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I have traced my Williamson line back to Basil Williamson, born 1790 in Spartenberg, S.C. and married to Mary Skelton, but have been unable to go past that. In my line, Robert Sampson Williamson, Jerry A. Williamson, James Howard Williamson, then myself. There are lots of siblings along the way. Anyone need info or can help me go further back, email me please.

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on 2004-11-12 14:41:52

hwmson , from Seattle, Washington, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2007. is researching the following names: WILLIAMSON, PARKER, HOWSER.

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by AbnCavScout on 2007-01-15 15:27:53

I have done extensive genealogy. I too was stuck at Basil Williamson. I recently did an Internet search and found where the following was posted, but I have not yet confirmed the info. Since I'm in the Mid-East for Operation Iraqi Freedom, it may be a while before I am able to do so.

"I have indications that John Williamson was b. abt 1709 in either Ireland or Scotland, came to America and married Mary Davidson in Carlisle, PA. They had five sons, Walker Williamson (my line), Hugh Williamson (signer of the U.S. Constitution), Robert Williamson, William Williamson, and John Williamson. One of Walker's sons was Basil Williamson who was born about 1788 in Pendleton District, Spartanburg, South Carolina."

Basil married in Georgia and relocated to Alabama, where all of my remaining Williamson forebears were born (including from Robert Sampson Williamson: Henry Franklin Williamson; Frank Pollard Williamson Sr.; Frank Pollard Williamson Jr.; Rodger Malcolm Williamson Sr.; and me - Rodger Malcolm Williamson II.)

by hwmson on 2007-01-17 03:15:28


I too have found the records that you cite above regarding John Williamson. Although it appears that this is a valid connection to Basil's forebears, I believe it is not. Researching Hugh Williamson's well documented life on the internet, I find nothing to indicate that this is our line.

However, I have definitely heard my father mention "Pollard" as a name in his line. That plus the fact that Robert Sampson Williamson is also in my line tells me that we are relatives. I have M. Zula Bynum as the wife of Frank Pollard Williamson, but that's where my tree stops. I'd be most happy to share my tree with you and I would like to have your portion of the tree as well. Let's keep in touch and continue this research.

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