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Hettie Irene (Tait) Watson

Hettie Irene Tait is eighth and second youngest child of Jim and Irene Tait. When Hettie Irene Tait was born on November 27, 1918, in Burnt Corn, Alabama, her father, James, was 31, and her mother, Irene, was 34. She married Joseph Lee Watson on November 5, 1938, in Beatrice, Alabama. They had 11 children in 19 years. She died on September 8, 2011, in Monroeville, Alabama, at the age of 92 Hettie Irene Tait was born on November 27, 1918, in Burnt Corn, Alabama, to Irene Marshall, age 34, and James (Jim) Tait, age 31. Her sister Verlie Rebecca was born in 1923 in Burnt Corn, Alabama, when Hettie Irene was 5 years old. Birth Hettie Irene Tait was born on November 27, 1918, in Burnt Corn, Alabama, to Irene Marshall, age 34, and James (Jim) Tait, age 31. 27 Nov 1918 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA Her sister Verlie Rebbeca was born in 1923 in Burnt Corn, Alabama, when Hettie Irene was 5 years old. Verlie Rebbeca Tait 1923–1935 abt 1923 • Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama, USA 26 Jul 1925 Age 6 Death of Sister Her sister Ruby Leigh died on July 26, 1925, in Burnt Corn, Alabama, when Hettie Irene was 6 years old. Ruby Leigh Tait 1905–1925 26 Jul 1925 • Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama Hettie Irene Tait lived in Burnt Corn, Alabama, in 1930. Daughter 1930 • Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama, USA r Her brother Garfield died on October 8, 1931, in Burnt Corn, Alabama, when Hettie Irene was 12 years old. Garfield Tait 1906–1931 8 Oct 1931 • Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama The Social Impact of the First “New Deal” The government programs started by the first “New Deal” in 1933 may have assisted Hettie Irene Tait from Burnt Corn, Alabama. Her sister Verlie Rebbeca died in October 1935 in Monroe, Alabama, when Hettie Irene was 16 years old. Verlie Rebbeca Tait 1923–1935 Oct 1935 • Monroe, Alabama, USA 1935 Age 17 Hettie Irene Tait lived in Burnt Corn, Alabama, in 1935. 1935 • Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama 1 Jun 1936 Age 17 The 1936 North American Heat Wave Hettie Irene Tait experienced one of the worst heatwaves in North American history while living in Burnt Corn, Alabama during the summer of 1936. 5 Nov 1938 Age 19 Marriage Hettie Irene Tait married Joseph Lee Watson in Beatrice, Alabama, on November 5, 1938, when she was 19 years old. Joseph Lee Watson 1918–1991 5 Nov 1938 • Beatrice, Monroe, Alabama, United States 12 Jul 1939 Age 20 Birth of Son Her son Alfred Mobley was born on July 12, 1939, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Alfred Mobley Watson 1939– 7/12/1939 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 1 Apr 1940 Age 21 Hettie Irene Tait lived in Burnt Corn, Alabama, on April 1, 1940. Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife 1 Apr 1940 • Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama, USA 24 Feb 1941 Age 22 Birth of Daughter Her daughter Margret Louise was born on February 24, 1941, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Margret Louise Watson 1941– 2/24/1941 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 1943 Age 25 Birth of Son Her son Joseph was born in 1943 in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Joseph Watson, Jr. 1943– 1943 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 12 Apr 1944 Age 25 Birth of Daughter Her daughter Dorothy was born on April 12, 1944, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Dorothy Watson 1944– 04/12/1944 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 31 Oct 1947 Age 28 Birth of Daughter Her daughter Gloria was born on October 31, 1947, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Gloria Watson 1947–1947 10/31/1947 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 22 Dec 1947 Age 29 Death of Daughter Her daughter Gloria passed away on December 22, 1947, in Burnt Corn, Alabama, when she was less than a year old. Gloria Watson 1947–1947 12/22/1947 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 1 Dec 1948 Age 30 Birth of Daughter Her daughter Betty Ann was born on December 1, 1948, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Betty Ann Watson 1948– 12/1/1948 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 26 May 1949 Age 30 Death of Father Her father James (Jim) passed away on May 26, 1949, in Burnt Corn, Alabama, at the age of 62. James (Jim) Tait 1886–1949 26 May 1949 • Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama, United States 30 Sep 1951 Age 32 Birth of Son Her son Vernon (twin)was born on September 30, 1951, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Vernon Watson 1951– 9/30/1951 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 30 Sep 1951 Age 32 Birth of Daughter Her daughter Vernetta (twin) was born on September 30, 1951, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Vernetta Watson 1951– 9/30/1951 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 30 Aug 1953 Age 34 Birth of Daughter Her daughter Paulette (twin) was born on August 30, 1953, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Paulette Watson 1953– 8/30/1953 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 30 Aug 1953 Age 34 Birth of Daughter Her daughter Annette (twin) was born on August 30, 1953, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Annette Watson 1953– 8/30/1953 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 21 Dec 1958 Age 40 Birth of Son Her son Donald Ray was born on December 21, 1958, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. Donald Ray Watson 1958– 12/21/1958 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 14 Sep 1967 Age 48 Death of Brother Her brother John David died on September 14, 1967, in Monroeville, Alabama, when Hettie Irene was 48 years old. John David Tait 1908–1967 14 Sep 1967 • Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama Jul 1982 Age 63 Death of Mother Her mother Irene passed away in July 1982 in Burnt Corn, Alabama, at the age of 97. Irene Marshall 1884–1982 Jul 1982 • Burnt Corn, Alabama, USA 17 May 1983 Age 64 Death of Brother Her brother Roger Lonrenzo died on May 17, 1983, in Monroeville, Alabama, when Hettie Irene was 64 years old. Roger Lonrenzo Tait 1910–1983 17 May 1983 • Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States of America 1 Jun 1991 Age 72 Death of Husband Her husband Joseph Lee passed away on June 1, 1991, in Monroeville, Alabama, at the age of 73. They had been married 52 years. Joseph Lee Watson 1918–1991 1 Jun 1991 • Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States of America 1999 Age 81 Hettie Irene (Tait) Watson Mrs. FAMILY "The Watson Family gave their mother Hettie (Irene Tate) Watson a surprised 80th birthday party on November 25, 1999 at Bethany Baptist Church." by the Watson family (not this compiler). SEVERAL WATSON PHOTO ON THIS TRIBUTE SITE: http://www.burntcorn.com/htmlfiles/watsonfamily.html 1999 15 Aug 2003 Age 84 Death of Sister Her sister Maggie died on August 15, 2003, in Monroeville, Alabama, when Hettie Irene was 84 years old. Maggie Tait 1913–2003 15 Aug 2003 • Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, USA 3 Sep 2007 Age 88 Death of Sister Her sister Anna Coleman died on September 3, 2007, in Akron, Ohio, when Hettie Irene was 88 years old. Anna Coleman Tait 1914–2007 3 Sep 2007 • Akron, Summit, Ohio 8 Sep 2011 Age 92 Death Hettie Irene Tait died on September 8, 2011, in Monroeville, Alabama, when she was 92 years old. Hettie married Joseph Lee Watson and they had eleven children :
1. Alfred Mobley, born July 1939 and married Kathy Keesee and they have one son, Chris Booker born in 1957. Alfred also has one daughter, Valerie Cunningham, born 1962. Valerie married a Stubblefield while serving in the U.S. Army and they had two children: Brandon, born 199 and Brittany born 1994.

2. Margaret Louis, born February 1941 and married Ulysses Vawters, they have three children: Ulysses Jr., born 1961, Sherry born 1962, and Micah, born 1971.

Ulysses Vawters Jr. married Kim Buford, they have four children: Trisan, born 1982, Ryan, born 1983, Seth, born 1984, and Lyle Ann born 1991

Sherry Vawters married Holland Kevin born 1963 and they have two children: Aziza Louise born 1962, and Malachi, born 1998.

Micah Vawters married Sherma Frett, they have two children: Logan Joseph, born 1997 and Kennedy, born 2000.

3. Joseph, Watson Jr. born February 1943 and he married Liz __________. Liz had two children from a prior marriage, Elaine and Jackie. Joseph Jr. and Liz eventually divorced. Joseph later has a with daughter Jenny Nettles, Shada Vertessa, born 1994.

4. Dorothy Watson born February 1945 and married David Duritte Henderson and they have two children: Debra Elaine, born 1964 and David Jr., born 1971.

Debra Henderson married Kelvin Holloway, they have two children: Kelvin Jr., born 1992 and Jamel, born 1994.

David Henderson Jr,. married Mary Jane Becker, they have three children: Duprise Yvonne, born 1992, David III, born 1994, and Dominique Marie, born 1997.

5. Gloria Watson, born 1947 and passed away when she was almost two years old in 1948.

6.Betty Ann Watson, born December 3, 1949 and married Barry Moore and had no children, they live in Cleveland, Ohio.

(The Watson family was blessed with two sets of twins back to back)
7.Vernon Watson, (twin to Vernetta) born on September 30, 1951, He has a daughter Terra Betts out of wedlock with Denise Betts. Terra was born December 2, 1972. Vernon marries Mary Lynn Lambert in Pensacola, Florida on April 26, 1976. They have two children: Vernon Terrance, II, born 1984 and Monique Lynetta, born 1991.

Vernon Terrance Watson, II has three children: T’Anna Mariah, born 2002, Vernon Tyrek II, born 2006, and Darious Kyree, born 2015.

8. Vernetta Watson born September 30, 1951, (twin to Vernon) and she married Freddie Blackburn and they have no children. Vernetta was school teacher until she retired.

9. Annette Watson, born August 23, 1953, (twin to Paulette). Annette never married and had no children.

10. Paulette Watson born 1953, (twin to Annette) born August 23, 1953 married Johnny Williams and they had two children: Justin, born 1988 and Megan, born 1991.

11. Donald Ray Watson, born December 21, 1958 . Ray had son out of wedlock name Shawn born 1980. Ray later married Denise and they had two children: Jasmine, born 1987 and Jeremy, born 1989. Ray and Denise divorced, he later married Gloria Barber and she has one child, Sterling Barber, born 1992.

Hettie Irene was born November 27, 1918 to James "Jim" Tait and Irene Marshall of Burnt Corn, Alabama.

Hettie's grandparents on her father's side were Hettie Tait and John Dukes. Obviously, Hettie was named after her grandmother Hettie Tait and her mother Irene Marshall. Hettie great grandparents on her father's side were John Tait and Racheal Tait

Hettie Grandparents on her mother side are George Marshall and Nellie Lee. Her Great Grandparents are Fannie Lee and Joe Lee they both were slaves and were freed.

Hettie is the eighth child of nine. Hettie sibling are: Ruby, Garfield, John David, Roger Lorenza, Annie Coleman, Maggie Preyear, Earlene, and Verlie Rebecca. Verlie Rebecca died at age 11 of Diabetes.

Hettie married Joseph Lee Watson in 1938. They had eleven Children as following: Alfred Mobley, Margaret Louise, Joseph, Jr., Dorothy, Gloria, Betty Ann, Vernon, Vernetta, Annette, Paulette, and Donald Ray. Hettie is pictured here at age 80.

Hettie (Tait) Watson is the daughter of James (Jim) Tait and Irene Marshall. Hettie grandfather on her father’s side was a white man by the name of John Dukes and her grandmother was named Hettie Tait who married a black man by the name of _______________. Her great great grand parents were John and Rachael Tait. It is believed that James and Rachael parent were slaves. On her mother’s side, Hettie Irene (Tait) Watson grandparents were Nellie Lee and George Marshall. Her grandmother Nellie Lee parents were Joe and Fannie Lee and believed that their parents were slaves. Her grandfather, George Marshall parents were Bill Marshall a white slave owner and a slave girl known by the name of Ann.

Geneology

Mother Side
Great Great Grandparents: Slaves
Great Grandparents: Fannie Lee and Joe Lee
Grandparents: Nellie Lee and George Marshall
Parents Irene Tait and James "Jim" Tait

Father Side
Great Great Grandparents: Slaves
Great Grandparents: John Tait and Racheal Tait
Grandparents: Hettie Tait and John Dukes
Parents: Irene Tait and James "Jim" Tait


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