The Descendants of

Edward Watts

1650 - 1728

Page Six

      42.  Elijah Durrett Watts (Jacob3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born 1765 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died 1825 in Albemarle County, Virginia.  He married (1) Catherine Long.    He married (2) Margaret Sampson November 27, 1823 in Orange County, Virginia. 

Notes for Elijah Durrett Watts:  Elijah seemed to be the favorite of his father.  He was chosen to receive property and slaves to be held in trust for the other children of Jacob Watts.   In Orange County, Va are deeds for property captioned as Elijah Durrett Watts and wife Cathrina signs as "Catty".  Information on this family comes from C.B. Heinemann's Watts Families and the work of Eliza Watts.  She found records in the Diary of Wallace Fife and family records of Robert Harrison Watts.  Elijah Durrett Watts - Birth: Durrett Family, By Mrs. Bert Harter - The Virginia Genealogist Volume 16, pages 96 - 99.  Marriage: Elijah & Catherine Long:  John D. Roberts, c 1994.  The Roberts-Orem Ancestry, Volume I - Roberts, Muir, and Allied Families.  Family 122-123/Page 144.  General Note - No Source listed:  Elijah died intestate leaving a tract of 157 acres on the North Fork of James River and was survived by six named heirs (Albemarle County, Deeds. 37:325)  Final settlement of his estate was made on Dec  8 1828 by Kinzea Stone, Sr.  

Notes for Catherine Long:  Elijah Durrett Watts - Birth: Durrett Family, By Mrs. Bert Harter - The Virginia Genealogist Volume 16, pages 96 - 99.  Marriage: Elijah & Catherine Long:  John D. Roberts, c 1994.  The Roberts-Orem Ancestry, Volume I - Roberts, Muir, and Allied Families.  Family 122-123/Page 144.   General Note - No Source listed:  Elijah died intestate leaving a tract of 157 acres on the North Fork of James River and was survived by six named heirs (Albemarle County, Deeds. 37:325)  Final settlement of his estate was made 8 Dec 1828 by Kinzea Stone, Sr.

Notes for Margaret Sampson:  Marriage: Elijah & Margaret Sampson -  Albemarle Co. Marriages.  No children of this marriage

       Children of Elijah Watts and Catherine Long are:

       103             i.    Sarah  Watts, born September 13, 1780 in Albemarle County, Virginia.  She married Kinzea Stone December 26, 1797 in Albemarle County, Virginia.

       104            ii.    Mildred Watts, born 1787.  She married James Dickerson November 24, 1801 in Albemarle County, Virginia; born 1781.

       105           iii.    Elizabeth Watts, born May 25, 1785 in Albemarle County, Virginia.  She married John O. Padgett November 20, 1801 in Albemarle County, Virginia.

       106           iv.    Nancy Watts, born 1792.  She married Wiley Dickerson January 06, 1806 in Albemarle County, Virginia.

       107            v.    Frances Watts, born 1794.  She married James Melone October 16, 1813 in Standardsville, Greene County, Virginia; born 1790 in Washington County, MD.

      43.  Fielding Watts (Jacob3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born March 11, 1766 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died May 15, 1836 in Clark County, Kentucky.  He married Elizabeth Wills May 15, 1788 in Fayette County, Kentucky, daughter of Fredrick Wills and Frances Durrett. 

      Children of Fielding Watts and Elizabeth Wills are:

       108             i.    Ruthie Watts, born October 27, 1811.

       109            ii.    Willoughby Watts.

       110           iii.    Winston Watts.

       111           iv.    Mildred Watts, born January 31, 1792.

       112            v.    John "Jonnie" Watts, born March 17, 1791.  He married (1) Mildred Watts; born July 03, 1792.  He married (2) Drucilla Ham.

Notes for Drucilla Ham:  She was listed in the 1870 census of Madison County, Kentucky.

      48.  JAMES  WATTS (WILLIAM3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born January 21, 1767 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died January 25, 1828 in Near Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Durrett March 07, 1793 in Albemarle Co., VA, daughter of Richard Durrett and Elizabeth Davis.  She was born in Bedford County,  Virginia.

Notes for James Watts:  Sources:  1.  Elspeth Ann Watts Hines, a descendant.,  2.  Virginia Biography, Vol. IV.

Redlands:

  "Redlands", home today of  S. H. Saunders, chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the past twenty years, was built by James Watts, who came from Madison Co., Va., about 1801, and acquired a large tract of land on the north side of the county near Liberty (now Bedford).

"Redlands" is situated about one and a half miles from the town and about three hundred yards east of the road to the Peaks of Otter.  It is is brick colonial building, but Mr. Saunders has made some additions to the house which have somewhat changed its original appearance.  The view from the front, looking south, commands a magnificent stretch of open country, the beautiful, rolling fields in the immediate foreground being a part of the estate.  James Watts married Elizabeth Durrett of Albemarle County, and they had a number of children, among whom were James, Jr., who inherited that part of the land on which the manor house stood, and Richard D., who built "Montpelier", later the home of John H. Watts, and now owned by Harry H. White.   After the death of James Watts, Jr., "Redlands" became the property of his nephew, Col. James Watts, an officer in the Confederate Army and a wealthy and influential citizen of Lynchburg, Virginia.  Col. Watts sold the place to Mr. Saunders, who is one of the most progressive farmers of the county.  The early members of the Watts family are buried in the family graveyard near the house.

(The above history is found on a handwritten page in a Watts family file found at the Library of Virginia.  The author is unknown.)

       Children of JAMES WATTS and Elizabeth Durrett are:

+     113             i.    Richard Davis Watts, born December 28, 1793 in Bedford County,  Virginia; died January 17, 1848.

       114            ii.    Sally W. Watts, born December 27, 1795.

+     115           iii.    JANE HORD WATTS, born May 19, 1798 in Bedford County, Virginia; died 1857 in Bedford County, Virginia.

+     116           iv.    Mary Eliza Watts, born March 15, 1801 in Bedford County,  Virginia; died January 08, 1865.

+     117            v.    James Durrett Watts, born October 02, 1807 in Bedford County,  Virginia; died November 14, 1856 in Bedford County,  Virginia.

       118           vi.    John N. Watts, born Abt. 1810 in Bedford County,  Virginia.

       119          vii.    Frances T. Watts, born January 17, 1813 in Bedford County,  Virginia.  She married Douglas.

       120          viii.    Pauline Watts, born July 31, 1815 in Bedford County,  Virginia.  She married John W. Hamilton.

Generation No. 5

      83.  Elizabeth Watts (John4, Jacob3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born Abt. 1779 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died June 1837 in Campbell County, Kentucky.  She married Dudley Brown Ellis January 09, 1802 in Albemarle County, Virginia, son of Thomas Ellis and Unknown.  He was born November 1760 in Hanover County, Virginia, and died November 27, 1837 in Campbell County, Kentucky.

       Children of Elizabeth Watts and Dudley Ellis are:

+     121             i.    Lucinda Ellis, born May 26, 1803; died May 1901 in Campbell County, Kentucky.

       122            ii.    Joel Ellis.

       123           iii.    Nancy Ellis, born Abt. 1805.

       124           iv.    Ira Ellis.

       125            v.    David Yancy Ellis.

       126           vi.    Mahala Ellis.

       127          vii.    Nelson W. Ellis, born 1810.

+     128          viii.   John Ellis, born February 07, 1811 in Pomeroyton, Menifee County,    Kentucky; died November 04, 1885 in Campbell County, Kentucky.