Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bell 34 Watt-Thompson

34. William Watt & 35. Jane Thompson


1768, William born in Ireland.
1790, William arrived in SC. (S) SC Naturalization Records.
4/4/1809, William became a citizen of the United States.
7/30/1847, William wrote his will. He owned 51 slaves, leaving 24 to Jane, as well as all of his land of about 600 acres. (S) Southern Slavery and the Law, Morris, 1996, P94.
7/13/1851, William, age 83, died in Jenkinsville, Fairfield County, SC.
8/29/1851, William’s will probated.
12/21/1850, Jane died in Fairfield County, SC.
1851, William’s will probated.
Children of William and Jane:
i. Martha Watt (17), born 9/29/1793 in Fairfield Dist., SC.
ii. John Watt, born 2/2/1794 in Fairfield Dist., SC.
2/2/1819, John married Nancy Anne Kincaid, born 1/11/1797.
7/7/1845, John died; buried in the Old Brick Cem.
7/30/1847, John identified as deceased in his father’s will. Named children are: Nancy, Alexander, William, John, Rebecca, Thomas and Mary.
2/13/1876, Nancy died, buried in the Old Brick Cem.
Children:
James Watt, died 9/21/1820, age 6 months and 5 days, buried in the Old Brick Cem.
Jane F. Watt, died 7/8/1837, age 13 years, 1 month and 7 days, buried in the Old Brick Cem.
iii. James Watt, born 1796 in Fairfield Dist., SC.
James married Margaret Bell, the neice of his sister Martha by her brother-in-law James Bell.
(S) 1829 SC Census, Fairfield Co. James Watt has 5 persons in his household.
3/9/1829, For his wife, formerly Margaret Bell, James Watt received money from her father’s estate.
(S) 1850 Census, SC, Fairfield; 3 children, James is a planter.
7/30/1847, James and his brother Thomas appointed executors of their father’s will.
5/9/1851, James died of a fever in SC, buried in the Old Brick Church Cem.
4/6/1861, Margaret died in SC; buried in the Old Brick Church Cem.
Children:
Martha J. Watt, died 7/13/1822, age 13 days, buried in the Old Brick Cem.
iv. Margaret Watt, born 1799 in Fairfield Dist., SC.
1795, Margaret born in Fairfield County, SC.
Margaret married Thomas C. Ware.
10/23/1835, Thomas died, age 40, buried in the Old Brick Cem.
7/30/1847, Margaret Ware named in her father’s will.
1876, Margaret died.
vi. William B. Watt, born 9/25/1801 in Fairfield Dist., SC.
William married Nancy W. Martin.
10/25/1844, William died in the explosion of the steamboat Lucy at New Albany, IN. [Youngest son William was born in 1845 after his death.)
7/30/1847, William identified as deceased in his father’s will. Named children are: Elizabeth, Lenore, Mary Jane, Louisa, William (Billie).
Nancy moved to Starkville, MS.
3/6/1852, From Starkville, Oktibbeha County, MS, Nancy B. McDowell writes to her sister Isabelle Wiseman in Texas. “Dear Sister, I received you kind letter … Nancy Watt has lost two Negroes … Her proberty was divided … ”
6/22/1852, Nancy died. (S) 8/3/1852, Susannah Bell wroter a letter to her sister Elizabeth Wiseman in Texas. “Dear Sister, … The same fever that uncle James Watt died with the people are all dying with. Aunt Jane Bell lost both her daughters. … Aunt Nancy Watt and Billie are both dead. …” (Billie died 7/5/1852, age 7.)
Children:
Jane M. Watt, died 12/13/1827, age 2 months and 20 days, buried in the Old Brick Cem.
v. Charles M Watt, born 2/21/1804 in Fairfield Dist., SC.
Charles married Henrietta Wyatt Martin.
7/30/1847, Charles named in his father’s will.
5/19/1854, Charles died in Okitbbeha Co., MS.
vii. Jane Watt, born 1805 in Fairfield Dist., SC.
7/30/1847, Jane named in her father’s will.
Jane married David Hamiter.
1854, Jane died.
viii. Thomas Watt, born 1809 in Fairfield Dist., SC.
Thomas married Harriet M. Gandy.
7/30/1847, James and his brother Thomas appointed executors of their father’s will.
1851, Thomas Watt filed papers associated with his father will.

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