Williams Lineages Underway

  This section is for people to post the various Williams lineages they are working on. This is an effort to publicize that brick wall you may or may not be hitting in hopes of finding others who either have information or are at the same wall. This section is now in a database and to make surfing the entries easier, I have set it up to display 15 lineages at a time. Simply use the next and previous buttons to navigate around!

   And, as another improvement to the site, you can now add your own lineage to the list without having to email me directly! Simply visit the lineage submission form and follow the instructions! It's as easy as that!

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Adrian Williams - stickamw@earthlink.net
My earliest proven ancestor is Roger Williams (Roger Sr.), who married Mary unknown and stayed in Surry Co. until his death in ca. 1704. Roger?s first definitive appearance is in the 1668 Surry Co., Virginia tythables, where he is enumerated with his lifelong friend, Christopher Lewis, who was quite a bit older than Roger Sr. From Roger?s will, we know he had at least 3 sons; Roger, Samuel and George.

It is proving quite difficult to determine which, of the many Williams is our immigrant patriarch. A very strong possibility is in a land patent, in Isle of Wight Co., VA, to John Upton in 1638, for the transport of Roger Williams and Christopher Lewis (among others). It is thought that Roger (who I will call Roger the Elder) had a few children by wife unknown. Other possible children have been theorized to be John and Lewis Williams (of Isle of Wight). Another possibility is that the Roger of 1638 was the brother of John of 1640 (married Anne Whitley). It is suspected that Roger the Elder was the father of our Roger Sr, but proof has been very difficult to find because of the scarcity of records from that area at that time.

Roger Sr. and Mary had a son, George Williams who married Joannah Andrews and moved to Bertie Co., NC around 1720 as indicated by land transactions. One of their children, Richard Williams, who married Mary/Elizabeth Mann, stayed in Bertie until his death in 1761. One of their children, George Williams moved to Chatham Co., NC after his service in the Rev. War and after the death of his first wife, Sarah Hollowell (?). After his arrival in Chatham Co., he married Delpha Kelly. Some of their descendents still live in Chatham Co. today. I descend from George's son, Henry Williams, who married Mary Jenkins. Many of their children moved to DeSoto Co., MS before the Civil War. One of their sons, who remained, was George Jackson Williams. He served as county Sheriff (1865-1874) and Williams Township, Chatham Co., NC was named in his honor. One of his children, George Sanford Williams, served in the Civil War and was wounded three times, including at Gettysburg. He married Lucinda Upchurch. My great-grandfather, Henry McDonnel Williams, moved to Carborro, Orange Co., NC (next door to Chatham) and between his two wives, had over 20 children, 18 of which lived.

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Daniel Walker - daniel.p.walker@pharmacia
I'm interested in a Daniel Williams that settled in the Lawrence Co, AR area in the 1820's. He is shown on several Tax lists throughout the 1820's. He came from Chenango Co., NY. His wife's name was Philadelphia Parker. He had several children, including Parker Williams (b. ca 1805). Daniel Williams was born around 1770. I'm trying to locate where he lived in Lawrence county, as well as where he is buried.

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Ida Reno - ireno@awsomenet.net
I am looking for a Sarah Elizabeth Williams that married Jerome Axley Housewright. Sarah's father was Franklin but no name as yet on mother. Don't even know where they came from. Hope to get into some census reports. Believe they married in texas and that is where Sarah & Jerome lived in Bell Co., Tx. Sarah was born in 1868 in Bell Co. and she died in 1916. Any help on this family would be dearly welcomed.

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Gwynne H. Seward - gseward@lawsonfrank.com
SEEKING FAMILY TIES TO Faith Williams b.1918 estimated (MD?); d.2000? Georgetown DC. When toddler sited in tobacco plantation area of Maryland (presently multi-$M housing development) (Bowie/Mitchellville are surrounding areas) 1920 by Maryland-Virginia-DC land owner and family man Bernard Deck and adopted Baptism papers: in Maryland baptised: Ruth Louise Deck, age 2-1/2, father JOSEPH A WILLIAMS, mother UNKNOWN reared by Lucy Lyon (&husband), daughter of Bernard Deck

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Elizabeth Ashmore - Libbybear2@aol.com
My grandmother was Alice Esther Williams of Lancaster County, South Carolina. Her father was David Aurelius Williams who was a second sargeant in the "Lancaster Invincibles" of the Civil War. He was
wounded at First Battle of Manassas. His father was Uriah Williams from Lancaster County. David R. Williams was Uriah's father. Here comes the rub. Uriah's father was named William Williams. According to what I can find, he was born in 1715 and 1737. He was born in Hanover County, Virginia, Millwood, S. C. , and North Carolina. He was married to Mary Bunn from North Carolina. Everyone seems to agree on his marriage. He died in Lancaster, S. C. and is buried in Fork Hill Cemetery, in Lancaster County. Everyone agrees on that fact too. Has anyone else written you about this line and do you have any help for me? I have a list of possible fathers.

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Kim Hostick - khostick@ruralnetwork.net

My Mom's Dad was Daniel Isaac"Ike" Williams who was a Democrat and an Idaho State Senator in the early 40's. He was nicknamed "Honest Ike" and only served one term because, as family has said, "He was too honest!" Quite an accomplishment to hold an office in the Republican State of Idaho as a Democrat. The people believed and supported him and his campaign as he was a fairly poor man. His father was Henry Clay Williams, who was the son of Daniel I. Williams b. 1818 Perry, Tennessee d. 1895 Choctaw, Arkansas married Malida Polk, b. Dec 1823 Henderson, Tennessee. Malinda's parents were William Gosh Polk, b. 1790 in N.C., d. 1856 Van Buren Arkansas and Sarah Jarrell Huie (Warren?) B. 1797 in Kentucky d. before 1860 in Van Buren, Arkansas. Daniel's parents were Roland Williams and Mary Story, b.about 1790. Mary Story's parents were Daniel Elijah Story, b. 1759 Southampton County Virginia, d. 1840 in Tennessee and Elizabeth Speed, b. 1763 Southampton County Virginia and died about 1793. Daniel Story's parents were James and Ann Story, James Story b. 1725, d. 1784 in Southampton, Virginia and his dad was Daniel Story, b. about 1695 d. 1752 in Southampton or Franklin County. Roland William's (Rolland) sp.? father was Roland (Rolland) Williams and his mother was Fereby Bailes and I have no information on dates or places of birth or death. My Granddad's mother was Martha Elizabeth (Lizzie) Perkins, b. 1866 Guntersville, Marshall County, Alabama, d. 1958 Carter, Beckham County, Oklahoma whose father was Isaac Perkins, a Private in the Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Company G, "The Paint Rock Sharpshooters". Her mother, Sarah (Sally) Kirby was said to have been a member of a primitive Baptist Church. Isaac and Lizzie Perkins separated before little "Ike" was born and although Isaac remarried twice more, once to a woman with the last name of Teague? Lizzie Williams (Perkins) never remarried and died in Carter, Oklahoma. Lizzie was said to have some Indian blood and her appearance suggested it as well because, although she had a small frame, she was said to be beautiful, a remarkably striking woman of olive skin and long straight black hair and although she never spoke of nor denied her Indian heritage she was very sensitive to the plight of the Indians. Private Isaac Perkins, born 1831 in Jackson County, Alabama. Isaac Perkins parents were Jabez Perkins, Jr. and Rachael Wright (daughter of Isham Wright?). Jabez Perkins, who was born in 1796 in Wilson Creek, Virginia was said to have been one of the soldiers who assisted with the removal. He died in 1859 in Marshall County, Alabama. Isaac married Sarah Anne Justice, his step-sister I am told, born in 1838 in Jackson County, Alabama. Jabez's parents were Jabez Perkins, Sr. and Nancy Anna Creekmore. Sarah's parents were Thomas Justice born in 1803 in Franklin County, Tennessee and Sarah (Sally) Kirby born in 1800 in Marysville, Blount Co, Tennessee Later she remarried Jabez Perkins, Jr. who was Isaac's father. Sally Kirby's parents were John Kirby and Jane Adair, born in 1770 and died 2/10/1835 in Jackson Co., Alabama. Jane's Dad was James Adair and her mother was "Annis" (not sure if this would be her first or last name?). James Adair was married a second time to Letitia Page. Jane's siblings were Thomas, James Jr., Sarah, Mary and John, who were all said to be born in Virginia, John in Montgomery County. Thomas Justice's parents were John Justice and an "Unknown Cherokee Indian".

My Mom's Mother was Mable Florence Rae, daughter of Josephine Foutz (sp?) and Howard Rea. Josephine's sister was said to have been a famous Rubbing Doctor in Kansas City, Missouri, or Kansas? I haven't been able to get much on my Mom's Mother's side because Howard Rea's parents were never married and he was given his mother's maiden name "Rea" and raised by his grandparents.


Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: David Fairchild - dvmyfairchild@netzero.net
I am looking for John Williams who was born in SC in 1776. I do not know his parents, his wifes name was Elizabeth?unknown last name. I found him on the1790 sc census he was 14 which works with his birth, there are so many john williams in sc that ifter that year i'm lost. John and Elizabeth had 9 children 3 born in sc, thomas, silas, wilson(my great,great,great grandfather) jane was born in nc phineas was born in tn, nancy,betsy,matilda,isham were born in Mo. were the family finallly settled between 1814-1815 and stayed. Wilson is another one that i'm having trouble with I have no census of him in sc at all and he shows up in mo census in 1860 all ready married to clarrisa wilson, after 1860 i can't find him again. Wilson had a son silas who is my great,great grandfather, he married matilda cook, other children john, isham, alfred, choteau, leonard, frances, washington, general jackson, aaron greene, adiline. His son silas is my great grandfather, he married helena manley, their daughter amilia was my grandmother she married fredrieck dames, they had my father robert, other children, ruth,lou,donald, robert had vicky, me(myrna), steve, tim, bob, lisa.

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Ginny Tobin - ginnygal@worldnetla.net
Seeking information on John Williams, son of Thomas Williams and Polly Ivy, born in Alabama 1824. He married Harriett Pettigrew and moved to DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Nothing found after 1860. Children reared in homes of relatives. Does anyone know what happened to John and Harriett?

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Mary Stehpenson - dixielady33@msn.com
I am searching for the parents of Elijah/Eliga/Eli Williams b. abt 1830 AL/GA m. Susan (?) abt 1850. Susan b. abt 1830 GA. They are in the 1860 Newton, Dale County, Alabama Census with William age 9, Mary J. age 7, Vicey E age 2, Nancy A.D. 6 months. An Edward Sholand age 20, mechanic was in the same household. I cannot find them in the 1870 census anywhere. 1880 Daleville, Dale County, AL, finds Susan Williams, age 48, widow with Martha S. age 14, Vicey age 21 with William age 5 and Annie Bell /Beth age 2.

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Don - D5160@aol.com
I have a Llewellyn Williams born in Wales in 1846 and a Jane Willaims born in Soth Wales in 1850They were married in 1867 and had several children. They lived in Frostburg Maryland in the 1880,s were I can find no trace of them. Jane had a brother named Henry but he is the only one I found there. Also Jane had a brother David Y Williams who lived in Heron Ill in 1903 as stated in her death notice. They Jane and Llewellyn ended up in Nanticoke P.A.in the late 1880 were more children were born. I can't find out how they got here except in was around 1869 and they came together.

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Doreen McGowan - dlmcgowan@cox.net
Richard Williams and his wife Elizabeth T. ____ moved from Virginia (possibly Prince Edward or Buckingham County) about 1839. They settled in Mercer County, Missouri and were among the early founders of a town called Middlebury (which no longer exists). Richard and Elizabeth had these children: Mary, William, Susan, Martha, Royal, James, Henrietta, John, Thomas, Robert (my ancestor), Richard, and Charles. Richard was born abt 1776-1785 and died 7 June 1878. Elizabeth was born abt 1786-1794 and died 26 Jan 1886.

I have placed them on censuses from 1850 forward but cannot find them in 1840. I do not know parents yet for either one. Does anyone have connections to this line?

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Graham Williams - williamsfamily@msn.com
Walter Williams (b)abt 1760 married Jane Price (b) 1760 at LLanbedr Church,Crickhowell, Breconshire, Wales on the 19th May 1785. They produced the following issue:-
Son Walter Williams (b)1804 LLanbedr (d)1874 LLanbedr (m)Anne Watkins (b)1809 LLanbedr (d)1873 LLanbedr.Their issue:-
Son James Williams (b)1831 LLanbedr (d)1887 LLanbedr miller&publican of Grwynefechan Mill-Griffin Inn,LLanbedr who married Ann Powell (b)1835 LLanbedr (d)1887 LLanbedr at LLanbedr Church 25th Oct 1862. Their issue:-
Son Walter Williams (b)7/5/1872 LLanbedr,(d)Pengenffordd,Breconshire 1/1/1929 who married Margaret Cook (b)2/8/1877 at 207 Cardiff Road,Aberdare,Glamorgan (d)21/6/1935 at Pengenffordd, at Pontypridd,Glamorgan 6/3/1897. Their issue:-
Joseph John Williams (b)8/1/1911 Porth,Rhondda,Glamorgan(d)18/9/1977 Cheltenham,Glos, England who married Catherine Scannell(b)5/1/1906Porth,Rhondda,Glamorgan (d)15/10/1945 orth,Rhondda,Glamorgan. Their issue:-
Graham Williams The Author of this file (b)10/8/1933 Porth,Rhondda, Glamorgan.

For the purpose of space I have limited each generation issue to one person,however it is worth mentioning here that my grandfather Walter Williams 3rd had a brother Joseph Williams who emigrated to the USA in the late 1800s early 1900s. He arrived Ellis Island,New York on August 3rd 1904 after sailing from Southampton,England aboard SS St,Paul on July 27th 1904.With him was his wife Mary Williams nee Jones and 1yr old daughter Annie Mary Williams,they took up residence at 505 William St,Rome,New York with Jane Jones my uncle Joseph,s Mother InlawJoseph was born LLanbedr in 1870 so some of my DNA will be over there somewhere.

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Ron Williams - RJWCJW@aol.com
I am looking for info on this line of Williams's. John Williams died in Henry Co. Virginia, had son named Silas Williams born abt. 1761 died in Claiborne Co. Tenn. married 7-24-1783 Lucy Haley b. abt. 1765 daughter of David Haley and Ester.
Silas and Lucy children---
James A Williams b.1805 lee va. d. after 1880 Harlan KY.
Nancy Williams b.abt. 1797
Silas Jr. Williams b. abt. 1787
Sarah Williams b. abt. 1815
David Williams b. abt. 1817
Williams Williams b. 1800
Clancy Williams b. abt. 1819
John Williams b. abt. 1821
Virginia Susanna Williams b. abt. 1823
Frederick Williams b. abt. 1825
Looking for info on this family, I have no info on John Williams anything would help.

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: Harold Robert Williams - willhn@flash.net
I have been able to trace my Williams line back to gr-gr-grandfather Joel Abraham WILLIAMS, b. 15 Nov 1802, unk(possibly S.C, m. Susannah Yearout, b.1809, Blount Co., TN, d. 4 Nov 1845, prob Knox Co. TN.
They had 9 children:
i. Mary Ann Williams, b. 1831
ii. Ephriam Williams, b. 1832
iii.Nathanial Williams, b. 1833
iv.Lewis Williams, b. 1835
v. Susan Williams, b. 1837
vi.Joel Austin Williams, Gr-grandfather, b. 1838, d. 1888, prob. Knox Co. TN
Ida I. Williams, b. 1867
Joel A. Williams, grandfather, b. 1868, d. 1931
Susan A. Williams, b. 1874
Augusta Williams, b. 1875
Lela Williams, b. 1877
vii.Sally Williams, b. 1840
viii. Spencer Williams, b. 1841
ix Jacine Williams, b. 1842

Submitted On: n/a - Submitted By: David Troutt - trouttfarm@ccrtc.com
im searching for any info on the williams lineage from smiths grove ky,edmonson co,my grandfather was riley walter williams spouse was alpha mae long williams,ggrandfather was james ernest williams spouse was georgia williams,gggrandfather was bill williams spouse was clementine carr williams,found out nothing on a visit to our parents birth place,aunt said she didnt think anyone needed to know so she destroyed any history she had,we know we have family just cant find them any and all help would be greatly appreciated,my mother was georgia mae williams born 3/15/28.

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