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Re: William Williams d1836 Rutherford goes back to Charles Williams d1692 VA
Posted by: BEN CALLAHAN (ID *****1945) Date: July 14, 2009 at 18:38:15
In Reply to: Re: William Williams d1836 Rutherford goes back to Charles Williams d1692 VA by Jeaneane Williams of 2347

Thanks for the quick followup. I can comment on some of your info and wish I could help with more. I have not really done a great deal of research on the Williams line and very little on the Bates family, so I don't have much.
Many years ago,the late Harold Rollins, a cousin and Callahan researcher, gave me the info that the father of Elizabeth Williams was William Williams, but he cited no sources and I have found nothing since other than the deeds that you have mentioned to make a connection. I suspect, like you, that Elizabeth's father was probably William Williams, Sr., but that continues to be based on circumstantial evidence.
As far as neighbors of the Callahan's, Williams, Bates, I know the Keeter's and Wallace's lived close by and all of these families are extensively intertwined by marriages.
The road jury list does show further the connections between all of these families. Almost all of the people mentioned show up in some form or another interacting with the Callahan's, Keeter's, Wallace's, and Geers. [By the way I think the "Mont" Creek mentioned in the Williams deeds was actually Mountain Creek which was/is located west of Cathey's Creek. At some early point it was called Cherry Creek and was also mentioned in many Callahan and related family records.}
Henry Callahan was the father of Robert S. Callahan who married Cynthia Bates. He had several other children who married Keeters. His land, some of which once belonged to the Huddlestones, was on the Second Broad River, near Cathey's Creek. Numerous Callahan documents mention Cathey's Creek
Wish I had more.
One more bit of info. The Arty Callehan who married Daniel Williams was the daughter of John Callahan and Mary Duggar. For many years researchers connected John Callahan to the Henry Callahan line, but I and a direct descent of John had our DNA compared and there is no connection. The John Callahan family resided in southeastern Rutherford Co. near the SC line and their family history is also quite interesting. It is still very strange, however, that two unrelated Callahan lines lived in the same area during this early period.
If you are interested, you can check out my Callahn home page (see below) which has much more info and possibly something you can use. It also includes info on the John Callahan line, the Keeters and the Wallaces.

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