Watts, John

BORN 27 Aug 1749, New York City, New York - DIED 3 Sep 1836, New York City, New York
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Trinity Churchyard, 75 Broadway, Manhattan

John Watts was the son of another John Watts (1715-1789). In 1774 he was appointed Recorder of New York City, the last person to hold this position under the English Crown. He married his cousin Jane De Lancey (1756-1809). From 1791 to 1793 he was a member of the New York State Assembly and also its Speaker.

As a Federalist he was a member of the third Congress of the United States (1793-1795). When he ran for re-election he was defeated by Edward Livingston. From 1802 to 1807 he served as a judge in Westchester County, New York.


The grave of John Watts at Trinity Churchyard, New York City.
Picture by Androom (21 Apr 2010)


Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Watts_(New_York)

Waugh, Andrew Scott

Published: 16 Jan 2011
Last update: 25 Feb 2022