William D Williams1

#1026, (30 March 1760 - 18 August 1846)
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*David Williams2 (c 1734 - 1800)
Mother*Sarah Denton2,3 (s 1738 - 1831)

Family 1

____ Shelton
Children 1.___1 Williams21 (1788 - )
 2.___2 Williams21 (c 1790 - )
 3.___3 Williams21 (c 1792 - )
 4.___4 Williams21 (c 1794 - )
 5.___5 Williams21 (c 1796 - )
 6.___6 Williams21 (c 1798 - )
 7.___7 Williams21 (c 1800 - )
 8.___8 Williams21 (c 1803 - )
 9.___9 Williams21 (c 1806 - )
 10.__10 Williams21 (c 1809 - )
 11.__11 Williams21 (c 1812 - )
 12.__12 Williams21 (c 1815 - )

Family 2

Susannah McDonald b. 1781, d. 1849
Children 1.Calvin McDonald Williams+6 (1817 - 1861)
 2.James Lovelace Williams+ (1819 - 1844)
 3. Henry M Williams+6,22 (1821 - 1894)
 4.Rachel M.H. Williams+ (1823 - 1901)
 5.Isabel P. Williams+23 (1826 - 1900)
"He worked on a farm until he was sixteen years of age, when he entered the revolutionary war, and served until independence was achieved. He then returned to Virginia, and afterward emigrated to Tennessee, where he was married to a Miss Shelton. They were the parents of twelve children; subsequently, this wife having died, he married in 1816, Mrs. Susanah Hudson, a widow with eight children. She was a native of North Carolina, born March 12, 1781, daughter of William and Amelia (Retherford) McDonald."4 
Birth*30 March 1760He was born on 30 March 1760 at Brunswick Co., VirginiaG; (KY in 1880 census of son Henry; NC in 1880 census of dau. Rachel.)1,5,6 
April 1777He began military service in April 1777 in the Virginia State Militia.7 
April 1777He served six weeks, pvt., Capt. Thomas Edmunds and Col. John Jones in April 1777 at VirginiaG.8 
circa September 1777He served six weeks, pvt., Capt. Ephraim Peoples and Col. John Jones circa September 1777 at VirginiaG.8 
1779He served one month, pvt., Capt. John Mockling and Col. John Jones in 1779 at VirginiaG.8 
1781He was six weeks, pvt., Capt. Lawrence House and Col. Holcombe in 1781 at VirginiaG.8 
1782He was one month, pvt., Capt. George Taylor and Col. Abraham Penn in 1782 at VirginiaG.8 
Marriage*after 1782He married ____ Shelton after 1782 at TennesseeG.9,10 
between 1782 and 1815"parents of twelve children" between 1782 and 1815.1 
circa 1782He removed circa 1782 Kentucky [They Came to Warrick County] or Tennessee.11,12 [History of Vanderburgh County
Marriage*3 January 1817He married Susannah McDonald, daughter of William McDonald and Amelia Rutherford, on 3 January 1817 at Butler Co., KentuckyG.13,14,15 
1820He and Susannah McDonald appeared on the census of 1820 at Morgantown, Butler Co., KentuckyG; (total of fifteen persons in household.)16 
circa 1827He and Susannah McDonald removed circa 1827 Warrick County, Indiana near Boonville.17 
1830He and Susannah McDonald appeared on the census of 1830 at Campbell Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG.18 
1840He and Susannah McDonald appeared on the census of 1840 at Hart Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG; nei. George H Williams (30-39), line 2.19
Death*18 August 1846He died on 18 August 1846 at Warrick Co., IndianaG, at age 86.20 
Burial*21 August 1846He was buried on 21 August 1846 at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Boonville, Boon Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG; est. date.7,20 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County Indiana from the earliest times to the present (Madison, WI: Brant and Fuller, 1889), pp. 617-19, entry for Rachel H. Purdue.
  2. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), pp. 617-19, entry for Rachel H. Purdue: "Daniel Williams, a native of Wales, immigrated to the United States before the revolutionary war, and made his home in Virginia. Here he was married to a Miss Denton. They raised a family of eleven children, ten sons and one daughter. One of these sons, William D., was born March 30, 1760."
  3. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., In.: the Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots buried in Warrick County, Indiana and some of their descendents (Warrick Co., Indiana: Captain Joseph Warrick Chapter, D.A.R., 1976), p. 694, giving the name Denton to the mother of William.
  4. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), p. 618.
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Henry (59), constable, b. KY, father b. KY, mother b. NC.
  6. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., p. 694.
  7. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, standing military grave marker. William Williams / Pvt Edmound's Co / Jones VA Regt / Rev. War / August 18, 1846. Narrative: Entered service Virginia State Militia, April 1777, under Capt. Thomas Edmonds. Enlisted 1777 under Capt. Ephraim Peoples and Capt. John Mackling. Served as minuteman for 12 months under Capt. Pelleson. [Citation: Warrick County, Indiana Order Book 3, page 212]. Husb. of Susannah, children Calvin M., James L., Henry, Isabel and Rachel. Mmeorial 24972443, created by and photo added by Rick France.
  8. [S204] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online Ancestry.com, IN no. 697, national no. 39771; appl. of Dr. William Downs, Jr., appr. and acc. June 1925; citing information provided by F. A. Royce, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C., dated 3 Mar 1921; William Williams pension application dated 8 Oct 1833, accepted.
  9. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), pp. 617-19, entry for Rachel H. Purdue: William D. Williams marr., in TN, "Miss Shelton."
  10. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., p. 694: "1st wife unknown."
  11. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., KY.
  12. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), TN.
  13. [S260] Kentucky Marriages 1785-1979 (index), online FamilySearch.org, Wm. Williams and Susan Hudson, 3 Jan 1817, Butler Co., KY. Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01058-8; System Origin: Kentucky-EASy; GS Film number: 367208; Reference ID: 4-11.
  14. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), p. 618: William D. Williams marr., in 1815, Mrs. Susanah Hudson, "a widow with eight children", native of NC, dau. of William and Amelia (Rethorford) McDonald.
  15. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., p. 694, giving Susannah McDonald as the second wife of William Williams.
  16. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. William (45+); F (26-44) [Susannah]; M (26-44) [____], 2 M (16-25) [poss. John McDonald, ____], m (16-17) [____], 2 m (10-15) [poss. William, ____], 3 m (<10) [____, ____, ____, McDonald or Hudson]; 2 f (16-25) [____, ____, McDonald or Hudson], 2 f (10-15) [Margaret McDonald, ____], 1 f (<10) [McDonald or Hudson]. William Williams and Susannah McDonald reportedly had, between them, twenty children from their first marriages before having at least six more from their own marriage in 1817. [p 333, img 10/10, census report in alpha order]
  17. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), 618. Rachel H. Williams, born September 16, 1823, and Isabel P. Williams, born January 29, 1826. Rachel H., was born in Butler county, KY, and when four years of age she accompanied her parents to Warrick county, Ind. They settled in the vicinity of Boonville, in the fall of 1827.
  18. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. William (70-79), F (50-59 [Susannah]; 2 m (10-14) [Calvin, James], m (5-10) [Henry]; f (5-9) [Rachel], f (<5) [Isabel]. Heads in alpha order; no other Williams; page marked Campbell Tshp. [sh 265, img 3/4]
  19. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. William D. Williams (70-79), F (50-59) [Susannah]; m (15-19) [Henry] f (10-14) [Isabel]; [next img] William Williams, pensioner for Rev. or military service, age 85. [sh 49, pp. 95-96, ln 10, img 4-5/11]
  20. [S1307] Bethabra Cemetery Records, online marshaswarrickweb.com, Williams, William, Aug 18, 1846, Pt. Edmonds Co., Jones Va. Regt., Revolutionary War.
  21. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), pp. 617-19, entry for Rachel H. Purdue. "William D [Williams] . . . emigrated to Tennessee, where he was married to a Miss Shelton. They were the parents of twelve children; subsequently, this wife having died, he married in 1816, Mrs. Susanah Hudson, a widow with eight children." Birth dates estimated.
  22. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, Henry ? [sic] Williams, b. KY, son of Wm S Williams and ____ McDonald, 2nd marr.; and Harriett E Bridges Brown, b. and res. Spencer Co. dau. of Silas Bridges and Nancy Woods [sic], 4th marr.; marr. 06 Dec 1888, Spencer Co. by John Stephens. P. 254, record no. 3.
  23. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), pp. 617-19, entry for Rachel H. Purdue: "born January 29, 1826."