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Roger Sr1. was apparently married, but the name of his wife is not known. It is also not known whether he had children other than Roger Jr. Future research may prove he is also the father of Thomas and Matthias. Charles is placed in this family on very circumstantial evidence. In 1825, Cassie Ann Williams, dau of Charles Williams, with Charles D. Williams as bondsman, m. John Ritchie. Among the Williams clan, the name Cassie Ann has only been found in association with Roger's family, most likely because Roger Jr. m. Cassie Ann Blair. Charles below left a son Charles named in his will, which was probated in 1805. That son would have been b. c1776. He, in turn, would have been the right age to have children marrying in 1825. Charles D. Williams may have the middle name "Dix", the maiden name of Charles's second wife, Sarah.

Children:

?Charles, b. c1740’s; m. (1) Ann Wilson, 3 Mar. 1770 (2) Sarah Dix, 21 Apr. 1783, both Pittsylvania Co., VA with Peter Wilson as surety. Charles d. bef Oct. 1805, when his will was probated in Pittsylvania Co.

Roger, b. 1749 in Cumberland County, according to his Rev. War pension application, which was rejected. Roger m. Cassie Ann Blair on 22 Feb. 1775, Amherst Co., VA. He d. 21 July 1835, probably in Bedford Co., VA, with Cassie Ann surviving him.

Thomas1 left only slightly more in the way of written records. He was b. 26 Sept 1712 in Wales, according to a family Bible in the possession of Ruby Rucker in Tennessee. He apparently m. Susannah Anderson, daughter of Thomas Anderson of Albemarle, based on Anderson’s will. Susannah appears to have predeceased her husband. Thomas had financial problems and made many appearances in the Cumberland County Court in the 1760’s, being repeatedly hauled in for debt. A Charles Williams and John Gannaway gave bond for Thomas when he lost one of the lawsuits. Charles may have been a son of Thomas and may be the same Charles of Pittsylvania County from the 1770’s onward. Samuel Williams of Cumberland Co. may also be a son of Thomas and Susannah, as he paid Thomas’ tax in 1786 and named his first son "Anderson", possibly after his maternal grandfather, Thomas Anderson. There is a Thomas Williams who m. Mary Krantz, dau of Michael Krantz, in Campbell Co. on 2 Jan 1790. In 1796, Michael Krantz metnioned his "disobedient daughter Mary" in his will. This Thomas is not Roger's son, nor the son of some other known Williamses in the family. Thomas, father of Samuel, was alive at least until 1786, when Samuel paid his tax. Perhaps Thomas m. again in his old age to a young woman against her father's wishes?

Child:

Samuel, b. 18 Sept 1744, prob. VA; m. (1) Susannah Ligon, dau of William Ligon, 22 Dec. 1766, Amelia Co., VA (2) Mary Wright, dau of George Wright, before 1794; d. c1823 when his will was probated in Cumberland Co.

Matthias1 left a will probated in Cumberland County on 23 Oct. 1780. He named wife Jean/Jane and many children, apparently listed in birth order. Nothing further is known about daus Sarah or Elizabeth.

Children:

Sarah, d. after 1788

Elizabeth, d. after 1788.

Matthias, b. 14 Nov. 1755, Cumberland Co.; apparently m. Sarah Butler, dau of Aaron Butler, c1776. On 22 Sept 1776, Matthias sold a tract of land with Aaron Butler in Cumberland Co. Aaron’s will was dated 13 Oct 1776 and probated 24 Mar 1777, with Matthias Williams as a witness and daughter, Sarah Williams, named as an heir; d. after 1840, probably in Morgan Co., TN. Rev. War pensioner.

Thomas, b. c1759; d. c1783; m. Esther Morrow, 6 Aug. 1780, Prince Edward Co., VA with Roger Williams, surety. Thomas’ will was probated in Cumberland Co, with brother John as executor. Wife Esther was named, but no children.

Keziah, b. c1760; m. Henry DeShazer, 25 Dec. 1788, Cumberland Co. Henry was a Rev. War pensioner.

John, b. 30 June 1761, Cumberland Co.; apparently married and had a family; d. after 1855, probably in Anderson Co., TN. Rev. War pensioner.

Susannah, prob b. c1763 (b. 1760-1770 in 1830 census); d. bef 22 Jan 1838, Cumberland Co., VA. This Susannah appears to be the same as in the 1820 and 1830 census records of Cumberland Co. Ewing Morrow was curator of her estate. He appears in the land deed index as an attorney. He was also overseer of the poor at the time Susannah died. Susannah's estate was credited with $57 for the care of Betty Sammons, who is most likely the second elderly female enumerated in Susannah's household. Her estate was worth $149; debts totaled $139 with $10 to the curator, leaving no balance to be disbursed. No heirs were named in the court papers.

William, b. c1765; m. Judith Saunders bef 12 Nov. 1788, Cumberland Co., VA; d. betw 1830-40, probably Marion Co., TN.

was apparently married, but the name of his wife is not known. It is also not known whether he had children other than Roger Jr. Future research may prove he is also the father of Thomas and Matthias. Charles is placed in this family on very circumstantial evidence. In 1825, Cassie Ann Williams, dau of Charles Williams, with Charles D. Williams as bondsman, m. John Ritchie. Among the Williams clan, the name Cassie Ann has only been found in association with Roger's family, most likely because Roger Jr. m. Cassie Ann Blair. Charles below left a son Charles named in his will, which was probated in 1805. That son would have been b. c1776. He, in turn, would have been the right age to have children marrying in 1825. Charles D. Williams may have the middle name "Dix", the maiden name of Charles's second wife, Sarah.

Children:

?Charles, b. c1740’s; m. (1) Ann Wilson, 3 Mar. 1770 (2) Sarah Dix, 21 Apr. 1783, both Pittsylvania Co., VA with Peter Wilson as surety. Charles d. bef Oct. 1805, when his will was probated in Pittsylvania Co.

Roger, b. 1749 in Cumberland County, according to his Rev. War pension application, which was rejected. Roger m. Cassie Ann Blair on 22 Feb. 1775, Amherst Co., VA. He d. 21 July 1835, probably in Bedford Co., VA, with Cassie Ann surviving him.

Thomas1 left only slightly more in the way of written records. He was b. 26 Sept 1712 in Wales, according to a family Bible in the possession of Ruby Rucker in Tennessee. He apparently m. Susannah Anderson, daughter of Thomas Anderson of Albemarle, based on Anderson’s will. Susannah appears to have predeceased her husband. Thomas had financial problems and made many appearances in the Cumberland County Court in the 1760’s, being repeatedly hauled in for debt. A Charles Williams and John Gannaway gave bond for Thomas when he lost one of the lawsuits. Charles may have been a son of Thomas and may be the same Charles of Pittasylvania County from the 1770’s onward. Samuel Williams of Cumberland Co. may also be a son of Thomas and Susannah, as he paid Thomas’ tax in 1786 and named his first son "Anderson", possibly after his maternal grandfather, Thomas Anderson. There is a Thomas Williams who m. Mary Krantz, dau of Michael Krantz, in Campbell Co. on 2 Jan 1790. In 1796, Michael Krantz mentioned his "disobedient daughter Mary" in his will. This Thomas is not Roger's son, nor the son of some other known Williamses in the family. Thomas, father of Samuel, was alive at least until 1786, when Samuel paid his tax. Perhaps Thomas m. again in his old age to a young woman against her father's wishes?

Child:

Samuel, b. 18 Sept 1744, prob. VA; m. (1) Susannah Ligon, dau of William Ligon, 22 Dec. 1766, Amelia Co., VA (2) Mary Wright, dau of George Wright, before 1794; d. c1823 when his will was probated in Cumberland Co.

Matthias1 left a will probated in Cumberland County on 23 Oct. 1780. He named wife Jean/Jane and many children, apparently listed in birth order. Nothing further is known about daus Sarah or Elizabeth.

Children:

Sarah, d. after 1788

Elizabeth, d. after 1788.

Matthias, b. 14 Nov. 1755, Cumberland Co.; apparently m. Sarah Butler, dau of Aaron Butler, c1776. On 22 Sept 1776, Matthias sold a tract of land with Aaron Butler in Cumberland Co. Aaron’s will was dated 13 Oct 1776 and probated 24 Mar 1777, with Matthias Williams as a witness and daughter, Sarah Williams, named as an heir; d. after 1840, probably in Morgan Co., TN. Rev. War pensioner.

Thomas, b. c1759; d. c1783; m. Esther Morrow, 6 Aug. 1780, Prince Edward Co., VA with Roger Williams, surety. Thomas’ will was probated in Cumberland Co, with brother John as executor. Wife Esther was named, but no children.

Keziah, b. c1760; m. Henry DeShazer, 25 Dec. 1788, Cumberland Co. Henry was a Rev. War pensioner.

John, b. 30 June 1761, Cumberland Co.; apparently married and had a family; d. after 1855, probably in Anderson Co., TN. Rev. War pensioner.

Susannah, prob b. c1763 (b. 1760-1770 in 1830 census); d. bef 22 Jan 1838, Cumberland Co., VA. This Susannah appears to be the same as in the 1820 and 1830 census records of Cumberland Co. Ewing Morrow was curator of her estate. He appears in the land deed index as an attorney. He was also overseer of the poor at the time Susannah died. Susannah's estate was credited with $57 for the care of Betty Sammons, who is most likely the second elderly female enumerated in Susannah's household. Her estate was worth $149; debts totaled $139 with $10 to the curator, leaving no balance to be disbursed. No heirs were named in the court papers.

William, b. c1765; m. Judith Saunders bef 12 Nov. 1788, Cumberland Co., VA; d. betw 1830-40, probably Marion Co., TN.

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