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Cherokee connection to Gillespies from NC to GA

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  • Connie Mac
    http://www.angelfire.com/home/spiritofthedove/ginnyswattsinfo.html Cherokee connection to Gillespie family Watts family has Cherokee lineage PLEASANT WILLIAM
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      Cherokee connection to Gillespie family
      Watts family has Cherokee lineage

      PLEASANT WILLIAM WATTS:

      Pleasant was born November 1, 1796 in Buncombe County, N.C. He died
      March 18, 1857 in Fairmount, Gordon County, GA. He married MARY
      (Polly) ELVIRA GILLESPIE on October 21, 1821 in Burk County, N.C.
      Mary was born May 23, 1805 in McDowell County, N.C. and died
      February 4, 1884 in Fairmount, Gordon County, GA. Both Pleasant and
      Mary are buried in the Watts Family Cemetery on the Hendrix Farm in
      Gordon County, GA along with several of their children and
      grandchildren.

      From SKETCHES OF RAYBUN COUNTY by Andrew Jackson Ritchie, copyright
      1948 by Andrew J. Ritchey. Page 218 - The Watts Family:

      "While it must remain forever to the credit of the one frontiersman
      John Watts (Pleasant's brother) for planting the Watts family in
      this country, the most interesting character of the name was
      Pleasant Watts. He came into the county from Buncombe County, N.C.
      He seems to have had some money and to have been a speculator in
      land transactions. As early as 1823 he purchased from George W.
      Crawford of Haywood County, North Carolina, part of lot 148 in the
      Valley district, containing 133 acres for $300. In 1824 he bought
      lot 145 in the Valley, paying $125 for the 250 acres. In 1828 he
      purchased lot 134 in the same district, containing 250 acres for
      $600.00.

      "All of the land purchases above mentioned were in the Valley and
      are examples of other purchases in that district. In 1825 he sold
      part of lot 148 for $300.00. In 1828 he sold part of lot 124 on the
      east side of the Tennessee River to WILLIAM GILLESPIE (his brother-
      in-law).
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