Hello again. After reading your second email, I was able to come up with the following from the DAR patriot information:
VIRGINIA Rank: PRIVATE
20 Nov 1782 IN THE WAR NORTH CAROLINA
1) 2ND,3RD,7TH,5TH & 11TH REGTS
1) SERV.SOURCE: VA WIDOW'S PENSION ANNALS OF SW VA VOL 1 P 456 5-98
ROCKBRIDGE CO - VIRGINIA
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I could see that William Lyons (1755-1783) m. Mary unk is the father to Ephraim (1783-1832) m. to Mary Snider and their son is Ephraim (1818-1882) m. Barshaba Phillips
If this is your family the papers could help you as they often, but not always, have references to sources for their proofs. Also, if you are interested in joining DAR, this information will help you prove your ancestry. I can refer you to a local Chapter to help you with your search. Please contact me via my personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am not certain if this will help verify the relationship of your Williams, but the application may provide you with more clues on where to search.
Good luck and Happy Holidays! Judy
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