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Waters Farm in West Sutton, Massachusetts has secured permission from Jeanne Waters Strong, to republish her book, “One Waters Family”. Although she writes of her own branch of the Waters family, the book in its early chapters covers a multitude of present day Waters descendants.
Ms. Strong devoted more than thirty years to the research of this book, traveling throughout the New England area and the United Kingdom to locate old parchment documents such as wills, parish registers, and Ironmonger Guild records. She says of her work, “My book is deposited at the Library of Congress as well as more than fifty libraries all over the United States”.
Ms. Strong is the second cousin five times removed of the builder of the 1757 main house at Waters Farm, Stephen Waters. Family history records that John Waters, great-grandfather of Stephen, signed his name with an “X” on all legal documents which also had to be witnessed in writing by a “literate person”. John’s 5th great-grandson, William Howard Taft, went on to become the 27th President of the United States and the only president to have been Chief Justice as well.
President Taft isn’t the only USA President on the Waters family tree. Calvin Coolidge, Prez #30, is another. Read the book to learn more.
Originally published in 1980, this new edition of “One Waters Family” has been edited by another family member with close ties to the beautiful Waters Farm property in Sutton, Rod Waters of California with assistance from Betty Waters of New Jersey, family genealogist, and Anita Damstrom and Pennie Putnam Linder of Waters Farm Preservation Inc.