Williams, John?

Birth Name Williams, John?
Gender male


Name unknown - possilby John or William.

A descendant of William Williams of Grainger Co, TN claims he came from Eglwysbach, Dengbighshire, Wales about 1761 to Chester, PA then to Wythe, Grayson Co, Virginia then to Claiborne Co, TN ( now Union Co, TN). They were Quakers before merging with the Primitive Baptists.

Possibly him in Green County died in 1815:
No. 6315 Page 316
State of Tennessee - to heirs of John Williams 50 acres on north side of
Nolichuckey River - Entry No. 3103, 14 December 1815 - founded on warrant
No. 1075 - issued by John Carter to Samuel Bowman for 200 acres, 2
February 1784 - 50 acres of which are assigned to John Williams, decd.,
adjoining his own land. Granted 25 October 1819.

Might be the father here -
"Survey #4410 State of Tennessee Second district by virtue of Entry No. 5966 dated the 24th day of January 1814 founded on a Military Warrant No. 664 for 232 1/2 acres issued to Peter Hudson by the Secretary of North Carolina the 13th day of June 1813 -- I have Surveyed for William Williams assignee of Said Hudson Twenty two acres of land in Lincoln County on the head waters of the East fork of Mulberry Creek, Beginning at a Beech Lettered W W Standing on the East boundary line of a 3000 acre tract in the name of Hall thence East Seventy four & 9/10 poles to a red oak ash and sugar tree thence North forty seven poles to a Beech Elm & Sugar tree thence West 74 9/10 poles to an Ash Sugar tree & Elm thence South 47 poles to the Beginning Surveyed the 12th day of July 1814". The chain carriers for the survey were “Tho’s Williams” and “Cha’s Williams”.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth   North Carolina, USA    


Family of Williams, John? and (Williams), Margaret?

Married Wife (Williams), Margaret? ( * between 1760 and 1770 + before 1840 )

Hypothetical tree! Mary and Sarah are believed to be sisters:
1) moved to Jackson Co, AL at about the same time and lived very close by.
2) both married Hall's
3) both named a daughter Cynthia.

Possible sons living in same district of Jackson Co, AL in 1850 - Jesse b.1779 & Samuel b.1788. Both born in TN and parents from NC (Samuel Williams b.1733). See trees on ancestry.com. These Williams, Jesse and Samuel both sons of Capt Sam Williams by different wives. Samuel the Elder died in 1788 and his 2nd wife, Hannah Isbell, married a James Taylor, 4 Feb 1791 Greene, TN (David Taylor bondsman) and moved to Jackson Co, AL!

Mike Landwehr research: John Williams 1791-1848 was a minister of the Primitive Baptist church in Jackson Co, AL that Sarah and Mary attended. Possible brother to Mary and/or Sarah.
SOURCE: HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA, by John Robert Kennamer, Sr. ISBN-0-9638815-0-7 copyright 1993 by The Jackson County Historical Association, POB 1494, Scottsboro, Alabama 35768, page 72
“The original minute book now in the hands of James Wilhelms, Clerk, Langston, Alabama shows that the Mud Creek Association was organized on the third Saturday in November, 1821.................The delegates from the following churches to-wit: (8)-Paint Rock – John Williams and John Reed.”
Here is his family - http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=eepperson&id=I47515
Adding John and Jeremiah to the family based on association and numerous matching atDNA tests...

Curious naming of Mary Ann Williams Hall's son - Elisha Prescott Hall. There is only a single Elisha Prescott in the country before then, a veteran of Revolutonary War from NH who moved to Maine. Perhaps Mary's father met him during the war - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnlincol/geneal/yeager.txt
"John Williams, the maternal great-grandfather of Hugh B. Yeager and the father of Lucy Yeager, was an Englishman who came to America and settled in Virginia before the Revolutionary War. He was in that war for eight years and also was at the surrender of Cornwallis." [kdd - this is John Williams of SC. Public member tree here - http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/13987841/person/36204249. He had daughters Sarah and Mary, but mother's name differs ]

Another Williams born in Chester Co, PA died in Jackson Co, AL - Thomas Williams:

Numerous DNA matches between descendants of these Williams and descendants of Jeremiah Williams and Mary Elizabeth Fowler who were married in Madison Co, Al. on Dec 4 1819 and moved to Hot Spring, AR. He joined several other Williams familes there whose descendants all match each other, including Jesse Williams b.1790 and Elizabeth Williams who married Jehu Beason. An older Charles Williams and his daughter Elizabeth Burnett in Hot Spring, AR was in the same family group (see "Petitions of destitute citizens for rations, Feb.-Aug. 1866” on familysearch.org) .
Other families:
William Williams b.1762 of Grainger Co, TN who married Mary Pennybacker
David Williams b.1780 of Hawkins Co, TN and Greene Co, MO married Ruth Jones and Rebecca King
William Streeter Maxfield (from Franklin Co, TN)

James Hall and William Cowen were chain carriers in the land grant to Jeremiah Williams in Lincoln Co, TN 1824. William Cowen and our James Hall ( recognizable family) are neighbors in the 1820 Census of Lincoln Co, TN

James Hall sold land along Coldwater Creek fork of Elk River in Lincoln Co, TN 1809 - same area as John Williams.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Williams, Elizabethabout 17801840
Williams, Charlesabout 1786after 1866
Williams, Johnabout 17901848
Williams, Sarah Millyabout 17901883
Williams, Mary Annabout 1791about 1845
Williams, Jeremiah1802after 1870