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Abraham WATTS Jr.

M, b. circa 1805
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3rd great-grandfather of John Kennedy BROWN Jr.
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     Abraham WATTS Jr. was born circa 1805 in Norfolk County, Virginia.
     Abraham WATTS Jr. appeared on a census, enumerated 1 August 1810, in the household of Abraham WATTS Sr. in Norfolk County, Virginia. He was listed as one of two males under 10 [age 5].1
     Abraham WATTS Jr. appeared on a census, enumerated 7 August 1820, in the household of Abraham WATTS Sr. in Norfolk County, Virginia. He was listed as a male age 16-18.2
     Abraham married Tabitha PHILLIPS circa 1825.3
     Abraham married Lucelia HERRIN, daughter of Daniel HERRIN and Margaret _____, on 15 August 1826 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The wedding was performed by Jolly Jones, justice of peace.4,5
     Abraham WATTS Jr. appeared as head of household on a census enumerated 1 June 1830 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The household was listed as one male age 20-30 [Abraham], one female age 20-30 [Lucelia], one male age 0-5 [Daniel], and one female age 0-5 [Ellen].6
     Abraham WATTS Jr. and Wm. Lackey witnessed the sale of land from W. G. and Susan Blocker, his wife, to John Elam for $200 on 4 March 1842 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.7
     A quit claim deed shows where John Elam and Elizabeth Elam, his wife; Abram Watts and Celia Watts, his wife; Adam Fair and Kesiah Fair, his wife, for $600 sold to Henry Herrin and Elkany Herrin a parcel of land as part of the 21 Mar 1842 estate of Daniel Herrin, deceased. It was signed by John Elam, Elizabeth Elam, Abraham Watts, Celia [Lucelia] Watts, Adam Fair, and Kesiah Fair, all by their mark. The location of the land is not given but is believed to have been in section 16 or 17, township 22, range 8 west.8
     Abraham WATTS Jr. appeared as head of household on a census enumerated 1855 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The household was listed as 1 male under 21 [Phillip 15] , 2 males over 21 [Abraham, Daniel 26], 2 females under 21 [Martha 19 & Blanche 17], 2 females over 21 [Lucelia & Ellen 25]. They had no slaves. Living next door was A. J. Holman.9
     Abraham WATTS Jr. and his daughter, paupers, were ordered to receive $5 per month in support by the commissioner's court on 8 May 1858 in Tuscaloosa County.10 He and his daughter were again offered county support as paupers on 12 March 1859 in Tuscaloosa County.11 He and his daughter were again allowed $5 per month in support by the commissioner's court on 6 June 1859 in Tuscaloosa County.
Last Edited=28 Mar 2011

Children of Abraham WATTS Jr. and Lucelia HERRIN

Citations

  1. [S833] 1810 U. S. Census, Norfolk County, Virginia, Abraham Watts household, pg. 5.
  2. [S823] 1820 US Census, Norfolk County, Virginia, Abram Watts, pg. 51.
  3. [S141] Phyllis Stovall Welch, "Watts-Weaver Information," e-mail to John K. Brown.
  4. [S28] Letter, Randall Watts to John K. Brown, 11 Mar 1999.
  5. [S361] Tuscaloosa County Marriages: Book 1823-1845, pg. 90.
  6. [S287] 1830 U. S. Census, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, Abraham Watts household, pg. 652.
  7. [S497] Bibb Co. Website, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~albibb/, First Families section, "Hiram Elam", submitted by Herman Belcher (dec'd). Sources recorded as Tuscaloosa County Deed Book S, pg. 141 and 257.
  8. [S359] Tuscaloosa County Deeds: Book S, pg. 141 shows Quit Claim Deed listing Herrin heirs.
  9. [S352] 1855 Alabama State Census, Tuscaloosa County, schedule 3, Abraham Watts household, pg. 17.
  10. [S360] Tuscaloosa Commissioner's Court: pg. 105.
  11. [S360] Tuscaloosa Commissioner's Court.
  12. [S294] 1860 U. S. Census, Tuscaloosa County, Ellen Watt household No. 1460, pg. 550.
  13. [S264] 1880 U. S. Census, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, Morgan P. Watts household 205, Vol. 22, ED 152, Sheet 25, line 27.
  14. [S294] 1860 U. S. Census, Tuscaloosa County, Martha Watt household No. 1461, pg. 550.

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