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Re: Ambrose Williams
Posted by: Johnny L. Williams (ID *****5053) Date: January 21, 2005 at 15:42:20
In Reply to: Joe Kelley of Anderson by jane of 1161

Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 15:47:10 -0800 (PST)
From: "Johnny Williams" <> Add to Address Book
Subject: Re: Joseph Pinkney Williams
To: cwllms@CLEMSON.EDU

Hi Charles,

I looked at the census records for Joseph P. Williams, and although I can't prove any of this, came up with the following speculations for your concideration:

Joseph P. Williams is probably the son of Mr. ____ and Henrietta Williams.
Mr. _____ Williams is probably the oldest son of Joseph W. & Sarepta Williams
They may be part of the Ambrose Williams's family who was from Wales.

(1) It is probable that Joseph P. Williams is related to Joseph W. & Sarepta Williams who are living next to Wilson and Judith Jones in the 1870 Anderson Co., SC Census. See also the 1860 & 1850 Census for Joseph W. & Sarepta Williams both in Anderson Co., SC. In 1850 they have a son named "Ambros" along with other children. According to the 1840 Census for Greenville Co., SC. they had an older son which could have been the husband of Henrietta Williams who's husband died before 1850

(2) Joseph P. & Harriet Williams in Laurens Co., SC census in 1860. He is listed as an Oversee of farm age 31.

(3) Joseph Williams age 22 son of Mr. ____ & Henrietta Williams listed in the 1850 Anderson Co., SC Census is probably the same as your Joseph P. Williams.

(4) Joseph Williams listed in the 1840 & 1830 Greenville Co., SC Census is probably the same as Joseph W. & Sarepta Williams listed in 1850-1870 Census of Anderson Co., SC. The ages of thier children match perfectly. Thier is also an "Ambose Williams in the 1840 census for Greenville Co., SC which is probably part of the same family. Ambrose is probaly a family name. See another Ambrose Williams which may be related at:

It would probably be very helpful you partisipate in the Williams DNA Project. You can find more information on the site at:

My line is listed as Johnny L..

I don't know if any of this helps, but it sound probable to me. I would sujest looking through Will & land records in Anderson Co., SC for any conection to your Williams family.


cwllms@CLEMSON.EDU wrote:
Thanks for your reply, Johnny. I have viewed some census records. So far I
have seen in the 1870 census, that John G. Williams was living with his
grandparents Wilson and Judith Jones. They are parents of Harriett. On LDS
records it lists Joseph as having died before 1870. John G. was born in
1859. There were 9 siblings to John, with Ambrose being the oldest and
George the youngest. The relatives of Ambrose do not have information
either. I am open to any suggestions. Thank you in advance for your reply.

Hi Charles,
> I'm sorry I don't have any information for Joseph & Harriett Williams.
> Most of my research has been centered around Spartanburg Co., SC., but if
> you need any help looking up census records I would be glad to help.
> Thanks,
> Johnny
> Charles Williams wrote:
> Hello, Johnny. I came across a posting of yours on an old RootsWeb site,
> and hope your address is still good.
> I am from Anderson County in upstate SC. My gggrandfather was Joseph
> Pinkney Williams who was married to Harriett Jones Williams. They were
> born
> in 1829 and 1833 respectively. I can not find any ancestral information
> for
> Joseph Pinkney Williams. I saw in your site that you have researched the
> Williams family for many years. Have you come across either of the above
> named Williams. I descend from Joseph to John Garvin Williams to Julius
> Newton Williams to Paul Frederick Williams. Any help you can provide would
> be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your reply. Charles

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