LUCY DAVIS BLEAZARD,
daughter of John Hopwood and Lydia Davis Bleazard
Davis and John Hopwood Bleazard had six children. A little
girl, Mary Ann, died when she was about a year old. Their other
children were Joseph Davis, Mark Hopwood, Orson Davis, Caleb Davis and Lucy
Lucy Davis Bleazard was born March 30,
Lucy married Wilford Linford Watts 3 May 1881.
Wilford Linford died in 1931, and Lucy died 10 March 1935.
found the following on the net. It may, or may not, be correct.
Davis Bleazard (1863 - 1935), and Linford Watts (1858 - 1931)
Alfred Linford Watts (1882 - 1904)
Raymond Watts (1884 - 1884)
Delbert Watts (1886 - 1886)
James Bleazard Watts (1888 - 1943)
m.. AGNES JENNIE DENNIS ( 1912 )
D. Watts was one of the Defendants in the Court action in the
1890s when Sarah Searcy's children and others contested John's
Will. At that time Lucy said, "...I remember distinctly
my father's (JHBs) death. I remember the funeral. I was then
about six years old. I knew Mary Ison Blazzard in her lifetime.
My father was living on the property in the 14th Ward at the
time of his death. He died on that property. Mary Ison Blazzard
was living with him at the time of his death. She continued
to reside on that property from the time of my father's death
until her death which was on the 14th of July 1889, and she
died there. I remember my father and mother (Lydia) living together
prior to my father's death. My father lived most of the time
on the property in the 14th Ward but he would come to our place
in the Seventh Ward... I kept up my acquaintance with Mary Ison
Blazzard until her death. She contributed to the support of
my mother and us children during her life, from the property
in the 14th Ward. She so contributed every year and when our
revenue from the other property was not sufficient. My mother
(Lydia) died in 1878. After my mother's death and up to the
time of the death of Mary I. Blazzard she contributed to the
support of me and my brothers from the proceeds of the 14th
Ward property every year."
Lucy Davis Bleazard Watts
interest is the testimony of G. E. Allen who was recalled by
the Defendants to testify. Mr. Allen said that "letters
of administration with the will annexed of the estate of John
H. Blazzard deceased were issued by the Probate Court of Salt
Lake County Utah Territory, as shown by the records of said
court on the 7th of August 1889, to Lucy D. Watts. The bond
of the said Lucy D. Watts as administratrix was filed approved
and recorded on the 8th day of August 1889. The records of said
court contain no reference to any letters testamentary or of
administration upon the estate of John H. Blazzard deceased
as having been issued or applied for except the letters testamentary
issued to Mary Ison Blazzard in January 1871, and letters of
administration with the will annexed issued to Lucy D. Watts
in August 1889."
D. Watts was recalled and testified as follows: "My mother
(Lydia) and her children that I have before mentioned were living
at the time of my father's death on the property which is mentioned
in the Will of John H. Blazzard as being in the seventh ward.
My mother and all of her said children continued to reside on
said property until my mother's death. After her death I and
my brothers continued to reside thereon until the deeds of partition
were made in September 1886. Since the 9th day of September
1886 when said deeds were made...except my brother, Orson, who
occupied his portion until he sold it... The whole of said lot
5 was enclosed with a fence at the time of my father's death
and that enclosure has ever since been maintained. A portion
of said lot was rented before my mother's death to Mr. J. M.
Harvey. He paid the rent thereof to my mother up to her death,
and thereafter until his lease expired, he paid the rent therefore
to Mary Ison Blazzard and she divided the rent equally between
us four children...My mother (Lydia) was never absent from said
Territory after my father's death. I have never been absent
from said Territory since father's death, except on one occasion
when I was in Idaho for about ten days. My brother, Mark, has
never been absent from the Territory since father's death except
for a period of about three months when he was in the State
of Colorado. My brother, Caleb, has never been absent from the
Territory except for a period of about six weeks since my father's
"My brother, Orson, has never been absent from the Territory.
Mary Ison Blazzard was never absent from said Territory since
the death of my father. My mother (Lydia Davis Bleazard) died
in November 1878." Lucy says under cross-examination that
"... Mary Ison Blazzard collected the rents from Harvey
after my mother's death. I recognized her as ... as our guardian.
She was appointed by the Probate Court. We were all minors then."