John Hopwood Bleazard

Lucy Davis Bleazard

daughter of Lydia Davis and John Hopwood Bleazard



LUCY DAVIS BLEAZARD, 
daughter of John Hopwood and Lydia Davis Bleazard

Lydia 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 Davis Bleazard. 

Lucy Davis Bleazard was born March 30, 1863.

Lucy married Wilford Linford Watts 3 May 1881. 

Wilford Linford died in 1931, and Lucy died 10 March 1935.


**joan found the following on the net. It may, or may not, be correct.

Lucy Davis Bleazard (1863 - 1935), and Linford Watts (1858 - 1931)
children:
Alfred Linford Watts (1882 - 1904)
Raymond Watts (1884 - 1884)
Delbert Watts (1886 - 1886)
James Bleazard Watts (1888 - 1943)
m.. AGNES JENNIE DENNIS ( 1912 )


Lucy 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

Of 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."

Lucy 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 death.

"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."

 



Notes from Joan

I'm thinking that if we can find ANY descendants of Lucy and Linford Watts we may be able to find pictures/stories of  and about her family,  but because she was Lydia and John's daughter - who knows, these descendants MAY have pictures and more information about Lydia and John.  Hopefully we can find Lucy's children's children ... 

Does anyone have any information ?

joan 

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