Stephen D. Williams[1]

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  • Name Stephen D. Williams 
    Born 1823 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • Stephen D. Williams is believed to be a son of Jeremiah Williams [1784-1864] after a Y-DNA test revealed that descendants of the two men share almost the exact same Y-DNA. Jeremiah also was listed was one unknown male born 1820-1825 and one unknown male born 1825-1830 in the 1830 Moore County, NC Census. It is my belief that Stephen D. Williams was one of those sons.

      1843, Aug 21 -- Land Grant #3280, Moore County, NC
      Stephen Williams listed as a chain carrier on John Kennedy's 100 acre Grant located North of Bear Creek

      1846, Nov 24 -- Estate of William Jones, Moore County, NC
      Stephen D. Williams purchased 1 musket

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 236-B
      Stephen D. Williams 25 M, Born in NC
      Franey Williams 24 F, Born in NC
      William T. Williams 2 M, Born in NC
      Richard M. Williams 1 M, Born in NC
      Lorenzo Williams 21 M, Born in NC

      1850 -- Agricultural Census, Moore County, NC Page 989
      Stephen Williams listed 40 acres Improved, 274 acres Unimproved valued at $700

      1856, Jan 24 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Stephen D. Williams and Frances Williams deeded Leonard Stutts 15 acres located on Maple Branch

      1860 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 218-B, Gold Region Post Office
      Stephen D. Williams 37 M, Farmer, $750 Real Estate, $700 Personal Property, Born in NC
      William T. Williams 11 M, Born in NC
      Richard M. Williams 9 M, Born in NC
      Murdock M. Williams 8 M, Born in NC
      Emily A. Williams 7 F, Born in NC
      Mary T. Williams 6 F, Born in NC
      Wesly D. Williams 4 M, Born in NC
      Nancy Brown 49 F, Born in NC

      1868, Dec 9 -- Order & Decrees, Moore County, NC
      Division of land of William Jones, decd. and Amelia Jones, decd.
      Heirs listed: L.T. Sowell (Assignee of Christopher Stutts & wife Rebecca), Nancy Brown, Isaac Jones, Henry Yow & wife Betsy, Henry You (Assignee of Andrew Hunsucker & wife Clarkey), Stephen D. Williams (Assignee of Gaston D. Hunsucker), heirs of Franey Williams

      1870 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 483-B, Bensalem Township, Curriesville Post Office
      Stephen D. Williams 52 M, Farmer, $600 Real Estate, $1200 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Rebecca Williams 53 F, Born in NC
      William T. Williams 22 M, Laborer, Born in NC
      Richard M. Williams 21 M, Born in NC
      Murdoch Williams 18 M, Born in NC
      Emily A. Williams 14 F, Born in NC
      Mary J. Williams 12 F, Born in NC
      Westly D. Williams 11 M, Born in NC
      William B. Furr 22 M, Farmer, $75 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Elizabeth Furr 20 F, Born in NC
      James T. Furr 18 M, Born in NC
      Lauchlin S. Furr 16 M, Born in NC

      1875, Oct 5 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Stephen D. Williams listed as a neighbor on a deed from Mary E. Furr to John Williams for 20 acres located on Flag Creek

      1880 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 358-B, Sheffields Township
      Stephen Williams 57 M, Head, Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      William T. Williams 33 M, Son, Single, Farmer, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Nancy Brown 68 F, SisterL, Widowed, Keeping House, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
    Person ID I05803  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2013 

    Father Jeremiah Williams,   b. Abt 1784,   d. 8 Jun 1864, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Susannah,   b. 1795,   d. Aft 1870  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F1527  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Franey Jones,   b. 1826,   d. Between 1856 and 1860  (Age 30 years) 
    Notes 
    • The birth dates of several children on their tombstones/death certificates don't match the census data. For example, in the 1850 census the only children listed at William T. [2 years old] and Richard M. [1 year old]. According to their tombstones Richard M. was born 8 Apr 1848 and William T. was born 9 Nov 1848. Murdock M. was not listed in the 1850 Census and was listed as 8 years old in the 1860 Census but his death certificate and tombstone list his date of birth at 4 Mar 1847. I believe it is more likely that William T. was born in 1847/1848 and Richard M. was born 1848/1849 and Murdock M. was born in 1852.
    Children 
    +1. Murdock M. Williams,   b. 4 Mar 1847, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1916, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +2. Richard McCoy Williams,   b. 8 Apr 1848,   d. 24 Jan 1936  (Age 87 years)
    +3. William Turner Williams,   b. 9 Nov 1848, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1923, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +4. Emily Ann Williams,   b. 1856,   d. Bef 1900  (Age 44 years)
    +5. Mary Jane Williams,   b. 31 May 1856, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1927, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +6. Wesley DeBerry Williams,   b. 1 Nov 1856, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1949, Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 2 May 2012 
    Family ID F1991  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rebecca Deaton,   b. 1819 
    Married Between 1860 and 1870 
    Family ID F2528  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1860 Census, Moore County, NC Page 218-B
    1860 Census, Moore County, NC Page 218-B
    1880 Census, Moore County, NC Page 358-B
    1880 Census, Moore County, NC Page 358-B
    1846/1847 Record of Estates Book E Page 196/197, Moore County, NC - Estate of William Jones
    1846/1847 Record of Estates Book E Page 196/197, Moore County, NC - Estate of William Jones
    1868 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - William Jones, decd. and Amelia Jones, decd.
    1868 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - William Jones, decd. and Amelia Jones, decd.
    Division of Land of William Jones decd. and Amelia Jones, decd. and listing of heirs
    1868 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - William Jones, decd. and Amelia Jones, decd. (Page 2)
    1868 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - William Jones, decd. and Amelia Jones, decd. (Page 2)
    Division of Land of William Jones decd. and Amelia Jones, decd. and listing of heirs
    1868 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - William Jones, decd. and Amelia Jones, decd. (Page 3)
    1868 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - William Jones, decd. and Amelia Jones, decd. (Page 3)
    Division of Land of William Jones decd. and Amelia Jones, decd. and listing of heirs
    1927 Death Certificate, Guilford County, NC - Mary Jane Williams
    1927 Death Certificate, Guilford County, NC - Mary Jane Williams
    1916 Death Certificate, Moore County, NC - Murdock Williams
    1916 Death Certificate, Moore County, NC - Murdock Williams
    1949 Death Certificate, Moore County, NC - Wesley DeBerry Williams
    1949 Death Certificate, Moore County, NC - Wesley DeBerry Williams
    1923 Death Certificate, Moore County, NC - William Turner Williams
    1923 Death Certificate, Moore County, NC - William Turner Williams
    1843 Land Grant #3280, Moore County, NC - John A. Kennedy
    1843 Land Grant #3280, Moore County, NC - John A. Kennedy

    Histories
    1845 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
    1845 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
    Partial List. Potentially list of insolvents. Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Results of DNA tests on the following families: Britt, Brown, Cagle, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Moore, Morgan, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, and Williams.

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Moore County, NC FamilyTreeDNA Group Project [http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MooreCountyNC/].
      Jerry Williams, a descendant of Jeremiah Williams [1784-1864] and Lee Williams, a descendant of Stephen D. Williams [b.1823] match each other very closely likely indicating that Stephen D. Williams was the son of Jeremiah b 1784. Jerry's Y-DNA is an exact match with the descendants of Isham Williams [1790 GA ? 1860 KY]. Given the exact match between these samples the likelihood of a common male ancestor within very recent times is very high. In fact, it is 90% likely that the common male ancestor is within 4 generations and 99% with 8 generations. Jeremiah is four generations removed from Jerry. It is possible that Isham Williams and Jeremiah Williams likely had the same grandfather or great grandfather [essentially 6-7 generations ago]. Given that Isham was believed to be born in 1790 in GA and Jeremiah was born around 1784 in NC it seems unlikely that they were brothers.