States: Virginia: Westmoreland
I am looking for the family of WILLIAM WILLIAMS of Westmoreland County VA (PROB Cople Parish). A birth year for WILLIAM WILLIAMS is unknown but a guesstimate might be c1710 or a little earlier. WILLIAM WILLIAMS had siblings EDWARD WILLIAMS, JOSHUA WILLIAMS & ANN WILLIAMS (m. RICHARD HAZELRIGG s/o JAMES HAZELRIGG of Westmoreland). A 1771 land lease/release from Prince William County VA shows that WILLIAM WILLIAMS died PROB Prince William County VA (maybe Westmoreland County VA) AFT 1742 & BEF 1771 intestate. His brother EDWARD WILLIAMS left a Westmoreland County VA will written 26 Jan 1733 - probated 28 May 1734 in which he named his wife SARAH [?] WILLIAMS; his brother WILLIAM WILLIAMS; his niece SARAH d/o WILLIAM WILLIAMS; his niece ELIZABETH d/o JOSHUA WILLIAMS; his niece FRANCES d/o RICHARD HAZELRIGG. It is claimed by the HAZELRIGG researchers that FRANCES was the d/o ANN WILLIAMS & RICHARD HAZELRIGG and I believe this to be true. There is nothing I can find in the records after a long arduous search for the parents of WILLIAM, EDWARD, JOSHUA & ANN WILLIAMS of Westmoreland County VA. Because of the naming pattern the father of WILLIAM, EDWARD, JOSHUA & ANN WILLIAMS may have been EDWARD or even WILLIAM. I do not know the name of the wife of WILLIAM WILLIAMS b. c1710 but I do know he was married BEF 1733 and had a daughter named SARAH born BEF 1733. He also had a son named EDWARD WILLIAMS b. c1740 PROB Westmoreland County or Prince William County VA. EDWARD WILLIAMS b. c1740 was the heir-at-law of WILLIAM WILLIAMS & he inherited land in Prince William County VA which his father WILLIAM WILLIAMS bought jointly with HIS brother-in-law RICHARD HAZELRIGG in 1742. EDWARD WILLIAMS b. c1740 removed from Prince William County VA some time AFT 1776 & migrated to the wilderness of Caintuck near Boonesborough arriving there in 1779...he was a pioneer of the State of Kentucky. If anyone now or in the future can help me with this WILLIAMS family in Westmoreland County VA I would appreciate it. Thank you, Lee Strohm Harrell Jacksonville FL
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