I am chasing WATTS/WATS/WATT/WATSON of Buncombe (later Haywood) County, NC. Abbott is NOT(!) my line, but thought this ABBOTT tidbit could prove interesting for you Levi ABBOTT (1814-1885)of Buncombe County, NC, married in 1833 Haywood Co, NC Theodocia "Docia" HENDERSON. Levi's sister Susan Martha Anderson ABBOTT (1829-1912) married David M. WATTS (Sr.)
Now....strange twist in that "my" ancestor Levi Watts (b. 1829) and older siblings were found living during the 1830's to 1840's in Hall - Lumpkin Counties of Georgia. By 1849 had obtained Bounty Land for their military services in Blount County, Alabama (which later became parts of Winston, Cullman, and Walker Counties).
Trying to connect MY Alabama WATTSes with David M. WATTS. BTW. David and wife Susan named a daughter Theodocia/Docia WATTS. To me, it looks as if your William ABBOTT b. 1838 in Lumpkin Co, GA is the son of Levi WATTS (and nephew to Susan ABBOTT WATTS). Just my opinion....
I hope this information proves helpful to you in some way, J. Spaulding
Los Angeles Public Library Book, "The Heritage of Old Buncombe County North Carolina" Vol 2 (1987), Doris Cline Ward, Editor:
p. 69: William P. Abbott b. 7 Jan 1838 SC or GA or TN?, A Civil War Veteran was were 2 brothers Kims and Starlin.Bro. Kims ran General Store in Gainsville, Georgia.Parents Levi Abbott (1812-1885) and Dotia Henderson (1811-1888). Dotia's maiden name verified by book "The Annals of Haywood Co" and records in Wm's Bible.Levi had a sister, Susie who married a WATTS and lived in South Hominy. (more family listed) ///