Posted By:Nancy Williams Lewis
Post Date:October 07, 2006 at 15:34:36
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Please, any help you can lend to me in proving the ancestors of my Samuel Williams would be appreciated.
The nice lady at the Person County Library contacted a Williams researcher but he did not want to share information with me. I have met many nice people in genealogy and I know there is someone who has researched this family willing to share and gain extensive information on Samuel's decendants.
Please help!
I will pay a fair amount for your help.

Could he be from VA Williams who moved to Person? However, in a census there in a row are Bennett, Sr., Samuel, Bennett Jr..,, Elijah so this makes me think they are family.
Williams in 1780 North Carolina Census
Bennett (Bengt)
1790 United States Federal Census Record
about Bennett Williams
Name: Bennett Williams
Township: Not Stated
County: Caswell
State: North Carolina
1800 WILLIAMS BENGT* Person County NC 204 21101-31401-02 Federal Population Schedule NC 1800 Federal Census Index ---NCS1a3499691
Bennett was in Person County,NC with Samuel Williams in 1803 as they were on deeds together.
Person County North Carolina Deed Book 1792-1825
Exact Search Results - Bute County, North Carolina: Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779
Bennett Williams senr 1779 323 Bute County, North Carolina: Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779
There is a Bennett Williams who COULD be Samuel’s brother who was born in 1792 in Person County. He married Maria Peed and they moved after the 1850 NC Census from Person Co, NC to KY where he died in April 1870 at Webster County KY.
PROVEN FAMILY INFORMATION (I have much more on Samuel’s family to share.)
I have not found Samuel's burial place here in Robertson Co. so I have no dates.
Samuel was in the Person Co. Census in 1930 but came by ox cart to TN before 940.
Samuel was in Tennessee in the 1840 census.
He was at Pickney Gunn's estate sale and owed his estate $2.80. He had died before the 1850 Census.
Sarah appears in the following:

1850 Census Robertson Co. TN.
They lived in the 8 Th district.
Sarah 70 born in N.C. value of real estate 600
Liddy J. 40 Born in N.C.
Parthenia 36 born in Tennessee
Mary 34 born in Tennessee
Solomon 24 born in Tennessee

1860 United States Federal Census Record
Sarah Williams Age in 1860: 85 Farmer Birth Year: Abt 1775
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Western Division, Robertson, Tennessee
Gender: Female
Post Office: Red River
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarah Williams 85 Abt 1775 North Carolina Female
L Williams 60 Abt 1800 North Carolina Female
R Williams 55 Abt 1805 North Carolina Female
Mary Williams 53 Abt 1807 North Carolina Female
B Williams 38 Abt 1822 North Carolina Male

1870 Robertson County Census
Arb. 57-465
Sarah 85
L 60
P 55
Mary 53
B 38

Descendants of Samuel WILLIAMS
Generation No. 1
1. SAMUEL2 WILLIAMS (BENNETT WILLIAMS SR. NOT PROVEN TO BE1 FATHER) was born in North Carolina, and died Abt. 1841. He married SARAH M. ROBERTS 15 Jan 1803 in North Carolina County: Person, daughter of DAVID ROBERTS. She was born Bet. 1777 - 1785 in North Carolina County: Caswell.
Marriage Notes for SAMUEL WILLIAMS and SARAH ROBERTS:Person County North Carolina Marriages 1792-1869 By K. Kendall 1983 Pg. 92
Sarah Roberts to Samuel Williams - January 15, 1803, (David Roberts Signed)
NC law at this time required the marriage bond be filed in the county the bride lived in and not the groom. Person County was formed in 1791 from Caswell which was formed from Orange 1777.
i. JESSE3 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1810, North Carolina; d. 24 Feb 1858, Alabama , County: Montgomery.
ii. LYDIA J. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1810, North Carolina.
iii. PARTHENIA WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1814, Tennessee; d. 28 Aug 1879.
iv. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, b. 07 Sep 1814, North Carolina; d. 28 Aug 1879; m. JOHN JACKSON; b. 01 Jan 1810, Virginia; d. 14 Dec 1878.
v. MARY WILLIAMS, b. 1816, Tennessee.
vi. DAVID WILLIAMS, b. 06 May 1817, North Carolina; d. 19 May 1864, Robertson County, Cedar Hill, TN.; m. BARBARA ELIZABETH GUNN, 16 Oct 1839, Robertson County Tennessee; b. 13 Sep 1819, Tennessee County: Robertson; d. 08 Feb 1892, Tennessee County: Robertson.
Married certificate reads Barbary E. Gunn weds David Williams. October 16,1839 Sol. James M. Gunn, J.P. Robertson County, TN. Source Robertson County Archives
vii. BENNETT WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1819, North Carolina.
viii. SOLOMON WILLIAMS1, b. 20 Aug 1821, North Carolina1; d. 30 Jan 19021; m. MARY ANN SMITH1, 1852, Tennessee, County: Robertson1; b. 23 Feb 1827, North Carolina1; d. 30 Jan 19111.
Marriage: 1852, Tennessee, County: Robertson
Thank you for your reading this and I hope you can be my cousin. Due to disability, I am unable to travel to do research in NC at Libraries and Archives so I am depending on the kindness of strangers. Blessings!

Nancy Williams Lewis
Robertson County Tennessee