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FAMILY OF WILLIAM (OLD BILL) WILLIAMS AND LUCINDA JANE (CINDERELLA) BEAN/SHAW

WILLIAM (OLD BILL) WILLIAMS was born October 25, 1803 in Weakley County, Tennessee, and died May 14, 1894 in Ranger, Eastland County, Texas.  He is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery, Ranger, Eastland County, Texas.  He married (1) MARY ISAACKS about 1825.  She died/or went back to the Cherokee tribe about 1827.  He married (2) LUCINDA JANE (CINDERELLA) SHAW OR BEAN about 1827 in Nacogdoches, Cohuila Y Texas, Mexico.  She was born April 19, 1809 in Tennessee, and died 1890 in Ranger, Eastland County, Texas.  She is  buried in the Pioneer Cemetery, Ranger, Eastland County, Texas.   It is thought he might have had one child with Mary Isaacks but that she took the child back with her when she returned to the Cherokee tribe.

Notes for WILLIAM (OLD BILL) WILLIAMS:

TAKEN FROM OLD NORTHWEST TEXAS, HISTORICAL-STATISTICAL-BIOGRAPHICAL, NAVARRO COUNTY, TEXAS 1846-1860 COMPILED BY NANCY SAMUELS AND BARBARA KNOX, PUBLISHED BY THE FORT WORTH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.

"Born in 1798 in Tennessee (per two censuses); is said to have married Mary Isaacks (who was 1/2 Cherokee) and second wife was Lucinda Bean.  He appears on the Municipality of Nacogdoches census; enumerated as Guillermo Guilian (age 28), wife Lucinda (age 25), and children:

        1.     Omi (age 7)

        2.        Guillermo (age 5)

        3.     Tomas (age 3).

The family appears on the 1835 Williams Settlement census as William Williams (age 38), wife Lucinda (age 25) and children:

        1.     Naomi (age 7)

        2.     William (age 5)

        3.     Thomas Jefferson (age 3)

        4.     Russell (age 21 months)

        5.     Mary (age 2 months)

The family is on the 1859 census of Rusk County; has was age 52, born in Tennessee; wife Genrilla?, age 41 born in Georgia.  In Limestone County 1860, William was age 62, born in Tennessee (parents born in Tennessee); wife Cinderella, age 50, born in Missouri.  In Eastland County 1880 William was age 75, born in Tennessee; wife Cinderella was age 72, born in Tennessee.  Known children of William Williams, all born in Texas:

        1.     Naomi

        2.     William, born about 1824 per 1850 census

        3.     Thomas Jefferson, born about 1831-33

        4.     Russell, born about 1833-34, married Lavina R., perhaps nee Estes, named on the first jury list

                drawn in Hill County in 1853, living in Hill County 1860

        5.     Mary, born about 1833, per 1850 census

        6.     Lydia, born about 1836, per 1850 census

        7.     Genilla?, born about 1838, per 1850 census

        8.     Priscilla, born about 1839 per 1850 census

        9.     Leonard, born about 1841-42

        10.   Leander 'Lee', born about 1842-45, is on 1855 School

                Census of Limestone County

        11.   Aditha, born about 1843-47, listed as Dithy on 1855

                School Census

        12.   Louisa, born about 1849, possibly same as Serrilda on

                1855 School Census

        13.   C., born about 1851, daughter, per 1860 census

        14.   Young L., born 1855, died 1933, married in Hill County on December 5, 1877, Margaret Isabell Hutchinson, born 1858, died 1920, both buried in the Pioneer Cemetery,

        Ranger, Eastland County, Texas; lived in Eastland County in 1880.  She was the daughter of

                Wilson  & Margaret (Estes) Hutchinson (see p. 467).  In Limestone County

                1860, William Williams had a Mount Calm PO (Hill

                County).  In Eastland County 1880 a grandson, Russell

                B. Williams, born about 1869 lived in their household.

TAKEN FROM INFORMATION GIVEN TO ME BY FLOYD SMITH (PERHAPS WRITTEN BY DAN WILLIAMS, A WILLIAMS DESCENDANT)

"William Williams, the youngest son of Thomas Williams, received from the Mexican government his head right league of land on October 10, 1834, in which he states that he has a wife and four children, (Nacogdoches County Deed Records, Vol. C, p. 343).  in 1836, William Williams served under Captain Michael Costley for 3 months from September 11 to December 11, 1836, in his First Company of Texas Rangers.  In 1838, he made application to the Nacogdoches County Board of Land Commissioners and obtained his labor of land, in which Alston Ferguson and Adolphus Sterne testified that they had 'known him 4 years, lives in this county and has a family'."

FROM TREE TALK CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS QUARTERLY FEB. 1994 - ORIGINAL LANDOWNERS (PATENTEES) OF CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS

William F. Williams - Bounty and First class grant

FROM DOCUMENTS GIVEN TO THE MOUNT CALM LIBRARY, MOUNT CALM, TEXAS BY DAN WILLIAMS (PROBABLY) - JANUARY 1996

From a handwritten paper, evidently very old:

Names of the members of the Christian Church at Mt. Calm  1855

William Williams, Cinderilla Williams, Aaron Estes, Benjamine Williams, N.L. Middleton, W.R. Middleton, Sereny Williams

S.S. Middleton, B. Mayfield, Margaret Hutchison, Elizabeth Estes, Narcissa Williams, Ladia S. Middleton

Note written later:  William Williams found the first church (Christian) in Mt. Calm, Tx.  Information detained from Hazel Hale? as handed down to her from her Aunt Rosa Leonard Williams

Also at the Mount Calm Library are copies of an old Masonic demit dated 1852 from Mt. Enterprise, Rusk County, signed by William Fields and also a copy of an old handwritten document from Rusk County, dated September 13, 1852 regarding the Christian church  stating that William Williams "is a member of the Christian church in this place and in full fellowship at this time and such???? (probably a letter recommending membership to a Christian church in the area where they moved to - i.e., Mount Calm).

Also from the Williams file at Mount Calm a note written (probably) by Dan Williams:

Wm (Old Bill) Williams

first wife - Mary Isaacs - 1 son

second wife - Lucinda Bean 14 children

Born in Ga.  Died in Ranger, Texas 1892 over 100 years old.  Came to

TX, Coah. Mexico 1817

To Nacogdoches in 1821

To Mt. Calm, TX 1850

To Ranger, Tx in 1870s

Notes for MARY ISAACKS:

"1/2 Cherokee"

FROM A COPY OF A DOCUMENT AT THE MOUNT CALM LIBRARY, MOUNT CALM, TEXAS-JANUARY 1996

 Know all men by these presents that I Mary Williams of Lawrence County have this day for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars to me in have paid by Robert Bean granted, bargained and sold unto the said Robert Bean all my right title claim and interest of my? and to a certain settlement and preemption right of land situated lying and being in the aforesaid county of Lawrence on the south side of the white river on what is called the Cherokee lands which said settlement and improvement was made by Mary Williams prior to the 12th day of April 1814/1819? - to have and to hold the said settlement and improvement together with the right of preemption thereto unto the said Robert Bean his heirs and agency? with singular? the rights benefits privileges therein to belonging or in any wase appertaining - Witness by hand and seal the 6th day of March 1819

 In presence of                              her

George M. Trimble                       Mary X Williams  (Seal)

John Hodge/Hedge?                  mark

 Notes for LUCINDA JANE (CINDERELLA) SHAW AND/OR BEAN:

 TAKEN FROM INFORMATION GIVEN TO ME BY FLOYD SMITH.   THIS IS ALSO BASED ON INFORMATION GIVEN TO HIM BY OTHER WILLIAMS FAMILY RESEARCHERS

 "She was the niece of Peter Ellis Bean, according to an article in the DeLeon Texas Free Press, dated May 28, 1894, written by Nathan Dabney."

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM (OLD BILL) WILLIAMS AND LUCINDA JANE (CINDERILLA) BEAN/SHAW

 

       

L.L. Kight 2002