The Descendants of
1650 - 1728
11. John Watts (Thomas2, Edward1) was born Abt. 1722 in Orange County, Virginia, and died March 20, 1796 in Madison County, Kentucky. He married Sarah (Sally) Barnett Bef. 1759 in Orange County, Virginia, daughter of John Barnett and Marran ?.
Children of John Watts and Sarah Barnett are:
Watts, born Unknown; died 1817 in Madison County, Kentucky.
He married (1) Drucilla Ham. He
married (2) Francis Gaines.
was listed in the 1870 census of Madison County, Kentucky.
for Francis Gaines
name of Francis comes from the will of Humphrey Gaines in Culpepper Co.,
VA, Will book B, pa 339, in which he refers to Frances Watts.
His second wife was Drucilla Ham. She
survived him and married his first cousin, once removed, John Watts, son of his
first cousin, Fielding Watts.
ii. Julius Watts,
born Abt. 1765 in Orange County, Virginia; died October 04, 1848 in Clark
County, Kentucky. He married Mary
Eve December 22, 1785 in Orange County, Virginia.
for Julius Watts:
moved to Kentucky and his will is in Clark County, KY (Will book 2, pa 470).
The were members of Rev. Robert Elkin's famous Traveling Church,
Primitive (United) Baptist, of Clark County, Kentucky.
His wife was received by experience on October 20, 1798; He on December
9, 1810 by experience and baptism.
Watts, died 1801 in Madison County, Virginia.
He married Frances Hord.
for Barnett Watts:
seems to be the only son who remained in Virginia, after his father and other
children removed to Kentucky. he
appears in Culpepper County, Virginia Tax lists from the earliest of record,
1782 when he is listed without land or slaves.
In 1785 he has 3 horsemen 2 cattle, 3 young slaves.
In 1787, he had 4 slaves. In
1791 he had 2 tithes, 8 slaves. When
Madison County was formed from Virginia, his location fell into the New County
after 1792. In 1792 he last appears
in the Culpeper County lists when he is shown holding property for his father,
John Watts, Senior.
born March 22, 1767 in Orange County, Virginia; died September 05, 1834 in
Ripley County, Indiana.
v. Esther Watts. She married Richard Sebree.
vi. Frances Watts. She married Quinn.
Watts. She married Tomlinson.
viii. Anna Watts.
ix. Agatha Watts. She married Benjamin Turner 1789 in Culpeper County,
x. Molly Watts. She married Biggerstaff.
37 xi. Elizabeth Watts, born Abt. 1761 in Culpeper County, Virginia; died September 15, 1830 in Culpeper County, Virginia. She married Jasper (Jesse) Vawter March 29, 1781 in Culpeper County, Virginia.
15. Jacob Watts, Rev. (Thomas2, Edward1) was born July 09, 1730 in VA ?, and died April 14, 1821 in Orange Co., VA ?. He married Elizabeth Durrett Abt. 1752 in Albemarle Co., VA ?. She was born Abt. 1738 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died January 1819 in Albemarle County, Virginia.
14 Apr 1821 - He left a will dated 26 Jan 1821 and recorded in Orange Co. VA 27 Aug 1821. Orange Co. Will Book #5 p. 394
Secondly my will and desire is, that my just debts and burial expenses should first paid. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my daughter Agnes Huckstep and her heirs my Negro woman ------ with all her increase. Fourthly it is my will and desire that my horse, saddle and bridle, my bed, and furniture? my writing desk and chest be sold for ready money and the money arising from such sale together with all the money I have in possession should be equally divided among the children namely William Watts, Mildred Bruce, John Watts, David Watts, Fielding Watts, Mary Rodes and Elijah Watts, Nancy Austin. My will is that my daughter Frances Smith's five children from her first husband should have one share in the division. Lastly I appoint my friend Charles Parrott whole and sole executor to this my last will and testament revoking all other will or wills heretofore made by me acknowledging this to be my last will and testament. ------
where as I have hereunto --- my hand and seal this 26th day of January 1821
John Early, Joab
Early, Willis Huckstep
The Rev. Jacob studied for the ministry in Glasgow, Scotland, and was ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church but became a Methodist minister in later years, serving widely as a circuit rider through the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. During the Revolutionary War Jacob provided food and provisions for the American military and additionally he guarded Tories at Albemarle Barracks near Charlottesville. He owned over 1100 acres on the North Fork of Rivanna river near Piney Mountain in Orange and Albemarle Counties; in his last years he lived on his plantation "Homestead" in Orange Co. Jacob and wife Elizabeth on 29 mar 1801 made a trust deed to their son Elijah D. for the provision of Elizabeth and their children, The property was released by son Elijah D. on 4 Apr 1803 (Albemarle Co. Deeds, 13:459, 14,229). In his will dated 26 Jan 1821 and probated on 27 Aug 1821 in Orange Co. Jacob provided for nine named children and the five children of Frances Smith by her first husband. Charles Parrott was appointed executor (Orange Co., Wills, 5:394) Source; The Roberts-Orem Ancestry, Page 148 -149.
According to "The Durrett Family" by Mrs. Bert Harter of Key West, Florida she is buried in the Durrett family cemetery in Earlysville, Albemarle Co. Va. The family cemetery is located at "Wakefield" and was built by her brother, Richard. Her father, Richard, also resided there and is probably buried there. The Virginia Genealogist Vol. 16. In 1999 the cemetery is in very poor condition and the stones are very difficult to read. All stones are in script. The first row in one section is as follows: 1. Elizabeth Watts (The Watts is almost unreadable) (departed) this life January 1819 in the 81 year of her age.