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Watts Family

Randy Watts (View posts)
Posted: 913118400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: WATTS
I am researching Watts family in Wayne Co. Have traced back to Ambrose Watts listed in 1850 census. Believe Ambrose Watts came from Tazewell Virginia, but haven't been able to trace any further back. My family descended from Ambrose, settled in Wayne Co., later moved to Huntington WV. I would appreciated any information available. Thanks.

Wayne County

Posted: 913723200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 995986636000
Surnames: Watts
Is this the Ambrose Watts that married Jane Swearingen? If so I am also researching this family. According to info I have Ambrose and Jane had the following children:

1. Daniel Jackson Watts

m. Margaret "Peggy" Adkins & had the following:

1. Russell Watts

2. Kelley Watts

3. Everette Watts

4. Vienna Watts

5. Nanny (Nancy?) Watts

6. Eliza Ann Watts

7. Daniel Jackson Watts, Jr.

m. Polley _________

This is my line of Watts but I am still researching to prove my info. According to my family stories, all the men in the Watts were named Daniel Jackson. I believe that Daniel Jackson Watts, Jr. and Polley ______ had eleven children. One of them was my great grandfather Jackson Watts. I have not found the birth info on Jackson Watts, but I do know for a fact he is my G Grandfather. I think his name was really Daniel Jackson also, but went by Jackson. I have a photo of his headstone, he is buried in Wayne Co. in the Watson Cemetery. He married Mary Sweeney (Swiney). Jackson Watts and Mary Sweeney Watts had 12 or 13 kids. One of which was my grandfather Alvin F. Watts.

8. Purlina Watts

9. Jesse Watts
2. John H. Watts
3. Burwell Watts
4. Leonard Watts
5. Washington Watts
6. Marion Watts

Let me know if this is the same family. I also have a Ferguson Family Book which has Ferguson/Watts info on my family as well. Both my mother's grandmothers were Ferguson and her father was a Watts.

Watts Family in Wayne Co.

Randy Watts (View posts)
Posted: 913809600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Watts
Yes, this is the same family. My father has verified our family line back to Ambrose Watts & Jane Swearengen, in Wayne Co. (W)VA. As you know, the Ferguson family plays a prominent role in the family history also, Samuel Ferguson donated the land for the courthouse to be built in Tazewell County, VA. Our family line is as follows: Ambrose Watts & Jane Swearengen > John Hansford Watts (son) married Nancy Osburn 12-23-1841 in Cabell Co. VA (Nancy Osburn's mother was Cynthia Ferguson, granddaughter of Samuel Ferguson) > Harrison Watts > Charles Maynard Watts > Jennings B. Watts > Donald G. Watts > Jennings R. Watts (myself). Another researcher contacted me with information that George Washington Watts was also a son of Ambrose Watts. Please e-mail me at for further information.

Ambrose Watts

Mobley Mason (View posts)
Posted: 916142400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: WATTS
This is the same line I am researching. Do you have any info as to Ambrose being born in Georgia? Also, I have info on Ambrose's parents. E-mail me for more info.

Daniel Jackson Watts

Posted: 916660800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 994118392000
Surnames: WATTS
I have in my records a Daniel Jackson Watts married Margaret (Polly Ann) Adkins on August 22, 1867 in Wayne County, WV. This information was found in the Wayne County VA/WV Marriages 1853 - 1900 book- page 177. It states that Daniel was 20 at the time of marriage and his parents were:
Daniel Watts and Peggy Adkins. It states that Polly Ann was 17 at the time of marriage and that her parents were:
John L. Adkins and Nancy ?

I also have a Purlina Watts b. 1859 who married Patrick Hughes Napier that I am trying to find out who her parents were. You listed a Purlina, who was your Purlina's parents again?

Hope this helped in some way. Please let me know about your Purlina. Thanks.!!!

Re: Wayne County

Posted: 1303002827000
Classification: Query
Surnames: WATTS
I am helping a young lady who knows nothing of her father's family line. Parents were divorced and she was taken by the mother. Her father was Homer Watts, whose father was Chapman Watts. She only had the mother & father's names off the death certificate. I have been gathering information and would love to compare so that I know what I'm giving her is true and accurate; also I am looking for their connection to the Civil War for her. Would appreciate any help. Ginny in florida

Re: Wayne County

Posted: 1303096637000
Classification: Query
check the book by Jack Dickenson titled *th Va. Calvery.
It mentions John H. Watts company k.

Re: Wayne County

Posted: 1303097999000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Watts
Thank you very much! I appreciate any help. Ginny

Re: Wayne County

Posted: 1303265100000
Classification: Query
Ginny: Came across your query this evening and decided to see if I could be of some assistance. There is a WATTS family history sectionl in PIONEER SETTLERS OF WAYNE COUNTY (W) (VA) by Evelyn Booth Massie-1999.It does not contain too much information on HOMER and CHAPMAN but a search of census records does provide connection. Beginning with:
ELIAS WATTS (progenitor of Wayne Co WATTS families)d born 1772 (some say Georgia) and died 1820 in Cabell. Married ELEANOR MILLS born 12-12-1768 NC and died 7-12-1842 NC. They had among their children:
AMBROSE WATTS born 1797 in Georgia and died 1850 in Cabell Col who married JANE SWEARINGEN born 1802 KC and died 1862 in Wayne Co. Among children were:
DANIEL JACKSON WATTS born 1817 in Wayne Co. and died 6-5-1880 in Wayne Co who married MARGARET ADKINS born 1819 in Cabell Co and died May 1880 in Wayne Co.Among children were:
EVERETT WATTS born 1840 and died 1900. He was married 12-30-1857 in Wayne Co. to ELLENDER ROBERTS born in 1841 and died inj 1891. NOTE: This is the Civil War ancestor: He served as a PRIVATE in FERGUSON's BATTALION-GUYANDOOTE BATTALION as a PRIVATE in the Confederate Army. A son born to this marriage was
VOLNEY WATTS born in Sept1859 and died 7-22-1924 in Wayne Co. You can view his DC on line.. He is listed as V. H. WATTS. He was married to MARY A. ADKINS born in May 1860 and died 7-21-1901. This family appears in the 1900 census of WC as follows:
11/11 WATTS, VOLNEY Sep 1858 Age 41 M 20 yrs
NANCY A. wife May 1860 40 10 ch/9 living
CLARA dau Sep 1880 19
CORA dau May 1883 17
CHAPMAN son Apr 1886 14 **** direct line
EVERETTE son Jun 1888 11
VICTORIA dau Jun 1890 9
THOMAS son Jun 1892 7
FRANK son May 1897 32
1910 Census WAYNE CO
80/80 WATTS, CHAPMAN 23 Marr twice 0 yrs WV WV WV
MELISSA wife 18 Marr once KY KY KY
EVERETTE brother 21 WV WV KY

1920 Census Wayne Co

1930 WC
62/63 WATTS, CHAPMAN 49 Marr AT age 29

Re: Watts Family

Posted: 1304449351000
Classification: Query
Ambrose and Jane Swearington Watts also had a daughter named Lucinda Jane Watts, She married William Marcum. They are mentioned in the Massie book also. They had 11 children, Two were named after their grandparents.
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