Charles Watts


In 1790, Charles Watts was listed on the first Federal Census as living alone in the first ward.

Our sweep of "community-based resources" has not yet yielded additional information the life of Charles Watts.

Perhaps this was the same individual who posted the following advertisement in a New York newspaper in January 1797. I hereby oblige myself to pay to any good workman, who is capable of doing the general run of Cabinet-work seventy-five percent advance on the New London book of Cabinet prices, published in 1793, in advertisement of Charles Watts, The Diary (New York), January 23, 1797 (Gottesman, 2:131).

Or was he a kinsman of the transplanted New York attorney and jurist who died in Louisiana in 1851 at the age of sixty-two?

Other possible identities include Virginia plantation society or a music teacher in Montreal in 1789.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Charles Watts has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/20/07