Posted By:kin seeker
Subject:James & Luke Williams & Family Information
Post Date:September 05, 2009 at 11:46:31
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Forum:Henry County, VA Genealogy Forum
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James Williams
Born: Abt. 1756 - Possibly Henry County, VA
Married: Martha Murrell - born abt. 1755 - Possibly Northampton Co. NC
Martha died when son Luke was young
James moved later to Lexington, KY

Luke Williams
Born: 5 August 1776 Virginia or NC
Died: 5 Sept. 1824 Cooper County, MO

. 2nd generation:
Luke Williams (son of James)
Born: 5 Aug. 1776 Virginia
Died: 5 Sept. 1824 Cooper County, MO
Married: Mary "Polly" Shropshire on 9 July 1799 Hawkins Co., TN

Elizabeth Williams
Born: Abt. 1802

Patsy Williams
Born: Abt. 1804

James Williams
Born: 9 Dec. 1803 Tennessee
Died: 23 Jan. 1880 Linn County, Oregon

Mary Ann Williams
Born: 1806 Harlan County, KY
Luke D.Williams
Born: Abt. 1810 KY.

Sally Williams
Born: Abt. 1810 Cooper County, MO
Married: Joseph Baze
Silas Williams
Born: Abt. 1814 Cooper County, MO
Charles Williams
Born: 1816 in ILL
Susannah Savage Williams
Born: 1820 Cooper County, MO
William Savage Williams
Born: 21 Jan. 1821 Missouri
Died: 7 Oct. 1890 Corning, KS.
.3rd generation:
William Savage Williams (son of Luke)
Born: 21 Jan. 1821 Missouri
Died: 7 Oct. 1890 Corning, KS
Married: Julia Franklin Newsom
Born: 21 July 1817 Greenbriar, WVA
Died: 1 Feb. 1891 Powhatten, KS

James Luke Williams
Born: 19 Jan. 1863 Caldwell County, MO
Died: 16 May 1929 Alma, KS
Married: Adaline Esther Allen
Born: 14 April 1865 Newark, New Jersey
Died: 10 July 1918 Alma, KS

Luke Williams, "VA Settlers In Missouri" - Concord Church, organized 16 May 1817, Concord Cemetery, 6 miles south of Boonville, in Cooper County, MO. Luke Williams b. Aug. 1776 in Colony of Virginia, settled in Cooper County, Mo in 1816, was the first minister to preach at this Concord Baptist Church (Cooper County Atlas, 1877, p. 17, "History of Cooper County" by Levens & Drake, 1876, pp58, 61, 112).

Researched by DNA Group 8 members Trent Williams and Leann

Several descendants of this family have done DNA testing and are in Williams DNA Group 8. The group has a Williams DNA blog which includes this family as well as many of the ancestors of the participants in Group 8. The furthest back ancestor of DNA group 8 is Charles Williams who died in 1692 in Charles City County, Virginia.

The blog address is:

The Williams DNA web site is an extensive and informative site containing many Williams lines, it also has great information about DNA testing. The Williams DNA project now includes over 700 members, making it one of the largest. The address is:

Surnames: Murrell, Shropshire, Baze, Savage, Newsom, Allen

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