There has been many emails going around that state that Susannah Blewett dau of William Blewett, The Firt, was not married to Col Edward Williams and Nicholas Stone. Here is the Will of Edward Williams and additional court procedings.
Edward Williams Will
Source: NC State Department of Archives and History
Richmond County Wills
Book 1, p.67; 20 May 1799
Last Will and Testament of COL Edward Williams
Edward Williams of Richmond County, being at this time indisposed in body--
Wife Susannah Williams. The tract of land I possess on the Pee Dee River above Blewetts Ferry, during her widowhood. If she should marry, the above be divided between my four sons, Thomas, George, William and Edward. Also,to my sd wife during her life the tract of land and plantation whereon I now live then to be sold and the money equally divided between my sd four sons.
Also, to my wife Susannah the following negroes, to-with- Tobe and Venus, together with all my household furniture (two feather beds and furnexcepted), stock of cattle and hogs, horses, etc., during her life and then to besold (after deducting 100 lbs for the use of my grandson Edward William Blewett) an the money to be equally divided between my three sons, George, William,and Edward Williams.
dau. Polly Williams. Negro woman named Sylvia and her child Huldah, one feather bed and furniture.
son Edward Williams. One negro girl named Violet.
dau. Betsy Ann Blewett. Negro woman named Nancy and her child Lilly.
grandson Edward William Blewett. 100 lbs to be raised out of my estate as above provided to be put at interest until he comes of age or expended on his education at the option of my executers. In case my said grandson should die in his nonage to 100 lbs to be the property of his sister Rebecca Blewett.
son Edward. A judgement against Rugsdale and a note against Burwell Evans.
App't my wife Susannah EXX and my friend
James Pickett and my son Thomas H. Williams
and Thomas Blewett executors.
Test: Buckner Nance, Nicholas Stone
and Julius Nichols
Book I, p. 134
24th June 1813
Thomas Blewett of Richmond County
to Susannah Williams widow and relict of Edward
Williams, dec'd and Thomas Hill Williams, George I.
Williams and Edward Williams, devisees of
Edward Williams, dec'd----
That whereas the said Thomas Blewett and Edward Williams dec'd in the lifetime of the said Edward, did agree that the said Thomas and the said Edward, or that the said Thomas should on behalf of himself and the said Edward, purphase a tract of land above Blewetts Ferry commonly called Clarks land, and they also agreed that the said land should be divided between them-- and whereas the said
Thomas Blewett did purchase the said land as sheriffs sale in the year1799 but did not obtain a title from the sheriff in the lifetime of sd Edward Williams but hath since obtained a deed-- and whereas the said Edward Williams by his last will and testment did devise his part of said tract of land to his wife
the sd Susannah for and during her widowhood and that if she should marry the land to be sold and the money divided between the said Thomas Hill Williams, George I. Williams, William Williams, and Edward Williams.
Now the said Thomas Blewett for and in consideration of the afsdpresmises and for the purpose of effectuating the will of sd Edward Williams in his will expressed and also in consideration of 10 lbs, doth confirm unto the said Susannah during hew widowhood and the remainder to the said Thomas Hill William, George I. Willaims, William Williams, and Edward Williams the following tract of land, being the part agreed and divided by a line of marked trees by the sd Edward in his lifetime and the said Thomas out of the land purchased by sd Thomas as the property of Robert Clark heir at law of Thomas Clark dec'd- beginning at an elm on the river bank- to a persimmon bush-to a branch- up sd branch to an ash in said branch marked as a boundary between COL. Edward Williams and the sd Thomas Blewett- containing 82 acres.
Proved Dec. Court 1814
Book I, p.135
21 Mar 1814
Whereas COL Edward Williams late of Richmond Co. departed this life and by his last will and testament devised to his wfie Susannah relict and widow of sd dec'd a right and title (during her widowhood) in and to the lands which he died possessed of on Pee Dee River, to-wit- one tract known by the name of the Clark tract; another by the name of the Moody tract and the third a patent obtained in the name of Thomas H. Williams, all which was adjacent to each other and lying between Blewetts and Daniel Thomas line-- and at the exporation of the widowhood the lands were to fall in equal proportion and equal interest to his four sons Thomas H., George, William, and Edward-- and whereas the sd
Susannah by deed of relinquishment this day has relinquished all her right devised by said will, to her four sons as follows- Thomas H. Williams (stepson), George Williams, William Williams, and Edward G. Williams.
Now this indenture witnesses that I William Williams, one of the heirs and legatees under the will and under the relinquishment of my mother afsdand for the consideration of 500 dollars paid by Edward G. Williams, one of the legatees afsd, do bargain and sell to the said Edward G. Williams all my rights and interest to the said land and premises as derived from my fathers will and my mother relinquishment- being 1/4 part- and not with standing that the same is undivided I hereby vest in the said Edward G. Williams my right in and to the same.
Proved Dec. Court 1814 William Williams
Book O, p.136
Thomas H. Williams late a resident of the City of New Orleans here by appoint my brother Edward G. Williams of the county of Richmond in the State of North Carolina my true and lawful attorney to execute any title release or relinguishment which may be necessary to convey all the rights, title or
interest which has or may accrue to me by virture of the las will and testament of my late father Edward Williams deceased to two tracts of land lying above Blewetts Ferry in the county of Richmond. Also, to convey all the rights, title and interest in me vested by a grant from the State of North Carolina dated 21st October 1800 for 100 acres adj the tract afsd.
Test: Thos. P. Williams
Proved Dec Court 1814 Thomas H. Williams
Book I, p. 162
7th Feb 1815
Edward G. Williams
to Thomas G. Blewett- both of Richmond County
Consideration 600 dollars. The said Edward G. Williams by virture of a power of attorney from Thomas H. Williams dated 21st Oct. 1814, sells to the said Thomas G. Blewett one tract of land granted to the said Thomas H.Williams 21st Oct 1800 in Richmond County.- beginning at a red oak on the bank of the Pee Dee River Moodys corner- to a pine Moodys 3rd corner- to Mooreheads corner, entered 4 Oct 1795 containing 100 acres. Also, by virtue of sd power of attorney do hereby transfer and confirm to the said Thomas G. Blewett the said Thomas H. Willaims rights, title and interest in the two following tracts, being an undivided 1/4 part- one tract containing 82 acres known by the name of the Clark tract lying in Richmond on the Pee Dee River above Blewetts Ferry beginning on the river bank- to a persimmon bush between Williams fence and sd river. One other tract containing 150 acres patented to Jacob Folkenberg 2nd March 1754 commonly called the Moody tract in Richmond County and on said Pee
Dee River- beginning at a live oak--
Proved June Court 1815 Edward G. Williams
Book I, p.164
7th Feb 1815
Edward G. Williams
to Thomas G. Blewett-- both of Richmond County--
900 dollars. One undivided half of the following tracts of land. First tract containing 72 acres commonly called the Clark tract on the Pee Dee River above Blewetts Ferry- beginning at an elm on the river bank- to a persimmon bush- to a branch- up sd branch to an ash in sd branch marked as a boundry between COL Edward Williams and Thomas Bleweet Sons- with the dividing line to a sycamore by a dogwood in a branch- to a sycamore in Clarks line. The second tract containing 150 acres patented by Jacob Folkenbery 2nd March 1754 commonly known as the Moody tract in Richmond on the said Pee Dee River- beginning at alive oak- to a pine--
Proved June Court 1815 Edward G. Williams
Book I, p.233
21 Oct 1814
I, Thomas H. Williams do hereby give to my stepmother Susannah Williams the relict of my deceased father Edward Williams my proportion of the net proceeds of the sales of two tracts of land lying above Blewetts Ferry in Richmond County and State of NC. In like manner I give to her the terms afsd 1/4of the proceeds of a tract of 100 acres adj the afsd granted to me by the Stateof NC.
State of NC
Richmond County- Oct 21, 1814
I Susannah Williams of the county and state afsd for a valuable consideration do hereby transfer and make over to my youngest son Edward G. Williams all the rights interest and claim which accruses to me by virtue of the within transfer.
Proved Dec Court 1815 Susannah X Williams
Book I, p.239
21st Mar 1814
Whereas the late COL. Edwd Williams departed this life leaving a lastwill and testament wherein he devised to his widow and heirs the lands which hedied possessed and whereas it is doubtful wheather by the said will a certaintract of land called the Clark tract was devised by the sd will or net, and incase
it was not the tract of land falls equally in joint proportion to male and female legatees of said estate. Now this indenture withnesseth that I Winnefred Williams, one of the female heirs, in consideration of the sum of 20 lbs have sold to my brother Edward G. Williams all rights, title and interest claim of demand which has or may accrue as legatee or otherwise in and to said land and afsd tract generally known as the Clark tract- and relinquish and renounce all claim to the real estate of my deceased father.
Proved Dec Court 1814 Winny Williams
I hope that this will clear up much of the confusion.
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