Friday, January 23, 2009

William Thornton Williams Abt. 1864 - 1918

Coal Miner Statue

William Thornton Williams

Born: Abt. 1864 in Kentucky
Died: 3 June 1918 Birmingham, Alabama
Married: Dulcina Pearson on 9 Mar 1884 Jefferson Co., Alabama

William Wesley Williams
Born: 24 Feb 1890 Alabama
Died: 23 Mar 1965 Alabama

Born: Apr 1886 Alabama

Fred E.
Born: Jan 1894 Alabama

Lillian M.
Born: Dec 1896 Alabama

Wallace R.
Born: Apr. 1899 Alabama

Byron O. (Hob or OB)
Born: Abt. 1902 Alabama

Jake (T.J.)
Born: Abt. 1905 Alabama

2nd generation:
William Wesley Williams, Sr. (son of William Thornton)
Born: 24 Feb 1890 Alabama
Died: 23 Mar 1965 Alabama
Married: __________________

William Wesley Williams, Jr. (son of William Wesley, Sr.)
Born: 4 Jan 1922 Alabama
Died 17 Feb 1979 Louisiana
Information from the 1910 Blount County, Alabama Census states that both William Thornton Williams and his son, William Wesley Williams were coal miners. In a document from Monique Chamberlain, William Wesley Williams, Sr. filled out a form for the Social Security Administration in 1938. It stated that he had worked as a miner for the Lillybrook Coal Company in Lillybrook, West Virginia.
If anyone has further information on this Williams family, Monique would welcome it with great appreciatiation. Her email address is:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Stephen Williams l Abt. 1763 - 1843

Brunswick County,
North Carolina

Stephen Williams, I
Born: Abt 1763 Edgecombe County, N.C.
Died: 16 Sept 1843 Brunswick County, N.C.
Married: 1st wife ___; 2nd Mary "Polly" White on 30 Jun 1808

(probably from 1st wife)


Born: Abt. 1800 Brunswick County, N.C.
Died: Abt. 1868 Brunswick County, N.C.
John - Born: unknown

James - Born: unknown

Nancy - Born: unknown

Leavy - Born: unknown

. 2nd generation:
Zadock Williams (son of Stephen I)
Born: Abt. 1800 Brunswick County, N.C.
Died: 16 Sept. 1843 Brunswick County, N.C.
Married: Jane _________
Stephen II (son of Zadock)
Born Abt. 1826 Northwest Twp. Brunswick Co. NC
Died: Between 1867 - 1870 Place unknownMarried: Penelope Hilburn on 22 Nov 1849 Brunswick Co. NC
Penelope Hilburn born: 29 Oct 1829; died 30 Oct 1895
Buried in the Gurganus Cemetery, Brunswick Co., NC

Born: Abt. 1830 Brunswick County, N.C.

Born: Abt. 1833 Brunswick County, N.C.

Born: Abt. 1840 Brunswick County, N.C.
Stephen Williams I was in the Revolutionary War; he received a pension (file number 9897). He stated in his pension application that he enlisted in the Army in 1782 with Joseph T. Rhodes and served in the 10th Regiment of the North Carolina Line. At that time he was living in Duplin County, N. C. He also stated that he was born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, that he did not know exactly what year he had been born, but was certain he was upwards of 70 years old. His wife, Polly, applied for a pension after Stephen's death. At the date of her application, 3 Feb. 1860, she stated that she was aged 71.

David Williams, a direct descendant of Stephen Williams, is a member of Williams DNA Group 8. His email address is:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

James Williams 1800 - 1864

James Williams
Born: 1800 Virginia
Died: 1864 Georgia
Buried: Williams Family Cemetery, Newton Co, GA
Married: Mary Bostwick on 20 May 1821 Morgan Co, GA

Mary L.
Born: 12 Jan. 1826 Morgan Co, GA
Died: 21 Mar. 1907

Roderick L.
Born: Abt. 1829 Morgan Co, GA
Died: 17 July 1896 Walton Co, GA
Married: Talitha C. Sheffeald on 26 Feb. 1850 Newton Co, GA

Martha E. Williams
Born: Abt. 1831 Newton Co, GA
Died: Unknown
Married: Ezekiel Patrick on 3 Feb. 1853 Walton Co, GA

Azariah Bostwick
Born: 1 July 1833 Newton Co, GA
Died: 11 Jan. 1922 Spalding Co, GA
Buried: Social Circle City Cemetery, Walton Co, GA
Married: Josephine Byrd in Haralson Co, GA

John J.
Born: Abt. 1838 Newton Co, GA
Died: Unknown
Married: Caroline L. Mote on 3 Aug. 1873 Newton Co, GA

Albert Clarence
Born: 15 Jan. 1842 Newton Co, GA
Died: 20 July 1920 Newton Co, GA
Married: Elizabeth Chaffin on 4 April 1867 Newton Co, GA

Jennett R.
Born: 1852 Newton Co, GA
Died: 1924 GA
Buried: Social Circle City Cemetery, Walton Co, GA
Married: Joseph D. McDowell on 14 Dec. 1876
. 2nd generation:
Albert Clarence Williams (Son of James)
Born: 15 Jan. 1842 Newton Co, GA
Died: 20 July 1920 Newton Co, GA
Married: Elizabeth Chaffin on 4 April 1867 Newton Co, GA

Charles Henry
Born: 25 Dec. 1868 GA

Born: 6 Feb. 1870 Newton Co, GA

Born: 6 Feb. 1870 Newton Co, GA

Urbin C.
Born: 17 Mar. 1872 Newton Co, GA

John Leonard
Born: 18 Mar. 1873 Newton Co, GA

Mary Lucy
Born: 11 Apr. 1875 GA

James Samuel
Born: 5 Feb. 1877 GA
Albert Clarence Williams served in the Civil War, CSA Co. B Batl GA Cav. He was in Virginia, Kentucky, and Maryland. CSA service per GA Pension records, filed in Newton County. Wife, Lizzie, filed for a widow's pension also in Newton County. He enlisted in May 1862 at Covington, GA with Co. B, 16th GA Battalion, Cavalry. His unit surrendered in Christianburg, VA on 9 Apr. 1865 and he was present at the surrender. He was never captured during the war. His length of service was from April 1862 until 9 April 1865. The 16th was merged into the 13 Batl. Cav. in 1865.
Researched by DNA Group 8 member Ronald Williams --

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

James Williams 1756 / Luke Williams 1776 - 1824

.1st generation:
James Williams
Born: Abt. 1756 - Possibly Henry County, VA
Married: Martha Murrell - born abt. 1755 - Possibly Northampton Co. NC
Martha died when son Luke was young
James moved later to Lexington, KY

Luke Williams
Born: 5 August 1776 Virginia or NC
Died: 5 Sept. 1824 Cooper County, MO

. 2nd generation:
Luke Williams (son of James)
Born: 5 Aug. 1776 Virginia
Died: 5 Sept. 1824 Cooper County, MO
Married: Mary "Polly" Shropshire on 9 July 1799 Hawkins Co., TN

Born: Abt. 1802

Born: Abt. 1804

Born: 9 Dec. 1803 Tennessee
Died: 23 Jan. 1880 Linn County, Oregon

Mary Ann
Born: 1806 Harlan County, KY

Luke D.
Born: Abt. 1810 KY.

Born: Abt. 1810 Cooper County, MO
Married: Joseph Baze

Born: Abt. 1814 Cooper County, MO

Born: 1816 in ILL

Susannah Savage
Born: 1820 Cooper County, MO

William Savage Williams
Born: 21 Jan. 1821 Missouri
Died: 7 Oct. 1890 Corning, KS.

.3rd generation:
William Savage (son of Luke)
Born: 21 Jan. 1821 Missouri
Died: 7 Oct. 1890 Corning, KS
Married: Julia Franklin Newsom
Born: 21 July 1817 Greenbriar, WVA
Died: 1 Feb. 1891 Powhatten, KS

James Luke Williams
Born: 19 Jan. 1863 Caldwell County, MO
Died: 16 May 1929 Alma, KS
Married: Adaline Esther Allen
Born: 14 April 1865 Newark, New Jersey
Died: 10 July 1918 Alma, KS

Luke Williams, "VA Settlers In Missouri" - Concord Church, organized 16 May 1817, Concord Cemetery, 6 miles south of Boonville, in Cooper County, MO. Luke Williams b. Aug. 1776 in Colony of Virginia, settled in Cooper County, Mo in 1816, was the first minister to preach at this Concord Baptist Church (Cooper County Atlas, 1877, p. 17, "History of Cooper County" by Levens & Drake, 1876, pp58, 61, 112).

Researched by DNA Group 8 members Trent Williams -
and Leann -