The Livingston Watson Family Association

Chronicles the history of five branches of the Livingston and Watson families, with roots in Ireland, now spread out over North America, Australia, New Zealand and other locations.

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 ( 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.

Mark your calendars for the 2022 reunion!

The first Saturday in August (the sixth) is the date of our next Livingston Watson Family Reunion. The program will be live, in person (not virtual) and begins at 10:30am with the memorial service at Rock Church. The service will be followed by a luncheon and program at Livingston United Methodist Church.

Please mark your calendars for August 6th and join us this summer in Livingston, Wisconsin! And be sure to review Jane Washburn's Things to do in Wisconsin page to help plan your trip.

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

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

The virtual Zoom reunion took place on Sunday, August 1st, 2021 and was enjoyed by all. See Reunions tab for past reunions

Livingston Watson Family reunions have been held in Livingston, Wisconsin. Thanks to Alex Montgomery and Jane Washburn for this beautiful aerial view of Livingston and the old Rock Church!