Brunswick County, North Carolina
Contributed by Kitty B Hoffman
Nathan Williamson vs. Nathan Williams:
Marriage Bond for Nathan Williams and
Margaret Jane Scull
Williamson vs. Williams Discrepancy:
The transcription of the marriage bond for Nathan WILLIAMS and Margaret Jane SCULL (see below) is offered to dispel any further discrepancy over the issue of whether it was a Nathan WILLIAMS or a Nathan WILLIAMSON that married Margaret Jane SCULL. The original copy of the marriage bond shows the name WILLIAMSON in the body of the document, but the signature is clearly WILLIAMS. Further confirmation of WILLIAMS vs. WILLIAMSON comes from a marriage notice printed in the Raleigh Register. Marriage Notice: Abstracts of Vital Records for the Raleigh, NC newspapers 1799-1829: Married on 24 of November 1809 at the residence of JOHN G. SCULL, Mr. N. WILLIAMS merchant of Wilmington to MISS JANE SCULL (research of Gene Peterson, 2008). This should clear up the Williamson vs. Williams discrepancy. It was a copy error.
Note: Margaret Jane SCULL was the daughter of John Gambier SCULL and Mary COLVIN. Margaret’s sister, Mary Catherine SCULL, md. John Mills VERNON.
Note: William M. VERNON (1756 -1789) was md. to Eleanor SCULL (1757 -1802). Eleanor SCULL was a sister to John Gambier SCULL. Their daughter, Anne VERNON was married to Elkannah ALLEN.
Note: Benjamin MILLS was married 17 Oct. 1775 in NC to Jane COLVIN sister to John Gambier SCULL’S wife, Mary COLVIN. (Reference: Charlene Boyd, Rootsweb, WorldConnect Project, John Colvin and Anne DeRossett)
State of NC
Know all men by these Presents, that we Nathan WILLIAMSON and Elias SMITH are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency David STONE Esquire, Governor, Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over the State aforesaid, in the just and full sum of five hundred pounds current money of said State, to be to his Excellency aforesaid, his successors in office, or assigns; to the which payment well and truly to be made and done, we do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this thirty first day of October A.D. 1809.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above bounden Nathan WILLIAMSON hath applied for a license, for a marriage to be celebrated between him and Margaret J. SCULL of the County aforesaid; now in case it shall not appear hereafter, that there is any lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Jno Gause, Clk
State vs. Nathan Williams: Misbehavior
A True Acct: Elias Smith
State of North Carolina
The jurors for the State and County aforesaid on their oath, present and say that Nathan Williams late of the County aforesaid did on the twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty and the forty-fourth year of the Independence of the State with force and arms, at a late hour of the night being intoxicated and having a loaded gun enter with many threats the lot of Henry H. Neale to the end example of all others in like cases offending contrary to the form of the statutes made and provided in such cases and against the peace and dignity of the state.
F. N. Waddell
Source: Wilmington Daily Herald
At his residence in BRUSWICK CO. on the 9th of Septr. Mr. NATHAN WILLIAMS age 73 years. Deceased was a native of Onslow Co. and at one time a resident of Wilmington, N. C.