Jeremiah Williams

Male Abt 1775 -


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  • Name Jeremiah Williams 
    Born Abt 1775  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • Elizabeth "Betsy" Wallace (1808 - aft 1860) was the second wife of Jeremiah Williams (1775 - ?) and according to Williams Family researchers they had a very large family consisting of the following children: Raleigh, Enoch Spinks, Lorenzo D., Amanda Jane, Franey, David Anderson, Caty, Ann, James Wesley, Joseph and Bryant. According to Williams family sources, Jeremiah and Besty left Moore County, NC and traveled to western TN where most of their family was raised. Jeremiah is said to have traveled back and forth several times. Their children and descendants can be found in Census data from Madison, McNairy and Henderson County, TN. Several of them moved on further to TX and OK.

      Jeremiah Williams' 1st wife is reported to be Florence DeLaney (1774/1780 - c1827). They had the following children: Jeremiah Jr., Elizabeth, John, Matthew, George and Isaac. It is possible that Jeremiah was born in VA as three of his children (Enoch Spinks, David Anderson and Isaac) reported in the 1880 Census that their father was born in VA. The remaining surviving children listed that he born in NC. It is my belief that Jeremiah Williams was the son of George and Ann Williams. This is based upon three pieces of circumstantial evidence. (1) Everet Wallace, Jeremiah's future father-in-law is a witness to the will of George Williams in 1797, (2) Everet Wallace, Jeremiah Williams and George Williams all lived very near each other just south of the present day town of Robbins, and (3) there are two Jeremiah Williams in upper Moore County around this time, but one Jeremiah is consistently found in the area stated above and the other is found consistently in a different area located north of the present day town of Robbins.

      There is a Susanna Williams (ID# I31885) buried in an old Williams family cemetery located on the 50 acre tract of land originally granted to George Williams'. This cemetery has 12-15 tombstones but Susanna's is the only one that was readable by Tony Parker back in the early 1970's. Tony's transcription showed Susanna, wife of J.W. Williams Dec 19, 1782-Oct 29, 1829. Because of the cemetery location, it would lead one to speculate that she married one of George Williams' sons. The property owners have always been told that Jeremiah Williams was buried there as well. If this is indeed true, chances are that his first wife may have been Susanna instead of Florence DeLaney. In my opinion she is either the first wife of Jeremiah Williams or the wife of his brother James Williams.

      Williams family lore also states that Jeremiah Williams lived across the street from the Byrd Wallace cemetery (Wallace Family Cemetery #81). This is very close to the 100 acres grant that Jeremiah received in 1815. Interesting to note is that while the Byrd Wallace cemetery contains a number of graves for Byrd Wallace and his descendants, there is a small tombstone that is much older than the rest. Tony Parker transcribed this stone in the mid 1970's as follows: Jeremiah Williams d. 1831 and ---- Williams d. 1834. Tony believed that this tombstone represented the deaths of two children rather than one. It is quite possible that this child/children are children or grandchildren of Jeremiah Williams (ID# 06311).

      Based on photos taken in 2010, it is very difficult to decipher the inscriptions at this date. It appears to say .... Williams son of Jeremiah Williams and ....th Williams. The dates 1831 and January 1834 are clearly visible on the stone. It is quite possible that this child was born in 1831 and died in January 1834. Because of the inability to read much of the middle part of the stone, it is unclear if this stone is for one child or for two.

      It is my belief that if Jeremiah is buried in Moore County, NC it is most likely that he was buried at one of the two family cemteries listed above.


      TIMELINE / RECORDS

      1797, May 10 (written) 1797 Aug (probated) -- Will of George Williams, Moore County, NC
      wife -- Ann Williams
      son -- James Williams
      dau -- Nelly Williams
      son -- Jeremiah Williams
      son -- Thomas Williams
      son -- William Williams
      dau -- Mary Williams
      dau -- Sally Williams
      Executors -- wife Ann Williams and Leonard Furr
      Witness -- Everet Wallis and William Dunn

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 70
      Jeremiah Williams
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 1M

      1804, Aug 6 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams deeded John Needham, Sr. 150 acres located on Cabbin Creek and Dry Creek

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 611
      Jerry Williams
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 6M

      1810, Aug 23 -- Land Grant , Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams served as Chain Carrier for Charles Sowell's 50 acre Land Grant located East of Flag Creek

      1815 - Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams listed with 110 acres valued at $150

      1815, Oct 25 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams served as Chain Carrier for Normand Matheson's 100 acre Land Grant located on Willow and Long Meadow Branches

      1815, Oct 25 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams served as a Chain Carrier for James Hains' 50 acre Land Grant located East of Buffalo Creek

      1815, Oct 26 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams received a Land Grant for 100 acre located Southeast of Buffalo Creek

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams listed with 110 acres valued at $150

      1818, Nov 4 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      James Melton received a Land Grant for 100 acres located on the Long Meadow Branch. A "Williams" is listed as a neighbor. *This is referring to Jeremiah's 1815 100 acre Land Grant

      1823, Dec 31 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams, Thomas Williams, James Williams, Bartholomew Dunn deeded William Williams 2 tracts of land (100 acres & 50 acres) located on Flag Creek

      1824, Aug 18 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Deed from Jeremeah Williams, Thomas Williams, James Williams and Bartholomew Dunn to William Williams by the oath of Jesse Brown, a subscribing witness

      1824, Feb 23 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Deed from John Richardson to Jeremiah Williams proven by Jesse Brown

      1825, May 6 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams listed as a neighbor on Jacob Stutts' 41 acre Land Grant located South of Buffalo Creek

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 477
      Jeremh. Williams
      (50-60) 1M
      (20-30) 2M 1F
      (15-20) 1M 1F
      (10-15) 2M 1F
      (5-10) 1M 1F
      (0-5) 2M

      1835, Nov 21 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams listed as a neighbor on Hyram Melton's 25a Land Grant located at the head of Sassafras Creek

      1842, Feb 1 (written) -- Will of William Williams, Sr., Moore County, NC
      1842, Feb (probated)
      Jeremiah Williams listed as a witness

      1844 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Jeremiah Williams listed 210 acres valued at $210 located on Buffalow Creek in District 6

      1860, Jun 15 -- Census, Madison County, TN, District #1, Mt. Pinson Post Office
      Lizzie Williams 51 F, Born in NC
      L.D. Williams 30 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Phrany Williams 23 F, Born in NC
      Katy Williams 20 F, Born in NC
      Ann Williams 16 F, Born in GA
      James Williams 15 M, Born in NC
      Joseph Williams 13 M, Born in NC
      Bryant Williams 12 M, Born in NC

      1870, Jun 1 -- Census, McNairy County, TN, 14th Civil District, Bethel Springs Post Office
      Enoch Williams 42 M, Farmer, $1500 Real Estate, $1000 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Rody J. Williams 37 F, Keeping House, Born in NC
      Jeremiah D. Williams 19 M, Born in NC
      William B. Williams 17 M, Born in NC
      Liney E. Williams 14 F, Born in TN
      Lorenzo D. Williams 6 M, Born in TN
      Mary A. Williams 3 F, Born in TN
      John L. Williams 1 M, Born in TN
      Elizabeth Williams 62 F, Born in NC
    Person ID I06311  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2013 

    Father George Williams,   b. Bef 1750,   d. Bef Aug 1797, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 47 years) 
    Mother Ann 
    Family ID F5403  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Florence Delaney,   b. Between 1774 and 1780,   d. Bef 1827  (Age ~ 52 years)  [1
    Children 
     1. Jeremiah Williams, Jr.
    +2. Elizabeth Williams,   b. 14 Aug 1796,   d. 20 Nov 1885  (Age 89 years)
    +3. John Williams,   b. 20 Mar 1801,   d. 24 May 1879  (Age 78 years)
    +4. Matthew Williams,   b. 1804,   d. Bef 23 Mar 1898  (Age < 94 years)
    +5. Henry Williams,   b. 1805, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Apr 1878, Madison County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 73 years)
    +6. George Williams,   b. 1812,   d. 1896  (Age 84 years)
    +7. Isaac Williams,   b. 1816
    Histories
    Williams Family History by Maxine Williams McNeill
    Williams Family History by Maxine Williams McNeill
    Copies of the first few pages of Maxine Williams McNeill's book "The Williams Family". These pages detail the stories handed down through the generations regarding the Jeremiah Williams family. I can not attest to their accuracy but they are at the very least informative and instructive for others to follow behind with additional research. A great deal of gratitude to Maxine Williams McNeill and the fellow Williams family researchers who put this book together.
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F2139  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Wallace,   b. 1808, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Raleigh Williams
    +2. Mary Williams,   b. 9 Dec 1825,   d. 22 May 1905, Chester County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Enoch Spinks Williams,   b. 6 Jul 1827, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1894, Parker County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +4. Lorenzo D. "Low" Williams,   b. 02 Dec 1829, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1890, Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +5. Amanda Jane "Mandy" Williams,   b. 16 Jul 1836, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1907, Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Franey Williams,   b. 1837, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. David Anderson Williams,   b. 14 Dec 1838, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1900, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +8. Caty Williams,   b. 1840, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age < 30 years)
     9. Ann Williams,   b. 1844, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. James Wesley Williams,   b. 1845, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Henderson County, TN at Palestine Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Joseph Williams,   b. 1847, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    +12. Bryant Williams,   b. 1848, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Histories
    Williams Family History by Maxine Williams McNeill
    Williams Family History by Maxine Williams McNeill
    Copies of the first few pages of Maxine Williams McNeill's book "The Williams Family". These pages detail the stories handed down through the generations regarding the Jeremiah Williams family. I can not attest to their accuracy but they are at the very least informative and instructive for others to follow behind with additional research. A great deal of gratitude to Maxine Williams McNeill and the fellow Williams family researchers who put this book together.
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F2138  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1797 Will Book A Page 192/193, Moore County, NC - Will of George Williams
    1797 Will Book A Page 192/193, Moore County, NC - Will of George Williams
    1800 Census, Moore County, NC Page 70
    1800 Census, Moore County, NC Page 70
    1810 Census, Moore County, NC Page 611
    1810 Census, Moore County, NC Page 611
    1810 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2034 - Charles Sowell
    1810 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2034 - Charles Sowell
    1815 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2339 - Jeremiah Williams
    1815 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2339 - Jeremiah Williams
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2384 - James Melton
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2384 - James Melton
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1830 Census, Moore County, NC Page 477
    1830 Census, Moore County, NC Page 477
    1842 Will Book B Page 149/150, Moore County, NC - Will of William Williams
    1842 Will Book B Page 149/150, Moore County, NC - Will of William Williams
    1842 Will Book B Page 151/152, Moore County, NC - Will of William Williams [second page]
    1842 Will Book B Page 151/152, Moore County, NC - Will of William Williams [second page]
    1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Last known reference to Everet Wallace
    Map of Everet Wallace's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC
    Map of Everet Wallace's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC
    1823 Deed Book 95 Page 22, Moore County, NC - Jeremiah, Thomas and James Williams and Bartholomew Dunn to William Williams
    1823 Deed Book 95 Page 22, Moore County, NC - Jeremiah, Thomas and James Williams and Bartholomew Dunn to William Williams
    1815 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2255 - James Haines
    1815 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2255 - James Haines

    Histories
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.
    1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
    1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
    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. [S1109] The Williams Family: Descendants of Noah and Mary "Polly" Williams 1725-2000, Maxine Williams McNeill, (2000, Harris Printing Company, Seven Lakes, NC).