Abraham WATTS Jr.

M, b. circa 1805, d. circa October 1859
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3rd great-grandfather of John Kennedy BROWN Jr.
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     Abraham WATTS Jr. was born circa 1805 in Pennsylvania.
     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 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.3,4
     Since no land records have been found for Abraham, it is believed that he and Lucelia most likely lived on land of her father, Daniel Herrin. Possibly as share croppers. This would have been near Grimes Crossing between Coaling and Cottondale.
     Abraham WATTS Jr. appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, in a household enumerated 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].5
     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.6
     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.7
     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.8
     Abraham WATTS Jr. and his daughter, Elizabeth WATTS, were provided an allowance of five dollars per month as paupers by the County Commissioners Court on 2 November 1857 in Tuscaloosa County.9
     Abraham WATTS Jr. and his daughter, Elizabeth WATTS, paupers, were ordered to receive $5 allowance per month in support by the commissioner's court on 8 May 1858 in Tuscaloosa County.10,11,12 He and his daughter, Elizabeth WATTS, were again offered county support as paupers on 12 March 1859 in Tuscaloosa County.13,14 Abraham WATTS Jr. and his daughter, Elizabeth WATTS, were again allowed $5 per month per quarter in support by the commissioner's court on 6 June 1859 in Tuscaloosa County. 11 Aug 1859 was the last appearance of Abraham. On that date he and Elizabeth received $15 for next three months paid to Henry Herrin as their guardian.15,16
     Abraham WATTS Jr. died circa October 1859 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He and his daughter, Elizabeth, had been receiving an allowance as paupers every three months. Abraham appeared in August, but starting 8 Nov 1859 only Elizabeth appeared. Also Daniel H. Watts was charged burial expenses of $11.83 by the county commission on 1 Apr 1861. This was probably for his father's burial.17
Last Edited=7 Jul 2019

Child of Abraham WATTS Jr.

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. [S28] Letter, Randall Watts to John K. Brown, 11 Mar 1999.
  4. [S361] Tuscaloosa County Marriages: Book 1823-1845, pg. 90.
  5. [S287] 1830 U. S. Census, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, Abraham Watts household, pg. 652.
  6. [S497] Bibb Co. Website, online https://sites.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.
  7. [S359] Tuscaloosa County Deeds: Book S, pg. 141 shows Quit Claim Deed listing Herrin heirs.
  8. [S352] 1855 Alabama State Census, Tuscaloosa County, schedule 3, Abraham Watts household, pg. 17.
  9. [S360] TGS 7th Floor Records Project, "Commissioner's Court," pg. 15, Image 1856103_0026, 2 Nov 1857.
  10. [S360] TGS 7th Floor Records Project, "Commissioner's Court," pg. 105.
  11. [S360] TGS 7th Floor Records Project, "Commissioner's Court," pg. 24, Image 1856103_0032, 4 Oct 1858 they received $15 for 3 mth period.
  12. [S360] TGS 7th Floor Records Project, "Commissioner's Court," pg. 25, Image 1856103_0032, 8 Jan 1859 they received $15 for 3 mth period.
  13. [S360] TGS 7th Floor Records Project, "Commissioner's Court," pg. 25, Image 1856103_0032, 8 Jan 1859.
  14. [S360] TGS 7th Floor Records Project, "Commissioner's Court," pg. 26, Image 1856103_0033, 4 Apr 1859.
  15. [S360] TGS 7th Floor Records Project, "Commissioner's Court," pg. 28, Image 1856103_0034, 11 Aug 1859.
  16. [S360] TGS 7th Floor Records Project, "Commissioner's Court," pg. 27, Image 1856103_0033, 6 Jun 1859.
  17. [S360] TGS 7th Floor Records Project, "Commissioner's Court," pg. 38, Image 1856103_0039, 1 Apr 1861, Daniel H. Watts charged $11.83 for burial experiences.
  18. [S294] 1860 U. S. Census, Tuscaloosa County, Ellen Watt household No. 1460, pg. 550.
  19. [S264] 1880 U. S. Census, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, Morgan P. Watts household 205, Vol. 22, ED 152, Sheet 25, line 27.
  20. [S294] 1860 U. S. Census, Tuscaloosa County, Martha Watt household No. 1461, pg. 550.

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