Cecil married Sibyl Eunice BRADFORD 27 Mar 1937, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona. She was born 18 Sep 1915, Winnipeg, LaClede County, Missouri, daughter of Herbert Vance and Cordelia Eunice (PATTERSON) BRADFORD. She died 4 Dec 1960, Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri.

    Children of Cecil Leroy and Sibyl Eunice (BRADFORD) WATSON:

    1-9-3-5-1. Gerald Lewis WATSON, born 25 Nov 1939, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, son of Cecil Leroy and Sibyl Eunice (BRADFORD) WATSON. He died 5 Feb 1992, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
    Gerald married Gloria Jeane DARINGER 3 Aug 1961, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She was born 27 Apr 1943, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, daughter of Jess Charles and Betty Irene (EARLY) DARINGER.
    Gerald served in the United States Air Force.

        Daughters of Gerald Lewis and Gloria Jeane (DARINGER) WATSON:

        1-9-3-5-1-1. Jody Jeanne WATSON, born 23 Apr 1962, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, daughter of Gerald Lewis and Gloria Jeane (DARINGER) WATSON.
    Jody is a family genealogist.

        1-9-3-5-1-2. Deborah Anne WATSON, born 18 Nov 1963, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, daughter of Gerald Lewis and Gloria Jeane (DARINGER) WATSON.
    Deborah married Anthony Allen STEELE.

            Daughters of Anthony Allen and Deborah Ann (WATSON) STEELE:

            1-9-3-5-1-2-1. Amanda Nicole STEELE.

            1-9-3-5-1-2-2. Sarah Courtney STEELE.



        1-9-3-5-1-3. Laura Beth WATSON, born 11 Apr 1967, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, daughter of Gerald Lewis and Gloria Jeane (DARINGER) WATSON.
    Laura married Paul Nelson TUGGLE, Jr.

            Daughters of Paul Nelson and Laura Beth (WATSON) TUGGLE, Jr.:

            1-9-3-5-1-3-1. Adrienne Beth TUGGLE, born 2 Feb 1986.

            1-9-3-5-1-3-2. Michelle Louise TUGGLE, born 18 Mar 1993.



        1-9-3-5-1-4. Barbara Kathleen WATSON, born 23 Nov 1971, Wappingers Falls, Duchess County, New York, daughter of Gerald Lewis and Gloria Jeane (DARINGER) WATSON.



    1-9-3-5-2. David LeRoy WATSON, born 25 Jul 1945, son of Cecil Leroy and Sibyl Eunice (BRADFORD) WATSON.
    David married Pauline Kay HALLIER. She was born 4 Jul 1945, daughter of Russell and Gertrude HALLIER.

        Children of David LeRoy and Pauline Kay (HALLIER) WATSON:

        1-9-3-5-2-1. Sharon Kay WATSON.
    Sharon married Michael SLATER.

            Children of Michael and Sharon Kay (WATSON) SLATER:

            1-9-3-5-2-1-1. Jessica SLATER, born circa 1986.

            1-9-3-5-2-1-2. Samantha SLATER.

            1-9-3-5-2-1-3. Whitney SLATER.



        1-9-3-5-2-2. Bruce David WATSON.
    Bruce married Sarah SHOWALTER.

            Children of Bruce David and Sarah (SHOWALTER) WATSON:

            1-9-3-5-2-2-1. Lucas WATSON.

            1-9-3-5-2-2-2. Elizabeth WATSON.



        1-9-3-5-2-3. Jason Paul WATSON, born circa 1976.
    Jason married Lori GRECHUS.



    1-9-3-5-3. Esther Elizabeth/Elizabeth Suzanne WATSON. Daughter of Cecil Leroy and Sibyl Eunice (BRADFORD) WATSON.
    Elizabeth married 1st William Van HAUSER.
    Elizabeth married 2nd James PACNIAK.
    Elizabeth legally changed her name from Esther Elizabeth to Elizabeth Suzanne.

        Children of William Van and Elizabeth (WATSON) HAUSER:

        1-9-3-5-3-1. Christiana Diane "Chrissy" HAUSER.
    Chrissy married Roger SAUGSTAD.

            Children of Roger and Christiana Diane (HAUSER) SAUGSTAD:

            1-9-3-5-3-1-1. Michael SAUGSTAD.

            1-9-3-5-3-1-2. Meredith SAUGSTAD.

            1-9-3-5-3-1-3. Ryan SAUGSTAD.



        1-9-3-5-3-2. Angela Jean "Angie" HAUSER.
    Angie married ___?___ DVORK.

            Son of ___?___ and Angela Jean (HAUSER) DVORK:

            1-9-3-5-3-2-1. Andrew Christopher DVORK.



        1-9-3-5-3-3. Rebecca Suzanne "Becky" HAUSER.

Son of Esther Elizabeth Suzanne (WATSON):

        1-9-3-5-3-4. Robert Patrick "Bobby" WATSON/PACNIAK.

    1-9-3-5-4. Carol Eunice WATSON, born 31 Oct 1947, daughter of Cecil Leroy and Sibyl Eunice (BRADFORD) WATSON. She died 3 Aug 1949.
    No children.



1-9-4. Rosa Mae WATSON, born circa 1879, daughter of Thomas C. and Jane (STROYICK) WATSON. Her name is Rose Mary on death certificate.

1-9-5. son WATSON, born circa 1879, son of Thomas C. and Jane (STROYICK) WATSON.



Daughter of Thomas C. and Minnie Almeda (MILLER) WATSON:

1-9-6. Opal Grace WATSON. Daughter of Thomas C. and Minnie Almeda (MILLER) WATSON.
    Opal married Loyd Lester LYERLA.


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***United States Federal Census Records (Note: All census records are recorded as they are, including misspelled names and wrong ages and dates, in order to keep each record accurate.).
***United States Social Security Death Index.
***Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925.
***Indiana Births, 1880-1920.
***Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.
***Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920.
***Land Records of Sullivan County, Indiana.
***Cemetery and Grave Records.
***United States Military Records.
***First Prairie Creek Baptist Church Records.
***“Descendants of Philip and Phoebe (Case) Frakes.” Revised Edition, 1984. Nina Howlett Frakes of San Mateo, California. (Note: In her book, she went to great lengths to use only accurate and documented information.)
***The Watson information was compiled by Jody Jeanne WATSON from Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. minialie@sbcglobal.net







Compiled by:
Stephen P.H. Frakes
(Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson of Aaron Frakes)
321 South Franklin Avenue
Salem, Illinois 62881-2120
stephenfrakes@yahoo.com

Additions and Corrections Greatly Appreciated

Updated:
25 February 2017

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