The Indian Wife
My great-grandfather, Joseph Watt, came overland to Oregon in the 1840′s. He and my great-grandmother, Levina Lyon Watt, were married in Oregon in the 1850′s. Family legend has it that Joseph took an Indian wife sometime, I assume, before he and my greatgrandmother were married, apparently to enlarge the amount of land he could claim. I have always been curious about the identity of this Indian wife, and what became of her, and whether she and my greatgrandfather had children.