20. John WILLIAMS2,5 was born on 4 November 1737 in Hanover County, Virginia. He died in 1794 at the age of 57 in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
Lived in Mecklenburg Co VA. There is a will in 1794 (perhaps in Mecklenburg?) when he is of District 96, SC and refers to his Uncle, Capt. John Williams of the same place. Others believe this will, probated 14 Oct 1794 in Edgefield Co was his.
He had moved to District 96, SC, on Mudlick Creek in 1771 or 1772.
John WILLIAMS, 1737-1794 was a member of the provincial Congress that met in Charleston on January 11, 1775. He served in the Revolutionary War. During the Revolution, his family lived at Laurens District, South Carolina, and were members of the Little River Presbyterian Church.
From post to NCCASWEL, Rootsweb mail list, 1 Sep 2005 by E.W.Wallace.
John William, S.D. [son of Daniel], was noted in the colonial Granville Co NC tax records. District 96, SC was later Laurens Co.
Mecklenburg Co VA Marriage Records, p.118
16 Mar 1759. John Williams and Mary Atwood. James Atwood Consents. Witness to consent: Dan Williams, Jr and George Forest. Surety: Richard Atwood.
John married (1) to Mary Atwood and (2) to Anna Maria Gooch or Gouge, widow of Joseph Minter who had died circa 1784.
John had a son, Duke Williams, born ca 1765 probably in Granville Co, NC, who died 1796 in Edgefield. He married Martha "Patsy" Campbell, daughter of Capt. Agnus Campbell & Martha Logan. Duke kept a tavern in Laurens Co but moved after 1789 to Edgefield District.
This FindAGrave post seems to have good information.
John WILLIAMS and Mary ATWOOD were married on 16 March 1759 in Amelia County, Virginia. Mary ATWOOD was born (date unknown).
John WILLIAMS and Mary ATWOOD had the following children:
|Duke WILLIAMS was born circa 1765 in Granville County, North Carolina. He died in 1795 at the age of 30 in Edgefield County, South Carolina.|
|James Atwood WILLIAMS.|
John WILLIAMS and Anna Maria GOOCH/GOUGE were married circa 1785. Anna Maria GOOCH/GOUGE died in 1802 in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
Said to be the widow Minter when she married John Williams. She had several Minter children.
She was the daughter of John GOOCH Sr. and <Mary>, in probably Caroline Co.,
VA. Anna was born in Caroline Co., VA. She died about 1802 in Edgefield Co.,
SC. She first married Joseph Minter, then John Williams.
In the Name of God, Amen, this being the Last Will and Testament of
Annameriah Williams, being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory and
calling to mind that it is appointed for all people once to die and after death
to judgment, do recommend my soul to God, that gave it me and my body, I leave
to the discretion of my executors and friends to be buried in a decent and
Christian like manner, and as to my worldly goods, I give and bequeath in
manner and form following (Viz).
First, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Elam, one negro boy named
Pleasant, to be at her death at her own dispose without any claim or right of
her husband John Elam to mollest or claim the negro Pleasant.
Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Salley Terry, wife of
William Terry, one negro girl Lucey, to her and her heirs and assigns for ever.
Thirdly, My will and desire is that my daughter Marsey Partman should have
the use of a negro girl named Rose, but if her husband Henry Partman should
deprive my daughter Marsey of the said negro girl Rose, then my will and desire
is that the said negro girl Rose to be at the will of my executor, John Terry
to take and use or hire as he should think best to be done and pay to my
daughter Marsey Partman the net proceeds of her labor annually. At the death
of my daughter Marsey Partman, the said Rose and her increase from this present
date to be equally divided between the children of my daughter Marsey Partman.
Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Annameriah Terry, one negro
girl named Amey, to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Elizabeth Terry, daughter
of John Terry, one bed and furniture, to her and her heirs and assigns for
Sixthly, I give and bequeath unto my four grand children, namely
Annameriah Jones, Ezebell Clement, Stephen Clement and Betsy Roten, one negro
girl named Ester, to be sold at my decease by my executor and the money arising
from the sale of the said negro girl, Ester, to be equally divided between the
above named four grandchildren, but my will and desire is that the part that is
bequeathed to my grand daughter Betsey Roten to be disposed in the hands of my
executor and to be applied to the use of the said Betsey Roten as he shall
think necessity requires.
Seventhly, I give and bequeath unto my two grandsons, namely, William
Minter and Joseph Minter, the plantation and tract of land I now live on, which
contains one hundred and ten acres to be equally divided between both at my
decease, to them and their heirs or assigns forever, and I also give and
bequeath to my grandson Joseph Minter one cow and calf, one sow and pigs and
two ewes and lambs.
Eighthly, My will and desire further, is that all
remaining part of my estate not bequeathed, to be sold by my executor and the
money arising from the sales to be applied as follow. To wit my executor John
Terry to receive sixty dollars for part services. My four children now living,
namely Mary Elam, Sally Terry, Marsey Partman, and Annameriah Terry, two thirds
of the remainder and my six grandchildren, namely, Annameriah Jones, Ezebell
Clement, Stephen Clement, William Minter, Betsey Roten and Joseph Minter have
to the other third part, to be divided as follows. To wit Annameriah Jones,
Ezebell Clement, Stephen Clement and Betsey Roten to have one half of the said
third part and William Minter and Joseph Minter to receive the other half of
the third part remaining. But my will and desire is the part to be paid to my
daughter Mary Elam should be paid to her self and applied as she think proper
without being subject to the use or control of her husband John Elam, and
likewise my will and intent is that part to be paid to my granddaughter that
continue in the hands of my executor and be applied for the use of my
granddaughter Betsey Roten as he shall think necessity requires. And also my
desire is that the part to be paid to my daughter Marsey Partman shall be left
in the hands of my executor and by him paid as he shall think most for her
benefit. Ninthly, I complete and appoint my son in law John Terry my sole
executor of this my Last Will and testament.
Tenthly, I hereby disannul and revoke all former will or wills whatsoever.
Given under my hand and seal this third day of February and anno domino 1802,
and in the twenty sixth year of America independency.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of
Signed: Annameriah (X) Williams (SEAL)
The words William Minter and Joseph Minter inter lined before signed in 52
South Carolina, Edgefield District. By John Simkins Esquire Ordinary.
Personally appeared before me Obediah Clement and Elijah Bird who being duly
sworn, do make oath and say they was present and saw Annameriah Williams, sign
seal, publish and deliver the within to be her Last Will and Testament, and
that the said Annameriah was then of sound and disposing mind and memory to the
best of the deponants knowledge and belief, at the same time qualified John
Terry executor. Given under my hand at my office the sixth day of September
Jn. Simkins C.E.C.
Recorded in will Book "A" pages 170 and 171. Recorded Nov 18, 1802. Box 47
Source: From Edgefield County, South Carolina Old Wills, Book A-B, 1787-1806,
Volume I. Compiled by Mrs. Frances Terry Ingmire, 10166 Clairmont Drive, St.
Louis, Missouri 63136, Copyright 1982.