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Williams Family

Posted: 973857600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1112758223000
Surnames: Williams, Hammett, Roberts, Cook, Scruggs, Harvey, Smith, Reynolds
My ancestor Edward Williams owned land adjoining Cowpens National Battlefield. His wife was Lydia and he had two sons who had descendants that remained in Spartanburg now Cherokee County, South Carolina. I am compiling a book concerning the family and will appreciate any help or sujestions you may offer.

I am looking for all the descendants of Isaac & Susan A. (Scruggs) Williams and Wilson B. & Nancy Dill Williams son of Oliver Perry & Sarah Adaline (Hammett)Williams who still have descendants in Cherokee & Spartanburg County.

Isaac had the following 7 children born in Spartanburg Co.SC:
1. Drury Williams born 6 Jan 1806 married Jane Potter
2. Temperance b. 1813 md Levi Smith
3. Matilda Cynthia b. 1812 md 23 Apr 1830 Peley Reynolds
4. William b.1818 md Nancy Martin
5. Noah b. 1822 md Harriet M. Phelps
6. Mission Annie b. 1 Sep 1827 md Drury Scruggs
7. Thomas Anderson b. 1830 md Martha Jane Johnson

Wilson Berry & Nancy Dill Williams 6 children:
1. Nancy C. born 1852 Spartanburg Co.,SC
2. Edward Columbus b. 3 Dec 1853 md Lenora Edwards
3. Jane b. 1858
4. Mary E. b. 1859 md John Harvey
5. Caroline b. 1859
6. Wilson Berry Jr. b. May 1862 md Virginia Carolins Scruggs


Pat Robinette (View posts)
Posted: 985953600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hammett
Hello Johnny - would you happen to have any information on the Hammett's? My relatives are Hammett's from Spartanburg SC. Any information greatly appreciated. Pat

Hammett Family

Posted: 986040000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1112758223000
Hi Pat,
My Family comes though Jesse Hammett & Anna Cook of Spartanburg Couny, S.C. (Which is now part of Cherokee County, S.C.)
Thier daughter Sarah Adaline Hammett, who is my 2nd great grandmother, married Oliver Perry Williams about 1845.
I have a picture of her. Her mother is said to be part Indian.
There is a good book on the Hammetts which traces them back several generations to Virginia.
Jesse is said to be the son of Charles & Nancy Hammett and have the following brothers; John, Daniel, Ben & Charles.
I know the location of Jesse's Land & Grist Mill which was located on Island Creek. The land later was purchased by Oliver Perry Williams's first cousin Drury Williams (his wife Jane Potter being a granddaughter of Jesse Hammett).
She later devided the land into seven parts for her children.
I would be happy to help you on your family, but would need to know more concerning your ancestor.


Williams Information

Posted: 986040000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1036840611000
Surnames: Noah Willims, Bigie Phelps, Susan Hester Williams
Searching for information of GGrandparents, Noah Williams and Susan Scruggs. They were the parents of Susan Hester Williams who married Robert E. Lee Evans.

Noah Williams

Posted: 986040000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1033789948000
Surnames: Williams, Scruggs, Evans, Henderson
My great great grandfather was Noah Willams. I would be glad to share any information. Noah and Harriet Phelps daughter Susan married Robert E. Lee Evans. They lived around the Battleground in Cherokee County.

Noah Williams

Posted: 986126400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1112758223000
Hi Mona,

I am in the prosess of compiling a book for all the descendants of Edward Williams Sr. of Spartanburg Co.,SC and his wife Lydia __. They were the grandparents of Noah Williams who married Harriet Phelps about 1848 in Spantanburg County, S.C.. I have included some census records concerning Noah's family in my previous post.
Noah's parents were Isaac & Susan A. (Scruggs) Williams.
Susan was probably the daughter of Drury Scruggs who's land bordered the Williams on the north. I have copies of most of the land grants showing the dicription of their lands all of which bordered on or near the Cow Pens Battle Ground in Cherokee County,S.C.and will be happy to share them with you.
I also would like to include information for you and your family in the book I am compiling.
I also intend to include in the book as much information as possible on all the descendants of Robert E. Lee Evans son of Thomas Evans of Wales and his wife Eunice.
I've been able to identified most of the census records concerning the Williams and Evans family and have copies of a few obituaries. Also have listings for many other obituaries from the online index for the Spartanburg Herald & Gaffney Ledger which I hope to look them up as soon as I have an oppertunity to do more reserch in South Carolina.
Please stay in touch and let me know if I can help with any additional information.

Johnny Williams
3187 Wesson Gap Road
Attalla, Alabama 35954

Noah Williams

Posted: 986126400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1112758223000
Hi Judy,

Glad to recieve your message bout Noah & Harriet M. (Phelps)Williams. The following are some of the census records for Noah's family:

1850 Census Sartanburg Co.,SC Page 149
Williams, Noah 28 SC

" Harriet 20 "
" William E. 1mo. "

1860 Census Sartanburg Co.,SC Page 293
Williams, Noah 35 SC

" Harriett 29 "

" Isaac 10 "

" Sarah A. 8 "

" Susan 2 "

1870 Census Sartanburg Co.,SC Page 481-Limestone Springs PO
Williams, Noah 54 SC

" Harriett 40 "

" Isaac 16 "

" Sarah 14 "

" Susan 12 "

" Jane 8 "

" Eliza 10 Mo. SC

" Tinnisee ? 4 " (f)

1880 Census Spartanburg Co.,SC Page 252-Limestone Springs PO
Williams, Noah 55 SC

" Harriet M. 48 "

" Jane Ane 16 "

" Eliza 11 "

" Isaac 31 "

1900 Census Cherokee Co., SC Page 182 Morgan Township
Williams, Harriet Mar 1833 SC NY SC Widow- Married 52 yrs- 12 children, 5 living

Louisa Apr 1868 " SC " (dau)

I haven't tried to find Harriet's Parents but according to the 1900 census her father was born in New York and her mother in South Carolina. I'll look the next time I'm at the library to see if I can determine who they were.
I have more on the Williams family which I'll e-mail to you.

Johnny Williams
3187 Wesson Gap Road
Attalla,Alabama 35954


Pat Robinette (View posts)
Posted: 986212800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hammett
Thank you Johnny for that information. I am back to William W. Hammett (b. 1799) who married Martha "Patsy" Lnu. Not sure if they were born in VA or Spartanburg (Cherokee Co.).
They raised their children in Spartanburg. Children were:
Thomas (b. 1799) who married Lucy (Richardson), John (b. 1810) who married Sarah Brannon, Wiley, Pinkney, Frances (male), James,& Cynthia who married a Bullington. I have found nothing to tie this family into the Underwood Hammett tree.
Also connected to this branch (at least thru marriage) is Daniel Hammett (b. @1777) who married Mary (Polly) Vandiver b. 1779. Children were: Moses, Harrington, John, James, Coleman & Elizah. I would be very interested (and grateful) for anything you can share with me. I have started researching other Hammett's that came from SC in the hopes of learing more.

My tree desends thru Thomas, to Barham Ellis (old "Barr") who lived on Lookout Mountain, AL at one time, then to Warren Hammett. Some of family stayed in SC, some moved on to GA, TX, AL & OK. I was born in OK, my grandparents in GA.

Two other males in our tree I'm searching for are:
William A. (Asbury) & brother James W (born 1820 & 1828). They spelled their last name Hammitt. Their decendants also lived on Lookout Mt. are connected somehow. Any info you could share would be most appreciated. I would be happy to send you a more detailed tree. Thank you Pat
My address is: Pat Robinette

7890 Spring St., #18B

Long Beach, CA 90815

Abijah Phelps

Posted: 986212800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1112758223000
Surnames: Phelps, Williams
I went to the Library today to try and find some information on Harriet Phelps parents.

The only possible conection was Abijah Phelps in the 1840 census of Spartanburg Co.,SC Page 166 (living very close to Levi Smith who married Temperance Williams the sister of Noah Williams who married Harriet Phelps). Abijah was listed as 40-50 years old, his wife was 30-40. They had 1 son under 5 and 1 dau. 5-10, 2 daughters 10-15 and 1 dau. 15-20. (Harriet would have been about 10 years old)

I could not find Abijah Phelps in the 1850 Census, but according to the mortalaty census for St. Clair Co.,Alabama Abijah Phelps age 62 of Conn. died in April 1860 of Pneumonia.

I checked the 1860 census for St. Clair Co.,AL and found only one Phelps family listed on page 179 & 180 as follows:

#Phelps, Ann 49 SC Farmer-Value of Real Estate $500, Personal $278

" Jane 32 SC

" William 19 SC

" Abija 8 AL (male)

" Rosebun 5 AL (male)

This should be the same Abijah listed in the 1840 census of Spartanburg Co.,SC

I also checked New York since in the 1900 census of Cherokee Co.,SC Harriet listed her father as being born in New York and found a Abijah Phelps in the 1850 Census for Genessee Co.,NY Page 327. There was also another listing for a Abijah Phelps in the 1790 Montgomery Co.,NY Census Page 112. He had 1 male under 16, 1 male over 16 and 2 females.

There were several Abijah Phelps listed on the Ancestral File in Conn. & Mass. in the 1600 & 1700's.

The IGI listed a Abijah Phelps who married Susannah Miller on May 19 1819 in Hartland, Hartford, Conn.

I hope this helps.

Johnny Williams

Posted: 986212800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1033789948000
Surnames: Evans, Williams, Scruggs, Henderson, McKinney, Cobbs, Jolley, Young, Bridges
Please Put me down for a copy of the book. I am the granddaughter of Wessie Evans Henderson, who was the daughter of Robert Evans and Susan Williams, Susan was the daugher of NoaH Williams. We have been researching the Robert Evans family for some time. Would be glad to share any of the information that we have. We have marriage license, wills, deeds, and obit. How close to completion is your book? How much information are you putting into it?
Robert Evans had a very large family. Can't wait to talk to you. Thank you

Judy Carver
180 Holly Drive
Chesnee, S. C. 29323
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