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Williams family

Jeremiah Early Kilmer married Nancy Williams between 1850-1854. I believe that Nancy Williams and Jeremiah Early Kilmer was married Pulaski County, Arkansas. I found Early and Nancy were married in Pulaski County, Arkansas they may have gone back to Tennessee but I do not think so. I found both Early and Nancy in the same in 1850 Pulaski County, Arkansas. By 1860 Census Early and Nancy were living in Douglas County, Missouri near Early brother Byrum and their Uncle Jeremiah Early Heard. Byrum, Early brother, I believe might go back to Tennessee taking their mother. For Byrum has two children born in somewhere in Tennessee. The 1860 Census in Douglas County, Missouri show Byrum with two children born in TN. I know that Early daughter is said to be born TN. If this true then Early would have married gone to TN by 1854 and return with Jeremiah Early Heard by 1858 for Early next children was born Douglas County, Missouri.

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1850 census of Pulaski County, Arkansas

Mary Killiume age 40 TN

Early age 17 TN

Biron age 14 TN

Both boys were in school here. Here are Nancy parents:

Wright Williams, State: Arkansas Year: 1850 County: Pulaski Roll: M432_29 Township: Eagle Twp Page: 331 Image: 412

Wright Williams 40 TN

Lucinda 36 TN

Nancy 14 TN

Dilly 12 Ark

Elizabeth 11 Ark

India 8 Ark

Leroy 6 Ark

Eliza 5 Ark

California 2 Ark

Wright 1/12 Ark

1860 Census Falling Springs, Douglas Co. MO

Early Kilmere age 27 b TN

Nancy 27 TN

Mary E.A. 6 Ark or MO

Margaret J 1 MO

James B 4 MO.

1870 Census Big Spring, Fulton Co. AR

E. Killmore age 36 b TN

Nancy 34 (f) TN Nancy Williams Kilmer

Mary 15 (f) TN

James 13 (m) MO

Johnny (Janie) f 11 AR (MO) This should be Maguerite Janie/Jane not Johnny our greatgrandmother

Sarah 9 (f) MO (AR)

John 2 (m) AR

Now in 1860 Nancy age is 27 making her born 1833 Now in 1870 Nancy age is 34 making her born in 1836 Looking at her age in 1860 she would have been in 1850 17 but when look at her age in 1870 this would make in 1850 14 years old. The same age as Wright Williams daughter Nancy age 14 in 1850 Census.


1. Mary Kilmer b: 1854 in ,,Tennessee

2. James Byram or Byrom Kilmer b: 29 Aug 1855 in Douglas County, Missouri

3. Maguerite Jane Kilmer b: 8 Nov 1858 in Douglas, Missouri

4. Sarah Lousie Kilmer b: 1860 in, Douglas, Missouri

5. John Doe Kilmer b: 4 Jun 1864 in Missouri

Nancy Williams death after the 1870 Census in Fulton County, Arkansas. Early remarried 2nd Sarah Jones Duckworth and 3rd time Sally Saylors

Nancy Williams parents Wright Williams and Lucinda Pigg read below for the Williams family history and facts.

Wright Williams born 23 Apr 1810 in, Lincoln, Tennessee d 10 Feb 1882 in ,Atascosa County , Texas, [Sources: Title: Atascosa County History p 255] md Lucinda Pigg 1 Dec 1835, Lincoln County, Tennessee [Note: Wright Williams JR m'd Lucinda Pigg by John Broadway, JP Dec 1 1835] Lucinda b 2 Feb 1814 in ,,Tennessee d 25 Feb 1894 in ,Atascosa County, Texas. Lucinda is the daughter of John Pigg and Delilah Chitwood

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1. Nancy Williams b: ABT 1836 in Tennessee

2. Aurilia Williams b: ABT 1838 in ,,Arkansas

3. Eliszabeth Williams b: ABT 1839 in ,,Arkansas

4. India (J T) Williams b: 1842/1843 in ,,Arkansas

5. Leroy Williams b: ABT 1844 in ,,Arkansas

6. Eliza (P\T) Williams b: ABT 1845 in ,,Arkansas

7. California Williams b: ABT 1848 in ,,Arkansas

8. Wright Williams b: 1850 in ,,Arkansas

9. J M Williams b: 1853 in ,,Arkansas

10. Daniel Williams b: Jul 1855 in ,,Arkansas

11. Lucinda Williams b: 1857 in ,,Arkansas

Wright Williams parents were:

Wright Williams b: 1 Sep 1771 in South Carolina d 6 May 1815 in ,Pike Mississippi md ABT 1800, Davidson, Tennessee to Anna Davis b: 1774 in ,Stokes, North Carolina d AFT 1850 in ,Lincoln ,Tennessee. Anna is the daughter of Morgan Davis and Sarah Reed. Click on Davis below for Davis information

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Notes: A civic leader as sheriff of Davidson Co. (Nashville) and County Commissioner of Lincoln Co. A Lt. Col. at the Battle of New Orleans he died on the road back to TN. His body slave Bob buried him and then returned to TN where he was granted his freedom.

Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley, writing in "Early Adventures on the Western Waters, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800," On April 13, 1796 William Rains sued John Childress, and the jury "found for the plaintiff," awarding him $21 in damages. Witnesses appearing for William Rains included William Lemons, George Gentry, John Scoby, Thomas Thompson, David Nolin, Wright Williams, Samuel Barton and Anthony Foster. John Childress appealed the case to the Superior Court.

1799 Wright Williams is Sheriff of Davidson County.

1801 - John Coates from Wright Williams deed - Davidson County - waters of Browns Creek - joins: Drake, Thomas Thompsons preemption

Deed Book A, Page 73 - THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, NO. 1785 - By virtue of Certificate No. 135 dated 27th July 1807, obtained from the Board of Commissioners for West Tennessee by DANIEL WILLIAMS and entered on 2nd October 1807 by No. 664. There is granted by the State of Tennessee unto WRIGHT WILLIAMS, assignee of said Daniel Williams, a certain tract of land containing 226 acres in Bedford county in the second district, second range and third section, on the main east fork of Swan Creek of Elk River and borders Nimrod Williams' east boundary line and William T. Lewis' west corner. Surveyed 25th April 1808. Registered 25th November 1810. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 8)

Deed Book C, Page 451 - Tennessee State Grant, No. 4665 - In consideration of Military Service performed by James Savery to the State of North Carolina, Warrant No. 4671 dated 9th February 1797 and entered 15th October 1808 by No. 884. There is granted unto JOEL BUTLER, assignee of the heirs of said James Savery, a tract of land containing 50 acres the residue of said warrant lying in Lincoln County, Tennessee in the second district and on the waters of Kerrs Creek of Elk River and adjoining David McGavock's line and Wright Williams' line. Lands surveyed June 15th 1812 by Nathan G. Pinson, D.S. Registered 3rd February 1816. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 154

Deed Book A, Page 147 - THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, NO. 1813 - A Grant from the State of Tennessee to WRIGHT WILLIAMS for 90 acres of land on the east fork of Kerrs. By virtue of part of Certificate No. 34 dated 2nd July 1808 obtained from the Commissioners of West Tennessee by GEORGE M. DEADERICK and entered 27th September 1808 by No. 843. There is granted unto Wright Williams, assignee of said George M. Deaderick, a tract of land containing 90 acres lying in Bedford County in the Second District on the east fork of Kerrs Creek. Land borders a corner of William's 100 acre Entry No. 842. Surveyed 16th April 1809 by Nathan G. Pinson, D.S. Registered 11th January 1811. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 14)

From a reprint of "Lincoln County - History of Tennessee" by Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1886

Joseph Greer settled on his vast domain on Cane Creek near Petersburg. He was a giant in stature, standing six feet seven inches and well built proportionately. He was one of the forty gallant defenders of Watauga Station in 1769. He was also a hero of King s Mountain, and it was he who bore the news of that splendid victory to Congress, then sitting in Philadelphia. He dressed in the style of the old aristocratic Virginia gentleman. Thomas Leonard, Hugh M. Blake, Jesse Riggs, Peter Luna, James Blakemore, Capt. William Crunk and Ezekial March were also settlers on Cane Creek in the first and second decades of this century. Crunk and Blakemore were noted for their social qualities, and dances were frequent at their homes. On Swan Creek, N. G. Pinson, Joel Pinson and Wright Williams were prominent first cane cutters, and men who bore their share of the load in administering public affairs.

Lincoln County was created by an act of the Legislature in 1809. The following is the act so far as it relates to establishment of the county: AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COUNTY SOUTH OF BEDFORD, TO BE KNOWS BY THE NAME OF LINCOLN

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Tennessee, That Lincoln County shall be laid off and established within the following bounds, to wit: Beginning on the northeast corner of Giles County and extending south with the eastern boundary line of Giles County to the southern boundary line of the State; thence with that line east to a point due south of the mouth of the mouth of Cove Spring Creek; thence north to the southern boundary line of Bedford County, and thence, with the said line, westwardly, to the beginning.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, that John Whitaker, Sr. Wright Williams, Eli Garret, Littleton Duty and Jesse Woodruff be, and they are hereby, appointed commissioners with full power to procure by purchase, or otherwise, 100 acres of land on or near the north bank of Elk River, as near the center of the county, east and west, as a proper situation will admit of, and at all events not more than two miles from said center.

The first County court met Monday, February 26, 1810, at the house of Brice M. Garner, and the following men were qualified justices of the peace by Oliver Williams, Esq. of Williamson County: Thomas L. Trotter, Wright Williams At this term 2,662 acres of taxable land were reported. Harvey Holman, Wright Williams, Littleton Duty, Eli Garrett and John Whitaler were appointed to locate the county seat. They bought 100 acres of land of Ezeckiel Norris and plated the town of Fayetteville

Deed Book A, Page 68 - THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, NO. 1814 - By virtue of Certificate No. 34 dated 2nd July 1808 obtained from the Commissioners of West Tennessee by GEORGE M. DEADRICK and entered 27th Sept 1808 by No. 847. There is granted by the State of Tennessee unto WRIGHT WILLIAMS, assignee of said George M. Deadrick, a tract of land containing 40 acres lying in Bedford County in the second district on the waters of Swan Creek and bordering lands of William T. Lewis. Registered 24th November 1810. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 7) Deed Book C, Page 26 - An Indenture of bargain and sale between EZEKIEL NORRIS and WRIGHT WILLIAMS, JOHN WHITAKER, SENR., ELI GARRETT, LITTLETON DUTY and HARDY HOLMAN, Commissioners for the Town of Fayetteville, for 100 acres of land. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 102)

Deed Book A, Page 170 - 20th June 1810 - Deed from EZEKIEL NORRIS to JOHN WHITAKER & COMMISSIONERS of the Town of Fayetteville for 100 acres. Ezekiel Norris of Lincoln County, Tennessee of one part and WRIGHT WILLIAMS, JOHN WHITAKER, SENR., ELI GARRETT, LITTLETON DUTY and HARDY HOLEMAN, Commissioners, of other part. Ezekiel Norris conveyed unto the Commissioners a tract of land in Lincoln County on the north side of Elk River, being part of a 1280 acre tract granted to said Ezekiel Norris by the State of North Carolina and containing 100 acres. witnesses: Vance Greer, Ro. Higgins and John Davis. Registered 18th January 1811. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 15-16)

Deed Book A, Page 233 - 3rd December 1810 - Deed from NIMROD WILLIAMS to WRIGHT WILLIAMS for 30 acres lying on the waters of Swan Creek of Elk River. Nimrod Williams of Davidson County, Tennessee of one part and Wright Williams of Lincoln County of other part. Land in Lincoln County adjoining corner of Wright Williams. witnesses: Joel pinson and John Pinson. Registered 6th May 1811. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 20)

Deed Book C, Page 4 - 21st February 1813 - Deed from ROBERT EDMONDSON (EDMISTON) and WRIGHT WILLIAMS, the said Wright Williams being a resident of Lincoln County, Tennessee and Robert Edmiston of Davidson County, Tennessee, sold to JOHN TREMBLE of Lincoln County, Tennessee a tract of land in Lincoln County, Tennessee and on the waters of an eastern fork of Bradshaws Creek, of Elk River, adjoining an entry in the name of Wright Williams' No. 2058 and an entry of George Doherty's line. Containing 100 acres. Test: Geo. C. Witt and Vance Greer. Registered 24th March 1814. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 104)

Deed Book D, Page 220 - 26th January 1813 - Deed from WRIGHT WILLIAMS of Lincoln County, Tennessee to JEREMIAH HAISLIP of same place for 40 acres of land in Lincoln County and adjoining William T. Lewis' corner. Containing 45 acres. Test: R. Chapman and Loton Haislip. Chapman also proves Haislip's signature as he is dead. Registered 2nd September 1816. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 177)

Deed Book C, Page 50 - 3rd September 1813 - Deed from JOSHUA OWEN of Lincoln County, Tennessee to WILLIAM OWEN of same place for 110 acres of land. For the consideration of the sum of $125.00 to my beloved son Walter Owen in hand paid (as well as for the love and affection which I have and bear to my beloved son William Owen) at and before the signing and sealing of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given unto and sold unto said William Owen a tract of land adjoining Garland and Robertson's line and the north boundary line of the school land and Wright Williams' corner, which tract of land was granted to the said Joshua Owen by No. 2832. Witnesses: Nathan G. Pinson and Paul Wilkes. Registered 24th May 1814. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 108-109)

Deed Book C, Page 434 - 12th October 1813 - Deed from JOEL BUTLER of Lincoln County, Tennessee to JOSHUA MOORE of same place for 50 acres of land in Lincoln County, Tennessee and was granted by said Joel Butler by Grant No. 4665, on the waters of Kerrs Creek of Elk River and adjoining Wright Williams' corner and David McGavock's line. Witnesses: Poll Wilkes and Jesse Smith. Registered 28th January 1816. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 151)

Deed Book D, Page 216 - 5th April 1814 - Deed from WRIGHT WILLIAMS of Lincoln County, Tennessee to CLAIBORN WILLIAMS of same place for 60 acres of land in Lincoln County on Kerrs Creek of Elk River and adjoining David McGavock's line. Signed by Joel Pinson, Attorney in fact for Wright Williams. Witnesses: William Farrar and William Shipp. Registered 31st August 1816. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 177)

Deed Book C, Page 54 - 2nd May 1814 - Deed from WRIGHT WILLIAMS of Lincoln County, Tennessee to WILLIAM MADDOX of same place for 117 1/2 acres of land in Lincoln County, Tennessee on the waters of Kerrs Creek of Elk River adjoining Garland & Robertson's corner and David McGavock's line and Alexander Nelson's line. Witnesses: Nathan G. Pinson and W.B. Higgins. Registered 26th May 1814. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 109)

Deed Book D, Page 66 - 19th January 1816 - Deed from JOEL PINSON, Executor of the Last will and Testament of Wright Williams, deceased, of Lincoln County, Tennessee to JONATHAN HAYS of same place for a tract of land in Lincoln County, Tennessee on the eastern branch of Bradshaws Creek and adjoining an entry in the name of John Alcorn. Containing 40 2/3 acres being part of a tract of 106, acres granted to John Hardeman. Witnesses: W.C. Kennedy and Dan J. Bostick. Registered 11 March 1816. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 160)

Deed Book D, Page 477 - 4th July 1817 - Deed from JOEL PINSON, Executor of the Last will and Testament of Wright Williams of Lincoln County, Tennessee, deceased, to ROBERT CHAPMAN of Lincoln County, Tennessee for 20 acres of land in Lincoln County on the head waters of Swan Creek of Elk River and adjoining a tract of land in the name of Williams. Witnesses: John Dobbins and William Collins. Registered 29th November 1817. (Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County Tennessee 1809-1818, compiled by Helen C. and Timothy R. Marsh, p 208)

Lincoln County, TN, County Court Minutes, no#/219 record that: Wright Williams' will was entered Aug. 7, 1815, (he died earlier), with Joel Pinson as executor.

"First County Court Minutes of Lincoln County, Tennessee"

"Monday 7th August 1813

The last will and testament of Wright Williams, deceased, was exhibited in Court for probate whereupon came Henry Kelso and made oath that he saw said Wright Williams sign, seal, publish and declare this to be his last will and testament and at that time was of sound mind and memory, whereupon came Joel Pinson one of the executors and took oath."

1820 Lincoln Co TN census in original page order.

237 6 Williams, Ann 121200/11001

In the 1820 census for Ann Williams widow of Wright Williams states they have 6 sons. Could this be one of them???

Giles County, Tennessee Pisgah History - Part II

Thomas WILLIAMS, father of Gilbert Bass's, was born April 15, 1796, and died in Lincoln County, January 26, 1833. He married Nancy MCMULLIN. She was born December 5, 1797, and died at the Gilbert BASS home in 1864. Their children were James Wright WILLIAMS who was born December 23, 1817; Minerva Jane, who was born December 16, 1819: F. Marion, who was born July 4, 1823: M. E., who was born November 21, 1821: Pittman PERRY, who was born in 1825: Caroline E. born April 6, 1827, married a Mr. Adkins and moved to Limestone county, Alabama, where she is now living. Green HARRISON born May 23, 1829, and died in 1903; S. D., born May 15, 1831 and died in infancy.

THE VALLEY OF BRADSHAW by Haskell Roden (unpublished) .......the site of this school at Red Oak was on lands that was a part of the original tract of land that William Smith purchased from the Holcombes ant he bought it from Wright Williams, the Lieut. Colonel of the Lincoln County Militia and he lived near Delina, his brother Oliver Williams, brought the Commission from the Governor, Willie Blount from Knoxville, the Capitol., that legalized the formation of the county government of Lincoln County in Fayetteville.... Oliver Williams also was the agent of William Hardy Murfree to sell his 5000 acres of land that he received from the state of North Carolina for his services in the Rev. War and the southern boundary of this Murfree Land Grant was the north boundary of the William Smith lands... Lewis Williams another brother was sheriff of Davidson County, another brother, Nimrod Williams had a 640 acres land grant at Delina, Nimrod, a Rev. War Sol. Lincoln county court records show that Wright Williams was appointed as the Administrator of the estate of Richard Byrd.... Wright Williams was the top commander of the Lincoln county Militia and lived and owned land northeast of the village of Delina and thus would be a close neighbor of Richard Byrd.....But in the war of 1812 Wright Williams headed a company of soldiers under the general command of Gen. Andrew Jackson at the battle of New Orleans and this battle occurred in the year 1815 after the war had been settled and on their way back home to Tenn. Wright Williams died in Pike County Miss. and was buried there in the pine woods on the Brumfield Plantation and remained there for ninety years and was exhumed and interred in the Chalmette National Cemetery below New Orleans, Louisiana, finally getting the recognition that he deserved, (HRO personal note: While researching Chalmette Cemetery for one of my ancestors, I found there was no record of the interment of Wright Williams in the cemetery. The Park Ranger told the story of the park service removing the (very meager) remains of a soldier in Pike County and reinterred them in the Chalmette Cemetery. That was "THEIR" "Unknown Soldier" and that was the way it was going to stay.) Annie Jane Collins was the daughter of Abner Collins, born the 5th of July 1843, died the 12th of Dec 1910, and Gedida Tuley, born the 22nd of Feb. 1848, died the 24th of Sept. 1906, Abner and Gedida Collins are buried in the Tuley family Cemetery. Gedida Tuley was the daughter of James W. Tuley and wife Anna Williams Tuley... James Wilderless Tuley was born in Virginia in 1806, Anna his wife was born in Tenn. in 1812, she was the daughter of Col. Wright Williams who was killed or died at the battle of New Orleans under the command of Gen. Andrew Jackson....The wife of Col. Wright Williams was Anna Davis, born in North Carolina in 1774, she was the daughter of Morgan Davis that died in Lincoln County in 1821, .......Morgan Davis owned land on the headwaters of Swan Creek and the Tuley family Cemetery is believed to be located on this land. Morgan Davis and wife, name unknown are in all probability buried in unmarked graves in the Tuley Cemetery. Morgan Davis had four sons, Amos, John, Jesse and Jonathan and five daughters, Elizabeth Smith, Sally Clayton, Mary Clayton, Hannah Holbert and Anna Williams. .....Col. Wright Williams and wife, Anna Davis were parents of these known children....Morgan Williams, born 1814, and died a young man. His wife was Lucinda McKinney, born the 25th of Feb. 1822, died the 18th of Dec. 1905, and she is buried in the Abraham Sumners family Cemetery beside her second husband, John Brady. Morgan Williams and wife Lucinda McKinney were the parents of these known children, Mary Williams, born 1843, Anna Williams, born the 12th of July 1845, died the 2nd day of April 1924, and is buried in the Sumners family Cemetery...she was the 4th wife of Thomas P. Sumners, born in 1805 and he was forty years her senior, they were the parents of two or three daughters, only one of whom I have any knowledge.. She married first Robert (Bob) Davis and they had three sons, Tommy Davis, a fine clean cut young man that was killed in Flanders Field just seven short days before the Armistice in World War I, Kirk Davis is still living and in poor health (died Apr. 25, 1975), his wife is Vera Coble Davis and they have no children, Willard Davis was the youngest of the three Davis brothers, he married first Dillie Crane than they had four children, Everette Davis born c1918, died April 6th 1924, just four days after the death of his great grand mother, Mrs. Ann Sumners.... Willard and Dillie lived in the old Sumners home with his grandmother who had reared him from childhood......Earl Davis was the second child and Edith Davis was the third and Ladine was the youngest child of the mother, Dillie Davis who died a few years later. Willard married again and raised a large family near Lewisburg. Morgan Williams and wife Lucinda McKinney had another daughter, Sarah Eliza, born the 29th of Feb. 1848, died the 14th of Mar. 1923. She was the wife of Elijah Sumners, born the 14th of June 1852, died the 11th of Oct. 1938, they are buried in the Shiloh Church Cemetery in Lincoln County. They had several children that I did not know, one was named Morgan. I. W. Williams was listed in the 1850 census as nine year of age and a son of Morgan and Lucinda Williams. Morgan Williams died at an unknown date and his widow then married John Brady born in Virginia in 1790, he was many years older than his second wife, Lucinda. They were the parents of one daughter Joanna Brady, and another names unknown that lived in Alabama. Miss Joanna Brady did not marry until the later years of her life, she married Mr. Joe McKinney....She was the mother of a son James (Jim) Brady.........


1. Daniel Turner Williams b: 1803 in , ,Tennessee

2. Leroy Williams b: 1804 in ,,Tennessee

3. Sarah "Sally" Williams b: 29 Jun 1808 in ,Lincoln ,Tennessee

4. Wright Williams b: 23 Apr 1810 in ,,Tennessee

5. Morgan M. Williams b: 1814 in , ,Tennessee

6. Anna Williams b: 1812 in ,Lincoln ,Tennessee

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Morgan M. Williams b/1814/TN d/bet 1853-1862 probably TN married 15 Mar 1840 Marshall Co., TN to Lucinda McKinney, father of six known children---After his death Lucinda remarried to John Brady and had two more children--She died 18 Dec 1905 and is buried in the Abraham Summers Family Cemetery in Lincoln Co., TNMd Lucinda McKinney b: 25th of Feb. 1822 md 15 Mar 1840 in ,Marshall, Tennessee


1. I. W. Williams b: ABT 1842 in ,,Tennessee

2. Mary Williams b: ABT 1843 in ,,Tennessee

3. Anna Williams b: 12th of July 1845 in ,,Arkansas

4. Sarah Eliza Williams b: 29th of Feb. 1848 in ,,Tennessee

Wright Williams parents were Father: Daniel Williams b: Abt. 1730 in ,,Virginia d 1793 in ,Davidson, Tennessee and Mother: Ann Echols b: 1731 in ,,Virginia d before 1793 in , Laurens County, South Carolina

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Notes At this time I cannot find Daniel Williams parents.

It is said in Turner Williams, son Nimrod, Obit that Daniel has two more sons who died in Rev. War.

Land Patent Book 31

Daniel Williams 420 acs Luneburg Co. on the S side of the S Fork of Maherrin Riv., adj. Miller, 6 Aug 1753, p 349. 45 Shill.

Daniel Williams, 340 acs. Lunenburg Co. on both sides of the little Fork of blue Stone Cr.; adj. Lidderdale & Mauris & by Hogan's Road; 6 Aug 1753, p 350. 35 Shill.

Daniel Williams, 92a. Albemarle Co. on the N side of Stockton's thoroughfare, bounded by Henry Tryell's lines. 10 Mar 1756, p 681. 10 shill.

Halifax County, Virginia Pleas No. 1, May Term 1752-March Term 1755 p. 231

Thomas Finney, Williams Eckols & Daniel Williams undertake that Robert Sims shall pay fine imposed on him or they will pay it for him.

There is only one Daniel Williams in Hallifax in about 1755 give or take five years . He is mentioned with Vardry McBee and a William Echols a few times. They do road work around Polecat Creek? William Echols and his son William Echols Jr lived around Polecat Creek. Send both Williams Echols SR and JR were living in the same area, it is hard to tell which William Echols is which.

26 May 1769

Deed: Richard Long, eldest son of Robert Long, decd., to Daniel Williams of Halifax County, Virginia , for L60, 250 acres in Craven County, South Carolina, on a branch of Saluda River called Reedy river, originally granted to John Read on 5 Nov 1755, who conveyed to said Robert Long,decd.../s/ Richard Long. Wit: Jacob Bowman, George Wright, Jr., Hans Hendrick, Receipt for L60 signed by Jacob Bowman on 28 Jun 1770. Wit Nimrod Williams (Charleston County SC, Deeds K-4:11-12)

26 May 1769

Deed: Richard Long, eldest son and heir-at-law of Robert Long, decd., wife Sarah and Millicent Long, relict and executrix of the Last Will & Testament of said Robert Long, to Daniel Williams, of Halifax County, Virginia, for L60 South Carolina money, 250 acres [in Craven County, South Carolina] on the branch of Saluda River called Reedy River--granted to John Read on 5 Nov 1755 who conveyed to said Robert Lon,decd.../s/ Robert Long, Sarah" X" Long, Millicent "R" Long. Wit Jacob Bowman, Geo Wright Jr., Hence Hendrick. Proven in Craven County, by oath of Hance Hendrick on 12 Aug 1769. (Charleston County ,SC, Deeds N-4:356-360)

South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 1-20

Vol IX, Fall 1981, NO. 4, p.184

Deed Book 8,p. 314; 29 February 1772, Daniel Williams of Barkley County in the Province of South Carolina have nominated Moses Hendrick of Halifax County, my true and lawful attorney to sell all my possessions in of Virginia. Witt Nomrod Williams, John Anderson, John Chapman. Signed Daniel Williams.

Daniel moves to Laurens County, South Carolina by 1772 for Daniel Williams and son-in-law Richard Pinson are mentioned in land records below.



"Black's Law Dictionary" states that A MEMORIAL is "A document presented to a legislative body containing a petition or a representation of facts. In English law, that which contains the particulars of a deed, etc. and is the instrument registered as in the case of annuity, which must be registered. In practice, a short note, abstract, memorandum, or rough draft of the orders of the court from which the records thereof may at any time be fully made up."

In the fall of 1779 a party, was on the way to Kentucky by pack horse. There was the older John Buchanan, his wife and three sons, Samuel, John and Alexander. There were also John and James Mulherrin with their families, Stephen Williams, Daniel Williams and Thomas Thompson (one of the sons of Roger Thompson) going to Clark's Station a mile from Danville Tenn. to leave their wives and children in comparative safety, while they went on down to the Middle Cumberland to start a settlement with the Buchanans.

North Carolina Land Grants issued on Tennessee lands, 1784 Monday May 10,1784. The House.....Mr. Person from the Committee to which was referred the Petition of the Inhabitants of Davidson Co., Reported as follows: vizt: that the following person, vizt-- Capt. Daniel Williams, John Evans

1787 Tax list Davidson co TN

Williams, Dan and Daniel 2

Williams, Sampson 1

. The African-American Experience on the Cumberland Frontier: 1540-1800 Dan S

umner Allen The earliest permanent African-Americans came to the Cumberland Region of present-day central Tennessee and Kentucky with migrating Euro-Americans during the late eighteenth century

The small percentage of slaves accompanying James Robertson and John Donelson when they carried the first permanent settlers into the Cumberland Region during the winter of 1779 and the spring of 1780 included several individuals mentioned in the literature

Cumbo, owned by Daniel Williams

Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley, writing in "Early Adventures on the Western Waters, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800,"

On January 13, 1792 John Rains and his son, William Rains were named by the county court to assist in "laying off a road from Nashville to where Daniel Williams, Sr. now lives, thence to Mayfield's Station." "All inhabitants living east of Great South Road on the waters of Brown and Mill Creek and west of the Hurricane Trale leading from Nashville towards Mill Creek will assist." On April 12, 1792 John Rains received a deed from Bennett Searcy.

I am not sure if this was Daniel SR or JR

One of the most interesting incidents connected with the early history of Tennessee, is one in which a man named David Hood figured. He was coming up from Freeland's Station, the present place of residence of Dr. McGavock, below the Sulphur Spring adjoining Nashville, when several Indians gave chase to him, firing upon him as they ran.

He, thinking there was no other chance for his life, concluded to try "possuming it," and so fell flat on his face in the weeds. The Indians ran up and gathered around him, and one of them very deliberately twisted his fingers into his hair to scalp him. His knife being very dull, he let go, took a better hold and sawed away until he could pull it off; poor Hood bearing it meanwhile without a groan. After the deed was done, they stood around for a little while, reloaded their guns and started on toward town, one of them giving him a few stamps in the back.

After a while, Hood raised his head cautiously, peeped out under his arms, and at last finding the coast clear, got up and started toward town. Mounting the ridge above the spring what was his dismay to find himself once more right in the presence of the whole gang. Again he ran, but they again fired upon him as he ran, one of their bullets cutting him deeply across the breast, but finally after getting so close as to pull off one of the skirts of his coat, the Indians abandoned him. When quite spent, he dropped behind a log in the cornfield nearby, after facing around to get one fire at them, and was rescued by some whites who came out at the sound of the firing. He was placed in an out-house, no one thinking he would recover, but the next morning someone going in there, asked him, on finding him still alive, whether he 'wasn't dead?' 'No,' he said in a feeble voice, and he 'thought he could live if he could get half a chance!' They cook his case in hand, and he became a sound man and lived many years to glory in his successful instance of 'possuming.' I often saw Gen. Robertson make up rolls of lint for his wounds.

My father was one engaged in a fight at the Sulphur Spring, on the bank of the run, on the side toward Nashville. A party had been out scouting amongst the licks, when returning past the spring mentioned, they encountered the Indians. A battle ensued, my father having lagged behind to let his horse drink; hearing the guns, he rode up and found the whites in the act of fleeing. He rallied them, and the Indians fled in turn, thus causing Daniel Williams, one of the party to be saved, who was severely wounded in the thigh, and could neither mount his horse nor run. He often spoke to me of my father's having saved his life.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN - WILLS - Daniel Williams, Sr., 16 Apr 1793

Davidson County Tennessee Will Book 1 page 302

The will of Daniel Williams, Senr.

I Daniel Williams Snr of the County of Davidson and the Territory of the United States of America South of the River Ohio Calling to mind the mortality of the Body Knowing that it is appointed for all men Once to Die and afterwards to Judgement but being weak in body and Sound of Memory, I Recommend my Soul to God who gave it and my body to be decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executors and all the Worldy Goods, as I am possessed of I give and bequeath in the form and Manner following , declaring this my Last will and Testament and all former Wills to be void.

Item I give to my son Sampson Williams on Tract or parcel of land Containing on hundred an twenty eight acres of land being part of a Tract of Land Conveyed from Thomas Thompson me, and to Join a Tract of land of Jason Thompson on the South Cut off by a Parrallel Line through the Tract from East to West.

Item I give to my daughter Eunice Carmick Forty acres of Land to Adjoin the above Tract of Land on the South


the heirs of William Simpson on the West Cutt off from my said tract of land a Division from North to South,


the Remaining part of my said Tract of land I give and Bequeath to my son Wright Williams.

Item I give and bequeath Towards the maintainance of my son Amos Williams an Idiot who is incapable of Getting his Living, one Negro Woman named Cumbo, and One Feather Bed and furniture.

And all the rest of my Worldly Goods to be equally divided between my Sons, Oliver And Wright Williams.

Item I leave my son Nimrod Williams to Execute this my Last Will


Testament made and Executed this Sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord Seventeen Hundred and Ninety three. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and Date above written.

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas McCrory


Daniel Williams (L.S.)

Dann Hill

Which will as above recited was in court held for the County of Davidson on January Term 1794, proven to be the Act and Deed of Daniel Williams by Oath of Thomas McCrory one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and Also made oath that he saw Dan Hill subscribe his name thereto as a Witness

Andrew Ewing

Source: Photo copy of the Film record at Davidson Co. TN Archives, Nashville TN.

Daniel Sr came to TN as an old man. Several of Daniel SR's sons are mention Laurens Co. SC after Daniel Williams SR died after 1793. Daniel Sr will was filed in Davidson County, TN and some of Daniel sons returned or send word to Courthouse in SC that Daniel had died and file a claim on Daniel land in SC.



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