Thomas Watts, of Lynches Creek

How are you related to Thomas Watts, of Lynches Creek?

Connect to the World Family Tree to find out

Thomas Watts, of Lynches Creek's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Thomas Watts

Death: October 15, 1792 (69-70)
Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Tabitha Watts
Father of Benjamin Watts; Tabitha Watts; Isaiah Watts; John Watts and Julius Watts

Managed by: Diana Collins
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Thomas Watts, of Lynches Creek

Not the same as Thomas Watts, Sr. & not the son of Francis Watts, of Craven County & Ann Watts

Thomas Watts was born 1722 in Prince William County Virginia, and died October 15, 1792 in Kershaw County, SC..He married Tabitha Bet. 1739 - 1773.She was born Bet. 1715 - 1742, and died Bet. 1771 - 1830.

Children of Thomas Watts and Tabitha are:

  • + 3 i. Benjamin3 Watts, born May 02, 1756; died February 03, 1834.
  • + 4 ii. Julius Alexander Watts, born September 24, 1769 in Sumter District, SC.; died December 29, 1852 in Sumter District, SC..
  • + 5 iii. Isaiah Watts, born Abt. 1771; died Unknown.
  • + 6 iv. John Watts, born 1754 in Virginia; died February 16, 1803 in Washington County, GA.

Thomas Watts of Lynches Creek, South Carolina who married Tabitha. That family has been excellently researched by the preeminent genealogist Elizabeth Shown Mills.


Tentatively, evidence suggests two clusters of Watts in the region that became Fairfield and Kershaw.

Lynches Creek, along the eastern border of present Kershaw County: specifically Thomas, Tabitha, and their son John who is said to be a patriot officer in the Revolutionary War. No evidence yet places them in the areas that became western Kershaw and Fairfield.

31 MARCH 1777
Land sale.

“Lease and release. 31 March 1777, Thomas Watts of Craven County, planter, to Richard Middleton of same county, gentleman, for £100 SC money, 150 acres on SW side Great Lynches Creek on a branch of said creek called Jumping Gully adj. land of Jacob Holly, plat recorded n Secretary’s Office in Book FFF, page 14, and in the Auditor’s Office in Book K. No. 10, page 211. Thomas Watts (T), Tabitha Watts (LS), Wit: William Jurdon, John Watts, Wm. Andrew. Proved 12 February 1783 before Andrew Baskin, J.P., by the oath of John Watts. Recorded 7 June 1786.153

Thomas and Tabitha still retained ownership of Thomas’s his 200‐acre grant. They would not leave Lynches’ Creek.


  1. (lists wrong parents)
view all

Thomas Watts, of Lynches Creek's Timeline

September 24, 1769
Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, United States
October 15, 1792
Age 70
Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States