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Resuming My Search for the Connections in the Williams Family

Query by AniWmsBlair

I had to take a short break from my search, because my trail took a sudden left turn. My last findings threw everything I thought I knew into a tailspin. So I do not know if my John M. Williams is likely to be a direct descendant of Philip Williams and Ann Vest. I think he is a descendant of Keziah Elizabeth Brooks, possibly. There are many children involved and lots of Williamses. His father Edgar P Williams was born in Virginia about 1810. I would love to find more info about the Williams family of Virginia and where this Edgar P came from. Does anyone have info about Keziah Eliabeth Brooks's children? There are more in this family than Philip. For your convenience, I will let you know what I have seen: the 1880 census, as well as the one from 1860. There is also a death certificate for a daughter, married name McClain. Other than these, I have nothing on any of the half a dozen kids or them. No birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, or anything else to give clues or additional info.

Thanks!

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on 2015-08-07 22:59:23

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by AniWmsBlair on 2015-08-10 01:06:37

John M Williams was born about 1846. He was born in York, SC. He was the son Edgar P and Elizabeth Carr/Kerr. His father was born in Virginia. I am pretty sure this is the right one, as half of my family is named Edgar, Kerr and other variations of the names involved. There was a John M Williams among the descendants of Philip and Ann Vest Williams. But I think my John M is a less direct descendant of Keziah Elizabeth Brooks. I believe that John M was wed to Mary J. Last name unknown. They lived in SC. Their son Wm Kerr Williams was wed to Emma Conner and they are buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Gaston County, SC.
Thanks for any help.

by familydetective on 2015-08-10 05:08:40

Is this the couple you are trying to work bab from only you do not get dates of birth:

William K Williams

Birth: Mar. 26, 1870 South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1952 Gastonia Gaston County North Carolina, USA

Family links:
Spouse:
Emma Conner Williams (1885 - 1927)*

Children:
John Edgar Williams (1905 - 1996)*
Walter A Williams (1908 - 1990)*
Clarence J. Williams (1912 - 1975)*
Eugene Williams (1920 - 1928)*

Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Gastonia
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
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Emma Conner Williams

Birth: Jul. 5, 1885 Chester County South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1927 Gaston County North Carolina, USA

Father's Name: Wm Conner
Mother's name: Mattie Revells

Marital Status: Married

Family links:
Spouse:
William K Williams (1870 - 1952)

Children:
John Edgar Williams (1905 - 1996)*
Walter A Williams (1908 - 1990)*
Clarence J. Williams (1912 - 1975)*
Eugene Williams (1920 - 1928)*

Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Gastonia
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA

by familydetective on 2015-08-10 05:14:22

Do you have proof that this is the correct family ie birth marriage or death cert that shows parents names ?

Name: Wm. K. Williams
Age: 7
Birth Year: abt 1873
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1880: York, York, South Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son (Child)
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: John M. Williams
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's name: Mary J. Williams
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina

John M. Williams 34
Mary J. Williams 35
Wm. K. Williams 7
Bessie L. Williams 4
John M. Williams 34
Mary J. Williams 35
Wm. K. Williams 7
Bessie L. Williams 4

by AniWmsBlair on 2015-08-10 09:43:00

Like I said, I have all that info. I am the one who posted much of that info to findagrave. I am interested in going backwards. It is ironclad through John M Williams, although there is a possibility that I have his father wrong. I am pretty sure that is not the case. My Dad is S. Edgar Williams. My brother was his Jr. My Grandad was John Edgar Williams and I know for a fact HIS dad was William Kerr Williams. I found definitive proof that John M. was Wm K's dad. After that, it is conjecture. I am trying to go farther back.

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