100 Years!

Early Livingston Watson picnic

Our 100th reunion was held over two days this summer — August 4 and 5 in Livingston, Wisconsin.  It started at 1:00pm on Friday the 4th at the United Methodist Church.

The next morning (Saturday, August 5th), the day's events started with a 10:00am memorial service at Rock Church outside Livingston. As usual, there was a potluck luncheon back at the Methodist Church at noon followed by a short meeting and a presentation by historian Glen Belbeck on Sam Livingston, a prospector and early settler of Calgary who was a first cousin to Hugh Livingston, founder of our community of Livingston. We heard Sam's life story after he left Wisconsin.  We then continued our celebration in the evening at the Montfort Community Center for a social gathering with a catered meal and live music.

See the 2023 Reunion page and the 2023 Newsletter for more info on activities. Please note that the email address listed for the Livingston Watson Family Association should be livingston.watson.WI@gmail.com, and not what is listed in the 2023 newsletter

In the late 1700s, five branches of Livingston/Levingston and Watson families settled in Avoca, Carnew, Bolinahaney and Newtownbarry in Counties Wicklow and Wexford, Ireland. All lived within twenty miles of each other, but after more than 250 years, descendants can now be found all over the globe.

Since 1923, the Livingston Watson Family Association ( Livingston.Watson.WI@gmail.com) has celebrated its heritage by sponsoring a family reunion held in August each year in Livingston, Wisconsin, USA. This website brings together much of the family history, photos, news clippings and genealogical research that has accumulated over the years. 

Search tips

Search tip #1: Click on the small magnifying glass at the top far right of this page to bring up a search window. Makes it easy to find names or anything else on this website!

Search tip #2: Don't forget to click on the small triangle to the left of some items on the menu (black bar at the top of each page). Clicking on the triangle will bring up a submenu of more pages.

New Facebook page  

In the past we had two pages which were confusing to people, and there were also issues with non-family members joining. In order to make our page more secure, we have created a group page in which you have to click to join. The older sites have been deleted from Facebook.  It wasn't allowed to transfer your names from the older sites so you must sign up for this one.  You can search for the new site by this name: LIVINGSTON WATSON WISCONSIN FAMILY

Just click on Join.  If there are any issues, please contact me.

New Email Address

Our former email address was with Yahoo.  It was hacked in the past, so we have created a new Gmail account which is:


The old account has been deleted from service so please use this email to contact us.  Our website has been updated with the new address. 

Document compiled by Nancy Washburn which contains family history and news clippings related to the descendants of John Hill and Mary Ann Watson Hill. Please see this link. 

In addition, a password-protected family tree of the John Hill and Mary Ann Watson descendants is now available. Please contact Jane Washburn at Livingston.Watson.WI@gmail.com

Read and download the Livingston Watson family tree compilation created by William Livingstone and dedicated to Frank Livingston.