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By Bobbye C. Winston  E-Mail
For information on Benjamin Williams by Roger Goeb and David Todd see BENJAMIN WILLIAMS or E-Mail David Todd
For information on Craton Williams by Diana Quinones see Craton Williams

                                                     Generation 1 

Benjamin Williams, b. ca. 1733. d. before 1797 in Chester Co. , SC. He was married twice. 
Marriage #1: Rebecca Lockhart, b. ca. 1733 and d. in SC, place not known. They married ca. 1752 and had two children. They were: 
1. William Williams b. March 15, 1753 . 
2. Rebekah Williams b. May 6, 1754 . 
Marriage #2: Margaret Lockhart (Rebecca's sister), b. ca. 1735. They married ca. 1760 and had 8 children. Margaret died in SC, place unknown. Their children were: 
1. Moses (or Maurice) Williams. b. Jan. 8, 1761 . d. Dec. 31, 1821 . m. Martha Faulk, b. ca. 1763, d. May 10, 1838 , Chester Co., SC. They had 6 children: 
1. James R. Williams b. Nov. 1, 1783 . 
2. Margaret Williams b. Sept. 19, 1785 . 
3. John Williams b. Jan. 27, 1788 . d. Feb. 25, 1863 . 
4. Aaron Williams b. Dec. 12, 1789 . 
5. Ester Williams b. Aug. 18, 1792 . 
6. Naomi Williams b. Dec. 10, 1794 in Chester Co. , SC, d. Oct. 30, 1795 in Chester Co. , SC. 
2. Aaron Williams. b. May 8, 1763 . 
3. Margaret Williams. b. Dec. 1, 1765 . 
4. John Williams. b. July 18, 1768 . 
5. Susanna Williams. b. Apr. 27, 1772 
6. Sarah Williams. b. June 8, 1774 . 
7. Naomi L. Williams. b. Jan. 9, 1778 . 
8. Jane Williams. b. Oct. 2, 1781 . 
Note: Benjamin's two marriage are indicated by the Revolutionary War pension records for William Williams and Moses (Maurice) Williams. 


GENERATION TWO
William Williams. The eldest child and only son of Benjamin and Rebecca Lockhart Williams was born March 15, 1753 . Before both the Revolutionary War and his marriage, he lived on "Lockhart Shoals, on Broad River , Chester District , SC ". William's half brother, Moses, also lived in Chester District. 

Around 1777, William married Lucy Horton, b. Oct. 12, 1761 at Linches Creek, Kershaw District SC. She was the daughter of Daniel Horton b. June 25, 1740 in Surry Co., VA, d. Nov. 1795, Kershaw District , SC , and Mary Ezell Horton b. ca. 1740 Surry Co., VA, d. 1800 Kershaw District SC. 

Lucy's application for a widow's pension in 1846 gives an interesting picture of William's life and activities. The affidavit states William Williams settled on and lived out his life on Lynche's Creek, Kershaw District , SC. He is described in the affidavit as "a good soldier and a brave man" who was engaged in battles at Hanging Rock, Fish Dam Ford, One Door Bridge , and Eutaw Springs, among others. From this document, we also know that William was with his half-brother, Moses, when Moses was wounded "before the fall of Charleston ". His activities for the American cause continued through the War; he is described as "a soldier...of the most excellent character." 
Returning to Kershaw District after the War, William farmed as he and Lucy raised a large family of 13 children. William died there on Sept. 23, 1831 . 

The children of William and Lucy Horton Williams were: 
1. Joshua Williams. b. Mar. 31, 1778 . d. after 1850 SC. 
2. Mary Williams. b. May 27, 1780 in Kershaw Dist. , SC. Married _____Falkenburg. 
3. Margaret Williams. b. Dec. 12, 1782 . 
4. Daniel Williams. b. Jan. 24, 1785 . 
5. Susan Williams. b. Jan. 7, 1787 . 
6. Rhoda Williams. b. Sept. 12, 1789 in Kershaw Dist. m. ____Horton. 
7. William Williams. b. Nov. 11, 1791 Lynches Creek , SC. d. after 1870, Carroll Co., MS. Married 1st to Tilla____, and 2nd to Catherine

 Young. William's children were: 
1. Hollis Horton Williams. b. Apr. 24, 1814 SC. d. Nov. 16, 1869 , Montgomery Co., MS. m. Elizabeth Barfield, in 1837. Elizabeth was b. ca. 1819 NC. 
2. William "Billy" Williams b. ca. 1822 NC, d. June 25, 1899 , Montgomery Co., MS. Married first on Jan. 6, 1850 to Elizabeth Slaughter, b. ca. 1826. Married a second time on Sept. 13, 1865 to Margaret Cordelia Davis, b. ca. 1840. 
3. Elisa Williams. b. ca. 1833. 
4. John Williams. b. ca. 1834. 
8. Elander Williams b. Jan. 6, 1794 Kershaw Dist., SC. m. James R. Williams, b. Nov. 1, 1783. 
9. Eli Williams, b. May 1, 1797 Kershaw Dist., SC, d. July 4, 1866 , Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL. Married Mary Hollingsworth Truesdale, (b. May 1, 1800 SC, d. Jan 27, 1878 , Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL.).

They had 11 children: 
1. William Lafayette Williams, b. Dec. 21, 1821 , Kershaw Dist. SC , d. Jan 18, 1909 , Sedgewick, Harvey Co., KS. Married Virginia Ann Barnett (b. Dec. 4, 1834 GA., d. Sept. 2, 1919 , Halsted, Harvey Co., KS. Marriage was on Dec. 4, 1848 in Salem , Russell Co., AL . 

2. Lucy Jane Williams, b. in Kershaw Dist. SC Oct. 2, 1849 . m. Luno W. Horton in Russell Co., AL. 

3.  Mary Caroline Williams married William G. Maughan in Russell Co. AL. in 1839. Their first two children, James Eli Maughan and William Walter Maughan were born in Russell Co., AL and then the family moved to Macon Co., AL. Their third son, John Fletcher Maughan was born there. The family then moved near Wetumpka , AL for a short while and then moved on to Greene Co., AL where Mary Caroline Williams Maughan died on Dec. 11, 1885 . They had 10 children. 
 

The children of William G. Maughan and Mary Caroline Williams are:

Mary Caroline Williams Maughan

1. James Eli Maughan b. October 23, 1840. d. January 7, 1862. Born in Russell County, AL. He served in the Civil War in Company "B" 11th Alabama Infantry as a private. He enlisted at Eutaw, AL in Greene County on January 11, 1861. He listed his occupation as a sculptor. (On the 1860 Greene County census he listed his occupation as a stonecutter.) He died from measles on January 7, 1862, after serving less than a year. He was 21 years old and single.

2. William Walter (Billy) Maughan b. August 22, 1843. Died May 20, 1905. Born in Russell County, Alabama. Died in Pickens County, Alabama. Married Mary Matilda Rebecca (Mollie) Johnson on November 11, 1869. He joined the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Greene County. (This church was out of existence in 1870.)
In a census taken August 17, 1860, he was living in the home of Eli M. and Corrilla Hood in Mantua and working as a farm hand. At that time, Mantua was a part of Pickens County, AL.

He served in the Civil War in Company "C" 2nd Alabama Infantry.

On November 9, 1870, he moved his membership to the Unity Baptist Church in Pickens County from the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He served Unity Baptist Church as deacon, church clerk, and the first Sunday School Superintendent.


William Walter and Mary Rebecca Maughan were faithful to the Baptist Church and instilled their beliefs in their children.

For over fifty years, the descendants of William Walter Maughan have gathered annually for a family reunion. I have had the privilege of attending several of these reunions and I must say they are a superb combination of southern hospitality and good southern cooking.

William Walter Maughan and his wife are buried at the Unity Cemetery in Pickens County. The following article was copied from the Pickens County Herald:

"Brother W. W. Maughan was born in Russell County, Alabama August 22, 1843, and died at his home eight miles southeast of Carrollton, AL, May 20, 1905.
The subject of this sketch was a faithful confederate soldier of the Civil War; belonging to Company "C" 2nd Alabama Calvary and remained in service until the close of the War, attending his country's very best interest.
November 11, 1869, Mr. Maughan was married to Miss M.M.R. Johnson who with nine children 4 boys
 and 5 girls survive him.
Brother Maughan's death was great shock to all of us being so sudden and unexpected to his family and entire community.
After having worked hard all day, he retired to bed the night of the 20 in May at his usual bed time and about 12 o'clock his wife discovered that he was cold in death. Brother W.W. Maughan is no more; but that which made him what he was, the soul, that is not dead, but in the beautiful home of many mansions with his dear Savior whom he loved to serve in this world.
Brother Maughan was a most faithful member of Unity Baptist Church serving in the capacity of clerk for many years. He was always found at the post of duty. I have been his pastor for several years and do not remember his ever being absent from conference. Brother Maughan looked after the very best interest of the church and always kept a splendid record of the business transaction of his church and gave perfect satisfaction to all concerned. He will be greatly missed not only by his family and church but the county has lost one of her best citizens. One by one our fathers pass away. Here and there one may be found lingering on the urge of another world to unmind us of our own venerable death. Our deceased brother was a kind and devoted husband, an affectionate father and a good neighbor. We extend to the heart-stricken wife, children and relatives our profound sympathy in this time of sad affliction and commend them to him, who alone can comfort and heal the broken hearted. Let us bear in mind and just to practice the scripture injunction. "Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh."
Yet again we hope to meet thee; When the day of life is fled, There is heaven with joy to greet thee, Where no farewell tear is shed. G.W. Kerr

3. John Fletcher Maughan b. January 27, 1846. d. August 8, 1902. Born in Macon County, AL, near Auburn (now in Lee County).

John Fletcher's parents moved briefly to Wetumpka, AL when he was very young and then moved on to Greene County, AL. A handed down family story states that when John Fletcher was 16 years old, he joined the Confederate States Army, serving for pay for another man. Little is known about this service or the name of the man for whom he served. In 1863, it was necessary for him to serve for himself. A resident of Pleasant Ridge, Alabama, in Greene County, he was enlisted by Captain David P. Scarborough on June 20, 1863, to serve as a private in Company "B", 7th Regiment Alabama Calvary. He was paid his regular pay plus $.40 per day extra for furnishing his own horse. His colonel was Joseph Hudson. His name appears on a roll of prisoners of war of Company "B", 7th Regiment Alabama Cavalry, Confederate States Army, commanded by Lt. G. M. Hubbard, surrendered at Citronelle by Lt. General R. Taylor, C.S.A. to Major General E.R.S. Canby, U.S.A. May 4, 1865, and paroled at Gainesville, Alabama May 14, 1865.

When the Civil War was over, he returned to Greene County. He was married in January 1868 to Miss Eliza Wier of Pleasant Ridge but she died in childbirth shortly after their marriage. There were no children.

On November 2, 1869, John Fletcher Maughan married Cynthia Melvina Peach, daughter of John Peach and Tamzy Caroline Gaskin of Pickens County. They were married by J. W. Hanson. They made their home in Bethany and later Benevola in Pickens County, AL.

John Fletcher joined Unity Baptist Church. His wife was also a member, joining October 25, 1872 and was baptized October 27, 1872 in the Bonner Mill Pond.

John Fletcher was a farmer and for extra money he made syrup for people, furnishing his own syrup mill. He was paid a percentage of the syrup that he made. He brought this syrup home and stored it in large five and ten gallon wooden kegs and sold it throughout the year.

A photograph of John Fletcher shows him to be a tall, slender, handsome man and appears to have dark hair and a dark complexion.

He died on August 8, 1902 at age 56, a possible victim of diabetes.

On June 3, 1907, Cynthia Melvina (Mell) applied for a pension from her husband's Civil War service. At that time she owned 65 acres of land valued at $130.00 and one cow valued at $10.00 for a total value of $140.00. The application was approved.

In July 1923, she was living in the home with her son, Robert Evalcus (Val) Maughan. In October 1924, her health declining, she went to live temporarily with her daughter, Lucy Graves, in Birmingham. She was suffering with rheumatism. She returned to Benevola and on December 12, 1926, at 5:00 a.m. she died. She was 77 years old. Her death certificate states cause of death as rheumatism and age. 

                                               
4. Asbury Capus Maughan b. August 1, 1848. Died ca. 1904. He was married to Miss Mary Ann Johnson ca. 1870 while he was living in Greene County, AL. Mary Ann Maughan died shortly after the birth of her first child. Kittie Hollingsworth, sister of Asbury Capus, and his mother, Mary Caroline Maughan, took the baby, Nancy Caroline Elizabeth (Carrie) and reared her. 

Asbury Capus left Alabama shortly after the birth of Carrie and moved to Panola County, MS, located in the north central part of the State. There he met and married Miss Tennessee Ferrell.

5. Mary Ann Elizabeth Maughan b. September 14, 1850. d. October 25, 1851.

6. Martha Caroline Elizabeth (Kittie) Maughan b. September 18, 1852 in Greene County, AL. Died June 2, 1935 in Aliceville, AL from colitis. She married John Newton Hollingsworth in Greene County on November 4, 1869 at the home of her mother.

Although Kittie had a large family of children, she accepted the infant daughter of her brother, Asbury Capus, into her home when the child's mother died and helped rear her with the help of her mother.

The 1880 Greene County census shows her mother, Mary Caroline Maughan, living in her home. She was caring for her mother in her last years.

Kittie and John Newton Hollingsworth are buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Greene Co., AL.

7. Robert Rhese Eugene (Bob) Maughan Born December 12, 1854. Died August 1909 in Columbus, MS where he made his home. Buried in Bethany Cemetery in Pickens County, AL., in an unmarked grave. He married Wilburnia Pickens (Willie) Peach, daughter of John Peach and Tamzy Caroline Gaskin Peach and sister of Cynthia Melvina Peach, wife of John Fletcher Maughan. 

8. George Wesley Maughan b. May 27, 1857. d. July 16, 1858.

9. Salome Williams Maughan b. August 7, 1860. d. September 21, 1864.

10. Erastus Johnson Maughan b. May 22, 1863. d. August 26, 1868.


4. Thurzy Elitha Williams, b. in Kershaw Dist. SC on July 31, 1849 . m. Thomas F. Raton in Russell Co., AL. 

5. Roberts Adams Williams, b. 1829 Kershaw Dist. SC. m. Eleanor E. Olive on Dec. 18, 1851 in Russell Co., AL. 

6. James Milton Williams, b. 1833 Kershaw Dist. , SC. 

7. Osgood Williams, b. and d. in Kershaw Dist. , SC. 

8. Eli Fletcher Williams, b. Mar. 23, 1838 at Salem , AL in Russell Co., AL. d. Nov. 14, 1923 , Central, AL in Elmore Co., AL. m. Lucy Adeline Kidd on Mar. 21, 1867. Lucy Kidd was born Aug. 27, 1841 in Wetumpka, AL. d. Sept. 28, 1914 in Eclectic, AL. In the 1907 Elmore Co., AL Census of Confederate Soldiers, Eli Fletcher is listed as living in Eclectic, AL. He first entered the service as a private in April 1861 at New Hope Church , GA. in the Co. A, 34th Ala. Reg. Inft. and continued until close of war and then paroled at Springfield , NC in the spring of 1865. 

9. John Wesley Williams. b. 1840 in Russell Co., AL. 

10. Susan Williams, b. 1843, Russell Co., AL. 

11. George Washington Williams. b. 1847, Russell Co., AL. m. Therissa C. Kidd on Dec. 24, 1868 in Elmore Co., AL. 
 

10. John Cornelius Williams b. Jan. 11, 1800 . d. Aug. 23, 1874 , Pickens Co., AL. 

11. Henry Williams b. Aug. 17, 1802 . 
12. Nathaniel Williams b. Oct. 10, 1804 in Kershaw Co., SC. d. Sept. 6, 1863 . Pickens Co., AL. About 1824, m. Anna ____, b. ca. 1805 SC. d. Jan. 29, 1857 , Pickens Co., AL. They had 11 children: 
1. William Henry Williams b. Sept. 28, 1825 Kershaw Dist., SC. d. July 20, 1845 Pickens Co., AL. 
2. Elizabeth Miranda Williams b. Nov. 30, 1826 , Kershaw Dist. , SC. d. in Pickens Co., AL. About 1848 in Pickens Co. m. Wade W. Kirby (b. 1828 TN., d. April 28, 1859 , Pleasant Grove, Pickens Co., AL.)
3. Mary Matilda Williams b. Feb. 16, 1828 Kershaw Dist., SC. d. Aug. 5, 1845 , Pickens Co., AL. 
4. Margaret Masoura Williams b. Sept. 18, 1829 Kershaw Dist. SC. d. Aug. 16, 1845 , Pickens Co., AL. 
5. Salenia Elen Williams b. March 6, 1831 Kershaw Dist., SC. 

6. Nancy Williams b. July 6, 1832 Kershaw Dist. , SC d. Nov. 18, 1845 Pickens Co., AL. 

7. James Franklin Williams b. April 30, 1834 Kershaw Dist., SC. d. Sept. 4, 1813 , Buhl, AL in Tuscaloosa Co. m. on Aug. 30, 1865 to Areanne Melinda "Bean" Glover, b. April 10, 1846, d. Aug. 9, 1912, Buhl, AL. 

8. Rhoda Aline Williams b. April 17, 1836 Kershaw District , SC or Pickens Co., AL. 

9. Martha Ann Williams b. Nov. 14, 1837 Kershaw Dist., SC or Pickens Co., AL. d. June 26, 1916 , Pickens Co., AL. Buried at Mitchell Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL. m. on Aug. 30, 1855 to William Wiley Taylor , d. Aug. 15, 1861 . Married second on June 7, 1863 to Ivy Richardson, d. July 28, 1865 . Married third time on Jan. 9, 1866 to James D. Teer, d. Aug. 6, 1868 . Pickens Co., AL. 

10. Reuben Williams b. Aug. 10, 1839 , Kershaw Dist. , SC or Pickens Co., AL. 
11. George Washington Williams b. May 24, 1842 , Kershaw Dist. , SC or Pickens Co., AL. d. July 7, 1854 , Pleasant Grove, Pickens Co., AL. 
13. Lucy Ann Williams b. Feb. 26, 1808 , d. after 1870 in Carroll Co., MS. m. Fleming Davis. They had five children: 
1. Margaret Cordelia Davis b. ca. 1840. m. William "Billy" Williams, b. ca. 1822 NC, d. June 25, 1899 , Montgomery Co., MS. They married in Carroll Co., MS on Sept. 13, 1865 . 
2. Joseph Davis b. ca. 1842. 
3. Luraney Lornea Davis b. ca. 1845. 
4. Louisa Davis b. ca. 1847. 
5. Diana Davis b. ca. 1850. 


GENERATION THREE
John Cornelius Williams, 10th child of William and Lucy Horton Williams was born Jan. 11, 1800 in Kershaw District SC. He probably came to Pickens Co., AL as a young man around 1820 making him one of the true pioneers of this area. 
John Cornelius was definitely in Pickens County in 1830 when he is shown in the federal census for Pickens. It is our belief that John migrated to the Pickens County area with (or at about the same time as) brothers Eli, Nathaniel, and William, who too are listed in the 1830 Pickens County census. According to their mother's Widow's Pension File #W9166, these sons, as well as daughter Lucy Ann were believed to be living in the West and all over 21 years of age. 
While William and Lucy Ann ended up in Carroll Co., MS and Eli located to Elmore Co., AL, John and Nathaniel stayed in Pickens Co. and made it their home. 

John apparently owned land in several areas of Pickens County . Most of his land was north of Crossroads Baptist Church and east of Pine Grove community. He bought land as early as Jan. 12, 1833 (T20, R16, S2 - 40 ac); his brothers were also buying land in the same general area in the 1830's. 

It is probable that John Cornelius met his future wife after he came to Pickens Co. and married her around 1825. There is some debate as to the maiden name of Nancy Jane, wife of John Cornelius. We know that she was born ca. 1807 in NC; cemetery census records say she died in 1900, but there is evidence that she died earlier than that. 
An obituary announcement in The West Alabamian dated Oct. 9, 1889 gives information that fits our Nancy Williams, except that it is for "Mrs. Mary Williams, widow of the late John C. Williams of Coalfire". The newspaper article is as follows: 
Again God has seen fit in his alwise providence to remove from our midst not one of youth's flowers, but an old land mark for 85 years ago was born in Buncom Co., NC. Her father, Mr. McMorton, moved to this county when she was but 14 years old. Two years afterwards, she married Mr. John C. Williams and has ever since lived on the same place. There was born to them 18 children, 14 of whom lived to be grown and 9 still survive her. She was a remarkable woman in mind and body. Fifteen years ago, her husband was taken from her by death, and she has since, with the aid of her daughters, fought the battle of life and fought it well. She managed all her own affairs and giving her personal attention to all of her business up to the time of her late sickness, which was bout 3 weeks before her death. 
She bore her sickness with patience and Christian fortitude. She joined the M.E. Church , South, at Mt. Zion , about 30 years ago and afterwards moved her membership to Yorkville. She had often said in her late years that she was resigned to the Will of God. What a great thing to live and be so ready to die! She was a faithful wife, a kind mother, and a good neighbor. 
The writer attended her burial at the family graveyard, and we laid her away by the side of others to await Resurrection Morn.... 
While the name "McMorton" has not been found in any of our other research on the John Cornelius Williams family, it is possible that the woman lamented in the above obituary is our own Nancy Williams, or else the coincidences are remarkable. 

It is likely that she was a Coward or a Sanders; these family names are shown again and again in the family information and records concerning the family of John C. Williams. Too, there was a "John Sanders, age 17" living in the household in the 1850 census. 

Inez Basinger, daughter of Lula and granddaughter of Zachary Taylor Williams, (J.C.'s son) says that John Sanders was Nancy 's nephew. Inez also relates that John came to Alabama between 1815 and 1820, that John was of Irish descent, and that Nancy was of Dutch descent. These bits of information have not been verified, but owing to the fact that this oral history is a half century old, we include it was given to us. 

John Cornelius and his family are listed in every census record for Pickens County after 1820; he is always listed as a farmer, and he always had his children living in his home or around his residence. Some of his daughters, Ellender and Ella Ellen, for example, never left home. Examination of census records reveals also that his children often located their homes next door to or near their father's home. For instance, in the 1870 Pickens Co., census, John C. is shown in the Springhill Precinct as Residence #169; in Residences 171, 172, and 173 are 3 of his sons: John Burton, Gideon and Taylor and their families. Apparently, this Williams group maintained close ties, and the sons farmed alongside their father. 

When John C. died on Aug. 24, 1874 , he left a huge family and many mourned his passing. He had been a member of the Yorkville Masonic Lodge #131 since Dec. 4, 1852 . The " Williams Family Cemetery " is listed in the Pickens Co. Cemetery Census as being "near McShan , AL ." Actually, this gravesite is on the old Williams home site that now belongs to Mrs. John Hayes Rogers of Columbus , MS . It is near the John Lancaster place south of McShan. We visited this site in late 1994; it is located in a wooded area that has been "cut over" for timber; skidders have gone thru this area and damaged the terrain. 
But there are two rocks to mark the graves of John and Nancy, as well as other indentations in the earth to indicate that other unmarked graves are there. 

Nancy, John C.'s widow, is shown in the 1880 Pickens County census, Beat 12, with 3 daughters living with her (age 75): Allender (33), Eller (33), Azeline (30). Also in the home was a nephew, Aleck, aged 18 and a farmer. 
As stated previously, the cemetery census says Nancy Jane died in 1900, but this has not been documented anywhere else. She is buried beside her husband. John C's estate was not settled until 1907. 
John Cornelius and Nancy had 18 children, all born in Pickens Co., AL . Four of them died young. We believe there are 3 sets of twins among these children. The children of John Cornelius and Nancy Williams are as follows: 
1. Lucinda Adeline Williams b. 1827. m. M. A. Mullins, b. 1829 SC. 

They had at least two daughters: 
1. Mrs. D. P. Smitherman 
2. Mrs. Amanda Cole 
2. Sarah Williams b. 1830. She married John R. Mullins, b. 1821. They had seven children: 
1. James Leander Mullins 
2. Mike Mullins 
3. Clementine Mullins 
4. Alfred Sylvanus Mullins. b. Oct. 14, 1851 . d. May 2, 1931 in Columbus , MS . m. Martha Burgin. 
5. Mary J. Mullins. m. a Mr. Thompson. 
6. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Mullins. m. William A. Morgan and moved to TX. 
7. Lucretia Mullins. m. John Edmonds or Edmunds. 

3. Henry T. Williams b. 1831. He was a member of the Pickens "Ruff & Readies" of the CSA in August of 1861. Name of wife unknown. May have been killed in Civil War. Children were: 
1. Laura P. Williams m. Ike St. John on Dec. 20, 1879 . 
2. Alex Williams m. "widow" St. John . 
3. Henry Williams m. Emma ___. 
4. Amanda I. Williams b. 1833. m. Zachariah C. Coward (1830-1896). They moved to Maysfield , TX . 
5. Melvina E. Williams b. Nov. 10, 1835 . d. July 17, 1917 . m. William P. Whitten. 
6. William E. Williams b. 1837. No information except "killed by a wild horse in TX". 
7. Ella Ellen Williams b. 1840. Never married. Lived in her parents' home all her life. 
8. Ellender Williams b. 1840. Twin of Ella Ellen. Never married. 
9. John Burton Williams b. Sept. 13, 1843 . m. Sarah E. (Sallie) McManus, b. Sept. 14, 1845 . John died in Lone View, MS.

He and Sallie had 4 children. 
1. Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Williams m. Green P. Daniels. 
2. Isabella "Belle" Williams m. John Edmonds. 
3. Andrew Williams m. Willie Thornton, Cedar Bluff, MS. 
4. John Henry Williams died in Longview , MS . 

10. Azeline ( Lena ) Williams b. 1843. Twin to John Burton. Never married. 

11. Mary A. Williams b. 1845. d. 1907. m. a Mr. Thompson. 

12. Gideon Cornelius Williams b. 1846 d. 1893. m. Lucrecia Jane Reynolds. Moved with his family to New Willow, TX in 1910. They had six children: 

1. Charlie Williams 
2. Allie Williams 
3. John Williams 
4. Mary Leona Williams 
5. Anna Eliza Williams 
6. William E. "Billie" Williams 

13. Zachary Taylor Williams b. 1846. d. 1929. Twin to Gideon. m. Melissa Fannie Burgin. They are buried at Pine Grove Cemetery at Pine Grove, Pickens Co., AL. They had five children:
1. Tom Williams 
2. Robert "Bob" Williams 
3. Etta Williams 
4. Lula Williams 
5. John W. "Will" Williams 
14. Elizabeth "Bet" Williams b. ca. 1851. d. 1907 Longview , MS . m. Sam Lindsey. They had two children: 
1. Selina Lindsey. b. ca. 1874. 
2. Sam Lindsey, Jr. b. ca. 1875.


GENERATION FOUR
Melvina E. Williams 5th child of John Cornelius and Nancy Williams was born Nov. 10, 1835 and died July 17, 1917 in the Hebron Community, Pickens Co., AL. She married William Preston Whitten. 

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Family Group Sheet from Judy Nation nation240@gmail.com 

Subject* William Williams Sr. (15535)

Biography* __ ___ ____ He alledgely was born in Ireland. 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.

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 in 1800, probably there to help run

his father Benjamin's farm after his death.

William after the war moved to Rocky Mount in Lancaster Co, SC and then moved to Kershaw

District, SC where he married Lucy, daughter of Daniel Horton of Lynches Creek, SC (probably in

Kershaw Dist.).

William's Will (actually estate papers) states that his Will was read at Hanging Rock Methodist

Church which may mean he is buried there.

There are two very important sources that identify William's children; the Rev. War pension

application submitted for William and real estate deeds of Kershaw Co. that mention the children

receiving portions of William's former estate. Neither of the sources by themselves list all the children

but together a complete list can be formed. The pension application lists all the "known living"

children in an 1850 document. The one child that is not shown in the application is Alfred J. Williams.

It is presumed that Alfred is dead before 1840 as he is not in that year's census or any thereafter.

Alfred is identified as a child of Willaim Williams in an 1834 deed transaction of him selling his

inherited portion of William Williams' former estate to Joakim Falkenberry (his nephew, son of

Alfred's sister Mary Williams Faulkenberry)). This deed states "Alfred Williams being an heir like

Nathaniel Williams". It is presumed that William's son Daniel was left out of the inheritence of

William's estate. Daniel was living in Muscogee Co., GA when his father died in 1831. In 1836 he

gave Thomas J. Cauthen power of attorney to represent his interests in the settlement of William

William's estate (found in Deed Book "O", page 81). This was too late as William's land was already

divided up between Daniel's mother and his siblings. This explains the "one tenth part of two thirds of

William's estate" inherited by each of the children that is mentioned in the deeds (if Daniel was

included it should have said "one eleventh part"). Lucy Williams' portion is mentioned as "one third

part" of the estate.

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 his mother Lucy and his siblings Joshua,

Nathaniel, John (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 1779 (obviously NOT William's son named Joshua but possibly Williams' grandfather

named Joshua). This is the same land that is mentioned in the notes for Benjamin Williams. This

Joshua Williams (of Colleton Co.) was granted this land for 500 pounds and on the same day sold it

to Benjamin Williams (William's father) for 10 shillings. This may indicate that Benjamin was living in

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the Hanging Rock Creek area (to become the town of Kershaw) before he lived in Chester Co., SC.

Supporting references:

1. Deeds in Kershaw County Courthouse, SC

- Book "N", pages 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, and 121 (William Williams

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.

Biography: __ ___ ____ Before both the Revolutionary War and his marriage, he lived on "Lockhart Shoals, on Broad River ,

Chester District , SC ". William's half brother, Moses, also lived in Chester District.

Note* __ ___ ____ Lucy's application for a widow's pension in 1846 gives an interesting picture of William's life and

activities. The affidavit states William Williams settled on and lived out his life on Lynche's Creek,

Kershaw District , SC. He is described in the affidavit as "a good soldier and a brave man" who was

engaged in battles at Hanging Rock, Fish Dam Ford, One Door Bridge , and Eutaw Springs, among

others. From this document, we also know that William was with his half-brother, Moses, when

Moses was wounded "before the fall of Charleston ". His activities for the American cause continued

through the War; he is described as "a soldier...of the most excellent character."

Returning to Kershaw District after the War, William farmed as he and Lucy raised a large family.

Birth* 15 Mar 1753 South Carolina.

Marriage* 16 Oct 1777 Lynches Creek, Camden District, South Carolina.

Death* 20 Sep 1831 Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Father* Benjamin Williams (15553) (b. circa 1733, d. circa 1796)

Mother* Rebecca Lockert (15554) (b. circa 1736, d. circa 1756)

Spouse* Lucy Ann Horton (10618)

Birth* 14 Oct 1761 Albemarle Parish, Surry County, Virginia.

Name-Marr: 16 Oct 1777 Williams

Illness* circa __ ___ 1831 Invalid for seventeen years, unable to speak. This is documented in William Williams' Revolutionary

War pension record.

Witness: __ ___ 1837 member; Church membership; John Cornelius Williams (15549); Mt. Pisgah Church, Kershaw

County, South Carolina; John C. Williams helped organize the church and he and Levy Sowell were

the first deacons. The church membership list from 1839 has as members John C., Elizabeth, and

Lucy Williams. Lucy was his mother. The church minutes from March 13, 1858 states that

Elizabeth Williams, his wife, petitioned for dismissal for herself and two daughters, Elizabeth C.

Gregory and Elizabeth Cannington (Kennington). The church granted the petition. Mt. Pisgah

Church History located at the Camden Archives.

Death* 27 Nov 1846 Joshua Williams' Home, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Father* Daniel Horton Sr. (10615) (b. 25 Jun 1740, d. 1 Nov 1795)

Mother* Mary Ezell (10616) (b. say 1740, d. circa 1800)

Twenty Known Children

M Joshua Williams Sr. (7180)

Biography* __ ___ ____ 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.

Birth* 31 Mar 1778 Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1800 Elizabeth (--?--) (51270) (b. circa 1780, d. circa 1825); South Carolina.

Son: 21 Feb 1801 William Williams (15593); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Daughter: 22 Dec 1802 Kerenhappuch Williams (15594); South Carolina.

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Son: 22 May 1804 Andrew Andy Williams (15595); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: 27 Jan 1806 Henry Horton Williams (15596); Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: 2 Apr 1807 David Williams (15597); Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: 10 Jun 1810 Joshua Josiah Williams (15598); Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 28 Dec 1811 Anne Elizabeth Ellen Williams (7119); Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 6 Oct 1813 Arkcady Williams (15600); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: 1 Dec 1814 Joshua Williams Jr. (15601); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 11 May 1816 Milly Williams (15602); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: 18 Apr 1818 Daniel H. Williams (15603); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: 19 Dec 1820 Benjamin Williams (15604); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1830 Elizabeth Self (7181) (b. circa 1811, d. say 1870); South Carolina.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1835 Nancy Williams (15605); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1837 Elizabeth Williams (15651); South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1839 Nathan J. Williams (15606); Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1841 Mary A. Williams (15607); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1841 Jackson Williams (15652); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Daughter: __ Oct 1844 Rhoda M. Williams (15608); Flat Rock Township, Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Daughter: 10 Mar 1848 Susannah Williams (15609); Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Employment* __ ___ 1850 Kershaw District, South Carolina; farmer.

Census* 20 Sep 1850 Household head; Kershaw, Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Death* say __ ___ 1858 Kershaw County, South Carolina.

F Mary Williams (15538)

Birth* 27 May 1780 Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Name-Marr: circa __ ___ 1800 Faulkenberry

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1800 Jacob Joakim Faulkenberry Sr. (15539) (b. circa 1780, d. circa 1818); South Carolina.

Son: say __ ___ 1802 Hollis Horton Faulkenberry (15540)

Son: circa __ ___ 1805 Jacob Joakim Faulkenberry Jr. (15541); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1815 Amos John Faulkenberry (15542); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Census: 19 Jul 1860 mother; Jacob Joakim Faulkenberry Jr. (15541); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Death* say __ ___ 1865 Flat Rock Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

F Margaret Elizabeth Williams (15536)

Birth* 12 Dec 1782 Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Name-Marr: circa __ ___ 1802 Mahaffey

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1802 Tyre Mahaffey (15610) (b. circa 1780, d. say 1860); South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1805 Calab S. Mahaffey (15611); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1806 Morgan Mahaffey (15612); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1806 Oliver Mahaffey (15613); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1810 Daniel Tyre Mahaffey (15614); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Death* say __ ___ 1852 South Carolina.

M Daniel Williams (15543)

Birth* 24 Jan 1785 Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1805 Sarah (--?--) (15615) (b. circa 1785, d. circa 1855)

Son: circa __ ___ 1811 Daniel H. Williams (15616); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1815 R. Williams (15617); Georgia.

Son: circa __ ___ 1815 John E. Williams (15618); Georgia.

Residence* circa __ ___ 1820 Washington County, Georgia.

Son: circa __ ___ 1821 Eli R. Williams (15619); Washington County, Georgia.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1824 Sarah Williams (15620); Washington County, Georgia.

Son: circa __ ___ 1827 Joel Nathaniel Williams Sr. (15621); Washington County, Georgia.

Residence: __ ___ 1830 Washington County, Georgia.

Son: circa __ ___ 1831 Joshua Franklin Williams (15622); Washington County, Georgia.

Residence: after __ ___ 1831 Russell County, Alabama.

Employment* __ ___ 1850 Russell County, Alabama; farmer.

Census* 7 Jun 1850 Household head; Russell County, Alabama.

Death* say __ ___ 1855 Russell County, Alabama.

F Susan Williams (15544)

Birth* 7 Jan 1787 Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Death* say __ ___ 1867

M William Williams Jr. (15546)

Biography* __ ___ ____ William had a son, Hollis H. Willliams, while still living in Kershaw District, South Carolina. He may

have had Hollis with another wife prior to Tella sometime between 1814 and 1820. He moved to

Robeson County, North Carolina, where he married Tella. They had numerous children in North

Carolina prior to moving to Carrroll County, now Montgomery County, Mississippi. There is a Tallly

Lamb living in Robeson County, North Carolina per the 1820 census. There seems to be a

connection with the Williams family, the David Lamb family, and the John McMillian family. They all

moved from Robeson County, North Carolina to Carroll County, Mississippi.

Birth* 11 Nov 1791 Lynches Creek, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

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Marriage* circa __ ___ 1813 Matilda Tella Alston (16223) (b. circa 1790, d. circa 1853); Robeson County, North Carolina.

Son: 24 Apr 1814 Hollis Horton Williams (15714); South Carolina.

Son: __ Feb 1820 Daniel Williams Sr. (16227); Robeson County, North Carolina.

Daughter: say __ ___ 1822 Rhoda Ann Williams (16225); Robeson County, North Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1822 William Williams III (15715); Robeson County, North Carolina.

Daughter: say __ ___ 1823 Cynthia Williams (16224); Robeson County, North Carolina.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1826 Elizabeth Williams (26322); Robeson County, North Carolina.

Daughter: 21 Apr 1828 Lucy Ann Williams (16228); Robeson County, North Carolina.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1833 Elisa Williams (15716); Robeson County, North Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1834 John Williams (15717); Robeson County, North Carolina.

Employment* __ ___ 1850 Carroll County, Mississippi; farmer.

Census* 13 Sep 1850 Household head; Carroll County, Mississippi.

Marriage* 1 Nov 1855 Catherine Young (16230) (b. say 1835, d. say 1915); Carroll County, Mississippi.

Death* circa __ ___ 1865 Carroll County, Mississippi.

F Eleanor Williams (15547)

Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Ellander Williams

Biography* __ ___ ____ She married her first cousin.

Birth* 6 Jan 1794 Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Marriage* say __ ___ 1814 James R. Williams (15560) (b. 1 Nov 1783, d. 29 Feb 1860), son of Moses Maurice Williams

(15557) and Martha Faulk (15558); South Carolina.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1816 Martha Jane Williams (15718); York District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1817 Unidentified Williams (16212); South Carolina.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1818 Margaret Lucy Williams (15719); York District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1821 Aaron W. Williams (16213); York District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1823 James A. Williams (16039); York District, South Carolina.

Daughter: __ Sep 1827 Paulitha Elvira Williams (16214); York District, South Carolina.

Daughter: 29 Nov 1827 Elizabeth Narcissa Williams (15720); York District, South Carolina.

Son: 3 Sep 1833 John R. Williams Jr. (15721); York District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1838 Benjamin Franklin Williams (15722); Bullock Creek, York District, South Carolina.

Census: 14 Oct 1850 wife; James R. Williams (15560); York, York County, South Carolina.

Death* circa __ ___ 1855 York District, South Carolina.

M Eli Williams (10371)

Birth* 1 May 1797 Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1821 Mary Hollingsworth Truesdale (10370) (b. 26 Mar 1801, d. 27 Jan 1878), daughter of James

Rembert Truesdale (10366) and Rebecca Ussery (10367); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: 21 Dec 1821 William Lafayette Williams (10372); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 17 Sep 1822 Lucy Jane Williams (10381); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1823 Sarah Catherine Williams (10374); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 29 Aug 1825 Mary Caroline Williams (10375); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1829 Robert Adams Williams (10377); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1829 Thurzy Elitha Williams (10382); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1833 James Milton Williams (10378); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1835 Osgood Williams (10379); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Land contract* 15 Dec 1835 Kershaw County, South Carolina; Eli sold to Anderson Cauthen of Lancaster District 268 acres on

the south side of Hanging Rock Creek for $849.50. This land was bounded on the north by lands of

Rachel Miller and Jesse Horton, on the west by the land of George McKinney, on the south by the

lands of Joseph T. Copeland and Jaokim Faulkenberry, and on the least by the lands of Robert

Smythe and Alfred J. Williams. Mary H. Williams (Eli's wife) swore before the justice of the peace

that she releases her interests and dower concerning the lands sold to Anderson Cauthen. (Kershaw

County Deed Book N, Page 368).

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1836 Eliza G. Williams (17929); Georgia.

Son: 23 Mar 1838 Eli Fletcher Williams (15710); Salem, Russell County, Alabama.

Residence* __ ___ 1840 Russell County, Alabama.

Son: 6 Jun 1840 John Wesley Williams (15711); Russell County, Alabama.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1843 Susan E. Williams (15713); Russell County, Alabama.

Son: 2 Dec 1846 George Washington Williams (17917); Russell County, Alabama.

Employment: __ ___ 1850 Macon County, Alabama; farmer.

Census: 19 Oct 1850 Household head; Macon County, Alabama.

Employment* __ ___ 1860 Tallapoosa County, Alabama; farmer.

Census* 3 Jul 1860 Household head; Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

Death* 4 Jul 1866 Eclectic, Elmore County, Alabama.

M John Cornelius Williams (15549)

Name-Var: __ ___ ____ John Chalmers Williams

Biography* __ ___ ____ 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 researched all the John

Williams of Lancaster County and there was only one John that could have been the son of William

Williams of Kershaw County. All the other John Williams had fathers other than 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

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Pension Papers submitted by William Williams' children states which children moved west and John

was not listed among 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 was related to the Ned 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 nephew Andrew

and great nephew William J. Williams (Andrew's son). 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 whose name I have misplaced.

(Info provided by Miles Gardner, Camden S.C.).

Birth* 11 Jan 1800 Flat Creek, Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1825 James Madison Williams (15665); Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1825 Elizabeth Hilton (15645) (b. circa 1805, d. circa 1870); South Carolina.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1826 Susan Loucinda Elizabeth Williams (15646); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Son: 9 Apr 1829 William Jehyle Williams (15667); Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1830 Howell Williams (15666); South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1834 Madrid J. Williams (15668); South Carolina.

Church __ ___ 1837 Mt. Pisgah Church, Kershaw County, South Carolina; John C. Williams helped organize the church

membership* and he and Levy Sowell were the first deacons. The church membership list from 1839 has as

members John C., Elizabeth, and Lucy Williams. Lucy was his mother. The church minutes from

March 13, 1858 states that Elizabeth Williams, his wife, petitioned for dismissal for herself and two

daughters, Elizabeth C. Gregory and Elizabeth Cannington (Kennington). The church granted the

petition. Mt. Pisgah Church History located at the Camden Archives.

Son: 13 Sep 1841 John Franklin Williams (15647); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 12 Nov 1841 Elizabeth J. Williams (15676); Lancaster District, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1843 Wylie Aaron Williams (15648); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 21 May 1846 Martha Caroline Williams (15649); Flat Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Son: 5 Jul 1849 Julius Seaborn Williams (15650); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Employment* __ ___ 1860 Lancaster County, South Carolina; farmer.

Census* 2 Aug 1860 Household head; Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Misc* 1 Sep 1868 Lancaster County, South Carolina; The Tax Duplicate Book of Lancaster County, South Carolina,

ending September 1, 1868, lists John C. Willams as owning 30 acres of plowable land, 70 acres of

wooded, uncultivated, or marsh lands, one horse, twelve cattle, one dog, and other property valued at

$381. He paid $2.85 in state taxes.

Death* 23 Aug 1874 Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Burial* 25 Aug 1874 Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Heath Springs, Lancaster County, South Carolina; He only

had a field stone for a head marker per a great-great grandson.

F Rhonda Rhoda Williams (15545)

Name-Nick: __ ___ ____ Rhody Williams

Biography* __ ___ ____ The 1870 census lists her age as 82, making her born circa 1788.

Birth* 12 Sep 1800 Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Name-Marr: circa __ ___ 1827 Horton

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1827 Henry Clairborne Horton (15623) (b. circa 1768, d. circa 1857); South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1828 S. Horton (15624); South Carolina.

Daughter: 1 May 1832 Elizabeth A. Horton (15625); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 20 Aug 1833 Margaret Elizabeth Horton (15626); Lancaster District, South Carolina.

Census: 31 Oct 1850 wife; Henry Clairborne Horton (15623); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Census* 23 Jul 1870 Household head; Cedar Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Death* 26 Feb 1879 Cedar Creek Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Burial* 28 Feb 1879 Mount Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, Lancaster County, South Carolina; (The church no

longer exists. Drive south from Lancaster on Highway 321, onto a road next the the New Hope

Baptist Church, turn right. Keep on this road and veer right at a fork on the road. Go about one mile

and the cemetery is on the right side of the road.).

M Henry Williams (15550)

Birth* 17 Aug 1802 Kershaw, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Death* say __ ___ 1882

M Nathaniel Williams (15551)

Birth* 10 Oct 1804 Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Marriage* say __ ___ 1824 Anna (--?--) (15653) (b. circa 1805, d. 29 Jan 1957)

Son: 28 Sep 1825 William Henry Williams (15654); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

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Daughter: 30 Nov 1826 Elizabeth Miranda Williams (15655); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 16 Feb 1828 Mary Matilda Williams (15656); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 18 Sep 1829 Margaret Masoura Williams (15657); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 6 Mar 1831 Salenia Ellen Williams (15658); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 30 Apr 1834 Nancy Williams (15659); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: 30 Apr 1834 James Franklin Williams (15660); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 17 Apr 1836 Rhoda Aline Williams (15661); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 14 Nov 1837 Martha Ann Williams (15662); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: 10 Aug 1839 Reuben B. Williams (15663); Pickens County, Alabama.

Son: 24 May 1842 George Washington Williams (15664); Pickens County, Alabama.

Death* 6 Sep 1863 Pickens County, Alabama.

M Kerahappych Williams (16032)

Birth* 21 Feb 1808

Death* say __ ___ 1888

F Lucy Ann Williams (15552)

Biography* __ ___ ____ In 1880 she was in Stephens County, Texas.

Birth* 26 Feb 1809 Kershaw, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Name-Marr: 23 Aug 1838 Davis

Marriage* 23 Aug 1838 Fleming Davis (16216) (b. 13 Dec 1811, d. 30 Apr 1870); Carroll County, Mississippi.

Land contract* 10 Dec 1840 Carroll County, Mississippi; Lucy received a land patent in current Montgomery County, Mississippi

for 80.82 acres (Document #5521).

Land contract: 27 Feb 1841 Carroll County, Mississippi; Lucy received a land patent for 81.36 acres (Doument #28279).

Daughter: __ Jun 1841 Margaret Cordelia Davis (16217); Mississippi.

Son: circa __ ___ 1842 Joseph Davis (16218); Mississippi.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1845 Lorena Davis (16219); Mississippi.

Daughter: 22 Jan 1846 Louisa P. Davis (16220); Mississippi.

Daughter: 5 Jul 1850 Diannah A. Davis (16222); Mississippi.

Census: 23 Sep 1850 wife; Fleming Davis (16216); Carroll County, Mississippi.

Death* circa __ ___ 1880 Stephens County, Texas; (probably in Breckenridge).

M Josiah Williams (16033)

Birth* 10 Jun 1810

Death* say __ ___ 1890

F Ann Elizar Williams (16034)

Birth* 28 Dec 1811

Death* say __ ___ 1891

F Arkcady Williams (16035)

Birth* 6 Oct 1813

Death* say __ ___ 1893

M J. Williams (16036)

Birth* 1 Dec 1814

Death* say __ ___ 1894

F Milly Williams (16037)

Birth* 11 May 1816

Death* say __ ___ 1896

M Benjamin Williams (16038)

Birth* 19 Dec 1820

Death* say __ ___ 1900

Printed on: 17 Mar 2011

Prepared by:

Judy Williams Nation

701 Magnolia Street, Apt. C-2

Waycross,Georgia 31501

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Family Group Sheet

Subject* James Franklin Williams (15660)

Biography* __ ___ ____ He served with the 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, CSA.

Birth* 30 Apr 1834 Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1865

Employment* __ ___ 1880 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; farmer.

Note* __ ___ ____ A nephew, W. M. Wills, age 18, farm laborer, born in Alabama, is in the 1880 household.

Census* 4 Jun 1880 Household head; Hughes, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Death* 4 Sep 1914 Buhl, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Father* Nathaniel Williams (15551) (b. 10 Oct 1804, d. 6 Sep 1863)

Mother* Anna (--?--) (15653) (b. circa 1805, d. 29 Jan 1957)

Spouse* Areanne Melinda Grover (18709)

Name-Nick: __ ___ ____ Bean Grover

Birth* 10 Apr 1846 Alabama.

Name-Marr: circa __ ___ 1865 Williams

Census: 4 Jun 1880 wife; James Franklin Williams (15660); Hughes, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Death* 9 Aug 1912 Buhl, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Father*

Mother*

Three Known Children

M John Morgan Williams (18710)

Birth* 27 Jul 1866 Alabama.

Census: 4 Jun 1880 son; James Franklin Williams (15660); Hughes, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1890 Francis Montgomery (18711) (b. circa 1870, d. say 1950); Alabama.

Son: 9 Oct 1891 Virgil Enis Williams (18712); Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Daughter: __ Oct 1896 Areanna P. Williams (18713); Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Daughter: __ Nov 1899 Katie Williams (18714); Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1903 Edna Williams (18715); Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1906 Ruby Williams (18716); Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1909 Amy Williams (18717); Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Death* __ Dec 1931 Buhl, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

M Early Williams (18718)

Birth* 6 Jul 1870 Buhl, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Census: 4 Jun 1880 son; James Franklin Williams (15660); Hughes, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Marriage* 17 May 1891 Mary Barbara Anders (--?--) (18719) (b. 20 Jul 1868, d. 28 Apr 1919); Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Son: 28 Mar 1892 Patton Nathaniel Williams Sr. (18720); Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Son: 10 Oct 1894 James Ormond Williams (18721); Coke, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Daughter: 31 May 1897 Ozema E. Williams (18722); Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Daughter: 3 Aug 1898 Lillie Williams (18724); Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Employment: __ ___ 1900 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; farmer.

Census: 15 Jun 1900 Household head; Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Daughter: 21 May 1902 Grace W. Tiny Williams (18725); Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Son: 28 Sep 1903 John Houston Williams (18726); Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Son: circa __ ___ 1905 Hobson Williams (18727); Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Daughter: 3 Jun 1907 Erma Malinda Williams (18729); Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Employment* __ ___ 1910 Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; saw mill lumber worker.

Census* 21 Apr 1910 Household head; Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1911 Opal Bell Williams (18731); Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Son: circa __ ___ 1913 Lawrence Williams (18732); Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Employment: __ ___ 1920 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; farmer.

Census: 22 Jan 1920 Household head; Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Employment: __ ___ 1930 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; farmer.

Note* __ ___ ____ a granddaughter, Mary M. Williams, age one year, five months, is in the 1930 household.

Census: 11 Apr 1930 Household head; Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Death* 10 Apr 1933 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; (Alabama Death Certificate: Volume 17, Roll 3, #08496).

Burial* 12 Apr 1933 Cornelius Cemetery, Buhl, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

F Electa Hawkins Williams (26352)

Biography* __ ___ ____ She married Milton Ernest Thomas.

Birth* 26 Nov 1877 Buhl, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Census: 4 Jun 1880 daughter; James Franklin Williams (15660); Hughes, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Death* 21 Aug 1924 Buhl, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

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Subject* Elizabeth Miranda Williams (15655)

Birth* 30 Nov 1826 Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Name-Marr: circa __ ___ 1848 Kirby

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1848

Death* circa __ ___ 1865 Pickens County, Alabama.

Father* Nathaniel Williams (15551) (b. 10 Oct 1804, d. 6 Sep 1863)

Mother* Anna (--?--) (15653) (b. circa 1805, d. 29 Jan 1957)

Spouse* Wade W. Kirby (26337)

Biography* __ ___ ____ His parents were Archibald and Elizabeth Kirby.

Birth* circa __ ___ 1828 Tennessee.

Death* 22 Apr 1859 Pleasant Grove, Pickens County, Alabama.

Father*

Mother*

Five Known Children

M Columbus W. Kirby (26346)

Birth* circa __ ___ 1849 Pickens County, Alabama.

Death* say __ ___ 1929

F Missouri A. Kirby (26347)

Birth* circa __ ___ 1851 Pickens County, Alabama.

Death* say __ ___ 1931

F Lucy E. Kirby (26348)

Birth* circa __ ___ 1853 Pickens County, Alabama.

Death* say __ ___ 1933

M Reuben Bascom Kirby (25349)

Birth* 26 Mar 1855 Pickens County, Alabama.

Marriage* say __ ___ 1890 Electa McDanal (26350) (b. 10 Oct 1870, d. 29 Oct 1951)

Death* 17 Jun 1939 Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Burial* 19 Jun 1939 Coker Cemetery, Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

F Elizabeth Cornelia Kirby (26351)

Birth* circa __ ___ 1856 Pickens County, Alabama.

Death* say __ ___ 1936

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Subject* George Washington Williams (17917)

Biography* __ ___ ____ He apparently married his first wife about 1865 in Alabama. She probably died in childbirth.

Birth* 2 Dec 1846 Russell County, Alabama.

Census: 19 Oct 1850 son; Eli Williams (10371); Macon County, Alabama.

Census: 3 Jul 1860 son; Eli Williams (10371); Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

Marriage* 24 Dec 1868 Therissa C. Kidd (17918) (b. 30 Nov 1845, d. 31 Jan 1916); Elmore County, Alabama.

Employment* __ ___ 1870 Elmore County, Alabama; farmer.

Census* 21 Jul 1870 Household head; Elmore County, Alabama.

Death* 6 Jun 1878 Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama.

Father* Eli Williams (10371) (b. 1 May 1797, d. 4 Jul 1866)

Mother* Mary Hollingsworth Truesdale (10370) (b. 26 Mar 1801, d. 27 Jan 1878)

Spouse?

Father*

Mother*

One Known Child

F Martha M. Williams (17930)

Biography* __ ___ ____ Her parents were born in Alabama.

Birth* circa __ ___ 1866 Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 21 Jul 1870 daughter; George Washington Williams (17917); Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 8 Jun 1880 step daughter; Therissa C. Kidd (17918); Santuck, Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 15 Apr 1910 sister; James Walter Williams (17923); Elmore County, Alabama.

Death* say __ ___ 1946

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Subject* George Washington Williams (17917)

Biography* __ ___ ____ He apparently married his first wife about 1865 in Alabama. She probably died in childbirth.

Birth* 2 Dec 1846 Russell County, Alabama.

Census: 19 Oct 1850 son; Eli Williams (10371); Macon County, Alabama.

Census: 3 Jul 1860 son; Eli Williams (10371); Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

Marriage* 24 Dec 1868 Elmore County, Alabama.

Employment* __ ___ 1870 Elmore County, Alabama; farmer.

Census* 21 Jul 1870 Household head; Elmore County, Alabama.

Death* 6 Jun 1878 Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama.

Father* Eli Williams (10371) (b. 1 May 1797, d. 4 Jul 1866)

Mother* Mary Hollingsworth Truesdale (10370) (b. 26 Mar 1801, d. 27 Jan 1878)

Spouse* Therissa C. Kidd (17918)

Biography* __ ___ ____ Her parents were Seaborn Kidd and Mary Carlton. They were born in Virginia.

Birth* 30 Nov 1845 Alabama.

Name-Marr: 24 Dec 1868 Williams

Census: 21 Jul 1870 wife; George Washington Williams (17917); Elmore County, Alabama.

Employment* __ ___ 1880 Elmore County, Alabama; farmer.

Census* 8 Jun 1880 Household head; Santuck, Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 15 Apr 1910 mother; James Walter Williams (17923); Elmore County, Alabama.

Death* 31 Jan 1916 Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama.

Father* Seaborn J. Kidd (41500) (b. 2 Aug 1804, d. 31 Aug 1868)

Mother* Mary Carlton (41501) (b. circa 1815, d. 5 Jun 1882)

Four Known Children

F Mary Cornelia Williams (17919)

Birth* 12 Jan 1870 Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 21 Jul 1870 daughter; George Washington Williams (17917); Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 8 Jun 1880 daughter; Therissa C. Kidd (17918); Santuck, Elmore County, Alabama.

Name-Marr: 15 Sep 1898 Daniel

Marriage* 15 Sep 1898 William Alonza Daniel (26327) (b. 11 May 1857, d. 2 Jul 1903), son of Tandy Daniel (41504) and

Emoranda Burkhalter (41505); Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama.

Daughter: 29 Aug 1899 Lula Mae Daniel (41502); Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 5 Jun 1900 wife; William Alonza Daniel (26327); Wetumka, Elmore County, Alabama.

Son: 27 Jun 1903 Willie Cornelia Daniel (41503); Simsboro, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

Employment* __ ___ 1910 Lincoln Parish, Louisiana; farmer.

Census* 9 May 1910 Household head; Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

Death* 9 Jun 1965 Simsboro, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

M Marion Marcelles Williams (17920)

Name-Nick: __ ___ ____ Sellie Williams

Birth* 18 Jul 1871 Alabama.

Census: 8 Jun 1880 son; Therissa C. Kidd (17918); Santuck, Elmore County, Alabama.

Marriage* __ Oct 1891 Carrie L. Nichols (26656) (b. 3 Oct 1876, d. 10 Nov 1959)

Daughter: 24 Jan 1893 Mary Jessie Williams (26658); Elmore County, Alabama.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1895 Jimie Lois Williams (26659); Elmore County, Alabama.

Death* 2 Nov 1953 Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama.

Burial* 4 Nov 1953 Bullard Cemetery, Eclectic, Elmore County, Alabama.

F Ella Barton Williams (17921)

Birth* 21 Apr 1873 Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 8 Jun 1880 daughter; Therissa C. Kidd (17918); Santuck, Elmore County, Alabama.

Name-Marr: 21 Sep 1890 Bass

Marriage* 21 Sep 1890 George Lucious Bass (17922) (b. 24 Oct 1870, d. 16 Nov 1942); Elmore County, Alabama.

Death* 27 Feb 1931 Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama.

M James Walter Williams (17923)

Birth* 27 Nov 1875 Eclectic, Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 8 Jun 1880 son; Therissa C. Kidd (17918); Santuck, Elmore County, Alabama.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1901 Nannie W. (--?--) (26660) (b. circa 1879, d. say 1959); Alabama.

Son: circa __ ___ 1904 James Frazier Williams (26661); Elmore County, Alabama.

Son: circa __ ___ 1905 Robert E. Williams (25553); Alabama.

Employment: __ ___ 1910 Elmore County, Alabama; farmer.

Census: 15 Apr 1910 Household head; Elmore County, Alabama.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1911 Ethel D. Williams (26664); Elmore County, Alabama.

Employment* __ ___ 1918 Elmore County, Alabama; farmer.

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Descriptn* __ ___ 1918 Tall height, stout build, blue eyes, and gray hair.

Census: 12 Sep 1918 Route #2, Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama.

Census* 7 Apr 1930 Household head; Eclectic, Elmore County, Alabama.

Death* say __ ___ 1955

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Subject* Susan Elizabeth Williams (17907)

Name-Nick: __ ___ ____ Susie Williams

Birth* 28 Aug 1873 Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 22 Jun 1880 daughter; Eli Fletcher Williams (15710); Good Hope, Elmore County, Alabama.

Name-Marr: 2 Nov 1892 Cousins

Marriage* 2 Nov 1892

Death* 14 Jul 1944 Elmore County, Alabama.

Father* Eli Fletcher Williams (15710) (b. 23 Mar 1838, d. 14 Nov 1923)

Mother* Lucy Adeline Kidd (17903) (b. 27 Aug 1841, d. 28 Sep 1914)

Spouse* Charles Thomas Cousins (17908)

Birth* say __ ___ 1872

Death* say __ ___ 1952

Father*

Mother*

No Known Children

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Subject* John Wesley Williams (15711)

Birth* 6 Jun 1840 Russell County, Alabama.

Census: 19 Oct 1850 son; Eli Williams (10371); Macon County, Alabama.

Marriage* 3 Jul 1859 Walnut Hill, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; She married him after his brother, her first husband died.

Note* circa __ ___ 1860 David Todd was told that Eli and his brother ran a riverboat while in Alabama.

Census: 3 Jul 1860 son; Eli Williams (10371); Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

War* __ ___ 1861 He served in CSA Company A, 34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry.

Employment* __ ___ 1870 Elmore County, Alabama; farmer.

Census* 21 Jul 1870 Household head; Elmore County, Alabama.

Employment: __ ___ 1880 Elmore County, Alabama; farmer.

Census: 10 Jun 1880 Household head; Good Hope, Elmore County, Alabama.

Residence* __ ___ 1885 235 South Mosley Avenue, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; He was a farmer, living with Charles

W. Williams and Inelda H. Williams, also farmers.

Employment: __ ___ 1885 Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; laborer.

Census: 1 Mar 1885 Household head; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Residence: __ ___ 1887 924 Washington, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; Living with John W. and Inelda H. Williams,

farmers.

Residence: __ ___ 1900 Indian Territory, Shawnee Nation, Oklahoma; He was living next to Sardenia Williams Dugan, her

husband, Francis, and their children.

Residence: __ ___ 1910 Logan, Beaver County, Oklahoma; He was living with his son-in-law, Francis Dugan.

Census: 2 Mar 1920 father; Inelda Hollingsworth Williams (5544); West Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado.

Obituary: __ ___ ____ Obituary in the Arcadia Journal, Russell County, Alabama on January 9, 1925: John Wesley

Williams was born in Russell County, Alabama on June 6, 1840, and died at Rifle, Colorado, Sunday,

January 4, 1925, at the age of 84 years, 6 months, and 28 days. Mr. Williams lived in Arcadia from

1910 to 1914. His wife died here in 1914 and his son, M.D., was killed in a mine here in 1918. He

was a grandson of William Williams, one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence in

1776. He was a member of he Methodist Church, and the funeral services were conducted at the

Konantz Undertaking Parlor by Rev. W. I. Tolbert of the M. E. Church. At the service Rev. Tolbert

made the statement tha brother Williams was a stranger to him but at the cemetery he discovered Mr.

Williams had formerly lived in Oklahoma and was one of he official members of the Old Wyandotte

Indian Charge during his pasorate there from 1900-1902. Burial was made at the Sheffield Cemetery

beside his wife and son. The remains were accompanied here from Colorado by L. H. and J. F.

Williams, Mr. D. H. Stipp, a daughter, and Mrs. B. L. Orrick, a granddaughter of Wichita, G. W.

Williams of Tulsa, Mr. and Mrs. John Kates, a daughter-in-law and husband, and Mrs. Olmer

Maupin, a granddaughter, were all present at the funeral. Mrs. F. M. Duncan, anothe daughter of

Douglass, Kansas was unable to attend. Mr. Williams made may friends while in Arcadia who honor

and respect his memory.

Death* 4 Jan 1925 Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado; Colorado Death Certificate: #14. Cause of Death: carcinoma of

stomach.

Burial* 6 Jan 1925 Sheffield Pleasant Valley Cemetery, West Section: Row 11E, S to N, Arcadia, Crawford County,

Kansas.

Father* Eli Williams (10371) (b. 1 May 1797, d. 4 Jul 1866)

Mother* Mary Hollingsworth Truesdale (10370) (b. 26 Mar 1801, d. 27 Jan 1878)

Spouse* Elizabeth Georgiann Brockman (17924)

Biography* __ ___ ____ She first married James Milton Williams, who died shortly after their marriage. She then married

John Wesley Williams, his brother.

Birth* 12 Oct 1838 Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia.

Marriage* 22 Dec 1853 James Milton Williams (10378) (b. circa 1833, d. circa 1859); Macon County, Alabama.

Name-Marr: 3 Jul 1859 Williams

Census: 21 Jul 1870 wife; John Wesley Williams (15711); Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 10 Jun 1880 wife; John Wesley Williams (15711); Good Hope, Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 1 Mar 1885 wife; John Wesley Williams (15711); Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Note* __ ___ ____ Obituary in the Arcadia Sunlight on January 20, 1912: Mrs. Georgia Ann Williams was born in

Oglethorpe, Georgia on Novemer 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 on July 3, 1860, to this union was born six

children, three boys and three girls, all of whom survive her. She leaves to mourn her departure a

loving husband, six childen, and a number of grandchildren and a host of friends. He 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 was

gone but her memory still lives to bless her loved ones and those who knew her. The church was

strengthened by her sweet devotion to God and the world has been made a better place 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. Wiliams, he oldest son, lives in Tulsa, Okla, but he came to the funeral

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to see his mother for the last time. J. H. Williams, the second son, lives in Delta, Colo, but the

immense snow drifts and he chilling blast of Winter did not prevent him from making the long trip. J.

F. Williams of Portand, Ore. left his distant home, fought against a severe blizzard and the bitter

elements of Winterland arrived in Arcadia in time to last look at the face of his mother. Mrs. Wilie

Stipp, of Witchita, came from her home to take a last look at he 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 he hearts of some children for their parents and his spirit, if

cultivated, would make a world better, happier, and more grand for all who live in it.

Death* 17 Jan 1912 Arcadia, Crawford County, Kansas.

Burial* 20 Jan 1912 Sheffield Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Arcadia, Crawford County, Kansas.

Father*

Mother*

Seven Known Children

M Charles Wesley Williams (15712)

Biography* __ ___ ____ In the 1910 census he said his mother came from France. This is likely a mistake, meaning his

mother's ancestors came from France.

Birth* 16 Mar 1861 Alabama.

Census: 21 Jul 1870 son; John Wesley Williams (15711); Elmore County, Alabama.

Employment: __ ___ 1880 Elmore County, Alabama; farm laborer.

Census: 10 Jun 1880 son; John Wesley Williams (15711); Good Hope, Elmore County, Alabama.

Marriage* 14 Jul 1884 Katherine Busch (18671) (b. 21 Jul 1860, d. 19 Aug 1925); Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1887 Lillian May Williams (18672); Kansas.

Son: circa __ ___ 1893 Leroy Williams (18674); Texas.

Son: 30 May 1893 Gerald Dee Williams (18675); Indian Territory, Oklahoma.

Son: 2 Sep 1898 Carl Wesley Williams (18677); Gene Autry, Carter County, Oklahoma.

Employment* __ ___ 1910 Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma; stone mason.

Census* 18 Apr 1910 Household head; Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

Employment: __ ___ 1920 Dawson, Tulsa County, Oklahoma; bricklayer.

Census: 20 Feb 1920 Household head; Dawson, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

Death* 12 Sep 1928 Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma; He may have died in Osage or Creek County, Oklahoma.

Burial* 14 Sep 1928 Rose Hill Memorial Park, Greenland Section, Lot #313, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

M Inelda Hollingsworth Williams (5544)

Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Imelda Hollingsworth Williams

Birth* 15 Jul 1866 Alabama.

Census: 21 Jul 1870 son; John Wesley Williams (15711); Elmore County, Alabama.

Employment: __ ___ 1880 Elmore County, Alabama; farm laborer.

Census: 10 Jun 1880 son; John Wesley Williams (15711); Good Hope, Elmore County, Alabama.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1885 Sarah Marinda May (--?--) (26414) (b. 23 May 1869, d. 19 Aug 1936)

Census: 1 Mar 1885 daughter; John Wesley Williams (15711); Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1896 Esia Elsie E. Williams (26415); Arkansas.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1898 Elsa Gladys Williams (26416); Colorado.

Employment* __ ___ 1910 Delta City, Delta County, Colorado; County Sheriff.

Census* 5 May 1910 Household head; Delta County, Colorado.

Residence: __ ___ 1912 Delta County, Colorado.

Employment: __ ___ 1920 West Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado; part-time pool hall proprietor.

Census: 2 Mar 1920 Household head; West Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado.

Employment: __ ___ 1930 Mesa County, Colorado; farmer.

Census: 19 Apr 1930 Household head; Pamona, Mesa County, Colorado.

Residence* __ ___ 1935 Missouri.

Death* 7 Aug 1955 Jackson County, Oregon; (Oregon Death Certificate #9238).

F Sardenia Alma Williams (17925)

Birth* 27 Apr 1869 Alabama.

Census: 21 Jul 1870 daughter; John Wesley Williams (15711); Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 10 Jun 1880 daughter; John Wesley Williams (15711); Good Hope, Elmore County, Alabama.

Name-Marr: 7 Feb 1885 Dugan

Marriage* 7 Feb 1885 Francis Marion Dugan (17926) (b. 3 Aug 1856, d. 8 Feb 1926); Witchita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Death* 22 Aug 1935 Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma; Oklahoma Death Certificate: #1759.

M John F. Williams Sr. (17927)

Biography* __ ___ ____ The 1910 census lists his birth place as Georgia, other censuses list Alabama. His tombstone has a

birth year of 1874. He was divorced at the time of his death.

Birth* 7 Mar 1873 Georgia.

Census: 10 Jun 1880 son; John Wesley Williams (15711); Good Hope, Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 1 Mar 1885 son; John Wesley Williams (15711); Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1906 Ruth Alice Commons (26417) (b. circa 1883, d. say 1945), daughter of Ulysses Simpson Grant

Commons (51846) and Rose Jane Larrance (51847)

Employment: __ ___ 1910 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; cigar & tobacco salesman.

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Census: 1 Apr 1910 son-in-law; Ulysses Simpson Grant Commons (51846); Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

Son: 16 May 1914 John F. Williams Jr. (26420); Oregon.

Daughter: __ Jul 1914 Georgiana Williams (26419); Oregon.

Employment* __ ___ 1918 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; grocer.

Descriptn* __ ___ 1918 Tall height, stout build, brown eyes, and dark hair.

Census* 12 Sep 1918 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

Employment: __ ___ 1920 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; merchant.

Census: 8 Jan 1920 Household head; Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

Divorce* say __ ___ 1922 Ruth Alice Commons (26417) (b. circa 1883, d. say 1945), daughter of Ulysses Simpson Grant

Commons (51846) and Rose Jane Larrance (51847)

Marriage* say __ ___ 1926 Doris (--?--) (26418) (b. say 1876, d. say 1956)

Death* 23 Oct 1935 Douglas County, Missouri; Cause of Death: mitral insufficiency.

Burial* 25 Oct 1935 Blanche Cemetery, Blanche, Douglas County, Missouri.

F Willa X. L. Williams (5543)

Birth* 9 Apr 1876 Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama.

Census: 10 Jun 1880 daughter; John Wesley Williams (15711); Good Hope, Elmore County, Alabama.

Census: 1 Mar 1885 daughter; John Wesley Williams (15711); Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Name-Marr: circa __ ___ 1889 Stipp

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1889 Daniel Harrison Stipp (17928) (b. 6 Mar 1874, d. circa 1933), son of George W. Stipp (41498) and

Florence B. (--?--) (41499)

Census: 3 Jan 1920 wife; Daniel Harrison Stipp (17928); Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Death* 16 Jun 1957 Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma.

Burial* 18 Jun 1957 Prairie View Cemetery, Bock 472, Lot 4, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas.

M M. D. Williams (2686)

Birth* 2 Dec 1878 Russell County, Alabama.

Marriage* 24 Dec 1899 Lucy Ann Wilson (26421) (b. 24 Jan 1881, d. say 1961); Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.

Son: 14 May 1900 Verne Houston Williams (26422); Miami, Ottowa County, Oklahoma.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1904 Beulah Eaolian Williams (26423); Oklahoma.

Son: circa __ ___ 1906 Roy Daniel Williams (26425); Oklahoma.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1907 Ora Lee Williams (26426); Oklahoma.

Son: circa __ ___ 1909 Leonard Paul Williams (26427); Oklahoma.

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1916 Ina Georgia Williams (26428); Arcadia, Crawford County, Kansas.

Death* 26 Aug 1918 Arcadia, Crawford County, Kansas.

Burial* 28 Aug 1918 Sheffield Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Arcadia, Crawford County, Kansas.

M G. E. Williams (41056)

Birth* __ Dec 1879 Alabama.

Census: 10 Jun 1880 son; John Wesley Williams (15711); Good Hope, Elmore County, Alabama.

Death* say __ ___ 1959

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Subject* John Cornelius Williams (15549)

Name-Var: __ ___ ____ John Chalmers Williams

Biography* __ ___ ____ 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 researched all the John

Williams of Lancaster County and there was only one John that could have been the son of William

Williams of Kershaw County. All the other John Williams had fathers other than 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' children states which children moved west and John

was not listed among 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 was related to the Ned 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 nephew Andrew

and great nephew William J. Williams (Andrew's son). 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 whose name I have misplaced.

(Info provided by Miles Gardner, Camden S.C.).

Birth* 11 Jan 1800 Flat Creek, Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1825 South Carolina.

Church __ ___ 1837 Mt. Pisgah Church, Kershaw County, South Carolina; John C. Williams helped organize the church

membership* and he and Levy Sowell were the first deacons. The church membership list from 1839 has as

members John C., Elizabeth, and Lucy Williams. Lucy was his mother. The church minutes from

March 13, 1858 states that Elizabeth Williams, his wife, petitioned for dismissal for herself and two

daughters, Elizabeth C. Gregory and Elizabeth Cannington (Kennington). The church granted the

petition. Mt. Pisgah Church History located at the Camden Archives.

Employment* __ ___ 1860 Lancaster County, South Carolina; farmer.

Census* 2 Aug 1860 Household head; Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Misc* 1 Sep 1868 Lancaster County, South Carolina; The Tax Duplicate Book of Lancaster County, South Carolina,

ending September 1, 1868, lists John C. Willams as owning 30 acres of plowable land, 70 acres of

wooded, uncultivated, or marsh lands, one horse, twelve cattle, one dog, and other property valued at

$381. He paid $2.85 in state taxes.

Death* 23 Aug 1874 Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Burial* 25 Aug 1874 Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Heath Springs, Lancaster County, South Carolina; He only

had a field stone for a head marker per a great-great grandson.

Father* William Williams Sr. (15535) (b. 15 Mar 1753, d. 20 Sep 1831)

Mother* Lucy Ann Horton (10618) (b. 14 Oct 1761, d. 27 Nov 1846)

Spouse* Elizabeth Hilton (15645)

Biography* __ ___ ____ Her parents were Jeheil Hilton and Hester.

Birth* circa __ ___ 1805 Flat Creek, Lancaster District, South Carolina.

Name-Marr: circa __ ___ 1825 Williams

Witness: __ ___ 1837 member; Church membership; John Cornelius Williams (15549); Mt. Pisgah Church, Kershaw

County, South Carolina; John C. Williams helped organize the church and he and Levy Sowell were

the first deacons. The church membership list from 1839 has as members John C., Elizabeth, and

Lucy Williams. Lucy was his mother. The church minutes from March 13, 1858 states that

Elizabeth Williams, his wife, petitioned for dismissal for herself and two daughters, Elizabeth C.

Gregory and Elizabeth Cannington (Kennington). The church granted the petition. Mt. Pisgah

Church History located at the Camden Archives.

Census: 2 Aug 1860 wife; John Cornelius Williams (15549); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Death* circa __ ___ 1870 Heath Springs, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Burial* circa __ ___ 1870 Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster County, South Carolina; She only had a field

stone as a head marker.

Father*

Mother*

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Ten Known Children

M James Madison Williams (15665)

Biography* __ ___ ____ He fought and died for the Confederacy. He served as a Private in Company A, 1st Regiment, South

Carolina Rifles (Orr's South Carolina Rifles).

Birth* circa __ ___ 1825 Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1847 Margaret Amanda Robertson (15683) (b. circa 1825, d. 10 May 1887); South Carolina.

Son: 14 Dec 1848 William Nathaniel Williams Sr. (10636); Kershaw, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1849 Thomas W. Williams (11751); South Carolina.

Residence* __ ___ 1850 Lancaster County, South Carolina; He was living next to his father.

Son: __ Jan 1851 James Thomas Williams (18082); Flat Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 15 Apr 1853 Elizabeth Jane Williams (18083); Heath Springs, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Son: 10 Jul 1855 John Chalmers Williams (18085); Lancaster District, South Carolina.

Daughter: __ May 1856 Susan J. Williams (19369); Lancaster District, South Carolina.

Daughter: 19 Aug 1860 Martha Caroline Williams (18088); Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Son: __ Aug 1862 Jefferson Franklin Williams (18090); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: say __ ___ 1864 Ada Williams (30015); South Carolina.

Illness* circa __ ___ 1864 Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina; He was sick in a hospital for forty days. He was

transferred to Columbia, South Carolina, where he died.

Death* 13 Jan 1864 Richland County, South Carolina.

Burial* 15 Jan 1864 Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.

F Susan Loucinda Elizabeth Williams (15646)

Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Susan Lucinda Elizabeth Williams

Birth* circa __ ___ 1826 Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Name-Marr: 5 Apr 1854 Gregory

Marriage* 5 Apr 1854 Owen Gregory (15669) (b. 2 Apr 1835, d. Sep 1915); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1857 John P. S. B. Gregory (18096); Flat Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1859 James Thomas Gregory (15670); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Census: 2 Aug 1860 daughter; John Cornelius Williams (15549); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Death* say __ ___ 1906

M William Jehyle Williams (15667)

Birth* 9 Apr 1829 Kershaw District, South Carolina.

Residence: __ ___ 1850 Lancaster County, South Carolina; He was living in the household of Wiliam N. Stewman, the fatherin-

law of his uncle, Joshua Williams, who married Annie Stewman.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1855 Elizabeth Ogburn (18091) (b. circa 1831, d. 25 Apr 1905); South Carolina.

Son: circa __ ___ 1856 George W. Williams (15750); Flat Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Son: 27 Feb 1858 Samuel H. Williams (15756); Flat Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Residence* __ ___ 1860 Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 27 Oct 1860 Elizabeth E. Williams (15758); Flat Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

War* 8 Jan 1861 Lancaster County, South Carolina; He served with the CSA Lancaster Invincibles, Kershaw's

Brigade, Company H, 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers. Company H was organized on

January 8 1861, commanded by Colonel J. B. Kershaw. It was mustered into the service of the

Confederacy at Camp Davis, near Richmond, Virginia. The Lancaster Invincibles saw service in

most of the important battles of the war. The following are a few of the engagements they took part

in: Maryland Heights, Harpers Ferry, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Bear Station.

Son: 28 Feb 1866 William Lewis Williams (15767); Flat Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Residence: __ ___ 1870 Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Note* __ ___ 1899 Will Book B, Page 155, Lancaster County, South Carolina; William was the executor of his son,

Samuel H. Williams' estate upon Samuel's death in 1899. Samuel left his entire estate to his father.

One bequeathment in the will was that Samuel's nephew, Samuel Williams, was to receive at his

maturity $100 on the condition he remain with his father, Willliam, and obey him and help him. The

land involved was 263 acres in Lancaster County, bounded on the north by the lands of Clinton

Faulkenberry, on the east by Samuel H. Williams' home tract of land, and on the southwest by

Buffalo Creek, formerly known as Dave Hilton's tract. Also mentioned was an additional tract of land

of 284 acres in Lancaster County, bounded on the north by lands of Frank Gardner, on the east by

the lands of D. L. Blackwell and D. F. Gardner, and on the southwest by Buffalo Creek.

Residence: __ ___ 1900 Flat Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina; An interested but sad note about this

census is that all four children are dead.

Death* 9 Oct 1916 Buffalo Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Burial* 11 Oct 1916 Sand Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Buffalo Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina; His

tombstone has the inscription: CSA Co H, 2nd Regiment, SC.

Note: 16 Oct 1916 Camden Chronicle Obituary, Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina; "W. J. Williams, 86 years of

age, died on Monday. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Seaborn Gardner of Heath Springs. Mr.

Williams was buried at Sand Hill Baptist Church." (He lived close to the church and some of the

Williams grandchildren lived in this area of Buffalo Township, Kershaw County, and he most likely

was living with one of them when he died.).

M Howell Williams (15666)

Birth* circa __ ___ 1830 South Carolina.

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Death* say __ ___ 1910

M Madrid J. Williams (15668)

Birth* circa __ ___ 1834 South Carolina.

Marriage* say __ ___ 1857 Laura Charlotte Helton (26328) (b. Sep 1838, d. circa 1905)

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1859 Mary A. Williams (26329); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Son: __ Jan 1860 William J. Williams (26330); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Death* 18 Jul 1862 Battle of Cedar Mountain, near Richmond, Virginia; The battle started on July 14, 1862. 231 CSA

soldiers were killed and 1,107 wounded, out of a force of 16,868. The Union suffered 314 killed,

1,445 wounded, out of a force of 8,030.

M John Franklin Williams (15647)

Birth* 13 Sep 1841 Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Employment* __ ___ 1860 Lancaster County, South Carolina; farmer.

Census: 2 Aug 1860 son; John Cornelius Williams (15549); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Death* 29 Oct 1861 Orange Courthouse, Orange, Orange County, Virginia; He died of disease while serving in CSA

Compnay H, wnd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. (Lancaster Invincibles).

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1866 Sarah E. McManus (15678) (b. 14 Sep 1845, d. say 1925)

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1867 Isabella Williams (15679)

Son: circa __ ___ 1869 Andrew Williams (15680)

Daughter: circa __ ___ 1871 Mary Elizabeth Williams (15681); Pickens County, Alabama.

Son: circa __ ___ 1873 John Henry Williams (15682)

F Elizabeth J. Williams (15676)

Birth* 12 Nov 1841 Lancaster District, South Carolina.

Name-Marr: say __ ___ 1855 Kennington

Marriage* say __ ___ 1855 Richard R. I. Kennington (18097) (b. circa 1839, d. 6 May 1864); South Carolina.

Son: 7 Oct 1857 Miles Hilton Kennington (18098); Lancaster District, South Carolina.

Daughter: 17 Nov 1859 Elizabeth Lavinia Kennington (18100); Flat Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Death* say __ ___ 1921

M Wylie Aaron Williams (15648)

Birth* circa __ ___ 1843 Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Employment* __ ___ 1860 Lancaster County, South Carolina; farmer.

Census: 2 Aug 1860 son; John Cornelius Williams (15549); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

War* __ ___ 1864 He served with Company E, 12th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, CSA.

Death* 12 May 1864 Battle of Wilderness-Bloody Angle, Spottsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

F Martha Caroline Williams (15649)

Birth* 21 May 1846 Flat Creek Township, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Census: 2 Aug 1860 daughter; John Cornelius Williams (15549); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Name-Marr: circa __ ___ 1866 Gardner

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1866 Seborn Caswell Gardner (15677) (b. 17 Dec 1839, d. 14 Nov 1918), son of James Gardner (38658)

and Ellen (--?--) (38659)

Daughter: 12 Aug 1867 Henrietta Jane Gardner (38613); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Son: 9 Aug 1873 T. F. Gardner (38615); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Residence* __ ___ 1880 wife; Seborn Caswell Gardner (15677) (b. 17 Dec 1839, d. 14 Nov 1918); Pleasant Hill, Lancaster

County, South Carolina.

Son: __ Aug 1896 Infant Gardner (38614); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Death* 13 Dec 1934 Heath Springs, Lancaster County, South Carolina; SC Death Certificate: Volume 35, #19920.

Cause of Death: renal decline and micocarditis.

Burial* 14 Dec 1934 Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Heath Springs, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

M Julius Seaborn Williams (15650)

Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Julius Seborn Williams

Biography* __ ___ ____ He was a prominent elder of the Buffalo Baptist Church, Kershaw County, South Carolina. Early

church mininutes verify this.

Birth* 5 Jul 1849 Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Census: 2 Aug 1860 son; John Cornelius Williams (15549); Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1870 Mary Abigail Phillips (18688) (b. 10 Mar 1851, d. 31 May 1886); South Carolina.

Son: 5 Mar 1871 Wylie Aaron Williams (26333); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 18 Feb 1874 Deloma Williams (26335); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Son: 30 Apr 1877 John Franklin Williams (18689); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Employment: __ ___ 1880 Kershaw County, South Carolina; farmer.

Census: 5 Jun 1880 Household head; Buffalo Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: __ Apr 1883 Sallie Williams (26338); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Marriage* circa __ ___ 1886 Sarah Phillips (26332) (b. 10 Mar 1857, d. 2 Mar 1934); South Carolina.

Daughter: 31 May 1886 Martha Caroline Williams (26341); South Carolina.

Misc* 22 Dec 1887 Kershaw County, South Carolina; Seaborn was a co-defendant with hs father-in-law, Lewis Phillips,

in a court trial. The plaintiff, Elizabeth Gardner, sued him for her dower of land from the estate of her

deceased husband, Darling Gardner. Seaborn and Lewis Phillips had been in possession of 400

acres of land situated on Ned's Branch and Lynches Creek. Elizabeth Gardner testified that the land

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was purchased by her husband, Darling Gardner, from Wiliam Clyburn in 1835 or 1836. The judge

ruled in favor of Elizabeth Gardner due to the facts that there was a deed belonging to Darling

Gardner and no deed belonging to Seaborn Willams and Lewis Phillips. It is unclear from the

records if the land was repossessed by Elizabeth Gardner or if she was paid money for

compensation. This information came from Kershaw County, South Carolina estate papers

(Apartment 25, package 897).

Daughter: __ Oct 1889 Jane Williams (26343); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Land contract* __ ___ 1893 Kershaw County, South Carolina; He sold 63 acres to W. Copeland. (Kershaw County Deed Book

RR, Page 539).

Daughter: 6 Jan 1895 Julia Almetta Williams (18702); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 6 Jan 1895 Henrietta Williams (26344); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Daughter: 6 Jan 1895 Annetta Williams (26345); Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Land contract: __ ___ 1898 Kershaw County, South Carolina; He sold 100 acres to Franklin Phillips. (Kershaw County Deed

Book ZZ, Page 328).

Employment* __ ___ 1900 Kershaw County, South Carolina; farmer.

Census* 19 Jun 1900 Household head; Buffalo Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Land contract: __ ___ 1903 Kershaw County, South Carolina; He sold 236 acres to A. J. Gregory. (Kershaw County Deed Book

HHH, Page 754).

Death* 21 Apr 1909 Westville, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Burial* 23 Apr 1909 Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Westville, Kershaw County, South Carolina.

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