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Generation No. 1

1. BENJAMIN WILLIAMS was born Abt. 1733, and died Abt. 1797 in Chester County, Camden District, SC. He married (1) REBECCA LOCKERT Abt. 1752. She was born Abt. 1736, and died Abt. 1756. He married (2) MARGARET LOCKERT Abt. 1760.

Notes for BENJAMIN WILLIAMS:
Benjamin Williams married Rebecca Lockert about 1752. Two children followed, William (born 1753) and Rebekah (born 1754). Rebecca, Benjamin's wife, died sometime between 1754 and 1760.

Benjamin's second wife was Margaret Lockert, the sister of his first wife, Rebecca Lockert.

The earliest sure record involving land owned by Benjamin is in the "South Carolina Colonial Plat Books, Volume 9", on page 141 (on file at the SC Archives and History Center). The plat was certified on February 23, 1765 and states..."laid out unto Benjamin Williams a tract of two hundred acres of land on the branches of the Flat Rock Creek, in Craven County Bounding on all sides by vacant land". This area will later be called Flat Rock Twp., Kershaw District, SC, where many of Benjamin's descendants will live. It should be noted that Flat Rock Creek and Hanging Rock Creek are situated close together and this area is referred to by both names over the years.

Two transactions of land involving Benjamin are shown in Deed Book "G" of Kershaw County, SC, pages 103 and 104:

On July 16, 1779, a Joshua Williams of Colleton County, Charleston District sold to Benjamin Williams of Camden District 100 acres of land situated on a branch of Lynches Creek, called Hanging Rock at a cost of 10 shillings. This land was bounded on the northeast by lands of Reason Rutledge and on the northwest by lands of John Lockert. The names Joshua Williams and Elizabeth Williams are at the bottom of the document. It also states that Elizabeth is the wife of Joshua. Due to the fact of the little sum for which it was sold to Benjamin it would appear that Joshua and Benjamin may be close relations or that Benjamin may have been a son or a brother of Joshua.

Also on July 16, 1779, the same Joshua Williams above seems to sell more land to Benjamin Williams. However, this land seems to be in the same location as the land in the above paragraph as it is bordered on the northeast by lands of Reason Rutledge and on the northwest by lands of John Lockert. The wording in parts of this document is confusing as both 100 acres and 500 acres are mentioned. What is clearly stated is that the 100 acres was origianlly granted to Joshua Williams on September 19, 1770 by the Honorable William Bull, Lieutenant General and Commander In Chief of the Province of South Carolina. The names Joshua Williams and Elizabeth Williams are again at the bottom of this document. This land will be given to Benjamin's eldest son, William, who named his eldest son Joshua. An additional fact about the elder Joshua Williams of Colleton County is that he owned at least 2,100 acres in Colleton and Granville Counties of South Carolina.

The actual record of the land grant to the Joshua Williams mentioned in the above paragraph can be found in the "South Carolina Colonial Land Grants (Royal Grants), Volume 21" on page 139 (on file at the SC Archives and History Center). An abstract of this grant is ......King George the Third grants to Joshua Williams one hundred acres situated on a small branch of Lynches Creek called the Hanging Rock in Craven County, Bounding Northeastwardly on land laid out for Reason Rutlege, Northwestwardly on John Lockharts land, and Southwardly on vacant land. It is dated September 19, 1770 and is signed by the Honorable William Bull, Esqr., Lieu. Governor and Cammander in chief in and over the Province of South Carolina.

There is no evidence that Benjamin Williams ever lived on the land he owned in the Hanging Rock area (later will become Flat Rock Twp., Kershaw County). However, his son William Williams and daughter-inlaw Lucy Horton Williams and their descendants had possession of this land and other nearby tracts of land from the late 1700s until the present.

There are two books that deal with early land records of South Carolina that make mention of a Benjamin Williams:

Book 1: "Petitions for Land From South Carolina Council Journals, Volume V: 1757-1765":

Under the heading "Meeting of Tuesday A. M. 6 December 1757", a Benjamin Williams is listed as petitioning His Excellency the Governor for certifying a platt of 150 acres in Craven County. It should be noted that Craven County was in existence until 1769 when it became Camden District. In 1798 Camden District was split into five Districts (Counties) to form Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield, Kershaw, and Sumter Districts.

Under heading "Meeting of Tuesday A. M. April 1762", a Benjamin Williams is on a list of elapsed Plats and Fiats delivered by the acting Attorney General & Secretary to the Clerk of Council. The land mentioned for Benjamin is 150 acres in Craven County.

Under heading "Meeting of Tuesday 5 February 1765", a list contains "Benjamin Williams, 200 acres on Flatt Rock Creek, and a Joshua Williams, 100 acres on Hanging Rock".

Book 2: "Citizens and Imigrants - South Carolina, 1768":

Under heading "Wednesday, 3 August 1768. Petitions for Warrants of Survey; Prolonging Warrants, and Certifying plats", William Williams is listed with 200 acres on flat Rocky Creek. On the same line and directly after "flat Rocky Creek", Benjamin Williams is listed.

Benjamin's major land holdings in the area he lived and died were in Chester County, SC, near the Lockart Shoals area of the Broad River (northwestern Chester Co.). Specifically, most of his land was between Turkey Creek and Bowles Creek, near the border of York County. There are numerous deeds of Benjamin's in the Chester County Courthouse. One very important deed is of a 1790 transaction between Benjamin and his son Moses which states "for the natural love of his son Moses Williams". Other deeds with the date of 1788 have the signature of William Williams and Lucy Williams of Lancaster County (before formation of Kershaw Co. from Lancaster Co.) who sell their land to Benjamin Williams, father of William and father-inlaw of Lucy. The witnesses to these deeds were Harburd Horton, a relative of Lucy Horton Williams, and Aaron Williams, a half brother of William.

The book "Reminiscences of York" lists the Williams family as one of the wealthy families from the lower portion of South Carolina that settled the Turkey Creek area. This is a direct reference to Benjamin's family as he was the first Williams to live in Turkey Creek.

The 1790 census has Benjamin Williams living in Chester County, Camden District, SC. Living next to Benjamin is his son, Moses Williams.

The names and birth dates of the children of Benjamin Williams as well as for the children of Benjamin's son Moses Williams came from a bible record on file at the National Archives, Washington, DC, article #W-9013. This file is the pension application submitted for Moses Williams Revolutionary War Service (see notes for Moses Williams). Included in this application is a statement about the bible record in which Esther Williams, daughter of Moses, states that "the first record, viz, Benjamin Williams' family, is in the handwwriting of John Williams and the second record Moses Williams' family is in the handwriting of James R. Williams." Also in Moses' pension application is a letter from S. W. Williams (Samuel Wright Williams) of Little Rock, AR to the Hon. J. R. Jones in Washington that is dated May 3, 1884 which correctly states that his father is Aaron Williams, born December 12, 1789 and that Aaron is the son of Moses Williams. He goes on to incorrectly state that the father of Moses Williams is William Williams born 1733. It has been proven from other accounts, deeds, and records, that Moses' father was Benjamin Williams (see notes for Moses Williams). He continues on to say that William Williams' (means to say Benjamin Williams') first wife was Rebecca born a Lockhart and his second wife was Margaret. Evidently, Samuel was unsure about his thinking on his ancestry as in his letter he requests a copy of the family record be sent to him. Samuel's letter is probably what initiated someone at the archives in Washington to alter the bible record birth dates of Benjamin Williams' children, William Williams (altered from March 15, 1753 to March 15, 1733) and Rebekah Williams (altered from May 6, 1754 to May 6, 1734) to suggest that William and Rebekah are old enough to be the parents of Moses Williams. Thank goodness that the original birth dates for William and Rebekah can still be read on the bible record. Even if Williams' actual birth date was altered to the point that it could not be read, his Revolutionay Pension Application submitted by his family in Kershaw District lists his birth date as March 15, 1753.

Benjamin's burial place is not known but he might be buried in Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. This church was and still is located just across the border of northwest Chester Co. in southwest York County. Benjamin's grandson Aaron Williams was Pastor of Bullock Creek from 1817 to 1833. Another grandson James R. Williams lived in Bullock Creek and probably attended Bullock Creek Church. Aaron and John Lockert were related to Benjamin by marriage and were also neighbors. Both of them are buried at Bullock Creek. Buried next to Aaron and John Lockert are some of Benjamin's great grandchildren; James Edwin Williams and George Davis Williams, sons of Rev. Aaron Williams.

Benjamin's will ( File #72, Package #114, Chester County Courthouse, SC) identifies a Rev. James Fowler as one of the Executors, who was a well known preacher living in the Turkey Creek area at the Chester - York County line. Due to this it would appear that Benjamin and Rev. Fowler knew one another very well. If Benjamin was not buried at Bulloch Creek Church he may have been buried at one of the churches Rev. Fowler pastored. Following is an abstract of Rev. Fowler's biography taken from the book "Rev. James Fowler and the Sandy River Church - Part I, by Jerry L. West": James Fowler was born about 1742 in one of the Northeastern states and came to South Carolina before the Revolutionary War, settling near Turkey Creek, near the York and Chester County line. He was brought up a Presbyterian but became a Baptist preacher. He became the Pastor of Sandy River Baptist Church (formed December 23, 1776 and will later become Upper Sandy River Baptist Church). On May 20, 1787, the Upper Sandy River Church gave birth to a daughter--Pacolet Baptist Church (now called Skull Shoals). The church was formed by Rev. Fowler and Rev. Isaac Edwards and was built on a two acre lot donated by William Scison. Rev. Fowler died in 1802 and all that is left of the Upper Sandy River Baptist Church above Turkey Creek is the stone-walled cemetery. The site of the church and cemetery is located about 100 yards east of Highway 322 where it intersects with Burris Road.

Benjamin Williams may have lived in Ireland prior to coming to America as determined by a Williams bible record found at the University of South Carolina Carolinianna Library which states that the information in it came from Ara Ann (Kitty) Williams VanHorn (daughter of William Lafayette Williams, granddaughter of Eli Williams, and great-granddaughter of William Williams). The record has information on Benjamin's son William and his descendants but also mentions that William was born in Ireland. It also has details on Eli and Mary Hollingsworth Truesdale Williams and their children. A full transcript of this record can be found in the notes for Ara Ann Elizabeth Williams in this generations report.

Special note of Recognition and thanks: Early on in my research of the Williams family, Ron Head, who is researching the Daniel Williams branch of this family, provided invaluable information on several early generations of the Benjamin Williams family. He indicated that most of this information was passed on to him by Bobbye C. Winston. My follow up and confirmation of this information yielded that the vast majority was very accurate. This gave me a solid foundation to build upon. I owe a great deal to both Ron and Bobbye. - David L. Todd, Jr., December 28, 2001

Supporting references:
1. Deeds in Chester County Courthouse, SC
- Book "F", page 122: From Benjamin Williams to Moses Williams, dated 1790 (100 acres)
- Book "F", page 120: From William Williams to Benjamin Williams, dated 1788 (200 acres)
- Book "F", page 118: From William Williams to Benjamin Williams, dated 1788 (200 acres)
2. Deed in Kershaw County Courthouse, SC
3. Benjamin's will, Chester County Courthouse, SC, File #72, Package #1141
4. Chester County, South Carolina, Minutes of County Court, 1785-1799 (Published Book)
5. Corroborative information from other genealogists
6. U.S. 1790 Census of South Carolina
7. Book: "Reminiscences of York", page 36.

More About BENJAMIN WILLIAMS:
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for REBECCA LOCKERT:
The actual spelling the "Lockhart" name by Rebecca's family in the 1700s and early 1800s was "Lockert". Her family lived in Chester Co. and Kershaw Co., SC.

Notes for MARGARET LOCKERT:
The "Lockhart" surname was spelled by Margaret's family as "Lockert" during the 1700s and 1800s (they lived in Chester Co. and Kershaw Co., SC).

Children of BENJAMIN WILLIAMS and REBECCA LOCKERT are:
2. i. WILLIAM2 WILLIAMS, b. March 15, 1753; d. September 20, 1831, Kershaw District, SC.
ii. REBEKAH WILLIAMS, b. May 06, 1754.


Children of BENJAMIN WILLIAMS and MARGARET LOCKERT are:
3. iii. MOSES "MAURICE"2 WILLIAMS, b. January 08, 1761; d. December 31, 1821, Chester County, Camden District, SC.
iv. AARON WILLIAMS, b. May 08, 1763, SC; m. ANNETTE "ANNIE" _________.

Notes for AARON WILLIAMS:
On April 7, 1808, Aaron Williams of Chester Co., SC purchased 76 acres of land on Mill Creek, a branch of Turkey Creek, from Josiah Hill of Lexington Co., KY for $38 (Chester Co., SC Deed Book "N", page 429).

The 1810 Chester District, SC census (page 281) has the following listed for Aaron Williams: 2 males under 10 years of age; 1 male of 45 years and over (this is Aaron); 1 female of 26 and under 45 years (this is Annette "Annie").

In December 1811, Aaron Williams sells his 76 acre tract of land to John Rosborough, Esq. of Chester Co., SC for $40. On December 21, 1811, Annette Williams, wife of Aaron Williams, relinquishes her dower of 76 acres to John Rosborough. - Chester Co., SC Deed Book "P", page 132 & 133

v. MARGARET WILLIAMS, b. December 01, 1765.
4. vi. JOHN WILLIAMS, b. July 18, 1768, SC; d. October 16, 1840, Pickens Co., AL.
vii. SUSANNA WILLIAMS, b. April 27, 1772.
viii. SARAH WILLIAMS, b. June 08, 1774.
ix. NAOMI L. WILLIAMS, b. January 09, 1778.

Notes for NAOMI L. WILLIAMS:
Following is an abstract of a deed dated March 26, 1799 in Chester Co., SC Deed Book "H", page 126: Naomi Williams sold to John Brown for 20 pounds sterling a 100 acre tract of land being part of a 200 acre tract granted to William Williams on April 3, 1786 and conveyed by him to Benjamin Williams and by the last will and testament of the said Benjamin to the said Naomi Williams. The deed also mentions that the remaining 100 acres of the 200 acres of Benjamin's land went to Moses Williams. At the bottom of the deed a Joseph Brown, Judge of Chester District, certified that Margaret Williams, wife of Benjamin Williams, releases her dower to the said John Brown.


Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 WILLIAMS (BENJAMIN1) was born March 15, 1753, and died September 20, 1831 in Kershaw District, SC. He married LUCY HORTON October 16, 1777 in SC, daughter of DANIEL HORTON and MARY EZELL. She was born October 14, 1761 in Lynches Creek, Camden District (will become Kershaw Co.), and died November 27, 1846 in Kershaw District, SC.

Notes for WILLIAM WILLIAMS:
William Williams was a Revolutionary War soldier. Well after William's death in 1831, his family submitted a pension application for William's time of military service. This pension application is a major source for the names of William's and Lucy's children. It has also the birth dates for William, Lucy, and most of their children. William had a younger brother named Moses that also served in the war. Moses has a pension application submitted by his children. This application includes the birth date for his older brother William, which matches William's birth date in his own pension application. Please beware that this document shows William's correct birth date of March 15, 1753 but someone with a different handwriting tried to alter his birth year to read 1733. This was also done to William's sister Rebekah's birth date to make her birth year read 1734 instead of 1754. These alterations probably were done by someone researching Moses Williams who incorrectly believed that William and Rebekah were the parents of Moses and changed their birth years to make them old enough to be Moses' parents. Moses' father is correctly identified as Benjamin on the deed of land inherited by Moses in Chester Co., SC.

William lived at Lockhart's Shoals on the Broad River in the Chester District, SC when he enlisted in the army in the fall of 1775. He was a private and an officer under Capts. Thomas Robins, Joseph Jolly, Joseph Brown, John McClure, and Cols. Brown, John Winn, Goodwyn, Brandon, and Bratton. He was in the Snow Campaign, the Florida Campaign, and expeditions against the Indians. At some time, he was under Capt. James McElhanney and Col. Samuel Hammond. He was also in the battles at Stono, Charleston, Rocky Mount, Hanging Rock, Fish Dam Ford, Blackstock's Plantation, Cowpens, One Door Bridge, and Eutaw Springs. He was wounded by a sabre at Cowpens. This information came from the Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. William was granted landed in Chester Co., SC in 1786 apparently due to his Rev. War service. His father Benjamin Williams purchased this land in 1788. Benjamin sold 100 acres of this land to his other son Moses Williams.

There is a letter in the Revolutionary War Pension Application file for William Williams that is dated December 3, 1786 and is from William and his wife Lucy Horton Williams to Daniel Horton, Lucy's father. Following is an abstract of the letter: Ephraim Peebles (Lucy's grandmother was Sarah Peebles who married Amos Horton) is on the move to Georgey. He, his wife, and children were at Henry Horton's house last Saturday night. Your son and daughter, William and Lucy Williams.

William is shown living in the Lancaster Co. in 1790 and Kershaw Co., SC in 1810, 1820, and 1830 per the U.S. Census. He is shown to be back in Chester County temporarily in 1800, probably there to help run his father Benjamin's farm after his death.

After the Revolutionary War, William moved to Rocky Mount in Lancaster Co, SC and then soon after that moved to Kershaw District, SC where he married Lucy, daughter of Daniel Horton of Lynches Creek, SC.

On February 21, 1814, George Petty of Kershaw Co., SC sold to William Williams of Kershaw Co., SC, 53 acres on the south side of Hanging Rock Creek for a cost of six dollars and 35 cents (Kershaw County Deed Book "G", page 103 - other Williams deeds on this page and on following page too).

On December 10, 1821, William Williams sold to Eli Williams (William's son) 142 acres of land on the south side of Hanging Rock Creek, branch of Lynches Creek, for a cost of one hundred cents (yes, cents and not dollars). This transaction is recorded in Kershaw Co., SC Deed Book , page 21.

Estate papers in Kershaw County for William states that his Will was read at Hanging Rock Methodist Church.

There are two very important sources that identify William's children; the Rev. War pension application submitted for William and the real estate deeds of Kershaw Co., SC involving Williams former estate. The pension application lists all the "known living" children in an 1850 document. Also included in the application is a bible record that lists William's children along with their birthdates as well as the date William was married to Lucy Horton. The real estate transactions are in Kershaw County Deed Book "N" and took place in year 1834. Some of these involve William's children selling land inherited from their father's estate. They state "one tenth part of two thirds of William's estate" which means two thirds of William's estate was split equally between his ten children. Also included in deed book "N" is a transaction involving Lucy Williams, William's wife, which mentions her portion of William's estate as "one third part". Additionally, in 1836, Daniel Williams of Muscogee Co., GA gave Thomas J. Cauthen of Kershaw District, SC power of attorney to represent his interests in the settlement of his father William William's estate (found in Kershaw Co., SC Deed Book "O", page 81).

There are actually two different sets of deeds involving William's estate. The first set deals with Alfred J. Williams purchasing portions of William's estate from Lucy Williams, Joshua Williams, Nathaniel Williams, John Williams (says of Lancaster Co.), Mary Falkenberry, and Margaret Mehaffey. The second set deals with Lucy, Joshua, Nathaniel, Henry Horton (Rhoda's husband), and Alfred J. selling portions of William Williams' former estate to Joakim Falkenberry (son of Joakim Faulkenberry Sr. and Mary Williams Faulkenberry, daughter of William Williams). Both sets of deeds took place in 1834 and are in Deed Book "N" of Kershaw Co., SC. Another very interesting thing about the last set of deeds is that a reference is made that William Williams' former estate was originally granted to Joshua Williams in 1770 (obviously NOT William's son named Joshua but possibly Williams' grandfather or uncle named Joshua). This is the same land that is mentioned in the notes for Benjamin Williams.

It is not known at this time what the relationship was between the Alfred J. Williams mentioned above and William and Lucy Williams. I am sure he is a close relative due to his considerable involvement with Williams' estate and due to the fact he received a bible from the estate. It is possible that he could have been a son of William and Lucy but this has not been proven at this time. - David L. Todd, Jr., December 2002

A Williams family bible record found at the University of South Carolina Carolinianna Library states that the information in it came from Ara Ann (Kitty) Williams VanHorn (daughter of William Lafayette Williams, granddaughter of Eli Williams, and great-granddaughter of William Williams). The record has information on William and Lucy Williams and their children, including the birthplace of William which is stated to be Ireland. It also has details on Eli and Mary Hollingsworth Truesdale Williams and their children. A full transcript of this record can be found in the notes for Ara Ann Elizabeth Williams in this generations report.

There is a letter in the Revolutionary War Pension Application file for Moses Williams (brother of William Williams) that is dated November 3, 1855 and is from James R. Williams to the Commissioner of Pensions. Following is an abstract of the letter: Persons in his neighbouurhood have received the remainder of their pensions. Request the examination of case of Moses Williams and William Williams - the last my father-inlaw, and the pension which has been in favor of his widow obtained by A. S. Wallace, Esq., rather supplanting me in the undertaking. The former (Moses Williams) is my own father and myself the agent in procuring the pension. My sister, to whom with myself a pension was awarded is since died. If remainder exists, please drop me a line containing directions how I am to proceed in the premises. In either case, use your own discresion whether you write or no. It is the desire of my wife (Elander), of her brother (Joshua Williams), and two sisters (probably Mary Faulkenberry and Rhoda Horton) if there is a remainder in the case of William Williams that it be awarded to me. Signed James R. Williams

Supporting references:
1. Deeds in Kershaw County Courthouse, SC
- Book "N", pages 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, and 121, dated 1834 (William Williams, deceased, former estate)
2. Deeds in Chester County Courthouse, SC - see deeds listed under Benjamin Williams
3. Revolutionary War pension application (Call #206, Micro Copy #M804, Roll #2596)
4. Kershaw County, South Carolina, Minutes of County Court, 1791-1799 (published book)
5. William's will (actually not a Will but estate papers), Kershaw Co. Courthouse, Apt. #73, File #2632
6. U.S. Census of South Carolina, 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830

Notes for LUCY HORTON:
Lucy Williams died at her son Joshua's residence in Kershaw Co., SC. Two different Williams bible records show slightly different birth dates for Lucy. The earliest record which may have been written by William or Lucy Williams and/or by their son Joshua Williams has the birth date of Lucy Horton Williams as October 14, 1761. A later bible record which is said to be from the family bible and personal knowledge of Ara Ann (Kitty) Williams Vanhorn states the birth date of Lucy Williams as October 12, 1761.

There were strong ties between the Horton family and William Williams' family due to William's marriage to Lucy Horton. A Miel (Miles?) I. Horton, Hardy Horton, Harbord Horton and Evin Horton are listed in William Williams' estate papers as receiving items from William's estate. Harburd and Jesse Horton were witnesses to some of the deed transactions of the Williams family. Most of these Hortons moved from Lancaster District, SC to Shelby Co., AL in the 1840s.

The Revolutionary War Pension Record that Lucy Horton Williams and her children submitted for William Williams stated that she had been an invalid for 17 years, paralysed and unable to speak.

Children of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and LUCY HORTON are:
5. i. JOSHUA3 WILLIAMS, b. March 31, 1778, Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC; d. Aft. 1850, Kershaw District, SC.
6. ii. MARY WILLIAMS, b. May 27, 1780, Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC; d. Aft. 1860, Flat Rock Township, Kershaw Co., SC.
7. iii. MARGARET WILLIAMS, b. December 12, 1782, Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC; d. SC.
8. iv. DANIEL WILLIAMS, b. January 24, 1785, Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC; d. Aft. 1850, Russell Co., AL.
v. SUSAN WILLIAMS, b. January 07, 1787, Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC.
9. vi. RHODA "RODY" WILLIAMS, b. September 12, 1789, Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC; d. February 26, 1879, Cedar Creek Twp., Lancaster Co., SC.
10. vii. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, b. November 11, 1791, Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC; d. Aft. 1860, Carroll Co., MS.
11. viii. ELEANOR WILLIAMS, b. January 06, 1794, Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC; d. Bet. 1850 - 1860, York District, SC.
12. ix. ELI WILLIAMS, b. May 01, 1797, Kershaw District, SC; d. July 04, 1866, Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL.
13. x. JOHN C. WILLIAMS, b. January 11, 1800, Kershaw District, SC; d. Aft. 1880, Lancaster Co., SC.
xi. HENRY WILLIAMS, b. August 17, 1802, Kershaw District, SC.
14. xii. NATHANIEL WILLIAMS, b. October 10, 1804, Kershaw District, SC; d. September 06, 1863, Pickens Co., AL.
15. xiii. LUCY ANN WILLIAMS, b. February 26, 1808, Kershaw District, SC; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880, probably Breckenridge Twp., Stephens Co., TX.


3. MOSES "MAURICE"2 WILLIAMS (BENJAMIN1) was born January 08, 1761, and died December 31, 1821 in Chester County, Camden District, SC. He married MARTHA FAULK 1780 in SC. She died May 10, 1838 in Chester County, Camden District, SC.

Notes for MOSES "MAURICE" WILLIAMS:
Moses' nickname was Maurice according to the Revolutionary pension application submitted by his family. The application has several dozen documents. There are a few discrepancies and even some alterations made to the original documents. For instance, a list of Moses' brothers, sisters, and children with birth dates was made from the family bible but someone with a different handwriting than the list wrote above and through the original birth dates of William and Rebekah Williams making them appear to be born 20 years earlier (the orginal dates can still be read). Furthemore, at the bottom of the list and in the same handwriting as the list and as the unaltered birth dates for William and Rebekah, it states "This is a correct Transcript taken from the last leaf of the old family Bible - per B.A. Clarke - O.W. & Navy Div., Pension Office". Elsewhere in the documents someone used the incorrect altered birth dates to make reference to William and Rebecca as the father and mother of Moses, which is incorrect. The pension application by William Williams' family has it right which shows William's birth date matching the unaltered birth date for him in Moses' bible record. Other documents I have such as deeds and wills support Moses and William as brothers. - Dave Todd

Also in Moses' pension application is a letter from S. W. Williams (Samuel Wright Williams) of Little Rock, AR to the Hon. J. R. Jones in Washington that is dated May 3, 1884 which correctly states that his father is Aaron Williams, born December 12, 1789 and that Aaron is the son of Moses Williams. He goes on to incorrectly state that the father of Moses Williams is William Williams born 1733. It has been proven from other accounts, deeds, and records, that Moses' father was Benjamin Williams. He continues on to say that William Williams' (means to say Benjamin Williams') first wife was Rebecca born a Lockhart and his second wife was Margaret. Evidently, Samuel was unsure about his thinking about his ancestry as at the end of his letter he requests a copy of the family record be sent to him.

There is a letter in the Revolutionary War Pension Application file for Moses Williams (brother of William Williams) that is dated November 3, 1855 and is from James R. Williams to the Commissioner of Pensions. Following is an abstract of the letter: Persons in his neighbouurhood have received the remainder of their pensions. Request the examination of case of Moses Williams and William Williams - the last my father-inlaw, and the pension which has been in favor of his widow obtained by A. S. Wallace, Esq., rather supplanting me in the undertaking. The former (Moses Williams) is my own father and myself the agent in procuring the pension. My sister, to whom with myself a pension was awarded is since died. If remainder exists, please drop me a line containing directions how I am to proceed in the premises. In either case, use your own discresion whether you write or no. It is the desire of my wife (Elander), of her brother (Joshua Williams), and two sisters (probably Mary Faulkenberry and Rhoda Horton) if there is a remainder in the case of William Williams that it be awarded to me. Signed James R. Williams

In 1790, there was a land transaction between Benjamin Williams and his son Moses which includes the statement "for the natural love of his son Moses Williams". Moses received 100 acres in the Turkey Creek area of Chester District, SC.

I think it can be said that the name of Maurice is a little unusual, even for a nickname. There was a Maurice Williams living in Colleton Co., SC in the mid to late 1700s. This is where the Williams family lived prior to Benjamin Williams moving to Chester County. Could Moses have been given his nickname after the Maurice Williams in Colleton County?

References:
Moses Williams' will, Chester Co., SC, File #72, Package #1128
Chester County, SC Deed, Book "F", page 122, From Benjamin Williams to Moses Williams, dated 1790
Transcript of Moses Williams' bible record in his pension application W-9013, National Archives, Washington DC.

Notes for MARTHA FAULK:
Martha Faulk Williams willed her daughters Margaret and Esther 30 acres and 70 acres respectively. Her will also mentions a son Jason D. Williams. Actually Jason D. Williams is the son of her daughter Margaret Williams. Martha's husband's will also mentions a Jason Dickey which states he is a grandson.

More About MARTHA FAULK:
Will: File #57A, Package 1609, Chester Co., SC

Children of MOSES WILLIAMS and MARTHA FAULK are:
16. i. JANE3 WILLIAMS, b. October 02, 1781, SC.
17. ii. JAMES R. WILLIAMS, b. November 01, 1783, SC; d. February 29, 1860, York Co., SC.
18. iii. MARGARET WILLIAMS, b. September 19, 1785, SC; d. Aft. 1860, Probably in Lamar Co., AL.
19. iv. JOHN WILLIAMS, b. January 27, 1788, Chester Co., SC; d. February 28, 1863, Caledonia, Lowndes Co., MS.
20. v. AARON WILLIAMS, b. December 12, 1789, Chester County, Camden District, SC; d. October 08, 1861, Little Rock, AR.
vi. ESTHER WILLIAMS, b. August 18, 1792, Chester Co., SC; d. Abt. 1854, Fayette Co., AL.

Notes for ESTHER WILLIAMS:
Esther Williams moved to Fayette Co., AL shortly after her mother's death. She remained single all her life. She sent a bible record of her family to the Federal Pension Office in Washington, DC to receive a pension for her father's revolutionary war service.

There are estate papers for Esther in Fayette Co., AL describing in detail her property and to who it was sold after her death. The papers are dated April 1854. The papers state that the south east one quarter was sold to M. Williams for $124. This individual was probably her sister, Margaret Williams. The north east one quarter was sold to John Hopwood for $38. The south east one quarter of the south west one quarter was sold to Charles F. Betts for $66.

More About ESTHER WILLIAMS:
Residence: Fayette Co., AL (household #250) per the 1850 Federal Census (living with nephew Jason Williams)

vii. ELEANOR WILLIAMS, b. January 08, 1794, Chester Co., SC.
viii. NAOMI WILLIAMS, b. December 18, 1794, Chester County, Camden District, SC; d. October 30, 1795, Chester County, Camden District, SC.


4. JOHN2 WILLIAMS (BENJAMIN1) was born July 18, 1768 in SC, and died October 16, 1840 in Pickens Co., AL. He married MARGARET WOOD in SC. She was born Bet. 1766 - 1775 in SC, and died Aft. 1820.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAMS:
About 1800, John Williams purchased 150 acres on waters of Turkey Creek from James Adair (Chester Co., SC Deed Book "H", page 207).

The 1810 Chester District, SC census (page 259) has the following listed for John Williams (he is the only John Williams listed in the District for 1810): 2 males under 10 years of age; 1 male of 16 years and under 26 years of age; 1 male of 26 years and under 45 years of age (this is John); 2 females of 10 years and under 16 years of age; 1 female of 26 years and under 45 years of age (this is John's wife). Other heads of households living near John are John Wisher, Charles H. Sims, Robert Sanderson, John Cunningham, James Vance, Lewis Sanders, Andrew Morrison, and Mary Adare (Adair).

John Williams is still living in Chester District, SC per the 1820 census. The individuals living near him are James Morrison, Sr., James Morrison, Jr., George Conn, David Stephenson, and James Egger. John's household in the 1820 census is 1 male age 10 and under, 2 males age 16-26, 1 male age 45 and over (this is John), 1 female age 16-26, 1 female age 26-45, and 1 female age 45 and over (presumed to be John's wife).

A deed dated February 6, 1822 in Chester Co., SC Deed Book "V", page 199, states that Nancy Williams, Margaret Williams, and Rolly Wood Williams, son of Margaret Williams, paid William Williams of Chester District $300 for 187 acres of land on Suseys Creek and Mill Creek, waters of Turkey Creek, whereon John Williams Sr. now lives. Rolly Wood Williams and William Williams are sons of John Williams.

John Williams is missing from the 1830 Chester District, SC census and is presumed to have moved west. Many of John's relatives moved to Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and Mississippi. Some of the counties in Alabama they moved to were Pickens, Fayette, Elmore, Russell, Macon, and Butler.

The 1830 Pickens Co., AL census has John Williams household listed as: 1 male 30 years and under 40 years of age; 1 male of 50 years and under 60 years of age (this is John); 1 female under 5 years of age; 1 female of 20 years and under 30 years of age.

John's headstone at Bethany Cemetery near Aliceville, Pickens Co., AL states that it was "erected by R. W. Williams". It should be noted that there are several cemetery surveys of Bethany Cemetery that can be found on the internet but none have John Williams' headstone recorded correctly. One of these surveys is in the book "Records of Pickens Co., AL, Volume 3", which incorrectly has John's birth date as July 18, 1838. An inspection specifically of John's headstone yielded that the birth date of July 18, 1768 matches perfectly with the birth date for John in the bible record in the Revolutionary War pension application for his brother, Moses Williams. Other Williams buried near John are Martha Williams, wife of William Williams, and Virginia Williams, daughter of R. W. and E. J. Williams. I have a photograph of John Williams' headstone, which clearly reads that he was born July 18, 1768 and died October 16, 1840. - D. Todd, March 2002

Some cousins and neighbors of John back in Chester Co., SC also moved to Pickens Co., AL and are buried in Bethany Cemetery. Two of the surnames are Lockert (Lockhart) and Love. Other surnames are Morrison and Sanders.



More About JOHN WILLIAMS:
Burial: New Bethany Cemetery, near Aliceville, Pickens Co., AL

Notes for MARGARET WOOD:
I Strongly suspect that Margaret's maiden name was Wood. She and her husband John Williams named their youngest son Rolly Wood Williams. Living nearby the Williams family per the 1810 Chester District, SC census is a Raleigh Wood who is very likely the brother of Margaret. There is a Clement Wood also associated with the Rolly Wood family of Chester District. Margaret's son Rolly Williams named a son Clement Williams.

Children of JOHN WILLIAMS and MARGARET WOOD are:
i. JOHN3 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1795, Chester District, SC; m. ELLEN _________; b. Abt. 1805, TN.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAMS:
John Williams and his wife Ellen are living in Itawamba Co., MS per the 1850 census (household #660).

21. ii. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1803, Chester District, SC; d. April 1870, Nacogdoches Co., TX.
22. iii. ROLLY WOOD WILLIAMS, b. July 02, 1814, Chester District, SC; d. February 14, 1863, Itawamba Co., MS.
iv. NANCY WILLIAMS.

Generation No. 3

5. JOSHUA3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born March 31, 1778 in Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC, and died Aft. 1850 in Kershaw District, SC. He married (1) _______ __________ Abt. 1800 in SC. She was born Bet. 1775 - 1785, and died Bet. 1820 - 1830 in Kershaw District, SC. He married (2) ELIZABETH SELF Abt. 1830 in SC. She was born Abt. 1808 in SC, and died Aft. 1870 in SC.

Notes for JOSHUA WILLIAMS:
The 1820 Kershaw District, SC census has the following listed for Joshua Williams' household; males under 10 years of age - 2, males 10 & under 16 years - 2, males 16 to 18 years - 1, males 16 & under 26 years - 1, males 26-45, including head of household - 1, females under 10 years of age - 4, females 10 & under 16 years - 1, females 26 to 45 years - 1.

Joshua's household in the 1830 Kershaw District census included; males 5 & under 10 years - 1, males 10 & under 15 years - 1, males 15 & under 20 years - 1, males 50 & under 60 years - 1, females 10 & under 15 years - 1, females 15 & under 20 years - 2, females 20 & under 30 years - 1. The oldest female that is presumed to be Joshua's first wife in the 1820 census appears to be missing from this census and all hereafter. Joshua's second wife Elizabeth is the female 20 & under 30 years of age.

The name of Joshua's first wife is not know at this time. The name of of his second wife was Elizabeth Self. This is determined by the the death certificate of Joshua's youngest daughter, Susannah Williams Armstrong, who married William M. Armstrong in York Co., SC about 1878, and died in Tuscaloosa Co., AL on January 30, 1921 (Year 1921, Death Certificate File Number 1820, Tuscaloosa Co., AL). Susannah's death certificate also names Joshua Williams of Kershaw Co., SC as her father.

Joshua Williams' land is shown on a plat dated April 1832 next to the lands of Eli West, William Clyburn, and John Truesdale (per Kershaw District Pleadings and Judgements, 1832-1835, page 20).

The 1840 Kershaw District census has the following on Joshua's household; males under 5 years - 1, males 60 & under 70 years - 1, females under 5 years - 1, females 5 & under 10 years - 1, females 30 & under 40 - 1.

The 1850 Kershaw District census has Joshua Williams - age 72, Elizh. Williams - age 39, Nancy Williams - age 15, Nathan Williams - age 11, Mary Williams - age 9, Rody Williams - age 6, Elizh. Williams - age 13, and Jackson Williams - age 9. Some researcher have Elizh. Williams and the four eldest of the following six children as the wife and children of Benjamin Williams, whom is suppose to be Joshua's eldest child, born about year 1800. I have been unable to confirm a Benjamin Williams as the eldest son. The old Williams bible does not show a Benjamin born around the year 1800 but rather a Benjamin born in 1820. The Benjamin born in 1820 is Joshua's son which would suggest that an elder Benjamin could not be a son, unless the elder Benjamin died before 1820 and Joshua named the younger Benjamin after the elder. The more likely explanation is that the woman and four elder children living with Joshua in the 1850 census are his second wife and their children. The two youngest children are probably Joshua's grandchildren. - D. Todd, July 8, 2001

Joshua lived next to Joakim Falkenberry, his nephew, at the taking of the 1850 Kershaw District Census.

The names and birth dates of the children for Joshua Williams came from the Williams bible that is in the Revolutionary War pension application submitted for William Williams, Joshua's father. Most likely the bible originally belonged to William and Lucy Williams and was passed down to Joshua.
If you examine the handwriting in the bible you will notice several distinct styles. The much larger handwriting is of the information on William, Lucy, and their children. For the most part, the smaller handwriting styles are of Joshua's children. The bible does not state that the individuals are Joshua's children but this can be deduced if you examine the birth dates closely. The birth dates and names are spread over three pages but the dates are in sequence and appropriately spaced to the point that it strongly suggests that all the individuals were born of the same mother. In this list of children is Andrew Williams, born May 22, 1804, whom is a proven son of Joshua Williams. This list also matches very well with Joshua's household in the 1820 census, except for two missing male children who may have died sometime before 1820. It is presumed that all but one of Joshua's male children moved west in the 1830s along with some of Joshua's siblings and other relations since they are not found in Kershaw District or Lancaster District in later census. There is a reasonable chance the may have moved to Georgia, Alabama or Mississippi since that is where many of the Williams and Hortons moved.

I suspect that a major reason that all but one of Joshua's children moved to the west in the 1830s is because of some hard feelings over Joshua's remarriage. Joshua's son David Williams, who moved to Harris Co., GA and later to Sabine Co., TX, named none of his children after his father. - D. Todd, October, 2001

Supporting references:
1. His father William Williams' estate papers
2. The Revolutionary War pension application for his father.
3. U.S. Census of South Carolina, 1820, 1830, 1840 (Joshua written Jashuway), 1850
4. Kershaw Co., SC Deed Book "N", pages 103 & 104

More About JOSHUA WILLIAMS:
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for ELIZABETH SELF:
Elizabeth and two daughters are living at household #94 in Flat Rock Twp., Kershaw Co., SC per the 1870 census: Elizabeth Williams, female, age 61; Rodie, female, age 26; Susanah, female, age 23.

Children of JOSHUA WILLIAMS and _______ __________ are:
i. WILLIAM4 WILLIAMS, b. February 21, 1801, Kershaw District, SC.
ii. KERENHAPPUCH WILLIAMS, b. December 22, 1802, Kershaw District, SC.
23. iii. ANDREW "ANDY" WILLIAMS, b. May 22, 1804, Kershaw District, SC; d. November 30, 1866, Flat Creek Township, Lancaster Co., SC.
iv. HENRY HORTON WILLIAMS, b. January 27, 1806, Kershaw District, SC.
24. v. DAVID WILLIAMS, b. April 02, 1807, Kershaw District, SC; d. 1889, Sabine Co., TX.
25. vi. JOSHUA JOSIAH WILLIAMS, b. June 10, 1810, Kershaw District, SC; d. Bet. 1850 - 1860, Talbot Co. or Harris Co., GA.
26. vii. ANN ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, b. December 28, 1811, Kershaw Co., SC; d. September 05, 1868, Kershaw Co., SC.
viii. ARKCADY WILLIAMS, b. October 06, 1813, Kershaw District, SC.
ix. J____ WILLIAMS, b. December 01, 1814, Kershaw District, SC.

Notes for J____ WILLIAMS:


x. MILLY WILLIAMS, b. May 11, 1816, Kershaw District, SC.
xi. DANIEL H. WILLIAMS, b. April 18, 1818, Kershaw District, SC.

Notes for DANIEL H. WILLIAMS:


xii. BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, b. December 19, 1820, Kershaw District, SC.


Children of JOSHUA WILLIAMS and ELIZABETH SELF are:
xiii. NANCY4 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1835, Kershaw District, SC.
xiv. NATHAN J. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1839, Kershaw District, SC.
xv. MARY A. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1842, Kershaw District, SC.
27. xvi. RHODA "RHODY" M. WILLIAMS, b. October 1844, Flat Rock Twp., Kershaw District, SC; d. Aft. 1920, probably in Parsons, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.
28. xvii. SUSANNAH "SUSIE" WILLIAMS, b. March 10, 1848, Kershaw District, SC; d. January 30, 1921, Searles, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.


6. MARY3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born May 27, 1780 in Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC, and died Aft. 1860 in Flat Rock Township, Kershaw Co., SC. She married JACOB "JOAKIM" FAULKENBERRY. He was born Abt. 1780, and died Abt. 1818 in Kershaw District, SC.

Notes for MARY WILLIAMS:
See Kershaw Co., SC Deed Book "N", pages 104 & 105.

Mary Faulkenberry (spelled Fortenberry in census) is shown living in Kershaw Co., SC per the 1820, 1830, 1840, and 1850 federal census. The 1860 Flat Rock Twp., Kershaw Co., SC census shows her to be 80 years old and living with her son Joacim Faulkenberry (household #324/324).

More About MARY WILLIAMS:
Caste: Mary Faulkenberry living in Kershaw Co., SC grand or great grand children per 1850 census
Census: Mary Faulkenberry living in Kershaw Co., SC with children per 1830 census

Notes for JACOB "JOAKIM" FAULKENBERRY:
I'm not sure whether the name Joakim (Jacob) is a given name or a nickname. Joakim did witness the sale of land by an Andrew Faulkenberry in Lancaster Co., SC on November 4, 1805. Some researchers have Mary Williams Faulkenberry married to a man named John instead of Joakim.

Jacob's estate papers names Joshua Williams, his brother-inlaw, as the executor of his estate. Mentioned in the estate papers as a witness is his sister-inlaw's husband, Tyre Mahaffee. Other names mentioned that tie in with the Williamses are Harburd Horton, Hardy Horton and John Truesdale. See Kershaw Co., SC estate papers, apt. 24, package 847 (year 1818).

More About JACOB "JOAKIM" FAULKENBERRY:
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Kershaw Co., SC per the 1800 census
Will: Kershaw Co. Estate Papers, Apartment 24, Package 847 (year 1818)

Children of MARY WILLIAMS and JACOB FAULKENBERRY are:
i. HOLLIS H.4 FAULKENBERRY, b. Kershaw District, SC; d. Aft. 1834.
ii. ROBERT FAULKENBERRY, b. 1805, Kershaw District, SC; d. Aft. 1870.
29. iii. JACOB "JOAKIM" FAULKENBERRY, JR., b. 1805, Kershaw District, SC; d. Aft. 1880, Kershaw District, SC.
iv. AMOS JOHN FAULKENBERRY, b. 1815, Kershaw District, SC; m. (1) MARGARET E. _________; b. Abt. 1832, VA; m. (2) LUCY H. _________; b. Abt. 1809.
v. ALFRED FAULKENBERRY, b. 1820, Kershaw District, SC.


7. MARGARET3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born December 12, 1782 in Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC, and died in SC. She married TYRE MAHAFFEY Abt. 1802, son of OLIVER MAHAFFEY. He was born Abt. 1780, and died Bet. 1861 - 1862 in Kershaw Co., SC.

Notes for MARGARET WILLIAMS:
See Kershaw Co., SC Deed Book "N", page 101 & 102.

The 1850 Kershaw Co., SC census (household #516) lists Tyre Mehaffy's wife as Elizabeth. It is not known at this time if "Elizabeth" is Margaret's middle name or is Tyre's second wife's name.

Notes for TYRE MAHAFFEY:
Tyre Mahaffey estate papers in Kershaw Co., SC has Tyre's will which states that his wife is to receive the plantation house. His son Daniel T. Mahaffey is to receive his plantation lands. Son Oliver Mahaffey is to receive 100 acres. Remainder of his lands, more or less 1000 acres, to be sold to pay his debts.

More About TYRE MAHAFFEY:
Will: Kershaw Co., SC estate papers, apt. 43, package 1495

Children of MARGARET WILLIAMS and TYRE MAHAFFEY are:
i. OLIVER4 MAHAFFEY, b. Abt. 1804, Kershaw District, SC; d. Aft. 1860; m. ISABELLA _________; b. Abt. 1810, SC.
ii. DANIEL TYRE MAHAFFEY, b. Abt. 1810, Kershaw District, SC; d. April 14, 1883, SC; m. MARY HILTON; b. Abt. 1817.

More About DANIEL TYRE MAHAFFEY:
Burial: Douglas Presbyterian Church, Lancaster Co., SC


8. DANIEL3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born January 24, 1785 in Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC, and died Aft. 1850 in Russell Co., AL. He married SARAH ________ in SC. She was born Abt. 1785 in SC, and died Aft. 1850 in Russell Co., AL.

Notes for DANIEL WILLIAMS:
Daniel is living one residence from his father William Williams per the 1810 Kershaw District, SC Census. Daniel is gone from Kershaw Co. at the taking of the 1820 census and thereafter. This is a good indication that Daniel was the first of William and Lucy Williams' children to move west.

The 1820 census has Daniel Williams living in Washington Co., GA (census page #147). Daniel Williams' uncle, Daniel Horton, also moved from Kershaw District, SC to Washington Co., GA and is living near Daniel Williams per the 1820 census (page #145). Daniel Williams will move briefly to Muscogee Co., GA after the taking of the 1830 census before finally settling in Russell Co., AL. Daniel Horton will move onto Stewart Co., GA (there per the 1830 census).

There is a Sarah Tootle (Tuttle?) that married a Daniel Williams on March 21, 1829 in Washington Co., GA. If this is the same Sarah living with Daniel Williams in the 1850 Russell Co., AL census, she would be Daniel's second wife. To date there is no proof that the Daniel Williams that married Sarah Tootle is the same Daniel Williams from Kershaw District, SC. - D. Todd, January 2003

The 1830 census has Daniel Williams and his family still living in Washington Co., GA (page 273 of census).

Daniel is in Muscogee Co., GA as of November 21, 1836 as this is stated in Kershaw County, SC Deed Book "O", page 81. This documents Daniel Williams naming Thomas J. Cauthen as power of attorney in representing Daniel in the settlement of his father William Williams' estate. Thomas Jefferson Cauthen was a well respected lay preacher of Westville, SC, a small community just 5 miles south of Kershaw, SC. Thomas is buried at Damascus Methodist Church in Westville.

Daniel Williams is living in Russell Co., AL per the 1840 census (page 17 of Russell County census). Daniel's brother Eli Williams is also living in Elmore Co., AL in 1840.

Daniel, his wife Sarah, and some of their children are living at household #1013, Russell Co., AL at the taking of the 1850 census (page 73 of Russell County census). Three sons, Daniel, Eli, and John Williams, are living close by him at household #1001, household #1014, and household #1018 respectively.



More About DANIEL WILLIAMS:
Residence: Kershaw Co., SC, 1810 Census

Children of DANIEL WILLIAMS and SARAH ________ are:
30. i. DANIEL H.4 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1811, Kershaw District, SC; d. Bet. July 1860 - January 1861, Butler Co., AL.
31. ii. R. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1815, GA.
32. iii. JOHN E. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1818, GA; d. Aft. 1880, probably Burnet Co., TX.
33. iv. ELI R. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1821, Washington Co., GA; d. August 24, 1862, probably near Chattanooga, TN.
v. SARAH WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1824, Washington Co., GA.

Notes for SARAH WILLIAMS:
Sarah is unmarried in 1850 per Russell Co., AL census.

34. vi. JOEL NATHANIEL WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1827, Washington Co., GA; d. Aft. 1880, probably Montgomery Co., AL.
35. vii. JOSHUA FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1831, Washington Co., GA; d. Bet. 1861 - 1863, probably in Civil War.


9. RHODA "RODY"3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born September 12, 1789 in Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC, and died February 26, 1879 in Cedar Creek Twp., Lancaster Co., SC. She married HENRY HORTON Aft. 1804, son of HENRY HORTON and MILLEY _______. He was born Abt. 1768 in Lancaster Co., Camden District, SC, and died 1857 in Lancaster District, SC.

Notes for RHODA "RODY" WILLIAMS:
The following Hortons are on page 201 of the 1850 Lancaster Co., SC census:
H. Horton male 82
R. Horton female 50
S. Horton female 22
E. Horton female 18
Z. Broughton male 20 Overseer

The 1870 Lancaster Co., SC census shows Rhoda Horton of the age of 82 and living in Cedar Creek Township (household #179). Living with her is a B. A. (Benjamin A.) and Elizabeth Gainer and seven Gainer children. Elizabeth Gainer may be Rhoda's daughter.

Rhoda is buried at Mount Carmel Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery, Lancaster Co., SC. The church building no longer exists. To get to the cemetery, drive south from the town of Lancaster on hwy. 321 onto a road next to New Hope Baptist Church (turn right, I think). Keep on this road and veer right at a fork in the road. Go about one mile and the cemetery is on the right side of the road.

More About RHODA "RODY" WILLIAMS:
Burial: Mount Carmel Methodist Episcopal Church, Lancaster Co., SC (only the cemetery exists today - August 2000)

Children of RHODA WILLIAMS and HENRY HORTON are:
i. ELIZABETH A.4 HORTON, b. May 01, 1830, Lancaster District, SC; d. September 05, 1890, Lancaster Co., SC; m. BENJAMIN A. GAINER; b. February 05, 1836, Kershaw District, SC; d. April 06, 1922, probably Lancaster Co., SC.

More About ELIZABETH A. HORTON:
Burial: Mount Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, Lancaster Co., SC

More About BENJAMIN A. GAINER:
Burial: Mount Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, Lancaster Co., SC
Military service: CSA: Co. H, 4th Battalion, SC Volunteers

ii. S. HORTON, b. SC.
iii. MARGARET ELIZABETH HORTON, b. August 20, 1833, Lancaster District, SC; d. August 14, 1905, Lancaster Co., SC; m. ALFRED BENNETT; b. August 11, 1825, SC; d. July 06, 1898, Lancaster Co., SC.

More About MARGARET ELIZABETH HORTON:
Burial: Mount Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, Lancaster Co., SC

More About ALFRED BENNETT:
Burial: Mount Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, Lancaster Co., SC


10. WILLIAM3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born November 11, 1791 in Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC, and died Aft. 1860 in Carroll Co., MS. He married (1) TILLA _______. She was born Abt. 1790 in NC, and died Bet. 1850 - 1855 in Carroll Co., MS. He married (2) CATHRINE YOUNG November 01, 1855 in Carroll Co., MS. She was born Abt. 1793 in SC.

Notes for WILLIAM WILLIAMS:
William was of the age to have served in the war of 1812. A William Williams is listed on the muster roll of McWillie's 2nd Regiment of SC Militia along with other men from the Kershaw and Lancaster Districts of South Carolina.

Per evidence from the census records, William had son Hollis H. Williams while still living in Kershaw District, SC. He may have had Hollis with a wife prior to Tilla (or Tella). Sometime between 1814 and 1820, William moved to North Carolina where he probably married Tilla. They had numerous children in North Carolina prior to moving to Carroll Co., MS. William took his sister Lucy Ann Williams with him to Mississippi.

The book "Carroll County Pioneers", in section "Original Land Plat Book, page 233" states that William Williams purchased 40.28 acres of land in 1836. This same book states that Lucy Ann Williams purchased 80.82 acres of land in 1836. Additionally it states that Hollis H. Williams (son of William Williams) purchased 40.41 acres and 80.56 acres of land in 1836.

William received a land patent, document #5225, on December 10, 1840 for 40.28 acres in the area now called Montgomery Co., MS (was Carroll Co., MS). This land is related to the 40.28 acres purchased in 1836 mentioned in the above paragraph. William's sister, Lucy A. Williams, and son, Hollis H. Williams, also received land patents on December 10, 1840. See notes for Hollis and Lucy.

The 1840 census has William living in Carroll Co., MS (page 34): Wilam Williams, head of family; males 5 and under 10 years of age - 1; males 15 and under 20 years of age - 1; males 40 and under 50 years of age - 1 (this is William); females under 5 years of age - 1; females 10 and under 15 years of age - 2; females 15 and under 20 years of age - 2; females 40 and under 50 years of age - 1 (this is William's wife). Living several households away is William's eldest son, Hollis Williams (spelled as Wallis Williams on census).

The 1860 census has William, his wife Catherine, and some grandchildren living at household #193, Duck Hill, Carroll Co., MS: William Williams, age 69, male, born SC; Catherine Williams, age 67, female, born SC; James C. Denman, age 10, male, born MS; Tillis Denman, age 6, male, born MS; Martha Denman, age 6, female, born MS; John Denman, age 15, male, born MS. Living next to William is his son-inlaw, Christopher Denman.

The following information on William Williams was taken from Shawn Irons' research from RootsWeb.com:

Moved to Carroll Co. MS
The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
WILLIAM WILLIAMS of CARROLL COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Grenada, whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said WILLIAM WILLIAMS according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April 2, 1820 entitled "An Act making further provisions for the sale of public land for the South East quarter of the East quarter of Section thirty four in Township twenty of Range six East, in the district of lands subject to sale at Grenada, Mississippi containing fourty acres and twenty eight hundridths of an acre according to the official plot of the Survey of the said Lands registered to the General "Land Office by the SURVEYRO GENERALwhich said tract has been purchased by the said WILLIAM WILLIAMS. NOW KNOW YE, That the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the acts of Congress in such name and provided HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents DO GIVE AND GRANT, unto the said WILLIAM WILLIAMS and to his heirs, the said track above discribed, to have and hold the same, together with all the rights, privilegs and appertenances of whatever nature thereunto belonging to the said WILLIAM WILLIAMS an to his heirs and assignes forever.
In Testimony Whereof I, JAMES BUCHANAN, President of the United States of America have conveyed these letters to be made PATIENT and the Seal of the General Land Office to the herunto affixed.
Given under my hand at the city of Washington, the Nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Fifty Nine and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty Fourth.
By the President, James Buchanan, by J.R.B. Leanard, Secretary, J.N. Granger, Recorder of the General Land Office.

Note:
Recorded in Montgomery County, Ms. Chancery Clerk's Office, Winona, Ms. Book A 14, pg 283

Children of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and TILLA _______ are:
36. i. HOLLIS HORTON4 WILLIAMS, b. April 24, 1814, SC; d. November 29, 1869, Montgomery Co., MS.
37. ii. DANIEL WILLIAMS, b. February 1820, NC; d. Aft. 1900, probably Washita or Kiowa Co., OK.
iii. RHODA ANN WILLIAMS, b. Bet. 1820 - 1825, Kershaw District, SC; d. Bef. 1850, Carroll Co., MS; m. JAMES WILLIAM WOOD, December 16, 1839, Carroll Co., MS; b. May 04, 1820, VA; d. May 10, 1882, Montgomery Co., MS.

More About JAMES WILLIAM WOOD:
Burial: Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Duck Hill, Montgomery Co., MS

38. iv. WILLIAM "BILLY" WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1822, NC; d. June 25, 1899, Montgomery Co., MS.
39. v. CYNTHIA WILLIAMS, b. Bet. 1820 - 1825, Kershaw District, SC; d. Bef. 1860, Duck Hill, Carroll Co., MS.
40. vi. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1826, NC; d. Aft. 1880, probably Tallahatchie Co., MS.
vii. LUCY ANN WILLIAMS, b. April 21, 1828, NC; d. November 17, 1908, probably Goshen Twp., Washington Co., AR; m. OWEN DAVID SLAUGHTER, November 29, 1849, Carroll Co., MS; b. April 14, 1828, NC; d. December 27, 1907, probably Goshen Twp., Washington Co., AR.

Notes for LUCY ANN WILLIAMS:
Lucy's husband, Dr. Owen D. Slaughter, was a Baptist Minister. He pastored Mount Vernon Baptist Church and Springdale Missionary Baptist Church in Washington Co., AR.

viii. JOHN WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1834, NC.


11. ELEANOR3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born January 06, 1794 in Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in York District, SC. She married JAMES R. WILLIAMS Abt. 1815 in SC, son of MOSES WILLIAMS and MARTHA FAULK. He was born November 01, 1783 in SC, and died February 29, 1860 in York Co., SC.

Notes for ELEANOR WILLIAMS:
The correct spelling Elander is most likely Eleanor.

Notes for JAMES R. WILLIAMS:
James R. Williams is mentioned several times in William Williams Rev. War Pension Application submitted by his children. James married his first cousin Elander Williams, daughter of William. Also mentioned in the application is James' residence being Bullock Creek, York District as of 1855.

James R. Williams is living at household #1235, York Distrct, SC per the 1850 census: James R. Williams, male, age 66, born York District, SC; Eleanor Williams, female, age 56, born Kershaw District, SC; Martha J. Williams, female, age 34, born York District; Margaret L. Williams, female, age 32, born York District, SC; Elizabeth N. Williams, female, age 22, born York District, SC; John R. Williams, male, age 17, born York District, SC; Benjamin F. Williams, male, age 12, born York District, SC; William T. Johnsey (William Thomas Johnsey - died in Yalobusha Co., MS), male, age 21, born York District, SC; Thomas J. Williams, male, age 8, born York District, SC; Martha E. Johnsey, female, age 8/12, born York District, SC.

Yorkville Enquirer article of March 1860 stated that James R. died February 29. Also said that he was a member of the Presbyterian Church for 40 years. This is documented in the book "York, South Carolina, Newspapers, Marriage and Death Notices 1823-1865".

James R. purchased 150 acres of land in York District, SC from Moses Lockert of Chester District, SC (a brother-inlaw and a cousin) for sum of $100 in the year 1813. This land was situated on Kirkpatrick's Branch, waters of Turkey Creek. James' father Moses Williams witnessed the transaction. - Deed Book "G", page 467, York Co., SC Courthouse

James was Justice of the Quorum of York County, SC during the late 1830s.

James' estate was probated 1860. His sons John R. and Benjamin F. were the Administrators. - Estate Papers, case #44, file #1875, York Co., SC

Some researchers have James R. Williams' middle name as "Royal".

There is a letter in the Revolutionary War Pension Application file for Moses Williams (brother of William Williams) that is dated November 3, 1855 and is from James R. Williams to the Commissioner of Pensions. Following is an abstract of the letter: Persons in his neighbouurhood have received the remainder of their pensions. Request the examination of case of Moses Williams and William Williams - the last my father-inlaw, and the pension which has been in favor of his widow obtained by A. S. Wallace, Esq., rather supplanting me in the undertaking. The former (Moses Williams) is my own father and myself the agent in procuring the pension. My sister, to whom with myself a pension was awarded is since died. If remainder exists, please drop me a line containing directions how I am to proceed in the premises. In either case, use your own discresion whether you write or no. It is the desire of my wife (Elander), of her brother (Joshua Williams), and two sisters (probably Mary Faulkenberry and Rhoda Horton) if there is a remainder in the case of William Williams that it be awarded to me. Signed James R. Williams

Children of ELEANOR WILLIAMS and JAMES WILLIAMS are:
i. MARTHA JANE4 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1816, York District, SC.

Notes for MARTHA JANE WILLIAMS:
Martha Williams and her sisters Lucy and Elizabeth are living with their younger brother Benjamin Franklin Williams per the 1860 York Co., SC census. None of these women are married as of 1860. Benjamin is listed as B.F. Williams in this census.

ii. MARGARET LUCY WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1818, York District, SC.

Notes for MARGARET LUCY WILLIAMS:
Margaret Lucy Williams must have gone by her middle name of Lucy as this is how she is listed in the 1860 York District, SC census. She and her sisters Martha and Elizabeth are living in the household of their younger brother Benjamin Franklin Williams in this census (listed as B. F. Williams). None of these women are married as of 1860.

41. iii. JAMES A. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1823, York District, SC; d. September 27, 1844, York District, SC.
iv. ELIZABETH N. WILLIAMS, b. November 29, 1825, York District, SC; d. August 14, 1865, Chester Co., SC.

Notes for ELIZABETH N. WILLIAMS:
Elizabeth Williams and her sisters Martha and Lucy are living in the household of their younger brother Benjamin Franklin Williams in the 1860 York District, SC census (listed as B. F. Williams). None of these women are married as of 1860.

More About ELIZABETH N. WILLIAMS:
Burial: Armenia Church, Chester Co., SC
Will: File #119, Package 295, Chester Co., SC

v. PALITHA "LETTIE" ELVIRA WILLIAMS, b. September 1827, York District, SC; d. Aft. 1900, Probably Tate Co., MS; m. JOHN M. PARDUE, Abt. 1846, SC; b. Abt. 1827, Chester District, SC; d. Aft. 1900, Probably Tate Co., MS.
42. vi. JOHN R. WILLIAMS, b. September 03, 1833, York District, SC; d. May 18, 1865, Chester Co., SC.
43. vii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1838, Bullock Creek, York District, SC; d. Bef. 1880, SC.


12. ELI3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born May 01, 1797 in Kershaw District, SC, and died July 04, 1866 in Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL. He married MARY HOLLINGSWORTH TRUESDALE Abt. 1821 in SC, daughter of JAMES TRUESDALE and REBECCA USSERY. She was born March 26, 1802 in Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC, and died January 27, 1878 in Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL.

Notes for ELI WILLIAMS:
Eli Williams witnessed real estate transactions of his mother Lucy, brothers Joshua, Nathaniel, and John, and sisters Mary Falkenberry and Margaret Mahaffee. See Kershaw Co., SC Deed Book "N", pages 102, 103, 104, and 105.

On December 15, 1835, Eli Williams of Kershaw District sold to Anderson Cauthen of Lancaster District 268 and 1/2 acres on the south side of Hanging Rock Creek for a cost of $849.50. This land was bounded on the north by Lands of Rachel Miller and Jesse Horton, on the west by land of George McKinney, on the south by lands of Joseph T. Copeland and Joakim Faulkenberry, and on the east by lands of Robert Smyth and Alfred J. Williams. Mary H. Williams (Eli's wife) swore before D. G. Leigh, J. P., that she releases her interests and dower concerning the land sold to Anderson Cauthen. This transcation is recorded in Kershaw Co., SC Deed Book "N", page 368.

Eli Moved to Russell Co, Alabama. A Lancaster Co., SC deed (Deed Book Q, page 321), recorded October 1852, states that "Eli Williams and his wife Polly of Russell County Alabama". It also has the signatures Eli Williams and Mary H. Williams at the bottom of the deed.

The 1840 census has Eli and his family living in Russell Co., AL (page 31 of Russell County census).

Eli Williams, age 53, born SC, his wife Mary, age 49, born SC, and children Robt (Robert), age 21, born SC, James M., age 17, born SC, Eli F., age 12, born AL, John W., age 10, born AL, Susan E., age 7, born AL, and George W., age 5, born AL are shown to be living at household #394, District 21, Macon Co., AL per the 1850 census.

The 1860 census has Eli Williams and his family living at household #1196, Walnut Hill, Tallapoosa Co., AL: Eli Williams, male, age 63, born SC; Mary H., female, age 59, born SC; John W., male, age 20, born AL; George W., male, age 12, born AL; Eliz. G., female, age 24, born GA. The Eliza. G. Williams in the census is Elizabeth Georgianna Brockman Williams. Her first husband was Eli Williams' third son James Milton Williams who died before 1859. She married Eli's sixth son John Wesley Williams in 1859.

A Williams family bible record found at the University of South Carolina Carolinianna Library states that the information in it came from Ara Ann (Kitty) Williams VanHorn (daughter of William Lafayette Williams, granddaughter of Eli Williams, and great-granddaughter of William Williams). The record has information on William and Lucy Williams and their children. It also has details on Eli and Mary Hollingsworth Truesdale Williams and their children. A full transcript of this record can be found in the notes for Ara Ann Elizabeth Williams in this generations report.

More About ELI WILLIAMS:
Residence: Kershaw Co., SC, per 1834 Deed

Notes for MARY HOLLINGSWORTH TRUESDALE:
Mary Hollingsworth Williams is living with her son George Washington Williams in Elmore Co., AL per 1870 census.

Children of ELI WILLIAMS and MARY TRUESDALE are:
44. i. WILLIAM LAFAYETTE4 WILLIAMS, b. December 21, 1821, Kershaw District, SC; d. January 18, 1909, Sedgwick, Harvey Co., KS.
45. ii. LUCY JANE WILLIAMS, b. September 17, 1822, Kershaw District, SC; d. November 18, 1905, Conehatta, Newton Co., MS.
46. iii. MARY CAROLINE WILLIAMS, b. August 29, 1825, Kershaw District, SC; d. December 11, 1885, Greene Co., AL.
47. iv. THURZY ALITHA WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1829, Kershaw District, SC; d. Bet. 1880 - 1900, Panola Co., MS.
48. v. ROBERT ADAMS WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1830, Kershaw District, SC; d. July 1864, Atlanta, Georgia.
vi. JAMES MILTON WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1833, Kershaw District, SC; d. Bef. 1859, AL; m. ELIZABETH GEORGIANN BROCKMAN, December 22, 1853, Macon Co., AL; b. October 12, 1838, Oglethorpe Co., GA; d. January 17, 1912, Arcadia, KS.

Notes for ELIZABETH GEORGIANN BROCKMAN:
Georgia Ann Brockman first married James Milton Williams who died shortly after they were married. Her second marriage was to John Wesley Williams, a brother of her first husband.

Found in "ARCADIA SUNLIGHT" the following obituary: Mrs. Georgia Ann Williams was born in Olgethorp, GA November 12, 1838 and died January 17, 1912 aged 73 years, 2 months, and 5 days. Early in life she gave her heart to God and at the age of twenty united with the M.E. Church south. She was united in marriage to J.W. Williams July, 3 1860. To this union was born six children, four boys and two girls, all of whom survive her. She leaves to mourn her departure a loving husband, six children, and a number of grand-children and a host of friends. Her life has been one of true Christian living and was an inspiration to better living for those who knew her. When the summons came to her she was ready to go and her great desire was to be with her Savior. She has gone but her memory still lives to bless her loved ones and those who knew her. The church was strengthened by her sweet spirit of devotion to God and the world had been made better by her having lived in it and Heaven is now brighter because she has gone home to Glory. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Lawellin at the home Sunday afternoon at two P.M. and the remains laid to rest in Sheffield Cemetery. The devoted love of the children of Mrs. Williams for their mother was emphatically demonstrated by the fact that although most of them lived at a distance, they were present at the funeral. C.W. Williams, the oldest son lives in Tulsa, Okla, but he came to the funeral to see his mother for the last time; J.H. Williams, the second son, lives in Delta Colo. but the immense snow drifts and the chilling blast of winter did not prevent him from making the long trip; J.F. Williams of Portland, Ore., left his distant home, fought against a severe blizzard and the bitter elements of winter and arrived at Arcadia in time to take a last look at the face of his mother; Mrs. Willie Stipp, of Witchita came from her home to take a last look at her mother's face; Mrs. T.A. Dugan and M.D. Williams demonstrated their love by the faithful and continuous care during her illness. The gentle way in which loving hands administered to Grandma Williams care during her illness is strong proof that great love abounds in the hearts of some children for their parents and this spirit, if cultivated would make a world better, happier and more grand for all who live in it.

More About ELIZABETH GEORGIANN BROCKMAN:
Burial: Sheffield Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Arcadia, Crawford Co., KS

vii. OSGOOD WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1835, Kershaw District, SC; d. Abt. 1835, Kershaw District, SC.
49. viii. ELI FLETCHER WILLIAMS, b. March 23, 1838, Salem, Russell Co., AL; d. November 14, 1923, Central, Elmore Co., AL.
50. ix. JOHN WESLEY WILLIAMS, b. June 06, 1840, Russell Co., AL; d. January 24, 1925, Rifle, Colorado.
x. SUSAN WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1843, Russell Co., AL.
51. xi. GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIAMS, b. March 09, 1846, Russell Co., AL; d. Bet. 1875 - 1880, Elmore Co., AL.


13. JOHN C.3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born January 11, 1800 in Kershaw District, SC, and died Aft. 1880 in Lancaster Co., SC. He married ELIZABETH HILTON. She was born Abt. 1805 in SC, and died Abt. 1870 in SC.

Notes for JOHN C. WILLIAMS:
The birth date of January 11, 1800 for John Williams came from the bible of Ara Ann Kitty Williams VanHorn (born 1849 in AL, died 1913 in KS). This bible also lists the birth dates for John's parents, Williams and Lucy Horton Williams, and John's siblings.

I am sure that the John C. Williams of Lancaster Co., SC shown in the 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, and 1860 Federal Census is the son of William Williams of Kershaw Co., SC. I have researched all of the John Williams of Lancaster County and there is only one John that could have been the son of William Williams of Kershaw County. Other researchers have identified and confirmed the fathers of all the other John Williams in the area and none of these are the son of William Williams. I know that John Williams lived in Lancaster County because when his father's estate was sold in 1834, a deed stated that he lived in the District of Lancaster County, SC. Some Williams researchers have John Williams incorrectly moving to Alabama with some of his siblings. The Revolutionary War Pension Papers submitted by William Williams' family has several letters which lists the children that moved west and John is not mentioned in any of them. - D. Todd, May 2001

Further evidence that John C. Williams is the son of William and Lucy Horton Williams is that Almetta Williams Sturkie (died in 1994 at 99 years of age), granddaughter of John C. Williams, told her family that she is related to the Ned Williams (Henry Edward Williams) family living on the south side of the town of Kershaw, SC. - Source: Ann Sturkie Dixon (great granddaughter of John C. Williams), May 2001

John is listed in the 1860 census for Lancaster County. He is living very near to his son William J. Williams and nephew Andrew Williams. He is found again in Flat Creek Twp., Lancaster Co., SC per the 1870 and 1880 census.

The Tax Duplicate Book of Lancaster Co., SC for the year ending September 1, 1868 lists John C. Williams as owning 30 acres of arable or plowable lands, 70 acres of wooded, uncultivated, or marsh lands, 1 horse, 12 cattle, 1 dog, and other taxable property for a total value of $381. For this property, John paid a total of $2.85 in state taxes.

John is buried at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Heath Springs, Lancaster Co., SC. He only has a field stone for a head marker. - source: a great-great grandson with last name Gardner whose given name I have misplaced

More About JOHN C. WILLIAMS:
Burial: Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Heath Springs, SC
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Flat Creek Township, Lancaster Co., SC, 1850, 1860, & 1870 Census

Notes for ELIZABETH HILTON:
Elizabeth is buried at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Heath Springs, Lancaster Co., SC. She only has a field stone for a head marker.

More About ELIZABETH HILTON:
Burial: Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Heath Springs, SC

Children of JOHN WILLIAMS and ELIZABETH HILTON are:
52. i. JAMES MADISON4 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1825, SC; d. January 13, 1864, Richland Co., SC.
ii. HOWELL WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1830, SC.
53. iii. WILLIAM JEHYLE WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1831, Flat Creek Twp., Lancaster Co., SC; d. October 09, 1916, Buffalo Twp., Kershaw Co., SC.
54. iv. MADRID J. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1834, SC; d. July 18, 1862, Richmond, VA.
v. LUCINDA ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1836, SC.

Notes for LUCINDA ELIZABETH WILLIAMS:
There is a Lucinda Lucas, wife of Thomas Lucas, living in Flat Creek Twp., Lancaster Co., SC in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census of the same approximate age as Lucinda Elizabeth Williams. Flat Creek is where Lucinda was born and raised. As of this writing, there is no written proof that Lucinda Lucas is the same person as Lucinda Williams. - D. Todd, August 2003

55. vi. SUSAN ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1837, SC; d. Abt. 1859, Lancaster District, SC.
56. vii. ELIZABETH J. WILLIAMS, b. November 12, 1841, Lancaster District, SC.
viii. JOHN FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1843, Lancaster District, SC; d. October 29, 1861, Orange Courthouse, VA.

Notes for JOHN FRANKLIN WILLIAMS:
John F. Williams died of disease in Orange, VA on October 29, 1861 while serving in Co. H, 2nd Regiment, SC Volunteer Infantry.

More About JOHN FRANKLIN WILLIAMS:
Military service: CSA: Co. H, 2nd Regiment, SC Volunteer Infantry (Lancaster Invincibles)
Occupation: Farmer

ix. WYLIE AARON WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1845, Lancaster Co., SC; d. May 12, 1864, Spottsylvania, VA (Battle of Wilderness-Bloody Angle).

More About WYLIE AARON WILLIAMS:
Military service: CSA: Co. E, 12th Regiment, SC Volunteer Infantry
Occupation: Farmer

x. MARTHA CAROLINE WILLIAMS, b. May 21, 1846, Flat Creek Township, Lancaster Co., SC; d. December 03, 1934, Lancaster Co., SC; m. SEABORN CASWELL GARDNER, Abt. 1867, Lancaster Co., SC; b. December 17, 1839, Lancaster Co., SC; d. November 14, 1918, Lancaster Co., SC.

More About MARTHA CAROLINE WILLIAMS:
Burial: Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Heath Springs, SC

More About SEABORN CASWELL GARDNER:
Burial: Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Heath Springs, SC
Military service: CSA: Sergeant, Co. H, 2nd Regiment, SC Volunteers (Lancaster Invincibles)

57. xi. JULIUS SEABORN WILLIAMS, b. July 05, 1849, Lancaster District, SC; d. April 21, 1909, Kershaw Co., SC.


14. NATHANIEL3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born October 10, 1804 in Kershaw District, SC, and died September 06, 1863 in Pickens Co., AL. He married ANNA _________. She was born Abt. 1805 in SC, and died Bef. 1860 in Pickens Co., AL.

Notes for NATHANIEL WILLIAMS:
Nathaniel Williams is in Kershaw Co., SC at the taking of the 1830 census but is gone from there at the 1840 census and thereafter.

Nathaniel Williams received two land patents in Pickens Co., AL. The first patent was issued on March 30, 1837 for 80.12 acres (Document #13523). The second patent was issued on September 20, 1839 for 80.125 acres (Document #18655). Both patents were issued out of the Tuscaloosa Land Office, AL.

Nathaniel is listed as Fancy Williams, age 46, Farmer, household #1636, Southern District, in the 1850 Pickens Co., AL census. Included in his household is his wife Ann, age 45, son James F., age 16, daughter Martha A., age 13, son Reubin, age 11, and son George W., age 8. Living next to Fancy (Nathaniel) Williams is his cousin, Elvin Horton. Elvin's full name was John Elvin Horton.

The 1860 Pickens Co., AL census has Nathaniel living in the Pleasant Grove area of the county (page 820 of census). He is living with his daughter and son-inlaw, Martha A. and William W. Taylor. Another daughter, Elizabeth (Williams) Kirby, is living nearby (page 821). Living with Elizabeth Kirby and her children is Nathaniel's son, Rubin Williams.

More About NATHANIEL WILLIAMS:
Residence: Kershaw Co., SC, 1830 Census

Children of NATHANIEL WILLIAMS and ANNA _________ are:
i. WILLIAM HENRY4 WILLIAMS, b. September 28, 1825, Kershaw Co., SC; d. July 20, 1845, Pickens Co., AL.
58. ii. ELIZABETH MIRANDA WILLIAMS, b. November 30, 1826, Kershaw Co., SC.
iii. MARY MATILDA WILLIAMS, b. February 16, 1828, Kershaw Co., SC; d. August 05, 1845, Pickens Co., AL.
iv. MARGARET MASOURA WILLIAMS, b. September 18, 1829, Kershaw Co., SC; d. August 16, 1845, Pickens Co., AL.
v. SALENIA ELLEN WILLIAMS, b. March 06, 1831.
vi. NANCY FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, b. July 06, 1832, Kershaw Co., SC; d. November 18, 1845, Pickens Co., AL.
59. vii. JAMES FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, b. April 30, 1834, Kershaw Co., SC; d. September 04, 1914, Buhl, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.
viii. RHODA ALINE WILLIAMS, b. April 17, 1836, Kershaw Co., SC.
60. ix. MARTHA ANN WILLIAMS, b. November 14, 1837, Kershaw Co., SC; d. Aft. 1910, Pickens Co., AL.
x. REUBEN WILLIAMS, b. August 10, 1839, Pickens Co., AL.

Notes for REUBEN WILLIAMS:
Ruben Williams may have died during the civil war. There was a Reuben B. Williams who served with the 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B. Some of the men who served in this regiment were from Pickens County, AL, where Ruben was born and raised. Ruben's older brother, James F. Williams, also served in the 42 Regiment, AL Infantry, Co. B.

xi. GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIAMS, b. May 24, 1842, Kershaw Co., SC; d. July 07, 1854, Pickens Co., AL.


15. LUCY ANN3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM2, BENJAMIN1) was born February 26, 1808 in Kershaw District, SC, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880 in probably Breckenridge Twp., Stephens Co., TX. She married FLEMING DAVIS August 23, 1838 in Carroll Co., MS, son of JOSEPH DAVIS and LOUVENA _______. He was born Abt. 1814 in GA, and died April 30, 1870 in MS.

Notes for LUCY ANN WILLIAMS:
Lucy Ann and her brother William and his family moved from Kershaw Co., SC to Carroll Co., MS, arriving in about 1836. The book "Carroll County Pioneers", in section "Original Land Plat Book, page 233" states that Lucy Ann Williams purchased 80.82 acres of land in 1836. This same book states that William Williams purchased 40.28 acres of land in 1836. Additionally it states that Hollis H. Williams (son of William Williams) purchased 40.41 acres and 80.56 acres of land in 1836.

There were two land patent documents issued to Lucy A. Williams for land in what is now called Montgomery Co., MS (was Carroll Co., MS). The first patent, document #5221, was issued to her on December 10, 1840 for 80.82 acres (related to 80.82 acres purchased in 1836 mentioned in the above paragraph). The second patent, document #28279, was issued to her on February 27, 1841 for 81.36 acres. Most likely this land was actually purchased by Lucy prior to he marriage in 1838 since her maiden name was used.

Lucy Ann Williams Davis moved to Stephens Co., TX with her son-inlaw and daughter, Thomas and Louisa Davis Rose. T. A. and L. P. Rose are living in Cisco Twp., Eastland Co., TX per the 1900 census.

More About FLEMING DAVIS:
Burial: Bethesda Cemetery, Montgomery Co., MS

Children of LUCY WILLIAMS and FLEMING DAVIS are:
61. i. MARGARET CORDELIA4 DAVIS, b. June 1841, MS; d. Aft. 1900.
ii. JOSEPH DAVIS, b. Abt. 1842, MS.

Notes for JOSEPH DAVIS:
Joseph Davis is living in the household of Daniel Williams and Dulcina (Davis) Williams, Joseph's aunt, in Dardanelle, Yell Co., AR per the 1860 census.

iii. LORENDA DAVIS, b. Abt. 1845, MS.
62. iv. LOUISA DAVIS, b. Abt. 1847, Carroll Co., MS; d. Aft. 1930, probably El Paso Co., TX.
v. DIANNAH A. DAVIS, b. July 05, 1850, MS; d. October 08, 1865, MS.


16. JANE3 WILLIAMS (MOSES "MAURICE"2, BENJAMIN1) was born October 02, 1781 in SC. She married MOSES LOCKERT September 15, 1808 in Chester Co., SC, son of AARON LOCKERT and SARAH MILES. He was born June 29, 1785 in Lockhart Shoals, Chester District, SC, and died Bef. July 1818 in Lockhart Shoals, Chester District, SC.

Notes for JANE WILLIAMS:


Child of JANE WILLIAMS and MOSES LOCKERT is:
i. JOHN MADISON4 LOCKERT, b. November 02, 1809, SC.

More About JOHN MADISON LOCKERT:
Burial: At Sea


17. JAMES R.3 WILLIAMS (MOSES "MAURICE"2, BENJAMIN1) was born November 01, 1783 in SC, and died February 29, 1860 in York Co., SC. He married ELEANOR WILLIAMS Abt. 1815 in SC, daughter of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and LUCY HORTON. She was born January 06, 1794 in Kershaw Co., Camden District, SC, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in York District, SC.

Notes for JAMES R. WILLIAMS:
James R. Williams is mentioned several times in William Williams Rev. War Pension Application submitted by his children. James married his first cousin Elander Williams, daughter of William. Also mentioned in the application is James' residence being Bullock Creek, York District as of 1855.

James R. Williams is living at household #1235, York Distrct, SC per the 1850 census: James R. Williams, male, age 66, born York District, SC; Eleanor Williams, female, age 56, born Kershaw District, SC; Martha J. Williams, female, age 34, born York District; Margaret L. Williams, female, age 32, born York District, SC; Elizabeth N. Williams, female, age 22, born York District, SC; John R. Williams, male, age 17, born York District, SC; Benjamin F. Williams, male, age 12, born York District, SC; William T. Johnsey (William Thomas Johnsey - died in Yalobusha Co., MS), male, age 21, born York District, SC; Thomas J. Williams, male, age 8, born York District, SC; Martha E. Johnsey, female, age 8/12, born York District, SC.

Yorkville Enquirer article of March 1860 stated that James R. died February 29. Also said that he was a member of the Presbyterian Church for 40 years. This is documented in the book "York, South Carolina, Newspapers, Marriage and Death Notices 1823-1865".

James R. purchased 150 acres of land in York District, SC from Moses Lockert of Chester District, SC (a brother-inlaw and a cousin) for sum of $100 in the year 1813. This land was situated on Kirkpatrick's Branch, waters of Turkey Creek. James' father Moses Williams witnessed the transaction. - Deed Book "G", page 467, York Co., SC Courthouse

James was Justice of the Quorum of York County, SC during the late 1830s.

James' estate was probated 1860. His sons John R. and Benjamin F. were the Administrators. - Estate Papers, case #44, file #1875, York Co., SC

Some researchers have James R. Williams' middle name as "Royal".

There is a letter in the Revolutionary War Pension Application file for Moses Williams (brother of William Williams) that is dated November 3, 1855 and is from James R. Williams to the Commissioner of Pensions. Following is an abstract of the letter: Persons in his neighbouurhood have received the remainder of their pensions. Request the examination of case of Moses Williams and William Williams - the last my father-inlaw, and the pension which has been in favor of his widow obtained by A. S. Wallace, Esq., rather supplanting me in the undertaking. The former (Moses Williams) is my own father and myself the agent in procuring the pension. My sister, to whom with myself a pension was awarded is since died. If remainder exists, please drop me a line containing directions how I am to proceed in the premises. In either case, use your own discresion whether you write or no. It is the desire of my wife (Elander), of her brother (Joshua Williams), and two sisters (probably Mary Faulkenberry and Rhoda Horton) if there is a remainder in the case of William Williams that it be awarded to me. Signed James R. Williams

Notes for ELEANOR WILLIAMS:
The correct spelling Elander is most likely Eleanor.

Children are listed above under (11) Eleanor Williams.

18. MARGARET3 WILLIAMS (MOSES "MAURICE"2, BENJAMIN1) was born September 19, 1785 in SC, and died Aft. 1860 in Probably in Lamar Co., AL. She met _______ ________.

Notes for MARGARET WILLIAMS:
Margaret is living with her son Jason Dickey Williams, his family, and her sister Esther Williams per the Fayette Co., AL 1840, 1850, and 1860 Federal Census. This area of Fayette Co. will become Jones Co. in 1867, Sanford Co. in 1868, and eventually Lamar Co. in 1877.

It is not known whom the man was that fathered Margaret's son Jason. Also, it is not know if she was married, divorced, or unwed. One possible scenario is that she had her son out of wedlock with a man with the surname "Dickey" or "Dicky". A James Dicky was living in Chester District, SC per the 1810 census. Another possible scenario is that she married a man with the same surname as her maiden name, which would also explain why she has the "Williams" surname in the 1850 and 1860 Alabama census records.

More About MARGARET WILLIAMS:
Residence: Fayette Co., AL (household #250/250) per the 1850 Federal Census (living with son Jason)

Child of MARGARET WILLIAMS and _______ ________ is:
63. i. JASON DICKEY4 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1812, SC; d. Aft. 1880, probably in Lamar Co., AL.


19. JOHN3 WILLIAMS (MOSES "MAURICE"2, BENJAMIN1) was born January 27, 1788 in Chester Co., SC, and died February 28, 1863 in Caledonia, Lowndes Co., MS. He married ELIZABETH EGGER Abt. 1807 in Chester Co., SC, daughter of WILLIAM EGGER and ANN _________. She was born January 21, 1791 in Chester Co., SC, and died August 02, 1866 in Caledonia, Lowndes Co., MS.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAMS:
John Williams is living next to his father Moses Williams per the 1820 Chester District, SC census.

John and his wife Elizabeth moved to Caledonia, MS sometime between 1820 and 1830.

More About JOHN WILLIAMS:
Burial: Egger Cemetery, Caledonia, Lowndes Co., MS

More About ELIZABETH EGGER:
Burial: Egger Cemetery, Caledonia, Lowndes Co., MS

Children of JOHN WILLIAMS and ELIZABETH EGGER are:
64. i. ELZEY4 WILLIAMS, b. August 08, 1809, Chester Co., SC; d. September 03, 1872, Caledonia, Lowndes Co., MS.
65. ii. ALFRED E. WILLIAMS, b. June 22, 1812, Chester District, SC; d. February 21, 1863.


20. AARON3 WILLIAMS (MOSES "MAURICE"2, BENJAMIN1) was born December 12, 1789 in Chester County, Camden District, SC, and died October 08, 1861 in Little Rock, AR. He married ELIZABETH JAMES DAVIS January 25, 1813, daughter of GEORGE DAVIS. She was born June 08, 1792 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, and died August 08, 1864 in Little Rock, AR.

Notes for AARON WILLIAMS:
Aaron was a son of Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church, York Co., SC. He became Pastor of this church in 1817 and served there until 1833. He also was the Pastor of nearby Salem Church. When he became Pastor of Bullock Creek Church, he entered upon a difficult task; rebuilding a church torn by dissension. But so effectively did he labor that religion was revived and the church was greatly strengthened. Seventy members were received in one year, and in 1828, Bullock Creek and Salem reported 180 members. - per "Roster of Cemetery and Historical Sketch of Bullock Creek Church", printed 1941

The organization of the Bullock Creek Church is documented in the book titled "Bullock Creek Church, Brief History of a Historical Congregation" (at York County Library, Rock Hill, SC): "The Hon. S. W. Williams, son of Rev. Aaron Williams, gives the organization date of 1765. He says his grandmother who was living here at the time of the organization, told him that Beersheba was organized one week and Bullock Creek, at first called Dan, the next in 1765".

The book "History of the Presbyterian Church of South Carolina, Book 2", by Rev. George Howe, D.D., has the following on Rev. Aaron Williams: Pastor of Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church in York District, SC from August 1819 to 1833. During this period he was also Pastor of Salem Presbyterian Church on the other side of the Broad River until Salem united with Bullock Creek in 1825. From 1834 to 1838, he was Pastor of Cane Creek Presbyterian Church in Union District, SC.

Aaron was not only a Minister, he was an educator as documented by the book "The Narrative History of Union County, South Carolina", by Allen D. Charles: Page 123....."Not only was Fair Forest Academy probably still functioning in the upper part of the county, but there was a Fish Dam Academy just east of the present town of Carlisle which flourished from about 1822 to 1842. Fish Dam Academy was founded and conducted by the Reverend Aaron Williams who, born either in York or Chester, was a graduate of Washington College of Tennessee and reputed to have been a very brilliant man. His departure for Arkansas in 1842 was a terrible blow to the education in lower Union County. His students who became Presbyterian Ministers included James Martin, J. N. Carothers, W. A. Gray, A. R. Banks, William Banks, W. T. Savage, and J. T. Jeter."

On October 11, 1817, Aaron Williams purchased a lot in the town of Yorkville, York District, SC from William Edward Hayne of Columbia, SC for $100 (York Co., SC Deed Book "H", page 376).

In 1826, Aaron Williams purchased a 163 acre tract of land originally owned by James Davison from Jerimiah Smith for $400 (York Co., SC Deed Book "L", Page 45). Gordon Moore is mentioned as living next to this tract of land.

Aaron was appointed Postmaster of the Hopewell Post Office, York District, SC on July 12, 1828.

In 1834, Aaron Williams purchased 214 acres on Loves Creek from Samuel Robinson (York Co., SC Deed Book "M", page 69).

On September 18, 1835, Aaron Williams sold the 165 acre tract of land, previously owned by Jeremiah Smith, to Samuel Wright of York District, SC for $505 (York Co., SC Deed Book "N", page 823). Gordon Moore is mentioned as living next to this land. Note that Aaron named a son Samuel Wright Williams. - D. Todd, November 2001

On February 10, 1836, Aaron Williams purchased a saw mill site on Loves Creek from Gordon Moore of York District, SC for $400 (York Co., SC Deed Book "M", page 69).

Two of Aaron's sons are buried at Bullock Creek Church; James Edwin Williams and George Davis Williams. The present day Bullock Creek Church is located sixteen miles southwest of York, between Bullock and Turkey Creeks and near Broad River. This structure is the third rebuild on the original grounds.

Aaron is shown living in York District, SC per the 1830 census.

Aaron Williams, who came to Arkansas in 1842 from York, South Carolina, as a Presbyterian Minister. He was an early pastor of the First Presbyterian Church and organized the Presbytery of Arkansas. He and his family lived in a house which faced east between Second and Third on
Louisiana Street. They moved to the family home at Fifth and Center Streets just before the Civil War. (From: "Arkansas Families: Glimpses of Yesterday Columns from the Arkansas Gazette" by Lucy Marion Reaves, Ed. by Desmond Walls Allen. Pub. By Arkansas Research, PO Box 303, Conway, AR 72033)

There is a document written in July 1978 in the possession of the First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock, AR that refers to Rev. Aaron Williams. A transcript of this portion of the document was emailed to me by Pat Whatley of the First Presbyterian Church on December 13, 2002 and reads as follows: "Reverend Aaron Williams arrived in 1841 to serve as Stated Supply. At that time he stated: "I found the church almost extinct, no Elders, few remaining members." Of Reverend Williams it was said "He was a thorough Presbyterian, a sound Theologian, and a man of marked attainments - one of the most powerful preachers ever in the state." Between 1844 and 1847 the congregation had no pastor."

The book "History of Arkansas" on page 574 states "The Presbyterian Church at Brownsville was organized in April, 1848, by Rev. Aaron Williams, another pioneer settler and Christian worker".

The 1850 census has Aaron and his family living in Prairie County, AR, near his son Edwin Melton Williams. This area of Prairie County will later become Lonoke County. The town that Aaron and his family lived during this period was Brownsville.

The 1860 census has Aaron and his wife Elizabeth living with his daughter-inlaw, Amanda (Saunders) Williams at household #161, Prairie Co., AR: Amanda Williams, female, age 28, farmer, born AR; Adline, female, age 8, born AR; Samuel, male, age 5, born AR; George, male, age 3, born AR; Aaron Williams, age 80, male, Preacher, born SC; Elizabeth, age 65, female, born SC; A. C., age 30, male, laborer, born NY.

Aaron's death on October 8, 1861 in Little Rock, Arkansas was reported in the "Yorkville Enquirer, Issue of January 16, 1862" which is documented in book "York, South Carolina, Newspapers, Marriage and Death Notices 1823-1865".

The names, birth dates, marriage dates, and death dates for the Aaron Williams family came from Aaron's family bible. The bible information was emailed to me in July 2003 by Molly Bachman, a descendant of Rev. Aaron Williams.

More About AARON WILLIAMS:
Education: Washington College, Tennessee
Occupation: Reverend

Notes for ELIZABETH JAMES DAVIS:
Elizabeth James Davis Williams' maiden name was Davis but it was orginally Davies. Her father, George W. Davies, changed the name to Davis after he and his brother, William C. Davies, moved from Cumberland Co., PA to Mecklenburg Co., NC. They moved to York District, SC in the late 1799. Elizabeth's middle name of James was her grandmother's maiden name; Elizabeth James married David Davies, mother and father of George W. Davies.

See Revolutionary War Pension Application for George Davis on file in the national archives in Washington. States he was born in Frederick Co., MD in either 1763 or 1764. Living in Mecklenburg Co., NC when enter service. Moved o York District, SC in 1799. Considerable account of war service is stated.

Children of AARON WILLIAMS and ELIZABETH DAVIS are:
i. JAMES EDWIN4 WILLIAMS, b. January 23, 1815, York District, SC; d. September 20, 1823, York District, SC.

Notes for JAMES EDWIN WILLIAMS:
James Edwin William's death was reported in "The Pioneer, Issue of September 27, 1823" which is documented in the book "York, South Carolina", Newspapers , Marriage and Death Notices 1823-1865".

More About JAMES EDWIN WILLIAMS:
Burial: Bullock Creek Prebyterian Church, York Co., SC

66. ii. THEODORE MORTIMER WILLIAMS, b. June 10, 1817, York District or Chester District, SC; d. November 1865, TX.
iii. GEORGE DAVIS WILLIAMS, b. May 03, 1819, York District, SC; d. December 11, 1839, York District., SC.

More About GEORGE DAVIS WILLIAMS:
Burial: Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church, York Co., SC

iv. HARRIET NEWELL WILLIAMS, b. April 29, 1821, York District, SC; d. March 06, 1834, York District, SC.

More About HARRIET NEWELL WILLIAMS:
Burial: Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, York Co., SC

67. v. ELIZABETH ANN WILLIAMS, b. October 11, 1823, York District, SC; d. January 02, 1883, Winters, CA.
68. vi. EDWIN MELTON WILLIAMS, b. March 16, 1826, York District, SC; d. September 18, 1858, AR.
69. vii. SAMUEL WRIGHT WILLIAMS, b. August 23, 1828, York District, SC; d. March 14, 1900, Little Rock, AR.
70. viii. MARTHA ELEANOR WILLIAMS, b. July 14, 1831, York District, SC; d. February 26, 1892, Brownsville, AR.
ix. WILLIAM LAWSON DAVIS WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1833, York District, SC; d. February 23, 1860, Prairie Co., AR.

Notes for WILLIAM LAWSON DAVIS WILLIAMS:
W. Lawson D. Williams' brother, Samuel Wright Williams, was executor of his estate.

More About WILLIAM LAWSON DAVIS WILLIAMS:
Burial: Prairie Co., AR

x. HARRIET MARIA WILLIAMS, b. May 28, 1835, York District, SC; d. April 08, 1854, AR.


21. WILLIAM3 WILLIAMS (JOHN2, BENJAMIN1) was born Abt. 1803 in Chester District, SC, and died April 1870 in Nacogdoches Co., TX. He married (1) MARTHA _________ Abt. 1834. She was born March 02, 1813 in SC, and died October 18, 1840 in Pickens Co., AL. He married (2) MARIAH _______ December 28, 1843 in AL. She was born Abt. 1823 in SC, and died September 1878 in Nacogdoches Co., TX.

Notes for WILLIAM WILLIAMS:
William Williams sold his property in Chester District, SC to his brother Rolly Wood Williams, mother Margaret, and a Nancy Williams (sister?) prior to moving to Picken Co., AL (see the notes for William's father John for more details on the selling of the land). By at least 1840, William, his father John, and his brother Rolly Wood Williams are living in Pickens Co., AL.

William received a land patent on April 1, 1837 for 79.98 acres in Pickens Co., AL (Document #14979, issued out of Tuscaloosa Land Office, AL).

William's first wife Martha Williams is buried next to his father in Bethany Cemetery near Aliceville, Pickens Co., AL. Martha's headstone says she was born March 2, 1813, died October 18, 1840 and is the wife of William Williams.

The 1850 Pickens Co., AL census has: Southern District, household #298, William Williams, age 47, born SC; Mariah, age 27, born AL; James, age 15, born AL; Martha, age 13, born AL; Frances, age 11, born AL; William, age 6, born AL; Emela, age 4, born AL; John, age 2, born AL; Robert, age 11 months, born AL.

William and his family moved to Nacogdoches Co., TX in about 1858. The 1860 census has his household in Nacogdoches County as: William Williams, age 57, male, born in SC; Maria, age 37, female, born SC; J.T., age 25, born in AL; Marion, age 21, born in AL; Emily, age 14, female, born in AL; John, age 13, male, born in AL; Robert, age 12, male, born in AL; Rebery (Rollie), age 9, male, born in AL; Lee, age 7, male, born in AL; Hanson, age 5, male, born in AL; Nancy, age, 3, female, born in AL; Ellen, age 11/12, female, born in TX.

There is a land patent for William Williams in Nacogdoches Co., TX: Patent Date - July 26, 1858, Patent #174, Patent Volume 19, 299.50 acres, File #2483.

William is listed on the 1870 Mortality Schedule as having died in April of consumption (tuberculosis).

More About MARTHA _________:
Burial: Bethany Cemetery, Old Bethany Community, near Aliceville, Pickens Co., AL

Children of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and MARTHA _________ are:
i. JAMES THOMAS4 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1835, Pickens Co., AL; d. February 21, 1862, Valverde, New Mexico.

Notes for JAMES THOMAS WILLIAMS:
Per the book "The People of Nacogdoches County in the Civil War", James Thomas Williams died in February 21, 1862, during the Battle of Valverde.

On the road to San Marcial, there is a large granite marker which reads: 1861 - 1865, In Memory of Texas Mounted Volunteers Sibley’s Brigade C.S.A.; J. S. SUTTON, Lieut. Col. 7th Regt.; S. A. Lockridge, Major 5th Regt.; M. Heuvel, Capt. 4th Regt.; And All Unknown Soldiers Killed in The Battle of Valverde Feb. 21 1862; Erected by the Texas Division United Daughter of the Confederacy, June 1, 1936


More About JAMES THOMAS WILLIAMS:
Burial: Valverde, New Mexico
Military service: CSA: Co. "H", 4th Texas Cavalry

ii. MARTHA ELIZABETH "BETTY" WILLIAMS, b. October 12, 1836, Pickens Co., AL; d. January 22, 1912, San Augustine Co., TX; m. THOMAS TAYLOR MCCAULEY, June 02, 1859, Shelby Co., TX; b. August 18, 1838, San Augustine Co., TX; d. March 17, 1920, San Augustine Co., TX.

More About MARTHA ELIZABETH "BETTY" WILLIAMS:
Burial: McCauley Cemetery, San Augustine Co., TX

More About THOMAS TAYLOR MCCAULEY:
Burial: McCauley Cemetery, San Augustine Co., TX

iii. FRANCIS MARION WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1839, Pickens Co., AL.


Children of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and MARIAH _______ are:
71. iv. WILLIAM M.4 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1844, Pickens Co., AL; d. Bet. 1880 - 1900, Nacogdoches Co., TX.
v. EMILY LESLIE WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1846, Pickens Co., AL; m. OTIS MARSHALL MCCAULEY; b. July 10, 1847, San Augustine Co., TX.
72. vi. JOHN A. WILLIAMS, b. September 20, 1847, Pickens Co., AL; d. January 14, 1921, TX.
73. vii. ROBERT A. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1849, Pickens Co., AL; d. Bet. 1920 - 1930, TX.
74. viii. RALEIGH "ROLLIE" RUFUS WILLIAMS, b. January 25, 1850, Pickens Co., AL; d. August 02, 1927, Denning, San Augustine Co., TX.
ix. LEE W. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1853, AL; d. Aft. 1910, probably Nacogdoches Co., TX.

Notes for LEE W. WILLIAMS:
L. W. Williams is living with his brother, R. R. Williams in Nacogdoches Co., TX per the 1910 census. He is shown as being single.

x. WESLEY HANSON WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1855, AL; m. EDNY JONES, November 18, 1875.
xi. NANCY WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1857, AL.
xii. SARAH ELLEN WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1859, TX.
75. xiii. CHARLES "CHARLEY" W. WILLIAMS, b. October 23, 1865, Nacogdoches Co., TX; d. Bet. 1920 - 1930, Nacogdoches Co., TX.


22. ROLLY WOOD3 WILLIAMS (JOHN2, BENJAMIN1) was born July 02, 1814 in Chester District, SC, and died February 14, 1863 in Itawamba Co., MS. He married ELIZABETH JANE HOOD Abt. 1840 in Pickens Co., AL, daughter of WILLIAM HOOD and ELIZABETH _________. She was born June 18, 1820 in SC, and died May 20, 1896 in Itawamba Co., MS.

Notes for ROLLY WOOD WILLIAMS:
Rolley W. Williams was issued a land patent out of the Tuscaloosa, AL Land Patent Office for 39.99 acres, Huntsville Baseline, Township 22S, Range 15W, Section #8 (in Pickens County) on October 1, 1835.

Rolley Williams received three land patents in Pickens Co., AL. The first patent was issued on October 1, 1835 for 39.99 acres (Document #10896). The second patent was issued on April 1, 1837 for 39.99 acres (Document #14980). The third patent was issued on March 15, 1839 for 40.02 acres (Document #16169). All three patents were issued out of the Tuscaloosa Land Office, AL.

Roley Williams is living in Pickens Co., AL per the 1840 census.

A deed dated January 16, 1842 in Chester Co., SC Deed Book "DD" states that Rolly W. Williams of Pickens Co., AL for $150 sold to Thomas Bennett, Jr. of Chester District, SC 32 acres on Mill Creek, bound on the east by Wallace's land, on the south by Widow Burris' land, on the north by Kirkpatrick's land, and on the west Thomas Bennett's land.

Rolly and his family are living in Itawamba Co., MS at household #652 per the 1850 census: Raleigh W. Williams, age 36, male, born SC; Jane, age 27, female, born SC; Elizabeth, age 7, female, born AL; Jeptha, age 5, male, born AL; Virginia, age 3, born AL, William, age 1, male, born MS. Living next to Raleigh is a John Williams, age 55, born SC, who is presumed to be his older brother. There must have been a dispute over the boundry of Itawamba County and Monroe County, MS as Rolly is shown living in Monroe County per the 1850 census (household #610): Ralleigh W. Williams, age 37, male, born SC; Elizabeth J. Williams, age 27, female, born SC; Elizabeth J. Williams, age 6, female, born AL; Jeptha R. Williams, age 5, male, born AL; Virginia F. Williams, age 3, female, born AL; William H. Williams, age 1, male, born MS; Margaret L. Williams, age 52, female, born SC; Nancy A. Williams, age 58, female, born SC. Rolly and family are also shown as living in Monroe Co., MS (household #610) per the 1850 census. This probably means that his farm was on or very close to the Itawamba County - Monroe County border.

The 1860 census has Rolly living at household #783, Itawamba Co., MS: Rolly Williams, age 45, male, house carpenter, born SC; Elizabeth, age 40, female, born SC; Elizabeth, age 17, female, born AL; Jeptha, age 15, male, born AL; Virginia, age 13, female, born AL; William, age 11, male, born MS; Margaret, age 9, female, born MS; Sarah, age 6, female, born MS; Clement, age 4, male, born MS; Thomas, age 1, male, born MS; Elizabeth Hood, age 76, female, born SC.

The R. W. Williams shown on the muster roll of Co. P, 10th Regiment, MS Infantry, CSA is most likely Rolly.

The 1880 census has Rolly's widow, Elizabeth, living at household #52, 3rd District, Itawamba Co., MS: Elizabeth, female, age 58, born SC; Clement, male, age 22, son, born MS; Thomas, male, age 20, son, born MS; William, male, age 27, son, born MS; James, male, age 5, grandson, born MS; Margarett, female, age 4, grandaughter, born MS; Mary, female, age 3, grandaughter, born MS; Jane, female, age 1, grandaughter, born MS. Living on both sides of Elizabeth are more of her children: Virginia (Williams) Brown is living with her husband, Wilson Brown, and two sons, Oliver and Robert at household #51. Jeptha Williams and his family are living at household #53.

More About ROLLY WOOD WILLIAMS:
Burial: New Chapel Cemetery, Itawamba Co., MS

Notes for ELIZABETH JANE HOOD:
Elizabeth Jane Hood Williams' father, William Hood, born 1777, died September 6, 1853, is buried in Bethany Cemetery in Pickens Co., AL, next to John Williams, father of her husband, Rolly Williams. Elizabeth's mother, also named Elizabeth, moved to from Pickens Co., AL to Itawamba Co., MS to live with her and Rolly. She moved there after her husband William Hood died in 1853.

More About ELIZABETH JANE HOOD:
Burial: New Chapel Cemetery, Itawamba Co., MS

Children of ROLLY WILLIAMS and ELIZABETH HOOD are:
i. VIRGINIA4 WILLIAMS, b. October 11, 1841, Pickens Co., AL; d. April 24, 1842, Pickens Co., AL.

More About VIRGINIA WILLIAMS:
Burial: Bethany Cemetery, Old Bethany Community, near Aliceville, Pickens Co., AL

76. ii. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, b. April 08, 1843, Pickens Co., AL; d. April 28, 1931, Itawamba Co., MS.
77. iii. JEPTHA R. WILLIAMS, b. March 1845, Pickens Co., AL; d. Aft. 1900, probably Monroe Co., MS.
78. iv. VIRGINIA F. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1847, Pickens Co., AL; d. Aft. 1920, Sevier Co., AR.
79. v. WILLIAM H. "BILLY" WILLIAMS, b. June 1849, Itawamba Co., MS; d. Aft. 1930, probably Monroe Co., MS.
vi. MARGARET ANN WILLIAMS, b. May 01, 1852, Itawamba Co., MS; d. March 30, 1874, Itawamba Co., MS.

More About MARGARET ANN WILLIAMS:
Burial: New Chapel Cemetery, Itawamba Co., MS

vii. SARAH AGNES WILLIAMS, b. October 01, 1854, Itawamba Co., MS; d. March 06, 1880, Itawamba Co., MS.

More About SARAH AGNES WILLIAMS:
Burial: New Chapel Cemetery, Itawamba Co., MS

80. viii. CLEMENTINE "CLEMENT" D. WILLIAMS, b. April 1857, Itawamba Co., MS; d. Bef. 1920, Probably Monroe Co., MS.
81. ix. THOMAS JEFFERSON WILLIAMS, b. August 20, 1860, Itawamba Co., MS; d. September 02, 1950, Sevier Co., AR.