Paternal Ancestors - Williams

My Paternal Williams Ancestors

Most of the information presented here is found in published genealogical sources, magazines, books, the web, etc., and sources are identified. I must also thank the people who have generously shared information on family compositions. They are each identified, along with their email address, with the family group sheet for which they supplied information. My omments and speculations are identified in green and red should be explored further before being acknowledged as valid. "?" signifies that no official records have been found to verify name or data.

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3. William "Billy" Williams, b. 5 December 1880 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 11 July 1935 at Madison County Kentucky, buried at Sand Gap Cemetery Jackson County Kentucky, m/1 __________UNK

Billy Williams owned a dry goods store in Sand Gap, Kentucky. My Dad remembers Billy Williams taking wagons into Richmond and Lexington for supplies for the store. Billy Williams owned the old "Powell" Farm near Speedwell. My father, at one time, lived on his grandmother's farm where there were two houses, one a new structure and the other an old log cabin. He and his mother, Gertrude, lived in the old log cabin. This farm belonged to James Williams and Cynthia Todd Williams.

There were a number of farms my father would walk through on his way to school in Speedwell. The farmers had built ladders over their fences so the kids could cross over them. They also constructed a swinging bridge over Muddy Creek for the kids.

Spouse 2: 3.Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Smith, b. 24 September 1879 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 6 December 1962 at Clover Bottom Jackson County Kentucky, buried at Sand Gap Cemetery Jackson County Kentucky

My Dad always called her Mammie. As a small child I met my great grandmother. I remember chasing her chickens playing outside of her home. She was considered a kind, thoughtful and generous woman.
Married 21 January 1902 at Jackson County, Kentucky

Children:

  1. Myrtle Williams, b. 18 January 1906 at Madison County Kentucky, d. July 1994 at Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky
    Spouse: Walter Smith (f. Thomas Green Smith, m. Eliza Jane Williams)
    Marriage Date:
  2. 2. Gertrude Williams, b. 14 June 1906 at Red House, Madison County, Kentucky, d. 19 January 1948 at Clover Bottom, Jackson County, Kentucky
    | Gravestone at City of Richmond Cemetery |
    Spouse: Willie Campbell
    Marriage Date:
  3. James Williams, Jr., b. 19 April 1908 at Madison County Kentucky, d. 6 May 1997 at Richmond, Madison County Kentucky
    Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)
    May 7, 1997
    RICHMOND - James Williams, 89, West Blair Avenue, former truck driver, retired Eastern Kentucky University employee, husband of Dula Neeley Williams, died yesterday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Thursday.

    Spouse: Dula Neeley
    Marriage Date:
    1. James Dale Williams
      Issue:
      1. Melbie Williams
  4. Cynthia Ellen Williams, b. 4 July 1910 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 16 May 1998 at Vandalia, Montgomery County, Ohio age 87
    1. Helen Williams Spouse: Kelly Burton
      Marriage Date:
    2. Georgie Williams Spouse: Roy Ballew
      Marriage Date:
    3. Melva Williams Spouse: _______ Spivey
      Marriage Date:
  5. Jack Williams, b. 2 May 1912 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 18 March 1993 at Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
    Spouse: Hallie McQueen
    Marriage Date:
    1. Joan Williams
    2. Dickey Joe Williams
    3. Jackie Williams
  6. Lillian Williams, b. 5 October 1914 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 2003 at Richmond, KY.
    Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)
    August 22, 2003
    BEREA -- Lillian Dean, 89, 702 North Powell Avenue, who had been a homemaker, wife of the Rev. J. Ira Dean, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Lakes Funeral Home. Visitation 5 p.m. today.

    Spouse: Rev. Ira Dean
    Marriage Date:
  7. Anna L. Williams, b. 5 October 1917 at Madison County Kentucky, d. 21 April 1992 at Vandalia, Ohio, age 74, buried at Sand Gap Cemetery Jackson County Kentucky
    Spouse: June Seaborn, b. 1916 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 1967 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (f. Samuel Seaborn, m. Sallie____)
    Marriage Date:
    They used to live on Queen Street, off of Gettyburg, in Dayton, Ohio. My parents lived across the road from them for a while. Rev. Ara Dean, Anna's brother-in-law, officiated at her funeral.  She retired from Inland, GM after 27 years, was a member of the Northridge Freewill Baptist Church at Dayton, Ohio and member of the Victory Chapter #410, O.E.S.  June Seaborn talked my Dad into moving to Dayton, Ohio after World War II.  Both of them worked at Harris-Seybolds in Dayton.   June died in 1967 and is buried at Sand Gap Cemetery Jackson County Kentucky
    1. Terry G. Seaborn, m. Judy ________

Spouse 1: Nannie Hollinsworth

I do not know very much about this marriage. The marriage date does not make sense with the marriage date of Willie and Nannie Smith. My father said that Billy Williams was married twice and had Bertha Williams with his first wife. However, her birthdate would make her a daughter of Nancy Ellen Smith. If you know anything regarding this family please contact me.
Married 10 March 1898 at Jackson County, Kentucky

Children:

  1. Bertha Williams, b. 3 July 1905 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 5 June 1988
    Spouse: ___ Reece
    Marriage Date: I have not found a marriage record for Bertha Williams mother to Willie Williams, but according to my father Bertha was a half-sister to his mother Gertrude Williams.

Sources:

1920 Census for Jackson County Kentucky

Family tradtion and memories

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4. James W. Williams, b. 24 January 1860 at Jackson Co. Kentucky, d. 17 March 1932 at Jackson Co. Kentucky, buried at Williams Cemtery Sand Gap Jackson County, Kentucky
| Will |

James owned a number of farms in Jackson (Clover Bottom) and Madison (Blue Grass Depot) Counties, Kentucky.   The Jackson County farm is the original homestead of the Williams family.  In the early 1830's the land was purchased by William E. Williams. The Madison Co. farm may have been inherited from the Todd Family. At both farms there were two houses each and on both one was a log cabin. Sometime in the late twenties, James or William Williams purchased the "Powell" farm located in Madison County. The Madison County farm was taken by the U.S. Government for the Army's Blue Grass Depot and the family cemeteries were dug up and moved to the U.S. Cemetery across from the main gate.   This cemetery has fallen into disrepair (one neighbor has started planting a vegetable garden in the cemetery and has moved and broken a number of tombstones).


Spouse: Cynthia Ellen Todd, b. 8 January 1860 at Madison Co. Kentucky, d. 27 November 1952 at Speedwell, Madison County Kentucky, buried at Williams Cemetery Sand Gap, Jackson County, Kentucky.

She went by the name Ellen. A Nelly Harrison is listed as sister and Elizabeth (Dowden) Williams, age 82 is listed as grandmother in the 1900 Census for Jackson County.
Married 8 September 1880 at Madison County, Kentucky.

Children:

  1. Mallie C. Williams, b. 8 August 1879/19 March 1879/19 March 1897 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d.bef. 1930.
    Mallie died of polio in the early 1920s.
    Spouse: Merida Smith (Daughtery), b. 26 April 1895 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 18 September 1968 at Dublin, Indiana, m/2. Fannie Jones
    Lucinda Smith (f. Joseph Smith, m. Nellie Harrison) had Merida Smith out-of-wedlock with James Daughtery. See Smith Ancestors for complete family composition. Family composition supplied by Ralph Smith.
    Marriage Date:
    1. Leona Smith, d.ca. 1973
      Spouse: Virgil Davidson
      Marriage Date:
    2. Eva Smith
      Spouse: Owen Stewart, d.ca. 1970's at Cambridge City, Indiana
      Marriage Date:
  2. William "Billy" Williams, b. 5 December 1880 at Jackson Co. Kentucky, d. 11 July 1935 at Madison County Kentucky
    Spouse 1: Nannie Hollinsworth
    Marriage Date: 10 March 1898 at Jackson County, Kentucky
    Spouse 2: Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Smith
    Marriage Date:21 January 1902 at Jackson County, Kentucky
  3. Mary Ellen "Ell" Williams, b. 26 August 1885 at Jackson County Kentucky
    Spouse 1: John R. Kirby
    Marriage Date: 2 August 1900 at Jackson County, Kentucky
    Spouse 2: ___ Brockman
    Marriage Date:
  4. Valentine "Tine" Williams, b. December 1888 at Jackson County Kentucky
    Spouse 1: Martha F. Durham, b. 1890 (f. J.T. Durham, m. Mary)
    Marriage Date: 14 June 1906 at Jackson County, Kentucky
    Spouse 2: Minnie Hurst, b. 1890, (f. Henry Hurst, m. Sallie)
    Marriage Date: 3 March 1909 at Jackson County, Kentucky
    My father always told me that the Williams family was related to the Durham family through marriage.

Sources:

Vockery, Bill and Kathy. Madison County Marriage Records, Vol.4 1877-1899. Richmond; 1993

1900 and 1920 Jackson County Kentucky Census

Death Certificate of Willie Williams

Marriage certificates, Book 10 and 11, Jackson County, Kentucky

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5.James N. Williams, b. 23 April 1841 at Madison/Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 10 August 1859 at Jackson County Kentucky, buried at Williams Cemetery, Sand Gap, Jackson County, Kentucky

Spouse: 5. Cyrena Elizabeth Hudson, b. 1841, d. 13 May 1891
Spouse 2: Lafayette M. Harrison, b. 26 November 1838
Marriage Date: 1866

Both James and Cyrena were 16 years old at marriage. father of Cyrena was John Hudson. Death record says that James N. died from fever and was married at time of death. Cyrena is listed in the 1850 Madison County Census in the household of John Hudson. For issue of Cyrena's marriage to Lafayette M. Harrison see family group sheet for John Baker Harrison.

Married 12 December 1857 at Madison Coounty, Kentucky.

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen Williams, b. 23 October 1858 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 18 December 1898, buried at the City of Richmond Cemetery, Madison County, Kentucky
    Spouse: Henry Peter Barclay, b. 11 November 1853, d. 10 September 1928, buried at the City of Richmond Cemetery, Madison County, Kentucky
    In 1880, Peter Barcaly is living in E.D. 75, Madison County, Kentucky, census pg. 472A.

    Marriage Date: 20 February 1879 at Jackson County, Kentucky, minister was Levi P. Johnston and witnesses were James W. Williams and J.J. Barclay.
    In 1880 Henry "Peter" Barclay was living in E.D. 75, Madison County, Kentucky, census pg. 472A.
    1. John William Barclay, b. 19 November 1879 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 23 September 1967
    2. James Lyman Barclay, b. 11 September 1881, d. 1 July 1912
    3. Speed Woodson Barclay, b. 8 February 1884, d. 29 May 1972
    4. George Willard Barclay, b. 26 April 1886, d. 19 October 1932
    5. Luther Elmer Barclay, b. 21 May 1888, d. 17 September 1959
    6. Cora Louvenia Brookshire, b. 16 February 1890
    7. Levi Jennings Barclay, b. 12 August 1897
  1. James W. Williams, b. 24 January 1860 at Jackson Co. Kentucky, d. 17 March 1932 at Jackson County Kentucky, buried at Sand Gap Cemetery, Sand Gap, Jackson County Kentucky
    Spouse: Cynthia Ellen Todd
    Marriage Date: 8 September 1880 at Madison County, Kentucky

Sources:

Vockery, Bill and Kathy. Madison County Marriage Records, Vol. 4, 1877-1899. Richmond; 1993

Other Williams Family Researchers:

  • Terri: Nathan and Moses Williams Families (a large and unrelated family found in Madison/Jackson County Kentucky areas)
  • Verna L. Williams: Cyrena Elizabeth Hudson
  • Jean Whittamore: Mary Ellen Williams>Speed Woodson Barclay
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6. William E. Williams, b. 5/15 December 1813 at Virginia, d.bef. 1900, buried at Williams Cemetery Sand Gap Jackson County Kentucky
| Will | Land Grant 1845 | Land Grant 1847 | William and Abner Williams' Land Grant 1838 | William and Abner Williams' Land Grant 1838 | William and Abner Williams' 1844 Deeds |

William Williams recieved land grants with his brother Abner in the late 1830's on the south fork of Station Camp Creek and Big Clover Creek. In 1844 William and Abner made a division of their land grants dividing the properties between them. Up until the 1990's his original land grant on Big Clover Creek was still in the Williams family hands.  It is unknown whether this property is still owned by a decendent. My father lived on the farm when he was in his teens. One can assume that this log cabin might have been the origa eral home of William E. Williams.

Spouse: 6. Elizabeth Dowden, b. July 1817 at Madison County Kentucky, d. bef. 1910 at Jackson County Kentucky, buried at Williams Cemetery, Sand Gap, Jackson County, Kentucky

She is listed as Grandmher on the 1900 Censqs in the James Williams' household in Jackson County, Kentucky.

Married 21 September 1838 at Madison County, Kentucky.

Children:

  1. Susan Williams, d. 30 September 1839 at Madison/Jackson County, Kentucky, buried at the Williams Cemetery, Sand Gap, Jackson County, Kentucky
  2. James N. Williams, b. 23 April 1841 at Madison/Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 10 August 1859
    Spouse: Serena Elizabeth Hudson, b. 1841
    Marriage Date: 12 December 1857 at Madison County, Kentucky
    William Williams signed the marriage bond.

Sources:

Vockery, Bill and Kathy. Madison County Marriage Records, Vol. 2, 1823-1851. Richmond; 1993

Cemetery Records on some individual birth dates.

1850 Madison County Census

1860, 1870 and 1880 Jackson County Censuses

Other Williams Family Researchers:

  • Terri: Nathan and Moses Williams Families (unrelated family found in Madison/Jackson County Kentucky areas)

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7. Abraham Williams

Spouse: 7. Martha "Patsy" Stutz (Stultz)

Married UNK

Children:

  1. William E. Williams, b. 5/15 December 1813 at Virginia, d.bef. 1900, buried at Williams Cemetery Sand Gap Jackson County Kentucky
    Spouse: Elizabeth Dowden, b. July 1817 at Madison County Kentucky, d. bef. 1910 at Jackson County Kentucky, buried at Williams Cemetery, Sand Gap, Jackson County, Kentucky
    Marriage Date: 21 September 1838 at Madison County, Kentucky.
  2. Abner G. Williams, b. 1816 at Virginia, d.bef. 1880
    | Will | Land Grant 1 | Land Grant 2 | William and Abner Williams' Land Grant 1838 | William and Abner Williams' Land Grant 1838 | William and Abner Williams' 1844 Deeds |
    Spouse 1: Sarah "Sallie" Davis, b. 16 March 1816 at Madison County, Kentucky, d.bef. 1849
    Marriage Date: ca. 1836
    Abner G. Williams marriage to Sallie Davis is based on circumstantial evidence. The close relationship between the Dowdens, Davises, and Williams. Sallie Davis is the daughter of Isaac Davis and Margaret McSwain.
    1. Anna Williams, b. 1837
    2. Selena Margaret Williams, b. 16 January 1838/9, d. 11 November 1912, m/2. Jesse James Smith (f. Benjamin)
    3. Jane Williams, b.ca 1841 at Madison County, Kentucky
      Spouse: David Witt, b.ca. 1831
      Marriage Date:
      In 1880, David Witt is living in Horse Lick, Jackson County, Kentucky, census pg. 496C.
      1. May E. Witt, b.ca. 1863 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      2. Laura B. Witt, b.ca. 1867 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      3. Elisha Witt, b.ca. 1870 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      4. Sallie Witt, b.ca. 1877 at Jackson County, Kentucky
    4. Martha "Patsy" Williams, b. 1843 at Madison County, Kentucky
      Spouse: Henry Martin, b.ca. 1836 at Clay County, Kentucky
      Marriage Date: 22 February 1858 at Madison County, Kentucky, Abner G. Williams gave his consent.
      Patsy Williams was 15 years old at the time of her marriage to Henry Martin, age 22. In 1880, Henry Martin is living in Horse Lick, Jackson County, Kentucky, census pg. 493A.
      1. Little Berry Martin, b. 12 November 1859 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      2. Emily Jane Martin, b. January 1860/ 15 May 1861 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      3. William Curtis Martin, b. 30 June 1862 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      4. Brutus Clay Martin, b. 13 January 1864/65 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      5. Milton Martin, b. 6 May 1865 (died young)
      6. Laura Alice Martin, b. 6 September 1866 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      7. Sarah "Sally" Martin, b. 20 February 1867 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      8. Joseph William Martin, b. 13 August 1869 at Jackson County, Kentucky
        Spouse: Bendia Alcorn
      9. Minerva Martin, b. 13 July 1871 at Jackson County, Kentucky, d. 10 December 1958 at Illinois
        Spouse: William A. Lewis
      10. Enos Martin, b. February 1874, d. February 1874, buried at Three Links, Jackson County, Kentucky
      11. Esau Martin, b. February 1874, d. February 1874, buried at Three Links, Jackson County, Kentucky
      12. Jefferson Davis Martin, b. June 1875 at Jackson County, Kentucky
        Spouse: Cora McGuire
      13. Martha Martin, b. 28 June 1878 at Jackson County, Kentucky
        Spouse: Robert Sims Van Winkle
      14. Buel Martin, b. 24 November 1881
        Spouse 1: LaCrittie McGuire
        Spouse 2: Della Mosburger
      15. Emmer E. Martin, b. 30 April 1884
        Spouse: James Jones
      16. Azariah Martin, b. 10 January 1886, d.ca. 1972 at Illinois
        Spouse: Elizabeth Sarah Laughlin
    5. Susan Williams, b.ca. 1844 at Madison County, Kentucky
      Spouse: Elihu Jones, b.ca. 1843
      Marriage Date:
      In 1880, Elihu Jones was living in Coyle, Jackson County, Kentucky, census pg. 504D.
      1. Joseph F. Jones, b.ca. 1865 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      2. Lewis Jones, b.ca. 1867 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      3. Cynthia Ann Jones, b.ca. May 1870 at Jackson County, Kentucky
      4. Emily Jones, b.ca. 1872 at Coyle, Jackson County, Kentucky
    6. Rhoda Williams, b. 1847, m. ___ Witt
    7. Joseph Williams, b. 1849
    Spouse 2: Hannah Margaret Jackson
    Marriage Date: bnd 27 September 1849 at Madison County, Kentucky
    Bond signed by Calvin Little
    1. John Williams, b. February 1853
    2. Mary Williams, b. 1857
    3. Sarah "Sally" Williams, b.ca. 1863 at Jackson County Kentucky
    4. Silas Williams, b.ca. 1864 at Jackson County Kentucky
      In 1880, Silas Williams was living in the household of William E. Williams and is identified as "nephew" on the census.
    5. Samuel Williams, b.ca. 1867 at Jackson County Kentucky
    Spouse 3: Nancy V. ___, b. at Tennessee

  3. David Williams
  4. Joseph Williams
    Spouse: Patsy Kimbrell
    Marriage Date: 28 November 1840 at Madison County, Kentucky
    Father of the bride was Green Kimbrell. Joseph Kimbrell, uncle to Patsy, married Sallie Dowden.
  5. Silas Williams
    Spouse: Lucinda Todd, b. 12 April, 1834 at Madison County, Kentucky, d. 2 March 1885
    Marriage Date: 7 July 1853 at Madison County, Kentucky

William E. Williams and his brother Abner G. Williams together purchased about 300 A. around Big Clover Bottom Creek and Station Camp Creek in the 1830's.

In William E. Williams' will he mentions brothers and sisters. Who are they?

Sources:

Vockery, Bill and Kathy. Madison County Marriage Records, Vol. 2, 1823-1851. Richmond; 1993

Cemetery Records on some individual birth dates.

1850 and 1880 Madison County Census

1860, 1870 and 1880 Jackson County Censuses

Other Williams Family Researchers:

  • Terri: Nathan and Moses Williams Families (unrelated family found in Madison/Jackson County Kentucky areas)

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