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Henry B. Watson (1847-1921) and Maggie Short, Sussex Co., Delaware

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Henry B. Watson (1847-1921) and Maggie Short, Sussex Co., Delaware

Posted: 1 Feb 2012 9:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Watson, Short
I'm looking for information on this couple. The marriage bond in 1874 is on file; they first appear in 1880 in Dagsborough; they had 5 girls: Emma Clara, Mary E., Hester, Ella and Martha.
Henry's death certificate (1921) is on file but contains no birth information; I have not found Henry in the 1850, 1860 or 1870 census (unless he is the Henry b. 1834 living with Philip Short in Dagsborough in 1850??). I have not found a place of burial for either Henry or Maggie; they are both in the 1920 census, and Henry is listed as a widower, so she must have died soon before.
Maggie's father may have died young - her mother Elizabeth (b. 1811) appears alone in 1860 (in Broad Creek Hundred, (Gumboro), Sussex Co., DE) with the children
Elijah C. Short 1836 – 1905
Mary E. b. 1844
William H. Short 1841 – 1870
Lourana - Lourenie J. Short 1845 – 1880
Elizabeth E. Short 1849 – 1860
Margaret C. Short 1852 – 1870
I could not find the family in the 1850 census.

If anyone has information on this family, I'd appreciate hearing from you. I am doing this for a friend who is is not online and lives in Florida.
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noramae 2 Feb 2012 4:04AM GMT 
wrickett6224 2 Feb 2012 2:25PM GMT 
noramae 2 Feb 2012 6:59PM GMT 
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