The Descendants of

Edward Watts

1650 - 1728

Page Eight

      128.  John Ellis (Elizabeth5 Watts, John4, Jacob3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born February 07, 1811 in Pomeroyton, Menifee County, Kentucky, and died November 04, 1885 in Campbell County, Kentucky.  He married Gracy Lewis December 12, 1838 in Pendleton County, Kentucky, daughter of George Lewis and Aseneth Hutchins.  She was born March 11, 1819 in Pendleton County, Kentucky, and died February 20, 1874 in Campbell County, Kentucky.

Children of John Ellis and Gracy Lewis are:

+     166            i.    Joseph Robert Ellis, born November 05, 1839 in Campbell County, Kentucky; died July 22, 1918 in Campbell County, Kentucky.

       167           ii.    Dudley Brown Ellis.

       168          iii.    Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, born December 04, 1843.

       169          iv.    George Milton Ellis, born June 02, 1847.

       170           v.    Letitia Harriet Ellis.

       171          vi.    John David Ellis.  

     136.  Mary Frances Watts (Richard Davis5, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born May 04, 1824 in Bedford County,  Virginia, and died Aft. 1915 in Lynchburg, Virginia.  She married George Morgan Jones September 13, 1848 in Bedford County, Virginia, son of Wharton Jones and Ann Wood.  He was born May 04, 1824 in "Pleasant View", Shenandoah County, Virginia, and died 1904 in Lynchburg, Virginia.     

Children of Mary Watts and George Jones are:

       172            i.    Nannie Isabelle Jones, born July 28, 1858 in Bedford County,  Virginia; died July 25, 1859 in Bedford County,  Virginia.

       173           ii.    Georgie Lee Jones, born October 08, 1864 in Bedford County,  Virginia; died January 05, 1884 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

       174          iii.    Lily Frances Jones, born June 05, 1869 in Lynchburg, Virginia; died August 12, 1885 in Carlsbad, Germany.  

     138.  James Winston Watts (Richard Davis5, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born April 19, 1833 in Bedford County,  Virginia, and died December 03, 1906 in Lynchburg, Virginia.  He married Mary Elizabeth Jones February 22, 1854 in Bedford County, Virginia, daughter of Fielding Jones and Sarah Spear. 

Notes for Lt. Col. James Winston Watts:

...Of Lynchburg, Va., who rendered distinguished service as Lt. Col. of the 2nd Va. Cav., C.S.A.   Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, by Stella Pickett Hardy, Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD.  1965., pa. 531.             

      He entered the Confederate army in April, 1861, s first lieutenant of Company A. Second Regiment Virginia Cavalry, and at once went to the front.  Upon the reorganization of the Army of Northern Virginia he was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel, on May 1862, and attached to General Turner Ashby's brigade, "Stonewall" Jackson's division.  He was slightly wounded in an affair at Little Washington, in the Valley campaign; and at both Occoquan and Aldie he was severely wounded.  During the second battle of Manassas, Colonel Watts led the advance of his regiment in the charge at the Lewis House.  In this fight Colonel Watts received eight saber wounds.

      Disabled by wounds in the action at Aldie in July 1863, he was forced to retire for a season, one month later he returned to duty being assigned to the command of the military post at Bedford City (then known as Liberty), where he continued in command until the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House.

      The war over, his spirit nothing daunted, he at once set about repairing his financial losses.  His lands devastated, his labor freed, he decided to enter commercial life, and in 1865 made his home in Lynchburg, uniting with his brother Richard T. Watts , and his brother-in-law, George M. Jones, and former business manager B. R. Markham, in forming the co-partnership,  Jones, Watts & Company, with three stores in Lynchburg and branches in Danville, Bedford City, Salem and Roanoke, and for nearly a quarter of a century theirs was the leading hardware house in the western half of the state.  In 1887 they sold to Bell, Barker & Jennings and retired from the hardware business.  They became interested in several coal mining operations, and at the time of his death Colonel Watts was director in the Gilliam, the Louisville, and the Greenbrier Coal and Coke companies.  He was at one time president of the National Exchange Bank, and was at different times a director in this and other banks of Lynchburg.

      Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Vol. 4, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915, New York.  P. 32.

Sources:

1.   Elspeth Ann Watts Haines, a descendant.

2.  Virginia Biography, Vol. I

3.  Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, by Stella Pickett Hardy, Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD.  1965., pa. 531. 

Children of Lt. Col. James Watts and Mary Jones are: 

       175            i.    Hubert Bruce Watts, born December 06, 1857 in Bedford County,  Virginia.  He married Ida Reeder Hutter.

       176           ii.    Jennie Watts.  She married George P. Watkins.

       177          iii.    Maude Watts.  She married Oliver D. Bachelor.

       178          iv.    Thomas Ashby Watts, born September 09, 1866 in Bedford County,  Virginia.  He married Fanny C. Cheatwood.

    

   139.  John Harvey Newell Watts (Richard Davis5, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born 1836.  He married Rebecca Hurt. 

Children of John Watts and Rebecca Hurt are:

       179             i.    Charles R. Watts.  He married Elizabeth McKinney.

       180            ii.    Mary Elizabeth Watts.

       181           iii.    Martha Watts.

       182           iv.    Richard Watts.

      140.  Richard Thomas Watts (Richard Davis5, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born September 05, 1838 in Bedford County,  Virginia, and died September 21, 1910 in Lynchburg, Virginia.  He married Emma Margaret Hart April 22, 1874. 

Children of Richard Watts and Emma Hart are:

       183             i.    Richard Thomas Watts, born March 18, 1876.  He married Gladys Heald January 07, 1911.

       184            ii.    Stephen Hurt Watts, born August 06, 1877.

       185           iii.    James Owen Watts, born October 14, 1881.

       186           iv.    Robert Crenshaw Watts, born July 01, 1883.

       187            v.    Mary Watts, born February 02, 1889.

141.  James Andrew Hardy (JANE HORD5 WATTS, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born January 12, 1819 in Bedford Co., VA, and died July 23, 1864.  He married Lucy Douglas Horton April 06, 1847 in Bedford, Virginia.  She was born July 18, 1827 in Campbell County, Virginia, and died July 27, 1880 in Bedford, County, Virginia.

More About James Andrew Hardy, Cpl.:

Served in CSA

promoted to Cpl. on July 23, 1864.

Member of Co. I, 34th Va. Reg.

Killed by Union deserters.

Children of James Hardy and Lucy Horton are:

       188             i.    Ann Eliza Hardy, born March 06, 1847 in Bedford Co., VA; died April 06, 1863 in Bedford Co., VA.

       189            ii.    Jane Mildred Hardy, born April 11, 1849 in Bedford Co., VA; died Aft. 1909.

       190           iii.    Elizabeth Watts Hardy, born June 10, 1852 in Bedford Co., VA; died January 14, 1886.

       191           iv.    Margaret Virginia Hardy, born June 20, 1853 in Bedford Co., VA; died Aft. 1909.

+     192            v.    William Henry Hardy, born December 18, 1854 in Bedford Co., VA; died October 16, 1877 in Batesville, Ark.

       193           vi.    Sarah Frances Hardy, born September 23, 1856 in Bedford Co., VA; died October 13, 1939.

+     194          vii.    James Andrew Hardy, born August 20, 1859 in Bedford Co., VA; died June 17, 1948.

       195          viii.    Roberta F. Hardy, born July 30, 1861 in Bedford Co., VA; died October 12, 1864 in Bedford Co., VA.

       196           ix.    Lucy Horton Hardy, born December 11, 1862 in Bedford Co., VA; died March 17, 1930.

      143.  Joseph Stoggdele Hardy (JANE HORD5 WATTS, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, Thomas2, Edward1) was born February 17, 1823 in Bedford Co., VA, and died April 1891 in Bedford Co., VA.  He married (1) Pauline Ann Poindexter September 29, 1849 in Bedford Co., VA, daughter of William Poindexter and Eliza Watts.  She was born May 03, 1832 in Bedford County,  Virginia.  He married (2) Jane Nichols Aft. 1861 in Bedford Co., VA ?. 

Children of Joseph Hardy and Pauline Poindexter are:

+     197            i.    William Preston Hardy, born Aft. 1850 in Bedford Co., VA; died Aft. 1909.

+     198           ii.    Dabney Pondexter Hardy, born Aft. 1852 in Bedford Co., VA.

       199          iii.    Mary Catherine Hardy, born Aft. 1853 in Bedford Co., VA.

       200          iv.    Mildred Jane Hoard Hardy, born 1859 in Bedford Co., VA.

Children of Joseph Hardy and Jane Nichols are:

       201            i.    Emma Hardy, born Aft. 1861 in Bedford Co., VA.

       202           ii.    Ida Mackenzie Hardy, born Aft. 1862 in Bedford Co., VA.

       203          iii.    Lilly Hardy, born Aft. 1863 in Bedford Co., VA.  She married David R. Rucker.

       204          iv.    Josephine Hardy, born Aft. 1864 in Bedford Co., VA.

+     205           v.    Joseph Griffin Hardy, born Aft. 1865 in Bedford Co., VA.