Sergeant Major William W. Watts, b. Virginia
I'm looking for any information on William W. Watts. Especially where he may have been after his discharge in Louisiana in 1815. I believe he may have been born in either Culpeper or Fauquier Co., Virginia about 1778.
This is what I currently know about him.
From U. S. Army enlistments
No. 5522, Watts, William W., Rank Sergeant, Reg. 5th U. S. Inf., Commanding Officer Capt. N. Long. (I identified him Nimrod Long of Culpeper Co., VA.)
Description: 5 ft., 11 3/4 inches tall, eyes grey, hair brown, fair complexion, age 31, b. Virginia.
Enlisted June 7, 1808, by whom Capt. Long, period 5 years.
Monthly Return Sept. 30, Dec 31/08, and Jany 24/09 present. G. O. Camp Washington March 3/10, transferred to Capt Nicholas Co. Regtl Order July 20/10 (Capt. Nicholas Co.) present. Orders Sept. 19/10, Tried by Court Martial Neglect of Duty, acquitted. Again Sept. 23/10: disobedience of orders. To be reduced to a private. Pardoned.
Again Oct. 12/10. Conduct unbecoming a N. C. officer. Acquitted.
Capt. Walter H. Overton's Co. Book 213. 7th U. S. Inf., appointed Sergeant June 7/08, reduced Oct. 31/12, and promoted to Sergeant Jany 1/13. Discharged June 6/13. Reenlisted by Captain Overton, at Fort Claiborne, Sept. 18/13 for the war, aged 37 years. Appointed Sergeant Sept. 18/13. Discharged at Fort Claiborne, La, May 31/15, term expired. See pension case.
U. S. Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926
Affiliate Pub. No. T316, Affilate Film No. 7
Watts, William W.
Sergeant Major, 8th U. S. Inf., Discharged 1817
Class Inv., Application No. 18820
Arkansas Co., Arkansas -- Land Warrant for 160 acres to William W. Watts on April 16, 1821 for his service in Capt. Walter Overton's Co. of the 7th Infantry Regiment (War of 1812).