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2. John WILLIAMS2 was born on 26 July 1704 in Virginia.5 He died in 1735 at the age of 31 in Hanover County, Virginia.3,7

This John is seen sometimes on the Internet as being born ca 1690, marrying Sarah Henderson, a cousin, in Dec of 1711.

Evelyn Wallace has this John Williams, brother of Daniel, as the John Williams who patented land on Willis's Creek, a tributary of Byrd Creek in Goochland.
Goochland Wills & Deeds, p.12: 20 Sep 1737. John Williams Senr of Hanover Co to John Williams Jr of Goochland, his son. Land on North Side James River on branches of Tuckahoe Creek. 425 acres patented 31 Oct 1716. Witnesses were Henry & Ralph Graves. Rec. 21 Mar 1737.

The webpage "Early Descendants of John Williams" has a birth of 26 Jul 1704 and states he married Mary Womack. His son John was a North Carolina Supreme Court Judge. The birth date is more realistic with other facts known. There is no indication they were in Goochland, but it's possible they were there before going to North Carolina.

Other children said to be Charles, William, Nathaniel who married Elizabeth Keeling, half-sister to the mother of George Washington, and Agatha who married Col. Robert Burton of Granville Co NC.

John WILLIAMS had the following children:

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Judge John WILLIAMS2 died in 1799 in Granville County, North Carolina.8

John was born 4 Mar 1731 in Hanover and died 10 Oct 1779. He is buried in a cemetery at Montpelier, NC. He married Agnes Bullock, 12 Nov 1759, Granville Co NC. He was a co-founder of the University of North Carolina, served as a delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1775 and to the Continental Congress, and served as a NC Supreme Court Judge.

WILLIAMS, John, (1731 - 1799)
WILLIAMS, John, a Delegate from North Carolina; born in Hanover County, Va., March 14, 1731; moved to North Carolina in 1745 with his parents, who settled in Granville County; donated the land and laid out the town of Williamsboro, N.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Williamsboro; one of the founders of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; deputy attorney general in 1768; delegate to the Provincial Congress of 1775; member of the State house of commons in 1777 and 1778 and served as speaker; Member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779; judge of the supreme court of North Carolina from 1779 until his death in Montpelier, near Williamsboro, N.C., October 10, 1799; interment in the family cemetery, Montpelier, N.C.
Biographical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress; online