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Watson, Redd, McCraw, Lee, Shackleton
Posted by: carol rumbur clemmer (ID *****6181) Date: June 21, 2006 at 06:42:07
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Watsons & Redds

Another family overlapped with our Redds in Prince Edward County, and Mecklenburg County, Virginia. After looking into the Watson family going back a few generations, I found the following:

·       Samuel Watson, Sr. (1747-1806) and John Watson, Jr. (1743-1828) and Josiah Watson (Bef 1774- ) were brothers, and the children of John Watson (1712-1805) and Hannah.

·       Allen Watson (1788-1858), Martha A. Watson (1793 - ), John Watson (1773-1857) Capt. Benjamin Allen Watson (1775 - ) and Hannah Watson (1772-1847) were siblings and the children of Samuel Watson, Sr. (1747-1806) and Ann “Nancy” Allen.

·       Susanna Thorn Watson (1788-1843), Samuel J. “Sam Short”Watson (1776-1841) and Betty Ann Watson* were siblings and the children of John Watson, Jr. (1743-1828) and Mary Smith.

·       Matthew Edward Andrew Hercules Nelson Watson (1789-1831) son of Josiah Watson (1774-1827) and Mary “Polly” Nelson d. 1836).


Ann V. Redd (1812- ), daughter of Joseph Truman Redd, Sr. (1752-1857) and Elsie S. Wright (1790-1861), married in 1848 as second wife John Watson Ritchie, son of Alexander Ritchie and Betty Ann Watson*. His first wife,.Mary F.Tuggle, had three children, Ella, John W. and Frank Ritchie, who were raised by their father and step-mother, and were the heirs (as indicated by our early historian Judge Redmond S. Cole) of Samuel J. “Sam Short” Watson (1776-1841) and Permelia Booker, their greatuncle and his second wife (earlier sent e-mail on Booker family.) Samuel J. “Sam Short” Watson’s first wife was his first cousin, Hannah Watson (1772-1847), daughter of Samuel Watson, Sr. (1747-1806) and Ann “Nancy” Allen.

Susanna Thorn Watson (1788-1843) married Dr. Willis V.R. Crute.
Their daughter, Mary Allen Crute married Dr. Miller Woodson McCraw (1806-1866).
Their grandson, John Thomas Woodson McCraw (1841-1904) married as his first wife Emma Henry Redd (1848-1888), daughter of William Henry Redd (1825-1847) and Emita B. Clark, and granddaughter of John Wesley Redd (1794-1874) and Lockie Harrison McCraw (1795-1861).
Lockie Harrison McCraw was the sister of Dr. Miller Woodson McCraw.

Francis “Frank” Dabney Redd (1825-1900), son of John Wesley Redd (1794-1874) and Lockie Harrison McCraw (1795-1861) married Ann Elizabeth Watson (1821-1890) as his first wife. She was the daughter of Allen Watson (1788-1858) and Sarah “Sally” Watson Allen, and the granddaughter of Samuel Watson, Sr. (1747-1806) and Ann “Nancy” Allen.

Frances Redd (1791-1814), daughter of George Redd (1751-1818) and Elizabeth (his first wife, died July 1810) married Chappell Love in 1812. When she died childless in 1814 he married (2nd) Martha A. Watson, daughter of Samuel Watson, Sr. (1747-1806) and Ann “Nancy” Allen.

Hez. D. McCargo, James M. Booker, Wm. W. Watkins and Edw. F. Booker, Commissioners of Prince Edward Co., VA, acknowledged "a receipt from Martha Love for a bond of Chappell Love for two Thousand Seven hundred and sixty-two dollars and twenty cents, due 1 Sept. 18( ), willed by the said John Watson (1773-1857) to his sister Martha Love," pursuant to his will on file in Prince Edward Co., VA, filed 3rd February 1857.

Chappell Love and Thomas Haskins were partners in the following deed. Thomas E. Haskins, Sr. (1798-1872) m. Pamela C. Scott (d. Aug. 1824), daughter of Edward F. Scott (d. bef April 1818) and Elizabeth Redd (1777-bef 1835) and granddaughter of George Redd (1751-1818) and Elizabeth (his first wife, died July 1810)

Redd to Haskins & Love
Prince Edward County Deeds Book 15:372
July 24, 1815

This Indenture made this twenty fourth day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and fifteen between GEORGE REDD and ELIZABETH his wife of the county of Mecklenburg of the one part and THOMAS HASKINS & CHAPPEL LOVE of the county of Prince Edward of the other part Witnesseth that the said GEORGE REDD and ELIZABETH his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty pounds to them secured to be paid, they the said GEORGE REDD and ELIZABETH his wife have granted bargained and sold, and by these presents grant, bargain, alien, sell, infeoff and forever confirm unto the said THOMAS HASKINS and CHAPPEL LOVE one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Prince Edward, containing by estimation one hundred and nineteen acres more or less and bounded as follows viz. beginning on a hickory on the West fork of Mountain Creek, thence along MILLERs line to the east fork of said creek, thence down the creek to where MILLERs line leaves it, thence along his line to a corner post on OWENs line, thence along OWENs line nearly a west course across the creek where the roan oak rode crosses it, thence along said road in OWENs line to where the line leaves it, thence in OWENS line to a corner pine on REDDS fence, thence a south course across the Roan oak road to EDWARD SCOTTs corner on a poplar stump, thence along an east course to a hickory on the creek at the beginning. To have and to hold the aforesaid Tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances unto them the said THOMAS HASKINS and CHAPPEL LOVE their heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of them the said THOMAS HASKINS and CHAPPEL LOVE their heirs and assigns forever and the said GEORGE REDD and ELIZABETH his wife do hereby covenant and agree with the said THOMAS HASKINS and CHAPPEL LOVE and their heirs and assigns that they the said GEORGE REDD and ELIZABETH his wife and their heirs executors and admnrs shall and will forever warrant and defend the right title and interest in and to the said Tract of land with all its appurtenances unto them the said THOMAS HASKINS and CHAPPEL LOVE their heirs and assigns forever, against the claim right and demand of them the said GEORGE REDD and ELIZABETH his wife and against their claims, right, title and demand of all and every person or persons whatsoever. In Witness whereof the parties have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day first written.
Signed sealed & acknowledged                     GEORGE REDD [Seal]
in presence of                                   ELIZABETH REDD [Seal]
RICHARD [his X mark] OVERTON
JOSIAH GUIDE
HAWSON [his X mark] CARTER, JP
JNO B. GOODE, J.P.
JOHN HUTCHISON, S.C.

Mecklenburg County to wit: We JOHN B. GOODE and JOHN HUTERSON magisrates of the said County do hereby certify that GEORGE REDD and ELIZABETH REDD parties to the within conveyance, have duly acknowledged the same before us, on the 7th day of November one thousand eight hundred and fifteen & desired us to certify the said acknowledgment to the clerk of the County Court of Prince Edward, in order that the said conveyance may be recorded, as witness our hands and seals
                                          JNO B. GOODE [Seal]
                                          JOHN HUTCHISON [Seal]

Mecklenburg County to wit: We JOHN B. GOODE and JOHN HUTCHISON justices of the peace in the county aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that ELIZABETH REDD the wife of GEORGE REDD, parties to a certain deed for the conveyance of real estate, to THOMAS HASKINS and CHAPPEL LOVE, bearing date the twenty fourth day of July eighteen hundred and fifteen and hereto annexed, personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid, and being examined by us, privily and apart from her husband, and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her she the said ELIZABETH REDD acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the same and that she wishes not to retract it. Given under our hands and seals this 7th day of November 1815.
                                          JNO B. GOODE [Seal]
                                          JOHN HUTCHISON [Seal]

At a court held for Prince Edwrd County November the 21st 1815 This Indenture with the Certificats of acknowledgment annexed was presented in Court, ordered that the same be recorded.
                                   Teste:       B.J. WORSHAM, DC

John Watson (1773-1857)

Will on file Prince Edward County, VA in 1857 Will dated 1854, probated 1856. Gave to John Bondurant, John Watson, son of Littleberry, and John Watson, son of Allen, household furniture, etc.; sister, Martha Love, wife of Chappell Love, legacy; sister, Sally Bondurant, legacy. Frees slaves and sends them to Liberia. Divides lands in Charlotte County and Prince Edward county into six equal parts; one part given to brother, Littleberry Watson, one part each to brother Allen, sister Sally Bondurant, sister Nancy Allen, sister Martha Love, and one part to four of brother Benjamin Watson's children,--Louisiana, Samuel, Elizabeth and James,--"subject to removal of slaves on the above lands." Provides money for slaves in Liberia. Friends, Robert J. Smith and Joseph Dupuy, executors, and by codicil, William F. Scott added. At Circuit Court, 1856, will contested by Littleberry Watson, Sally J. Bondurant, Martha Love, Nancy Allen, Davis Lee and Elizabeth, his wife, Louisiana Watson, Robert Shackleton and Mary Ann, his wife. Jury impaneled and found for the will. Smith and Dupuy qualified as executors; gave bond, $80,000. Inventory and appraisement in Charlotte County, slaves valued at $17,200.; in Prince Edward County, slaves valued at $18,175.; total personal estate in Prince Edward County $37,859.16; total personal estate in Charlotte county, $18,672. Inventory and approasement made by commissioners appointed by Circuit Court, $61,791.90. Executors' account shows sixty-six negroes sent to Liberia. Prince Edward Superior Court W.B., p. 67.

·       Davis Lee (1812-1879) and Elizabeth DeJarnet Watson (1808-1875, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Allen Watson (1775- ) and Dicia DeJarnet (1782- ) were the parents of
·       James B. Lee (Abt 1848- ) who married Lockie Virginia Redd (Abt. 1852), the daughter of Frank Dabney Redd (1825-1900) and Ann Elizabeth Watson (1821-1890).

·       Robert Lecky Shackleton (1807 - ) and Mary Ann Rebecca Watson (b. Abt 1812, daughter of Matthew Edward Andrew Hercules Nelson Watson (1789-1831) and Unk; granddaughter of Josiah Watson (1774-1827) and Mary “Polly” Nelson d. 1836).
·       Their son, James A. “JNA” Shackleton (b. 1842) m. Mary Agnes Arvine (b. 1845).
·       Their daughter, Virginia L. Shackleton (Oct. 18, 1885-Abt 1942) m. George Washington Redd, III (b. Abt 1886, son of George Washington Redd, Jr. (1854-1933) and Sarah Louisa “Luly” Dupuy (1853-1929), daughter of Joseph J. Dupuy (1804-1869) and Sarah Ann Watkins Walker (1818-1864).










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