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27. RACHEL PIKE was born on 10 October 1746 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia.1 She died on 5 August 1789 at the age of 42 in Surry County, North Carolina.1

Rachel died giving birth to twins.

RACHEL PIKE and ISAAC WILLIAMS were married on 24 January 1765 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina.1,19,22 ISAAC WILLIAMS1,2,12,23,24, son of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and MARGARET [WILLIAMS], was born on 7 November 1742 in Gwynedd, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 He died circa 1828 at the age of 86 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.

Cane Creek MM: 1765, 1st month, 24th day. Rachel, daughter of John & Abigail Pike of Orange Co married Isaac Williams.
Cane Creek located in what is now Alamance Co NC; established 1751

The Williams family was at Cane Creek, Orange Co NC before the Revolution. One of original members of the Friends Meeting at Deep River in 1778, at Westfield NC in 1786, and Lost Creek TN in 1797 [Jefferson Co TN]. The family had lived in Guilford and Surry Counties in NC.

Cane Creek MM: 1772, 8th m, 1st d. Isaac Williams & family granted certificate. Rachel Williams [with husband] and children granted certificate to New Garden MM.

Deep River MM. First setting of the new meeting was 1778, 9th mo, 7th d. Isaac Williams was listed among the original membership. His sister Elizabeth & brother-in-law Nathan Pike were also there. Deep River was in the western part of Guilford Co NC.
1792, 2nd mo, 6th d. Isaac Williams and family [daughters Margaret & Rachel] granted certificate to Westfield MM, Hamilton Co IN.
Deep River was in Guilford Co NC, established 1778.

Hannah, 2nd wife, was the daughter of Thomas Beals and Sarah Antrim.


Westfield MM. 1792, 4th m, 21st d. Isaac Williams and children Margaret, Rachel, Isaac, Richard & Abel, received on certificate from Deep River MM, date 1792, 2, 6.
1792, 12th mo, 26th d. Isaac Williams of Jefferson Co, South Western Territory, son of William, deceased, and Margaret, married Hannah Beals.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~quakers/westfield.htm
The Westfield Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, better known in this area as "Old Westfield", is the oldest church in Surry or Stokes County and probably the oldest religious group in Northwest North Carolina this side of the Moravian settlements of what is now Winston Salem. The Meeting dates back to the 1760's when pioneer Quakers from New Garden (now Guilford College) crossed Quaker Gap of the Sauratown mountains to plant a new community in the valleys of Big Creek and Tom's Creek.
Early Quakers began holding meetings at Westfield by 1772 under the care of New Garden Quarterly Meeting and continued until the monthly meeting was established in 1786....
New Garden regarded the work as a mission project and since it was located west of New Garden it was referred to as, "The Western Field." Thus comes the name, "Westfield

Deep River MM 1797, 5th mo, 1st d. Priscilla & Mary Williams granted certificate to Cane Creek MM.

Cane Creek MM
1797, 7th m, 5th d. Priscilla & Mary Williams, minor children of Isaac, received on certificate from Deep River MM, dated 1797, 5, 1.

1808, 12th m, 3rd d. Priscilla & Mary Williams granted certificate to Lost Creek MM, Tennessee.

Lost Creek MM, Jefferson Co, Tennessee, was established on the 20th of the 5th month in 1797 near the present town of New Market. Isaac Williams and children from Deep River were received at Westfield, but lived near Lost Creek, on 1792, 4th m, 21 d. Jesse Adamson and children were also received at NewHope from Deep River in 1795, 12th mo, 26th d.
1799, 9th m, 21st d. Isaac Williams was chosen overseer.
1800, 9th m, 20th d. Hannah William chosen overseer.
Isaac Jr. was disowned from the Lost Creek Monthly Meeting in 1801, 7th mo, 20th d.
1808, 12th m, 31st d. Priscilla and Mary Williams received from Cane Creek MM, dated 1808, 12, 3.


From RACHEL WILLIAMS ADAMSON AND HER HOOSIER CLAN:
Isaac Williams came to Cane Creek from Loudown Co VA and married Rachel Pike. Some of their children born in Orange Co NC. Before the Revolution the family moved to the Yadkin Valley, Surry Co, where Rachel was born in 1776 and Isaac Jr in 1779.
In 1792 the family moved to Jefferson Co SW Territory. Certificate of removal 21 Apr names children Margaret, Rachel, Isaac, Richard & Abel. [Ruth probably already married.] Rachel had died in 1789 at the birth of twins.
Adamson followed the general trend - Cane Creek, Deep River, New Hope, and Lost Creek.

An Isaac Williams died in Jefferson Co, now Cocke Co TN, circa 1828. It isn't Isaac Jr who died much later. The Pike Family History book gives a year of 1824 for the death of Isaac but that agrees with neither.

RACHEL PIKE and ISAAC WILLIAMS had the following children:

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John WILLIAMS4 was born on 19 December 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina.20 He died about 1855 at the age of 90 in Orange County, North Carolina.12

John Williams was disowned from New Hope Monthly Meeting, 1795.
New Hope was in Greene Co TN. He is said to have married a Ms. Spear - they had eight children.

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Abigail WILLIAMS12 was born on 28 June 1768 in Orange County, North Carolina.20 She died about 1862 at the age of 94.

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William WILLIAMS4 was born on 14 June 1770 in Orange County, North Carolina.20 He died about 1860 at the age of 90.12

William was disowned from the Quaker monthly meeting for marrying out of unity, 1795.

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Margaret WILLIAMS24 was born on 27 December 1771 in Orange County, North Carolina.20 She died about 1865 at the age of 94.12

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RUTH WILLIAMS.

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Rachel WILLIAMS.

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Capt. Isaac WILLIAMS Jr..

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Richard WILLIAMS24,25 was born on 16 September 1781.26

Richard, son of Isaac Williams, was was "dis mcd" or disowned as having married contrary to discipline, from the Lost Creek Monthly Meeting in 1804, 11th mo, 24th day.

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Abel Lewis WILLIAMS12,24,27 was born on 30 December 1786.26

Abel married Talitha Keener, 16 Mar 1811, Knox Co, TN. They had five children.
He was also disowned by the Quakers in 1811 for marrying out of the discipline.

1822 JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1822 TAX LIST
CAPTAIN EVAN'S COMPANY
Isaac WILLIAMS 80 acres
CAPT. BAKER'S COMPANY
Eleanor ADAMSON 163 acres
Simon ADAMSON 230 acres 1WP
John RUTH 354 acres 1WP
Abel WILLIAMS 1WP
CAPT. MANARDS COMPANY
Jesse ADAMSON 142 acres 1WP John

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Priscilla WILLIAMS12 was born on 5 August 1789 in Surry County, North Carolina.20

Priscilla and Mary were twins. Priscilla married a Mr. Fresh.

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Mary WILLIAMS2,28,29 was born on 5 August 1789 in Surry County, North Carolina.20 She died on 2 March 1811 at the age of 21 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.26

Priscilla and Mary were twins. Their mother died when they were born.

They may have stayed in Surry Co to live with relatives:

Deep River MM 1797, 5th mo, 1st d. Priscilla & Mary Williams granted certificate to Cane Creek MM.

Cane Creek MM
1797, 7th m, 5th d. Priscilla & Mary Williams, minor children of Isaac deceased, received on certificate from Deep River MM, dated 1797, 5, 1.
1808, 12th m, 3rd d. Priscilla & Mary Williams granted certificate to Lost Creek MM, Tennessee.

Lost Creek MM
1808, 12th m, 31st d. Priscilla & Mary received on certificate from Cane Creek MM.

Lost Creek MM
1811, 3rd m, 2nd d. Mary William, daughter of Isaac, died.