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.Joshua Williams (3).

Joshua Williams was the son of Richard and Sarah Williams.

1. JOSHUA3 WILLIAMS (RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1715 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1761 in Halifax County, NC. He married SARAH. She died Aft. 1761.

Notes for JOSHUA WILLIAMS:

See the note under Joshua's sister Mary Williams that gives her birth date as 1715.

Will of Joshua Williams:

ca 1761: pp. 28-9, I Joshua Williams...give to my Eldest son Thomas Williams Five negroes that is to say Abraham, Isaac, Jenney, Betty & Judith with their increase...also...my Distill, one horse called Derick, a sorel mare colt, one bed & furniture also three sows & twelve shoats also 200 acres also one gun.

To my daughter Temperance two negroes named Peter & Nanny, one mare called Jenney and a woman saddle, eight head of cattle, one bed & furniture, one trunk.

To my daughter Sarah, two negroes named Cezar & Amey, one horse called Prince & four pounds five shillings to buy her a saddle, eight head of cattle, a black walnut chest.

To my son Elisha Williams the plantation where I now live with all the land...four negroes named Nan, Jacob, James & tom, one mare & colt, a young horse named Parrot, one bed and furniture, one horse called Blase.

To my daughter Martha one negro called Hager.

To my loving wife one negro named London during her life of widowhood, also one bed and furniture, seven cows & calves and a three year old stear, one gray mare called Jenney & a horse called Diment, two dishes, four plates, two basons and one desk.

To Celea Dickens one negro called Cezar which she is to be possest of when she arrives to the age of twenty one years...but she dieing before she comes of age the negro to fall to my son Elisha Williams...the negro to be hired out and the money converted to the said girl... Joshua Williams. Proved October 1761 court, Sarah Williams widow. Halifax County Will Book Volume 1, 1758-1774.

Notice the name of the slave Martha inherited: Hager. In 1768 Martha wife of John Joyner receives a slave named Hagar. At that time in NC, Martha’s property would have transferred to her husband, and it looks like here he is making sure she gets to keep her father’s bequest.

(8). 1753. Abstracts of Wills of Edgecombe County, page 230, has a record of the will of Joseph Moore, February 15, 1753. February Court 1757. Wife and Executor Ann, Sons and Executors: Joseph, plantation in Edgecombe County on Little Swamp, also plantation in Bertie County on Rockquies Swamp where William Bryant formerly lived; James, 100 Acres land bought of William McGee on South Side of Conetoe Pocosin; Hodges, 100 Acres Land on North Side of Conohoe Swamp; Jesse, Plantation on Mill Branch and Montgomery's line wheron I live; Ezekiel and Jesse to have my water mill. Son-in-law: (unnamed), tract of land on Conetoe Swamp; Daughters: Ann MaGee, Martha Hinton, Celia Moore. All children get negroes. Melia Moore. Witnesses are Elizabeth Williams, Mary Whitmell, and William Williams.

10). 1775. Abstracts of Edgecombe County Wills, Page 230. There is a will for Joseph Moore, who is apparently the son of the earlier Joseph Moore listed in Bertie County. October 6, 1775. January Court 1776. Wife Ann, lend plantation where I live and that which joins it purchased of James Dunlop and 3 negroes; remaining negroes to be hired out for benefit of wife, etc. Bequeath 500 Pounds for her pocket money. Each trustee or Executor to be paid 100 Pounds Proc. money. 200 Pounds to the poor. Zekel Moore, tract whereon he lives, 1 negro and 100 Pounds. Joseph Moore, son of James Moore, 100 Pounds. Henry Irwin, son of Henry Irwin of Tarboro, 100 Pounds. Polly Toole, 50 Pounds. Henry Irwin Toole, Executor, to use remainder of income to relieve and support any poor of the Church of England, not being dissenters for 10 years. Executors are William Williams of Martin County, Henry Irwin, Henry Irwin Toole, James Moore. Witnesses are Geraldu Toole, Mary Toole, and Jiney Toole. Don't know if this connects at all or not.

Children of JOSHUA WILLIAMS and SARAH are:

i. THOMAS4 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1740.

Notes for THOMAS WILLIAMS:

Birth date based on age of Elisha, his youngest brother.

ii. TEMPERANCE WILLIAMS, d. 1783, Halifax Cocounty, NC.

iii. MARTHA WILLIAMS, d. Abt. 1783, Halifax Cocounty, NC; m. JOHN JOYNER.

Notes for MARTHA WILLIAMS:

Will of Joshua Williams:

ca 1761: pp. 28-9, I Joshua Williams...give to my Eldest son Thomas Williams Five negroes that is to say Abraham, Isaac, Jenney, Betty & Judith with their increase...also...my Distill, one horse called Derick, a sorel mare colt, one bed & furniture also three sows & twelve shoats also 200 acres also one gun.

To my daughter Temperance two negroes named Peter & Nanny, one mare called Jenney and a woman saddle, eight head of cattle, one bed & furniture, one trunk.

To my daughter Sarah, two negroes named Cezar & Amey, one horse called Prince & four pounds five shillings to buy her a saddle, eight head of cattle, a black walnut chest.

To my son Elisha Williams the plantation where I now live with all the land...four negroes named Nan, Jacob, James & tom, one mare & colt, a young horse named Parrot, one bed and furniture, one horse called Blase.

To my daughter Martha one negro called Hager.

To my loving wife one negro named London during her life of widowhood, also one bed and furniture, seven cows & calves and a three year old stear, one gray mare called Jenney & a horse called Diment, two dishes, four plates, two basons and one desk.

To Celea Dickens one negro called Cezar which she is to be possest of when she arrives to the age of twenty one years...but she dieing before she comes of age the negro to fall to my son Elisha Williams...the negro to be hired out and the money converted to the said girl... Joshua Williams. Proved October 1761 court, Sarah Williams widow. Halifax County Will Book Volume 1, 1758-1774.

Notice the name of the slave Martha inherited: Hager. In 1768 Martha wife of John Joyner receives a slave named Hagar. At that time in NC, Martha’s property would have transferred to her husband, and it

looks like here he is making sure she gets to keep her father’s bequest.

iv. ELISHA WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1749, Halifax Or Bertie Co. NC; d. 17 Aug 1811, Davidson Co, Nashville, TN; m. SARAH JOSEY, 24 Mar 1775, Windsor, Bertie County, NC; b. Abt. 1758, Northampton County, NC; d. Abt. 1853, Davidson Co TN.

A deposition, dated Dec. 1 1810 signed by William Williams of Davidson Co., TN, a son of Elisha and thus brother to Elizabeth whom married Joseph John Williams and secondly married Lemuel Alston:

William Williams says he is acquainted with the signature of William Henderson because he was his mother's brother. This William Henderson later died in Georgia and had a son named James Henderson who lived in Wilkes County, GA. This deposition also indicates William Williams was raised in Franklin co. NC. The later part of the deposition states that William Williams indicates that he had no interest in the recovery of a debt, my father has always told me it was for sister since J.J. Williams' death. This obviously refers to his sister Elizabeth who was apparently widowed from Joseph John Williams by this time of 1810.