Isaac Watts

Male16 September 1790–after 1869

Brief Life History of Isaac

When Isaac Watts was born on 16 September 1790, in Round Mountain, Transylvania, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Watts Sr, was 29 and his mother, Lurana Teague, was 27. He married Sarah Lowdermilk on 13 July 1818, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Iredell, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died after 1869, in Fannin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 8209.

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Isaac Watts
Sarah Lowdermilk
Marriage: 13 July 1818
Jacob Watts
John Watts
George W. Watts
Mary Ann Watts
Martha Lurana Watts
Eleanor "Nellie" Watts
James I Watts
Isaac Watts
Elizabeth Watts
William A. Watts
Sarah Catherine Watts

Sources (5)

  • Isaac Watts, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Isaac Watts, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Isaac Watts in entry for Isaac Watts, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1818North Carolina, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

    Age 5

    As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.

    1811 · The Savannah Riots

    Age 21

    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Watt , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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