Porcher, the great-great granddaughter of Thomas Watts,
an author and genealogist found Emiline's obituary at
her aunt's house. Afterward, Nancy Merriman, a family
member of Andrew Watts contacted the Brewers. As a bit
of a genealogist, Beatryce Nivens emailed the Watts.
After a little back and forth, the Brewers and Watts
agreed to meet in Pageland, South Carolina.
Brewers and Watts came together for this historic meeting
on October 16th....the same day that the Dr. Martin Luther
King's monument was dedicated or some 86 years after Mary
Emiline Watts' death. It was Dr. King's dream that the
sons and daughters of slave owners and slaves would come
together at the table of brotherhood. The Brewers and
Watts actualized this dream last October. A documentary is
being planned to explore the relationship between the two
families. We are also exploring doing DNA testing with the