Ancestors and Descendants of
Ethel John Downs Watkins
Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Andrew James Downs
son of William Downs and Rachel Green. 
Married Mary Francis Tuttle 1857. 
Resided in Battle Ground, Indiana.

William Willard Hayward (1845-1931) and
Elizabeth Ann Clapton (1844-1870), parents of Mary E. Hayward Downs.  William was born in Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, and was the son of James Hayward and Hannah Marion Fisher.  Elizabeth was born in Brown Co., Indiana, and was the daughter of Jesse Clapton and Maria Followell.


Harry Morton Downs (1865-1938)  and
Mary E. Hayward (1869-1933) (adopted name was Minnie Muter). 
Harry was the son of Andrew James Downs and Mary Francis Tuttle.
Mary was the daughter of William Willard Hayward and Elizabeth Ann Clapton.

Ethel John Downs Watkins (1889-1962)
dau. of Harry M. Downs and Mary E. Hayward. 
She was married to 
Lewis N. Watkins Dec. 24, 1906,
in Battle Ground, Indiana


Joseph Lewis Watkins (1927- ) and Betty Lorene Davis (1922-1986) on their wedding day, June 23, 1944.  He was the son of Lewis N. Watkins and Ethel J. Downs; she was the daughter of Elvah Carter Davis and Thelma Evelyn Hawkins
Your Coordinator
Adina Watkins Dyer

(just a few short years ago - I'm not telling how many!), daughter of Joseph Lewis Watkins and Betty Lorene Davis.  I was married Oct. 17, 1970, to Grant Lee Baldwin Dyer, in Lafayette, IN.

William and Minerva Muter, adoptive parents of Mary E. Hayward.
 They changed her name to Minnie Muter.

Submitted by: Adina Watkins Dyer

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