WATTS FAMILY

 

     I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed all the photos posted on your site, especially those attributed to the R P Watts studio in Lott.  I have a photo of a Murphy ancestor that was taken in that same studio with the same backdrop.

 

     There was a Watts family closely connected to the Murphy family I research, so I wondered if R P might be one of those.  Sure enough, he came from the same county, Butler, in Alabama.  I don't know if anyone is interested in R P Watts, but I found the following on the LDS 1880 online census at familysearch.org.

 

I found Rufus P Watts in Greenville, Butler County, Al 1880, pg 312A :

Vinson T. WATTS 

 Self 

 M 

 Male 

 W 

 67 

 GA 

 Retired Merchant 

 VA 

 VA 

 Fannie E. WATTS 

 Wife 

 M 

 Female 

 W 

 38 

 AL 

 Keeping House 

 GA 

 GA 

 Rufus P. WATTS 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 32 

 AL 

 Photography 

 GA 

 KY 

( According to a Worldconnect database, Rufus Paton Watts died in Amarillo, TX in 1934.)

 

     The Murphys and relatives of Vinson T Watts were neighbors in Butler Springs and intermarried. 

 

 

Wilda Murphy
Butler County ALGenweb site manager

http://www.rootsweb.com/~albutler/