Johnson Watts was born abt 1762 in
Orange County, Virginia. He was a farmer who grew tobacco
mostly. He moved to Bullitsville, Boone County Kentucky
circa 1800 and had many children. His last will and
testament reveals that he owned considerable amounts of land in
the county and gave generously to his children. It
also reveals, not surprisingly, that he was a slave owner.
This is nothing to be proud of, but it is a part of the
family history. For the most part, the family was devoutly
religious. This is evident in the many remarks mentioning
them in the minutes of the Sand Run Baptist Church, which is
located near present day Hebron, Kentucky. One of Johnson
Watts' sons married the preacher's daughter, Mary Ann Whitaker.
These people lived through some tumultuous times, the
Civil War certainly not the least of these. Although
Kentucky was officially neutral, there is little doubt that
the Watts family loyalty was to the CSA. It
must have been interesting years down
the road when another side to my family married with the
Watts family. The Insley's and McClellans where from Ohio and definetly on the side
of the Union. This history will be added
Johnson Watts, b.1762, Orange County(?),
Virginia, d. 1/8/1813, buried Watts
Cemetery, Bullitsville, KY
married Susannah Davis(?),
abt 1785 Orange County, Va
Benjamin Watts, b. 1787, d.
Malinda Watts, b. 10/31/1791, d.
10/11/1860, buried Graves Cemetery
married Joseph Graves,
Johnson Watts Graves, b.
1815, d. 1894 Boone Co.
Maria Watts, b. 1793, d.
5/29/1817, buried Watts Cemetery,
Washington Watts, b. 1800, d.
married Nancy Kendal,
b. 8/18/1803, d. 6/1/1875
may have had a second wife
Janetta Watts, b. 6/17/1798, d.
married William Gaines,
Stephen Graves Gaines
Washington Watts Gaines
married Adele Utz
Virginia Watts,b. 11/9/1797, d.
married James Gaines,
b. 11/9/1797, d. 2/24/1868 marr.
Owen Gaines, b. 1829, d.
Virginia Gaines, married
Malinda Gaines, b. 1834 ?
d, 4/19/1856, buried
Nancy Watts, b. 1806, d. 1/5/1869
Watts Cemetery, Bullitsville, Ky
married Robert Sanford
William Watts, b. 3/13/1808, d.
11/23/1879, buried Watts Cemetery
wife, Almedia Kirtley,
b. 1810, d. 6/2/1833
Almedia K. Watts,
b. 1830, d. 9/25/1833
Sally Watts, b.
1831, d. 1857
2nd wife, Mary Ann Whitaker,
b. 4/23/1829, d. 4/8/1905 mar. 4/16/1849,
Boone County, Ky
William C. Watts,
b. 4/21/1851, d.
Owen Sidney Watts,
b. 12/30/1862, d. 1948
married Virginia Wills
Benjamin W. Watts,
b. 8/11/1856, d.
Thomas Johnson Watts,
b. 10/29/1854, d.
married Sally Goodridge
Children of Thomas Johnson Watts and
Thomas Johnson Watts was born on 29 Oct 1854 in Boone County,
Ky. He married Sally Goodridge. He passed away on 7 Nov
1923, Boone County, Ky.
There descendants are as follows:
Henry Snyder Watts, b. 1 Aug
1888, Boone County, Ky, d. 15 Mar 1956, Haines City, Fl
Married Anna Clara Insley. Follow this link for
more info on the Insley family.
Almedia (Allie May) Watts,
b. 18 June 1913, Cincinatti OH, d. 17 Apr
1990, Haines City, Fl
Clara Louise Watts,
Born: June 10, 1920 Cincinatti, OH
Died: July 28, 2005 Haines City Fl
Mary Margaret Watts,
still living, born Elsmere, Ky