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Henderson-Williams (VA, NC, & Beyond)

Henderson-Williams (VA, NC, & Beyond)

Posted: 1109492685000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1128570959000
I am looking for members of my Williams-Henderson family to share information with & fill-in the blaniks (seems so few are working on this particular family, lets change this : ) ).

Williams Family Tree

GENERATION I John Williams-Born January 26, 1679 in Shanglow, Wales. Emigrated to Jamestown, Virginia from Carnavon, Wales in 1700. He married Mary Keeling. They settled in Hanover County, Virginia where their children were born.
John Williams II-Born July 26, 1704 Died? Married Frances Bustin (Their Children: Mary Anne, Elizabeth; Elizabeth married Shadrack Flewellen; Their Children: Sallie, twins Lucy, Rebecca, & others). **May be correct children, but wrong wife; according to information sent to me for my Williams-Drewry line, the John Williams who married Frances Bustin was the son of a Nicholas Williams**

Mary Williams-Born September 1, 1706 Died after 1770 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, married Henry White GRAVES

Anne Williams-Born September 21, 1708 Died?

Daniel Williams-Born September 28, 1710 Died 1759 in Granville County, NC (?)

Nathaniel Williams-Born December 2, 1712 Died? **According to some on Ancestry he married Elizabeth Washington, looking her up through US GEN WEB she married a Thomas Lanier & does not appear to HAVE BEEN MARRIED to my uncle Nathaniel**

Generation II: Elizabeth Williams- Born September 4, 1714 Died? Married Samuel Henderson, son of Richard & Polly Washer Henderson, in 1732 in Hanover County, Virginia & moved to Granville County, North Carolina in 1740 settling on Nutt Bush Creek.

Sarah Williams-Born February 15, 1716 Died?

Joseph Williams-January 1, 1717

GENERATION II Elizabeth WILLIAMS Henderson & Samuel Henderson (Born 1700 Died 1783) reared a large family of children.
Their Children:
Mary Henderson-Born January 10,1734 Married- Jacob MITCHELL Removed from Granville County, NC to frontier settlements in SC on Pacolet River, in 1775/76 moved to Watauga River in Tennessee.

Judge Richard Henderson-Born April 20,1735 Died 1785 Married Elizabeth KEELING who was the step-daughter of Judge Williams. Had six children.

Nathaniel Henderson-Born December 1,1736 Died 1789 Married ‘The Widows’ Sarah JONES 31 October 1763 & --?-- MORGAN. Sarah was of Bute County, North Carolina. “Draper Manuscripts” lists Widow Norinan (?) as second wife.

Elizabeth Henderson-Born February 19,1738 Died17 August 1831 at 93 ½ years of age Married John BECKHAM, moved to Powlett, South Carolina.

Generation III Anne Henderson Born 13 March1739 Died 1831 Married her first cousin Captain Daniel WILLIAMS 30 July 1755 (Some have her as being married to an Adam Potter before Grandfather Daniel, but their marriage bond lists the aforementioned date). Soon after the War moved the neighborhood of “Ninety Six” in South Carolina.

Susan Henderson-Born April 23,1743 Died? Married Reuben LEARCY/SEARCY and lived in Granville County, North Carolina.

John Henderson-Born October 24,1744 Died September 1828 Married Sarah ALSTON Widow of Solomon Alston 4 June 1772

Samuel Henderson-Born February 6,1746 Died? Married Elizabeth CALLOWAY married in Kentucky & lived there until the fall of 1777 when they moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina.

William Henderson-Born March 5,1748 Died 1781 Married Widow NIELSON of Nielson’s Ferry on the Santee River. Moved to Pacolet, SC.

Pleasant Henderson-Born June 9,1750 Died? Married Sarah MARTIN who was born 9 January 1756, was the daughter of Col. James Martin of Stokes County. She was born in New Jersey & died at Mt. Pleasant, Carrol Co., Tennessee November 1840.

Thomas Henderson-Born March 19,1752 Died 10 December 1842 Married Jane MARTIN who was the sister of Governor Alexander Martin of North Carolina.

GENERATION III: Anne Henderson & Captain Daniel Williams (first cousin) Married in 1757 in Granville County, North Carolina & later moving to Edgefield District, South Carolina. Captain Daniel Williams was the son of Daniel & Ursula Williams.
Samuel Williams
Daniel Williams
Joseph Williams
Richard Williams
William Williams
GENERATION IV Davis Williams Born1764? Died January 27,1829
Frances Elizabeth (Betsy)-Born 1773 Died 1821 Married David Richardson
Nancy Williams-Nancy apparently had a son named John “Jackey” WILLIAMS (who was the father, was she EVER married)?
Nuttie Williams-Nuttie was named for the area of North Carolina from which they moved.
Polly Washer Williams

GENERATION IV Davis Williams born 1764(?) Died 27 January 1829 Married Abygail/Abigail Nicholson-Born 1766/67? Died October 9,1843 in Whiteville, Harris County, Georgia Father: David Nicholson b. 1738 Mother: Rhoda WHITEHEAD born 1740 both born in North Carolina (Edgecombe for David, Rhoda in Raleigh)
**There is a Davis Williams buried in Hurricane Cemetery somewhere in SC, the Davis buried in this cemetery IS NOT MY G4Grandfather mentioned here**
Martha (Mattie) Williams-Born 1791 Died? Married Jonathan STRINGER (Children: Anderson, Williamson, Jonathan, Jefferson, Gideon, Davis, Goode, Anne, Charlotte. Davis Stringer was a Baptist Minister).

Mary (Polly) Williams-Born1799 Died? Married Himontal THORTON (Children: Newton, Martha)

Rhoda Williams-Born 1795 Died? Married ? GWINN (Child: Lewis)

Frances Williams-Born February 1797 Died 1875 Married Jack DORN (Children: Bettie, John, Davis, & Elijah)

Anne Williams-February 1797 Died January 1885 Married First Thorton HAGOOD
Second Marhsall Bea **Frances & Anne were twins**

David Williams-Born 1799 Died? Married Ellafair (Children: Abygail, Mary, Hasseltine) David Rhodes has David’s b-day as 8 April 1793 in SC, married Elizabeth --?--, their children as:William J.; Elafin; Abygail; Mary Ann Elizabeth; & Martha Hasseltine.

Abygail Williams-Born 1801 Died? Never Married

Jonathan Dawson Williams-Born 1803 Died 1837 Married Harriet Anne --?-- (Children: Frances Ann Smith, & Martha Love)

Thomas Jefferson Williams-Born 1805 Died 1876 Married Matilda SALES (Children: Elizabeth, Susan, Anne, Sallie, Matilda, Thomas Leonard, & James Levingston; Sallie married G. W. Houston).

**Davis & Abygail Nicholson Williams were born in Granville County, North Carolina but reared their family in Edgefield District, South Carolina where Davis died. Abygail moved with her family to Whiteville (Harris County), Georgia where she died on
October 9,1843 & is buried. Children of this couple lived principally in Georgia, Alabama, and Texas.
There is an old grandfather clock in possession of a descendant (when this was originally typed in the 1970’s it was H. M. Williams of Winnsboro, Texas), which has been handed down in Williams family for generations bearing the inscription “Bought by H. D. Williams on May 17,1757,” & as it is passes from one to another the name and date is added. Purchaser was Capt. Daniel Williams who married Anne Henderson in 1757.

GENERATION V William Butler Williams-Born February 28,1807 Died April 7,1873 Married three times.

Dr. James Levingston Williams-Born June 27,1809 Died April 7,1850 Married Mary DAWSON(Children: James Levingston, Mary, Anne Elizabeth, Lemmie - married her first cousin Richard L. Williams)

Phillip Williams-Born March 6,1811 Died March 1883 Married Mrs. Malvina Hood Benton (Children: Lillian Frances, John White, Erastu Hiriam Davis, Jonnie, Malvina, Elmer, Leola; Lillian Frances married Pickens Bean).

Elizabeth Williams-Born 1813 Died? Never married.

Hiriam Daniel Williams-Born December 22,1815 Died November 24,1870 Married Parthinia SINQUOFIE, could be Sinquefie-the ink is hard to make-out on this last name (Children: Frances, Frank, Phillip Dawson, Pierce) After Pierce it mentions Butler, Florida*

GENERATION V William Butler Williams Married first Edna FORD Second **Mrs. Caroline HOWZE Christian on 2 December 1841 (this marriage in Chambers County, Alabama), Third Nancy WALKER (in Butler County, Alabama).

Children from First Marriage:
Ephriam A. Williams-Born 1835 Died in Civil War at Ringold, Georgia Married? (Children: George Levingston-Married Evie PINKSTON, two sons Stanley & ?)

Sarah Williams-Born 1837 Died? Married William CARLSILE (Children: John & Butler. Family moved to Cameron, Texas)

Children from Second Marriage:
Augustus Theodore Williams-Born November 13,1844 Died May 12,1888 Married First Julia LEE.

George Davis Williams-Born July 15,1848 Died November 13,1856 from burns.

Generation VI Richard Lewis Williams-Born April 18,1851 Died August 19, 1903 in an accident.

GENERATION VI Richard Lewis Williams married first on November 11,1873 to Willie Lucy MARTIN Born May 19,1853 Died September 8,1893; Second marriage was to his first cousin Lemmie WILLIAMS in 1894.

Children from First Marriage (None by Second):
GENERATION VII Theodore Ernest Williams-Born November 6, 1874 Died February 12,1929 (Bullock & Escambia Counties, Alabama).

Anna Pearl Williams-Born July 16,1877 Died March ?,1942 (Bullock & Esambia Counties, Alabama)

**GENERATION VII Ina Esten Williams-Born January 6,1881 Died November, 1960 Married Joseph Edward Shreve b. 1 July 1874 Oakey Streak, Butler County, Alabama d. 15 December 1947 (he is/was the son of William Clement & Nancy Elizabeth STALLINGS Shreve) & moved to San Diego, California.

William Martin Williams-Born June 19,1882 Died? San Diego, California

Reginald Lewis Williams-Born March 25,1885 Died October 26,1918 Married Annie F. SHAW.

Mose Augustus Williams-Born July 1,1892 Died? Married Hazel HARPER.

Generation VII Theodore Ernest Williams married on March 22,1895 in Brewton, Alabama to Elizabeth Louise BELL Born December 4,1872 Died May 4,1946. Born in Georgianna, Alabama and died in Selma, Alabama.

GENERATION VIII Willie Bell Williams-Born August 18,1896 Died August 22,1971 Married William Frank AYCOCK. No Children (though William did have children from a previous marriage).

John Martin Williams-Born June 26,1898 Died August 12,1900 (Does not say why he died at the age of two years old).

Theodore Ernest Williams-Born July 25,1900 Died January 25,1975 Married Agnes Lucille SCHENCK.

Joseph Bennett Williams-Born October 28,1902 Died? Married Agnes WOOD.

Dr. Johnathan Richard Williams-Born December 6,1904 Died May 16,1966 Married Twice. First Marriage was to Fredrica HEINZON; Second was to Annie Laurie BECK.

Nancy Elizabeth Williams-Born November 17,1906 Died? Married Alton Pate ARRINGTON

William Martin Williams-Born November 13, 1908 Died? Married Caroline THOMPSON

**GENERATION VII:Ina Esten Williams Born January 6,1881 Died November 1960 Married Joseph Edward SHREVE Sr. Born July 1,8174 Died December 15,1847; both died in San Diego, California for this is the state to which many Shreve’s of the William Clement & Nancy Elizabeth STALLINGS Shreve family migrated to. Originally lived in Andalusia, Alabama; Historic Oakey Streak section.

Mary Shreve Married Don Haas

Joseph Edward Shreve II Married

GENERATION VIII William Clement Shreve Born October 25,1919 Died November 5,1994 Married Helen McCrary Randall Born January 17,1921 Died September 20,1994

Ina Esten Shreve Married John Clague

GENERATION VIII: William Clement Shreve Born October 25,1919 Died November 5,1994 Married Helen McCrary Randall Born January 17,1921 to Luther Hill Randall, Sr. (his father, Harvey Gatewood Randall, was the founder of Atlanta’s Randall Brother’s in 1885 and is in its third generation of family ownership) & Helen McCrary Randall, Sr. William Clement Shreve & Helen McCrary Randall, Jr. met in 1940 on a blind date while he was attending the U.S. Naval Academy & she was attending Mt. Vernon Seminary in D.C. They married in 1945 when he came back from serving in all but two battles of the Pacific Campaign on the USS CONYINGHAM. They settled in Atlanta in 194? & raised three children.

** For GENERATION IV Davis Williams, with his son David Williams, after the name Hasseltine it says: “Jefferson David’s wife.” But my cousin Willie Belle Williams Aycock does not go into any further detail.**
**For any of you which have Lovelaces, they are/were distant cousins of the Williams’, as are/were the Martins**

**Dr. Johnny Martin moved his family to Herrington, Alabama in 1899 where he bought the then famous Sulpher (hard to make-out handwriting, so if this name is incorrect, please correct me) Spring & Hotel. Was operated as a popular health resort until 1909 when a fire destroyed it, & in 1919 a storm finished where the fire left off**

**This information was comprised by Willie Bell Williams Aycock, whose sister Elizabeth Williams Arrington mentions in a letter to my now deceased Aunt Mary Shreve Haas, spent much money researching the Williams’ and their branches, and had more information than she could EVER put into writing. Unfortunately all I have is this brief resume on the Williams family, feel free to send me any additions for they would be greatly appreciated**

1. PRIMARY: Family Tree compiled by aforementioned Willie Bell Williams Aycock.

2. Carolynn, a cousin through Davis Williams’ sister Nancy Williams

3. (Family Trees with documented sources)

4. US Gen Web Project

5. Draper Manuscripts

Re: Henderson-Williams (VA, NC, & Beyond)

Joseph B. Lambert (View posts)
Posted: 1130610444000
Classification: Query
My wife is a descendant of Davis Williams. I only came upon your ancestry of Davis recently. I had been looking for that for a long time. You have his parents as Daniel Williams and Ann Henderson. I had concluded his father was Jefferson Williams, but on the very thin evidence that in 1801 Davis sold land in Edgefield Distr., SC, that had originally belonged to Jefferson Davis (whose wife was Frances, and Davis named children both Jefferson and Frances; and Martha Stringer also named a son Jefferson). My main question then is, How certain is the evidence that Davis's father was Daniel? By the way, I have three more children of Davis, born 1807-1811. My wife's connection is from Davis's daughter Rhoda, who married Morris Gwyn. They moved to Fayette Co., AL, where their track is clear to the present (my wife came from there). I would value your comments.

Joseph Lambert

Re: Henderson-Williams (VA, NC, & Beyond)

H-S (View posts)
Posted: 1130622600000
Classification: Query
There is more than one Davis Williams in South Carolina. The 'other' Davis is buried in Hurricane Cemetery in SC.

Joseph Williams, Davis' brother, names Davis in his will & Grandfather Davis is listed in many other family items:
Joseph Williams' estate settlement as found in Volume 2 of "Newberry County South Carolina Probate Estate Abstracts (Probate Estate Boxes 11-25)."

1804 JOSEPH WILLIAMS James Caldwell, Exec.
Davis Williams
Daniel Williams
Last Will & Testament
2 Dec 1803 Proven 20 July 1804
-Lawrence(sic) District
-bro.; Davis Williams, my negro man Moses. if said brother treats said Moses inhumanly, executors to sell negro Moses to a good man.
-Jackey Williams s/o Nancy Williams, negro boy Ben and all my books
-nephew: Joseph Farrow, negro boy Joe
-land and property sold and divided among above named Jackey Williams, Joseph Farrow, and Williamson Williams s/o Samuel Williams
-John Caldwell, s/o James & Elizabeth Caldwell, negro Ransom. For the respect and hospitality shown by James & Eliz. Caldwell to me since I have been a citizen of this state. Also give to them my large family Bible, and medical book by Buchanan of Edinborough.
-Executors: brothers Daniel Williams & Davis Williams, and James Caldwell.
-Witnesses: James Workman, Josiah Gates, Sarah Moore.

W.A. (appraisal assignment) 20 Jul 1804
-Wm. Caldwell, James Gates, John Moore, James Williams, John Williamson
Appraisal 16 Jul 1804
-corn, negro Moses & Jere & Ransom & Benj., kitchenware, farm tools, books, farm animals.

Sale 19 Oct 1804
-Thomas Farrow, Davis Williams, Isabella Golding, J. R. Brown, Richard Pool, Daniel Williams, Richard Griffin, Wm. Farrow, Thomas Steele, Jos. Caldwell, Nancy Goodman, Wm. Williams, John Griffin, Jos. Wallace, Benj. Goodman, Wm. Fulton, Wm. Caldwell, J. A. Williams, James Cash/Cook, Samuel Wright.
-Notes on Daniel Williams and James Bullock

-Daniel Williams; 2 Nov 1803, $504.40. Signed Jos. Williams, John Simpson, James Moore
-For land; 2 notes same amount due on 2 different years
-Eliz. Tenes, Admin. of Edward Tenes; 2 Mar 1804, $1.75, Signed Jos. Williams and Adino Griffin.
-Robert Gilliam, Exec. of Jos. Armstrong; $6.00, 21 Jun 1804, Signed Jos. Williams
-Daniel Williams, Admin of Daniel Williams; $44.00, 23 Apr 1803. Signed Jos. Williams, guardian for Nancy Williams.

Paid for Estate
-Sam. Lindsey, OND; 1806
-Wm. Plant; making clothes, altering a suit of clothes of his father for him.
-Tucker Tinsley; Nov 1803, rye
-John Satterwhite; 1801-Jan 1804, store goods
-John Black; 1803 to Feb 1804, buttons & silk. Shoes purchased Huntsville, Milton Store.
-David Ramsey; advice & attendance with Dr. Noble from 31 Mar to 24 May 1804
-Woodson Ligon; plank in lifetime of dec.
-Thomas Steele; shoes, saddles, boots, carriage box.
-David Gilliam; bridle bit.
-Jonathan Moats; repairing cotton wheel
-Hugh Wallace; wheat.
-Thomas Cummins; smithwork
-Daniel Williams; rum, other items
-John Simpson, Merchant; store goods thru 2 Jan 1804
-Richard McMills/Mills, Charleston; debt
-Washington Williams; cash lent at Robert Black's sale, pork.
-James Atw. Williams; 1802, Laurens Dist., brace of pocket pistols lent and not returned, plank.
-Jos. Griffin, Laurens Dist.; Feb 1804, 6 chairs.
-Estate of Timothy Goodman, dec.; paper, hire of horse, cash per Rebecca Goodman.
-Jacob R. Brown; corn, smithwork, costs in case of F. Lester, fees in drawing letters of guardianship and renunciation of dower, cash lent you for Nancy Goodman. Credit for schooling my children.
-Dr. John Nobel; thru 24 Apr 1803, medicine & attendance.
-Richard McMillan; clothes, coat.
-R. Campbell; acct., 1803 to 14 Jan 1804, medicine & attendance. Laurens Dist.
-Dr. James Moore; medicine & attendance in 1803.
-John Black; smithwork, 1804.
-Wm. Caldwell; whiskey per Jackey, 1804.
-Isabella Golding; 1803-1804 boarding Jackey Williams 10 weeks.
-James Workman; Jan 1804, whiskey, teapot, corn.
-Drury Satterwhite; 6 Oct 1803, whiskey.
-John Reardan; 1803, Laurens Dist., for schooling John Williams, nephew of Jos. Williams, dec.
-John Cook, Laurens Dist., Spring Grove; 1803, rum & hat.
-John & Charles Bulow; cash paid your brother David Williams, 9 May 1804; funeral expenses, 23 May 1804.
-Gourdy T. Chiles & Co., Abbeville Dist.; linen & other items. 1802.
-Nancy Goodman; 1803, plank, nails, wagon, candles.
-James McCrackin, Cambridge, S.C.; 30 Apr 1803, cotton bagging, other items.
-John Cowdrey, dec., by Nathan Lipscomb, Admin.; cloth, etc.
-Davis Williams; expenses of estate administration, 1 May 1804 to 22 Sep 1804. Lists trips to Orangeburg, Charleston, other places.
-Josiah Cates; $5.00 due from estate of Jos. Williams s/o Daniel.
-James Wilson, Abbeville Dist.; 9 May 1803, dinner & grog & horse feed & other meals, for Mr. Jos. Williams, s/o Daniel.

Return 1806
-list of accts. paid by estate.
Received 19 Jan 1805 of James Caldwell one of the executors of Joseph Williams and the account of Joseph Williams against estate of Samuel Williams and other obligations on sundry persons which including said account in the whole amounts to $3085.40 being the full amount of the sale bill of Samuel Williams. James Caldwell note $415.50; Lewis & Drury Mathews, $351.68; Benjamin & Joseph Goodman, $750.20; William & Ligon, $3.75; James Forrest $2.25; Jeremiah Ward & Ezekial, $7.37 1/2; (Total) $1530.75 1/2. Glover's note for $500.00 (Total), $2030.75 1/2.

Three other children? The only children we know of born between this time period are:
G2/3Grandfather William Butler Williams 28 February 1807 *Caroline HOWZE/HOWE/HOUSE Williams (2 wife, G3Grandmother)
& G4Uncle & Step-G3Grandfather Dr. James Levingston Williams, 27 June 1809
G4Uncle Phillip Williams 06 March 1811
Of course there were children born before & after them.

The Davis family was close to the Williams family, which to my understanding is why there were two children with Davis names. Same with the Dawson family.

These families were very close, including the Lane family which they also married into through Abygail's sister Rhoda Nicholson who married Thomas Lane, son of Loyalist Edward Lane; making Rhoda an Aunt of mine on sides of my family for Thomas brother James is my G5Grandfather on my Stallings side.

Rhoda, as I am sure you know, is named for her grandmother Rhoda WHITEHEAD Nicholson.

Please feel free to e-mail for I would love to share information :).


Re: Henderson-Williams (VA, NC, & Beyond)

Joseph B. Lambert (View posts)
Posted: 1130773598000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Williams/Henderson
Lena--Thank you for your very fast reply. It might be simpler to correspond directly by E-mail. My address is

I am still struggling with discarding my Jefferson Williams, but I am sure you are right. The material you posted clearly proved that Davis had brothers Daniel and Joseph. What is the best way to show that they all were sons of the Daniel who married Ann Henderson?

I realize you did not specifically suggest it, but I am presuming then that the Davis Williams who inherited land from Jefferson Williams is the one buried in Hurricane Co.

What then is the connection with the Davis family? I did not see it from your earlier posting.

I am glad you had the other three children of Davis and Abigail. The reason I mentioned it is that your posting ended with Thomas Jefferson Williams born 1805 as the last child. The last one I have is Phillip born 1811.

If you want any information on the Morris Gwin who married my wife's Rhoda Williams, I'll be happy to supply it.

Are you a descendant of Davis and Abigail? I was delighted to read the story of the grandfather clock.

Joseph B. Lambert

Re: Henderson-Williams (VA, NC, & Beyond)

Posted: 1244632523000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gwyn, Williams, Cline, Gilliam, Young, Sparks
Mr. Lambert, I am a descendant of Morris Gwyn and Rhoda Williams through their daughter, Mary Gwyn who married Jacob Hobert Cline in Fayette Co., AL. Jake and Mary's daughter, Edaline Cline is my GGrandmother. Edaline m. James Copeland "Dick" Gilliam who are parents of my grandmother, Levia Jane Gilliam who married Humphrey Oscar Young. Their daughter, Edna Young, is my mother. She married Samuel Elton Sparks. I am Mary "Ellen" Sparks m. 1) Charles Robert Monroe, 2) James Clayton Rooze.

I am very much interested in information you have on Morris Gwyn and Rhoda Williams' ancestors.

My personal email is and I will be very pleased to hear from you.

Ellen Sparks Rooze

Re: Henderson-Williams (VA, NC, & Beyond)

Posted: 1256749347000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1256843279000
Surnames: Williams
I am researching a Will for Joseph Williams dated Dec. 2, 1803, Laurens Co., SC.

He mentions brothers Davis and Daniel.

Do you know who his parents were?
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