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John Albert Watts (abt. 1841)

John Albert Watts
Born about in Amherst, Virginia, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 12 Jan 1870 in Amherst, Virginia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 18 Nov 2009
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Biography

John Watts, son of John Watts, was born about 1843 in Amherst, Virginia. He married Endora (Eudora) V. Knight on 12 January 1870, when he was 27 and she was 17.[1]

Research Notes

Based on the information given under sources (this John's marriage in 1870 to Eudora, naming his parents as "John H. Watts" and "Sarah A. Watts"), I believe the father of this John A. Watts is probably the "John A. Watts" named in the record of Sarah Willie Watts' death in Lynchburg, Virginia, 11 July 1925. W.A. "McKennon" is listed as the reporter for Sarah's death.[2] The death certificate for Ethel Watts McKenna shows her birth as 7 August 1895 and her parents as Sarah Willie Knight and John A. Watts. Reporter for the information: William A. McKenna, Jr.[3]

Ethel is 15 in the 1910 census for this John's father (with his wife Willie S, 20 years his junior).[4]

Conclusion from all that (especially considering this John's wife was born "Knight") - Sarah Willie Knight born 1860 is his stepmother.

Yay! Confirmation. Found profile for his wife's father, which includes census info from 1860, 1870, and 1880. In the 1860 census, daughter both Dora V. is 10.[5] The 1870 census has a Sarah W (age 7) and in 1880 has 17-year-old Willie S.[6] It seems that this John's stepmother was younger than his wife (by 13 years, if I've got the math right - never a given).

Caution: This took a bit to straighten out, since it appears that the pedigree file connecting all the records combines Dora and Willie.

Sources

  1. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRD7-CC9 : 29 January 2020), John A. Watts, 1889.
  2. "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRW-94PF : 16 August 2019), John A Watts in entry for Sarah Willie Watts, 11 Jul 1925; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond. Image, accessed 4 October 2020.
  3. "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVYP-1PQ4 : 16 August 2019), John Albert Watts in entry for Ethel Watts Mckenna, 16 Sep 1986; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Lynchburg, , Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond. Image, accessed 4 October 2020.
  4. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPLY-XX4 : accessed 4 October 2020), Ethel F Watts in household of John A Watts, Lynchburg Ward 3, Lynchburg (Independent City), Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 88, sheet 9B, family 172, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1635; FHL microfilm 1,375,648.
  5. ↑ "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4B1-5T4 : 13 December 2017), Wm L Knight, 1860.
  6. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCPN-98D : 15 July 2017), W L Knight, Temperance, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 21, sheet 273C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1353; FHL microfilm 1,255,353.

Name: John A. Watts Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 12 Jan 1870 Event Place: Amherst, Virginia, United States Event Place (Original): Amherst, Virginia, United States Gender: Male Age: 27 Marital Status: Single Birth Year (Estimated): 1843 Birthplace: Amherst Va. Father's Name: John H. Watts Mother's Name: Sarah A. Watts Spouse's Name: Endora V. Knight Spouse's Gender: Female Spouse's Age: 17 Spouse's Marital Status: Single Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1853 Spouse's Birthplace: Amherst, Va. Spouse's Father's Name: Wm. L. Knight Spouse's Mother's Name: Elisabeth Knight

Reference ID: Mar Reg 2 p 177 GS Film Number: 30311 Digital Folder Number: 007578825 Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00003-0 System Origin: EASY Record Number: 88

Citing this Record "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRD3-KXB : 29 January 2020), John A. Watts, 1870.


Name: John A. Watts Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 15 Apr 1889 Event Place: Amherst, Virginia, United esStat Event Place (Original): Amherst, Virginia, United States Gender: Male Age: 48 Marital Status: Widowed Ethnicity: American Race: White Birth Year (Estimated): 1841 Birthplace: Amherst Father's Name: Jno. H. Watts Mother's Name: Sarah A. Watts Spouse's Name: Willie Knight Spouse's Gender: Female Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse's Marital Status: Single Spouse's Race: White Spouse's Race (Original): White Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1865 Spouse's Birthplace: Amherst Spouse's Father's Name: W. L. Knight Spouse's Mother's Name: Bettie Knight

Reference ID: Mar Reg 3 p 187 GS Film Number: 30311 Digital Folder Number: 007578825 Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00003-6 System Origin: EASY Record Number: 44

Citing this Record "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRD7-CC9 : 29 January 2020), John A. Watts, 1889.



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