David Williams1,2

#1031, (circa 1734 - 1800)
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges

Family

Sarah Denton b. s 1738, d. 1831
Child 1. William D Williams+9 (1760 - 1846)
Had 10 sons and 1 dau.3 
Birth*circa 1734He was born circa 1734 at WalesG.4 
Marriage*circa 1755He married Sarah Denton, daughter of Robert Denton and Jane Moon, circa 1755 at VirginiaG.5,6 
between 1755 and 1774Ten sons and one daughter between 1755 and 1774.5 
16 October 1777In Robert Denton's will dated 16 October 1777 at Hardy (then Hampshire) Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)G, David Williams was named as an heir, 5s as an acknowlegement; wife Jane; sons Jacob, Robert, Thomas; sons-in-law Joel Robinson, John Crow, David Williams.7 
Probate18 April 1789He was listed as a beneficiary in Jane Moon's probate distribution on 18 April 1789 at Hardy Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)G; distribution.8 
Death*1800He died in 1800 at North CarolinaG.2 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S827] Waughtel & Wilcox Genealogy & Family History, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, citing Will of Jane Denton (26 Nov 1782) naming sons Jacob, Thomas, John; daus. Margaret Robinson, Sarah Williams, Elizabeth Crow; and Will Book no. 1, p.31, distribution, 18 Apr 1789; To David Williams, Joel Robinson, John Crow, Thomas Denton, Jacob Denton (John not mentioned); also digging the grave, to the sheriff for taxes, paying the appraisers, to the Executor "for his troubles", tax on the executorship.
  2. [S232] Wintz-Muller, Bitter-Relleke, Miller-Stanton, Davenport-Wathen, Sharon Miller Sheridan (SSheridan5638), owner, online Ancestry.com.
  3. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County Indiana from the earliest times to the present (Madison, WI: Brant and Fuller, 1889), p. 618.
  4. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF).
  5. [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."
  6. [S827] Waughtel & Wilcox, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, citing Will of Jane Denton (26 Nov 1782) naming dau. Sarah Williams (among others); and Will Book no. 1, p.31, distribution, 18 Apr 1789 to David Williams "on Acct of part of his Legacy" £2 10s [David being either the wid. of Sarah (Denton) Williams, or a grandson].
  7. [S827] Waughtel & Wilcox, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, County of Hampshire Colony of Virginia October 16, 1777 Will of Robert Denton:
    Be it remembered that on the sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven 1777, I, Robert Denton of Hampshire County in the colony of Virginia yeoman being very sick and weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like decent manner at the discretion of Executors and for any such worldly estate where with it that pleased God to Bless me with in this life I give and devise and depose of the same in the following manner and form.
    IMPRIMIS it is my will and I do order that in the first place all my last debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto Jane Denton my dearly beloved wife the use and benifit of the Plantation which I now lives on during her natural life as she continues my widow and after her death or marage to goe to my soninlaw Joel Robinson unto him his Heirs and assigns forever. The said Joel Robinson to pay unto my son Jacob Denton oldest son Robert Denton the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds good and lawfull money of Virginia to be paid at my beloved wife's decease if the said Robert should become of age of twenty one years - but not to be paid till he comes to that age.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife one full third part of my moveable estate to her own proper use for ever.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my oldest son Jacob Denton a certain track of land containing eighty acres that lies joining his own plantation to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
    ITEM I give and beueath unto my second son John Denton one negro boy two year old next May the boys name is Gilburd to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my third son Thomas Denton the sum of five shilings as an acknowledgement.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my soninlaw John Crow the sum of five shilings as an acknowledgement.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my soninlaw David Williams the sum of five shilings as an acknowledgement.
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my son Jacob Denton and John Denton and my soninlaw Joel Robinson all the remaining part of my moveable estate to be equally divided amongst them and their heirs but to be continued on the place and not divided till after my beloved wife's decease.
    ITEM I do hereby constitute make and ordain my liveing sons Jacob Dentain and Joel Robinson my only and sole executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby verily disallow revoke and disanull all and every other former testament wills legacies and executors by me in any Ways before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
    Signed Sealed Published Robert RD Denton (Seal)
    Pronounced and Declared by the said Robert Denton as his last will and testament in the presents of us the subscribers

    (but not to be paid till he comes to that age was onterlined be sealing and delivery)

    Stephen Ruddell
    John McNeer
    George Claypool.
  8. [S827] Waughtel & Wilcox, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, citing Will Book no. 1, p.31, "At a Court held for Hardy County the 18th day of April 1789. This Account Current of the Estate of Jane Denton Deceased was rended into court and the same being examined and Approved as Ordered to be Recorded By the Court."
    To David Williams, Joel Robinson, John Crow, Thomas Denton, Jacob Denton (John not mentioned); also digging the grave, to the sheriff for taxes, paying the appraisers, to the Executor "for his troubles", tax on the executorship.
  9. [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."