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NAME: Chris Hansen
EMAIL: Cphansen@socal.rr.com
DATE: May 16 2000
QRYTEXT: Researching Jesse Williamson, b 1760 married Mary Windham, she was the daughter of Amos Windham of Darlington County. I would like to know the name of Jesse's father. His mother was named Milly. Jesse and Mary had a son named Amos Williamson, b 1792 in Darlington County, SC.


Researcher

NAME: William R. King
EMAIL: lynn.bill.king@pdq.net
DATE: May 25 2000

My Kings connect with the Williamsons of Darlington thru Sarah & Abigail King who married Williamson brothers Abraham and Robert Williamson, brothers of Colonel Bright Williamson.

Descendants of Thomas Williamson II and Elizabeth Hinds of Darlington District, SC


NAME: Andrina Womack
EMAIL: andrina_womack@hotmail.com
DATE: Jan 7 2002


Will of George L. Williamson


Descendants of Thomas Williamson II and Elizabeth Hinds of Darlington District, SC

Generation No. 1

1. Thomas2 Williamson II (Thomas1) was born Abt. 1745 in Probably Virginia
(Source: "Thomas Williamson Descendants", (1745-1804), Published 1949..), and
died December 16, 1804 in Darlington District, SC (Source: "Thomas Williamson
Descendants", (1745-1804), Published 1949..). He married Elizabeth Hinds
Unknown.

Notes for Thomas Williamson II:

First Census of the United States was in 1790.

Heads of families, South Carolina

First Family to be enumerated in Cheraw District (now Darlington) was:

THOMAS WILLIAMSON, head of household

4 Males over 16

5 Males under 16

3 Females

(8 sons and 2 daughters)

Following Thomas Williamson's death December 16, 1804 in Darlington District, SC
(Pee Dee), the following Court record is found.

Citation recorded in Book C, page 52 of William Zimmerman, Ordinary, Darlington
District

Estate of Thomas Williamson, deceased

Whereas Abraham Williamson and Bright Williamson both made application for
letters of administration.... of Thomas Williamson, late of Pee Dee deceased,
his administrators unto the said estate... Those are therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kindred and creditor... to show cause, if any they
have why the said administration should not be granted.

Given under my hand this 6th day of February, 1805.

Notes for Elizabeth Hinds:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, DARLINGTON DISTRICT. IN THE COURT OF ORDINARY

To the Judge of said court. The petition of Thomas Williamson (one of the sons
of Col. Thomas Williamson) of the State and District aforesaid, showeth that his
mother ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON departed this life in the year 1820, having a small
real estate of approximate value of more than one thousand dollars, consisting
of one third part of the following tracts of land---Mills tract - 150 Acres;
__emple's land - 600 Acres; and Old Plantation - 700 Acres, the whole of which
lands are situated in Darlington District and belonging formerly to Thomas
Williamson, deceased ------that the said Elizabeth died instantly leaving the
following heirs-at-law: Wiley Williamson, Bright Williamson, Robert Williamson,
Abram Williamson, Margaret Bruce and your petitioner, Thomas Williamson; that
since the death of the said Elizabeth, one of her above named heirs, Abram
Williamson has departed this life, leaving heirs-at-law: Thomas Williamson,
Rebecca Gee (wife of Samuel Gee), Elizabeth Stinson !
(wife of ______ Stinson), Margaret Garner (wife of John Garner), Alfred
Williamson and Abram Williamson, residing in the State of Alabama, but before
the death of said Abram Williamson, his part or interest in the above estate of
Elizabeth Williamson, was sold--- and bought by your petitioner and Bright
Williamson, also Margaret Bruce's part and interest has been sold ---- and
purchased by your petitioner. Your petitioner prays_____________.

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Children of Thomas Williamson and Elizabeth Hinds are:

+ 2 i. Abraham3 Williamson, born Abt. 1776 in South Carolina; died Abt. 1830.

+ 3 ii. Bright Williamson I, born 1778 in South Carolina; died 1854.

4 iii. Margaret Williamson, born Unknown in South Carolina; died Unknown. She
married Robert Bruce.

5 iv. Thomas Williamson III, born January 20, 1785 in South Carolina (Source:
"Thomas Williamson Descendants", (1745-1804), Published 1949..); died December
27, 1858 (Source: Kolbs of Society Hill by Abel Kolb.). He married Sarah Lide
Wilds 1811 (Source: Kolbs of Society Hill by Abel Kolb.).

Notes for Thomas Williamson III: Their home on Black Creek was called
"Springhill". He lost an eye in a shooting accident. His widow lived at
Orangedale, near Florence, SC. Ten Children.

+ 6 v. Robert Williamson, born Abt. 1790 in Darlington County, South Carolina;
died May 02, 1847 in Pike County, Alabama.

7 vi. Wiley Williamson, born 1803-1804 in South Carolina (Source: "Thomas
Williamson Descendants", (1745-1804), Published 1949..); died Unknown. He
married Catherine (Unknown) Williamson.

Notes for Wiley Williamson: Appears on 1860 Pike (now Crenshaw) County, AL
Census. Said to have left SC in 1826, first moving to Georgia and later to
Alabama.

 Generation No. 2

2. Abraham3 Williamson (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born Abt. 1776 in South Carolina
(Source: "Thomas Williamson Descendants", (1745-1804), Published 1949..), and
died Abt. 1830 (Source: "Thomas Williamson Descendants", (1745-1804), Published
1949..). He married Sarah King Unknown, daughter of John King and Patience
Speight.

Notes for Abraham Williamson:  Brother of Colonel Bright Williamson, (from
'Darlingtoniana').

The following from: Darlington, SC web page via 5/16/2000 email from

"Another Source Gives this lineage:

William Williamson d 10, 1767 Prince Fredericks Parish.  Heirs - Martha (Patti)
Williamson m. Strickland, James Williamson*, Thomas Williamson m. Elizabeth
Hinds, John Williamson, Rachel Williamson m Cook, William Williamson, Benjamin
Williamson, St. David's Society, d. 9/1793, Mary Williamson.

James Williamson* d. Feb 4, 1796, executors Sarah Williamson, George Cannon,
Abraham Williamson, Bright Williamson. Notation Mary widow Richard Malpas, wf of
William Williamson.  (Mary Bright married Richard Malpas)

James Williamson* children were - Susannah Williamson d. 7/14, 1849 wife to
George Cannon, Darlington, Dicy wife to Abraham Jones, d 1839 Alabama, Benjamin,
James, Jason, Stephen, Needham, Henry Augustus.

Thomas Williamson b. Sep 18, 1748 d. Dec 16, 1804.

Elizabeth Williamson, wife of Thomas Williamson Sr. died intestate in 1820.

Administration Feb. 12, 1821 by Abraham and Thomas Williamson.

Administrators - Abraham Williamson, Thomas Williamson, William Williamson,
Francis Hinds Feb 24, 1821.  Appraisers - James King, Patrick Burk and Thomas
Chambliss Oct 12, 1821.

Noted in Petition of Thomas Williamson for the administration of Elizabeth
Williamson's estate:  Her heirs were Wiley Williamson, Bright Williamson, Robert
Williamson, Abraham Williamson, Margaret Bruce, Thomas Williamson Jr. February
12, 1821 Darlington.

Abraham Williamson noted in Petition of Thomas Williamson for administration of
estate of Elizabeth Williamson that her heir, Abraham Williamson, died after
Elizabeth, and his heirs were: Thomas Williamson, Rebecca Gee wife to Samuel
Gee, Elizabeth Stinson, Margaret Garner wife to John Garner, Alfred Williamson,
Abraham Williamson. Noted that Abraham Sr. died in Alabama... believe this was
Lowndes County.

Notes for Sarah King:  Sept 6, 1999 Message: Sarah King, dau of John King was
the child of his  first wife - Patience Speight as was Nancy and John King. 
Abigail was the dau of Zilpha.  Both Sarah and Abigail md Williamsons.  Jim
King.

Children of Abraham Williamson and Sarah King are:

8 i. Abram4 Williamson, born Unknown.

9 ii. Alfred Williamson, born Unknown.

10 iii. Margaret Williamson, born Unknown.

11 iv. Elizabeth Williamson, born Unknown.

12 v. Rebecca Williamson, born Unknown. She married Gee.

13 vi. Thomas Williamson, born Unknown.

 

3. Bright3 Williamson I (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 1778 in South Carolina
(Source: "Thomas Williamson Descendants", (1745-1804), Published 1949..), and
died 1854 (Source: "Thomas Williamson Descendants", (1745-1804), Published
1949..). He married Jane Rogers.

Notes for Bright Williamson I: Bright Williamson wife Jane Rogers.

Thomas Williamson, b. Jan 20, 1785  d. Dec, 27, 1857 wife Sarah Lide Wilds b.
Aug. 7, 1793, daughter of Samuel Wilds and Nancy Lide.

Children were:

Samuel Thomas Wilds Williamson, George Lawrence Williamson, Ann Elizabeth
Williamson, Sarah Wilds Williamson, Caroline Matilda Williamson, Joseph Wilds
Williamson, Dr. Horace Williamson, Mary Williamson, Robert Lide Williamson.

Children of Bright Williamson and Jane Rogers are:

14 i. Benjamin Franklin4 Williamson, born Unknown.

15 ii. Thomas Charles Williamson, born Unknown.

16 iii. Lowndes W. Williamson, born Unknown.

17 iv. Lucius Williamson, born Unknown.

 

6. Robert3 Williamson (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born Abt. 1790 in Darlington
County, South Carolina, and died May 02, 1847 in Pike County, Alabama (Source:
"Thomas Williamson Descendants", (1745-1804), Published 1949..). He married
Abigail King 1811 in South Carolina, daughter of John King and Zilpha Stanley.

Notes for Robert Williamson:  Brother of Colonel Bright Williamson, (from
Rudisill's 'Darlingtoniana'). Archives records in Washington, DC, show that on
Sept. 23, 1814, Robert Williamson joined the South Carolina Militia commanded by
Capt. J.K. McIvers. His period of service was for about four months. According
to family tradition, Jno. T. Williamson, oldest son of Robert, later joined the
US Army and participated in the Mexican War of 1845 (as told to H.H. Williamson
by his grandfather, W.E. Williamson.).

WILLIAMSONS OF ALABAMA

Robert Williamson and his family established their new home in Alabama about
1826 (Pike County). At the time they settled in Alabama, white settlers were
still having some trouble with Indians. All Indians of that area were re-located
on reservations in the Oklahoma an Indian territories prior to 1850.

Beginning as early as the 1850's, several members of both the Abraham and Robert
Williamson families began moving west to new locations. Some of the descendents
of Abraham Williamson were early settlers in Arkansas and many are to be found
now throughout the state.

According to family tradition and meager records, all adult members of the
family and kin served in the Confederate Army during the War Between the States.
Many of those living in Pike County, AL were members of Co. 'E', 56th Regiment,
Alabama Cavalry. The Alabama Archives records show that W.E. Williamson and
several of his in-laws joined when the company was organized, early in 1861, and
were present at the time of the surrender of Joseph E. Johnson in 1865. Members
of this company took part in the major engagementsin the western areas,
including the Battles of Lookout Mountain and Vicksburg, as well as the siege of
Atlanta near the close of the War.

WILLIAMSONS OF TEXAS

Immediately following the War Between the States, members of the Robert
Williamson Branch of the family began moving to Texas. The first were the W.B.
Stringer and John Stinson families. They first located at Jefferson, TX, later
in Cass County (now Franklin County). Descendants of the Stringer and Stinson
families are numerous and are to be found throughout Texas.

Others of the Alabama Williamsons moved to Texas in the period from 1870 to
1872. The John T. Williamson family and James (son of George) moved to Texas
about 1870. William E. left Alabama in December 1871 and arrived in Texas in
early January 1872. Within a few years after their arrival, all of the above
were located in the Bedias area of northern Grimes County, where all of the
children of John & William E. & James grew to maturity and married. Descendents
of these families are now scattered throughout Texas and other states.

The sons of Jno. T. Williamson later moved to new locations within the state,
Robert to Marlin, John Jr. to Coolidge and William (Bill) to Waco. James and the
sons and daughters of William E. lived and died in the Bedias area.

In the 1890's, Daniel Shaw Jacksons and family (Mrs. Jackson was a daughter of
Sarah Williamson Curtis) moved from Crenshaw County, AL to the Crystal City area
of Southwestern Texas. Descendants of the Jackson families are to be found
throughout Texas.

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NOTE: All family info found in the files of the children of Robert & Abigail
King Williamson comes from the 1949 publication: "The Name & Family of
Williamson and Descendants of Thomas Williamson (1745-1804) of South Carolina",
by H. H. Williamson (Washington, DC & Bryan, TX) and W. N. Williamson (Lubbock,
TX). Both of the authors were descendants of Robert & Abigail King Williamson.
This book was reviewed and copies of pertinent data was made by Bill King while
at Clayton Genealogical Library in Houston on May 17, 2000.

Notes for Abigail King:

The 1850 Pike County, Alabama Census indicates that the family of Abigail (King)
Williamson (then a wodow) living at the original home place at the time,
consisted of herself; her married son, George and wife, Margaret, infant
daughter Victoria; her son William E., and her daughters Sarah and Susan. The
sons and sons-in-law of Robert & Abigail were landowners and were farmers. Most,
if not all, owned some number of slaves.

NOTE: Hoyle A. Simes of Dallas descends from the family of Abigail King and
Robert Williamson. Abigail's older half-brother, John King, is the ancestor of
Bill King of Houston. Hoyle and Bill were on the same college football
officiating crew for a number of years in Dallas. Later, both Hoyle and Bill
became NFL 'Play Clock' operators for many years; Bill for the Houston
Oilers.... Hoyle for the Dallas Cowboys.

Children of Robert Williamson and Abigail King are:

18 i. Martha4 Williamson, born 1813 in South Carolina. She married John Stinson.

Notes for Martha Williamson: Moved to Jefferson, Texas and later to Franklin
County, Texas about 1865. Wife of John Stinson. Children: John, Louisa, Robert,
Sarah, Jason, Augusta, James, Wilson, Micajah, Jordan, Emaline, Susan, and
Margaret. Eight sons, five daughters.

19 ii. Mary Williamson, born 1814 in South Carolina. She married Abraham (Abel)
Kolb.

Notes for Mary Williamson: Wife of Abraham Kolb. Moved to Union Parish,
Louisiana about 1860. Known Children: Martha, James, Maud, & John D.

20 iii. Margaret Ann Williamson, born 1817 in South Carolina. She married W. B.
Stringer.

Notes for Margaret Ann Williamson: Married W. B. Stringer. Moved to Jefferson,
Texas and later to Franklin County, Texas about 1865.  Children born prior to
1850 were: James, Mary, John & Joseph.

21 iv. John T. Williamson, born 1818 in South Carolina. He married Mary Dyer.

Notes for John T. Williamson: Moved to Texas about 1870.  Children: Joanna (m.
James Williamson), Laura (m. Henry Capps), Robert (m. Mary Barnes), William (m.
Rose Dehay, John (m. Virgie Dehay), Annie (m. Mr. Murray).

22 v. Joseph (Joe) Williamson, born 1825 in South Carolina; died Unknown in
Monroe, Ouachita County, LA. He married Francis (Unknown).

Notes for Joseph (Joe) Williamson: Moved to Union Parish, Louisiana about 1860.
Known children were: Susan, John P., Julia, Alice, Thomas D., Mary A., and
George F.

+ 23 vi. George Williamson, born July 26, 1826 in South Carolina; died October
15, 1864.

24 vii. Matilda Adeline Williamson, born 1828 in South Carolina (Source: James O
King Information, June 1999.); died in Monroe, Ouachita County, LA. She married
Daniel Shaw.

Notes for Matilda Adeline Williamson: Married Daniel Shaw. Moved to Union
Parish, Louisiana about 1860. Known Children: Lownds A., James M., Martha A.,
Sarah H., Mary E., and Daniel Eli. Census records indicate that the last two
children were of Daniel Shaw by a second marriage.

25 viii. Sarah Williamson, born March 11, 1830 in Alabama (Source: James O King
Information, June 1999.); died January 10, 1896 in Crenshaw County, Alabama
(Source: James O King Information, June 1999.). She married Henry D. Curtis.

Notes for Sarah Williamson: Married Henry D. Curtis. Remained in Alabama.
Children born prior to 1870 were: Elizabeth, Josephine, Louisa, John, Postary,
Abigail, Matilda, and Sarah.

26 ix. William Elihu Williamson, born April 01, 1833 in Pike County, Alabama
(Source: "Thomas Williamson Descendants", (1745-1804), Published 1949..); died
July 13, 1911 in Bedias, Grimes County, TX (Source: "Thomas Williamson
Descendants", (1745-1804), Published 1949..). He married Mary Elizabeth Horn.

Notes for William Elihu Williamson: Married Mary Elizabeth Horn. Moved to Texas
about 1871. Children: Franklin Pierce (m. Jennie Midkiff), Mary (m. W.F.
Harrison), Henry T. (m. Mattie Callender), Nancy (m. Joe W. Barnes), William W.
(m. Eva Johnson), Alice (m. H.A. McAdams), Louvenia (m. Richard Callender).

27 x. Emily Williamson, born 1835 in Alabama (Source: James O King Information,
June 1999.). She married (1) Cowart. She married (2) Bronson.

Notes for Emily Williamson: Married first Mr. Cowart, and second Mr. Bronson.
Remained in Alabama. Known children born prior to 1860 were: Cyrus A. and Mary
J.

28 xi. Susan Williamson, born September 28, 1837 in Alabama (Source: James O
King Information, June 1999.); died 1897 in Pike County, Alabama (Source: James
O King Information, June 1999.). She married Oliver W. Horn.

Notes for Susan Williamson: Married Oliver W. Horn. Remained in Alabama.
Children: Richard E. (m. Laura K. Mount), Mary (m. J.S. Dickey, 2nd m. J. Ross
Wright), Joseph R. (m. Carrie F. Mounty), Emma A. (died at age 12), S. Matilda
(m. Wm. T. Hamilton).

 

Generation No. 3

23. George4 Williamson (Robert3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born July 26, 1826 in
South Carolina (Source: James O King Information, June 1999.), and died October
15, 1864 (Source: James O King Information, June 1999.). He married Margaret
Franklin.

Notes for George Williamson: Remained in Alabama. Children: Victoria (m.
Stuart), James (m. Joanna Williamson; second wife-Georgia Smith), Anne
(unmarried), George W. (m. Zora Larkin).

Children of George Williamson and Margaret Franklin are:

29 i. Victoria5 Williamson, born Unknown.

30 ii. Anne Williamson, born Unknown.

31 iii. George W. Williamson, born Unknown; died in Hartford, Alabama.

32 iv. James Monroe Williamson, born February 09, 1853 in Crenshaw County,
Alabama (Source: James O King Information, June 1999.); died July 22, 1940 in
Texas (Source: James O King Information, June 1999.). He married (1) Joanna
Williamson. He married (2) Georgia Ann Smith.
NAME: William R. King
EMAIL: lynn.bill.king@pdq.net
DATE: May 25 2000