I tell you I enjoy meeting family, Sunday I got a chance to meet me cousin Gary and his girlfriend Sabrina while they were in New York. Gary is related to me on my grandmother Artensie’s maternal and paternal side. We first connected via ancestryDNA back in February and after a phone called we started connecting the dots of our kinship. As soon as he mentioned Moss Point, MS I asked him if he knew Bobby, Charles and Megie? (my father’s first cousins) and he replied “Yeah I know them, those are my cousins”. It’s a small world.
My maternal great great grandmother Emma Rauzy was born between the1850s and 1860s. According to census records she was born in Alabama but as oral family history goes she came from an Island off of South Carolina. Before she met and married James Watson on August 18th 1877 in Mobile, Alabama. She already had two daughters Fanny and Lillie Rauzy from a previous relationship. Together Emma and James had one child, James Watson Jr. While Emma took care of the house, her husband worked as laborer to provide for the family. Emma died January 12th 1902 in Bromley Baldwin County, Alabama. Emma Rauzy Watson is part of my history.