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Williams: TX-NC-VA-Wales

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 1:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Williams, William Williams, Thomas Williams, Edmund Williams

I am looking for help with my genealogy research on Williams. Here is what I have so far. Please let me know if you have any answers. Thank you ---

I. My family has the following information:

Lonie Williams (1893-1983) TX m. John Nelson Robertson,
William Williams (1869-1960) TX m. Ida Elzada Thomas,
William Williams (1827- ) AL m. Martha Kennington.

II. Ancestry.com has the following information - Does anyone know how accurate this information is?

John C. Williams (1805-1875) SC m. Francis Robinson,
William Williams (1753-1831) SC m. Lucy Horton,
Benjamin Williams (1733-1797) SC m. Rebecca Lockert,
John Williams (1698-1720) VA to NC m. Mary Baker,
John Williams (1673-1745) VA to NC m. Mary Pope,
John Williams (1650-1690) NC to VA m. Elizabeth Whitley.

III. I found discrepancies with these three (3) Williams:

(3) John Williams (1638-1686) VA m. Ann Whitley:

Judge John Williams {son of JOHN WILLIAMS and MARY WOMACK, VA},
b. 4 Mar 1731, Hanover Co., Va. {NOT 1638},
d. 10 Oct. 1779. Buried at cemetery, Montpelier, NC {NOT 1686},
m1. Sarah Henderson {NOT Ann Whitley},
m2. Agnes Bullock on 12 Nov 1759 {NOT Ann Whitley},
b. Abt. 1730 in Granville Co., NC,
d. Bef. 5/1803 in Granville Co, NC.

John Williams, known as "John Williams of Mountpelier." Not content with his trade in Carpentry, he became a crown attorney. In 1768 he served as deputy attorney general. He donated portions of his land for the creation of Williamsboro, NC. He was a co-founder of the University of North Carolina. He served as a delegate to the Provincial Congress of 1775, a member of the Continental Congress, North Carolina Supreme Court Judge.
[Congressional biography].
Ref: Early Descendants of John Williams, Hanover Co., Virginia.

(2) John Williams (1582-1650) Eng to VA m. MARY WOMACK:

John Williams II, Sr. {NOT son of Edmund Williams and Mary Wynn but Col. John Williams and Mary Keeling},
b. 26 July 1704 in York or Hanover or New Kent County,VA {NOT 1582},
d. abt Jan 1770 in Granville County, NC {NOT 1650},
m. MARY WOMACK, dau of William Womack, Sr., abt 1730 in Hanover County,Virginia,
b. abt 1710 in Goochland or Henrico County, VA,
d. aft 1771 in Granville County, NC,
Ref: Early Descendants of John Williams, Hanover Co., Virginia;

John Williams {2nd son of EDMUND WILLIAMS of Conway and MARY WYNN}, later of Cochwillan, Archbishop of York,
b 25.03.1581,
d unm {=DIED UNMARRIED} 25.03.1650,
Ref: Williams01, Wales19, Wales04 on Stirnet.com.

(1) Edmund Williams (1544-1601) Wales m. MARY WYNN:

Edmund Williams of Conway {6th son of William (Wynn) Williams of Cochwillan m. Lowry Salusbury of Llanrhaladr},
d 13.01.1601,
m. MARY WYNN (d 10.10.1585, dau of Owen Wynn of Eglwysfach),
Ref: Williams01, Wales19, Wales04 on Stirnet.com;

Col. John Williams {father of John Williams II, Sr.},
b. January 26, 1679 in Llangollen, Wales,
b2. abt 1690 in York County,Virginia,
d. 1717-1770 in York County,Virginia,
m. Mary (Keeling?), dau of Capt. George Keeling and Ursula Fleming,
b. September 26, 1684,
d. 1716-1778,
d2. abt 1730 in North Carolina.

"Johnathan "John" Williams was born 26 January 1679 in Llangollen, Wales. John is believed to have immigrated to America in the 1690's settling on Queens' Creek in York County, Virginia. John's wife was named Mary Keeling, b. 26 Sept 1684, the d/o of Capt. George Keeling and Ursula Fleming. She may be born in America. They moved to Hanover County, Virginia and built their home "Studley" sometime before 1712.

He earned his wealth distilling Whiskey. This I am sure is a trade that was brought over from Wales, as it seems to be a popular beverage from all the countries that border the Irish Sea. In fact as late as 1904, the family was advertising the sale of Old Williams Whiskey from their distillery in Williams, Surry County, North Carolina. It states that "The Old Williams Company" of Williams, N.C. was founded in 1768. This business was run by the descendants of John's son Nathaniel (b. 1712). It is probably a family trade handed down over the generations dating much earlier. Just my guess."

Ref: Early Descendants of John Williams, Hanover Co., Virginia.
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