DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC WILLIAMS
Contributed by R. A. Williams, Texas     Posted January 18, 2004 by Myrtle Bridges.

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{1} Isaac WILLIAMS b; est. 1663 in England d; est. 1707 in Virginia. He married Martha? 
Born 1670 and died Aug 30 1760 in Johnston, North Carolina. 
Child of Isaac WILLIAMS and Martha?

{2} Joel WILLIAMS was born 1702 in Virginia, and died Dec 20 1760 in Cape Fear 
River. He married Jane SMITH. Born 1711 and died 1766 
Child of Joel WILLIAMS and Jane SMITH
 
{3} Isaac WILLIAMS was born 1756 in Johnston, North Carolina, and died Abt. 
1815 in, Cumberland, North Carolina.
Child of Isaac WILLIAMS and Rachel SMITH 

{4} Alexander WILLIAMS born Jan 31 1789 in Cumberland, North Carolina, 
and died May 17 1871 in Arkansas at his sons home, 
Rev. D. S. Williams. He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery. 
A well noted old-timer of Clark Co, 82 Yrs. old.
He married Charity SMITH, Sept. 16 1806 daughter of David SMITH
and Charity WHITFIELD. She was b: Jan 8 1788 in Cumberland, 
North Carolina and d: Oct 10 1843 in Cumberland, North Carolina. 
Was buried in Cumberland, N C. Sardis Cemetery.
He married Jemima Haywood WHITFIELD b: Nov. 20 1796 in Duplin, 
North Carolina. d: July 15 1870 in Caddo, AR.
Child of Alexander WILLIAMS Sr. and Jemima WHITFIELD
Jemima H. WILLIAMS. b: ?? d: ?? NC ?
Children of Alexander WILLIAMS Sr. and Charity SMITH 

{5} Alexander S WILLIAMS Jr. born Oct 28 1810 in, Cumberland, North Carolina, 
and died May 11 1875 in, Clark, Arkansas. Married Mary Margaret Barksdale 4-15-1835 
David Smith WILLIAMS born May 28 1807 in Cumberland, North Carolina d: 9-22 1896
He married Elizabeth Swan TOOLE. Born 1809 in North Carolina, and died 
Jun 3 1850 in Cumberland, North Carolina. 
Married Lucie Hawkins b: 1831 N C d: 5-21-1870 Caddo AR.
Daughter of Hon. P. Hawkins of Lordsburg N C.
Charrity E S WILLIAMS born Dec 7 1820 in North Carolina, and died Aug 26
1872. She married Council Kimbral JONES Jul 15 1863 in Okolona, Clark, 
Arkansas. He was born Mar 6 1813 in Giles, Tennessee, and died May 13 1884. 
Isaac S. WILLIAMS born Sep 24 1817, and died Jun 19 1883.
Rachel S. WILLIAMS. She married John WEST Child Martha WEST. 
In 1870, {4} Alexander Williams made a will that was proved July 6 1871; the printed abstract 
says, "Coffin materials charged Oct 25 1870. Exec: Henry W. McMillan took out Letters April 16 1872. 
Heirs: Charity E. S. Jones; widow, Jemima H. Williams; David S. Williams; {5}Alexander S. Williams; 
Isaac S. Williams; and Rachel S. West. Witnesses: J. McNeill, J. M. Dolby, D. S. Williams, Jr. 
(A S Williams Sr. had come from North Carolina after Aug. 1861.) Securities of H. W. McMillan: 
D. S. Williams, Sr. A. S. Williams, removed from state by 1872." 
{D. S. Williams was a minister and his son was a Doctor.} 
He died in D S Williams home, was buried in Rose Hill cemetery. 

{5} Alexander Samuel Williams Jr. 
Traveled from Cumberland, North Carolina to Gurdon Arkansas in 
about 1846 to 1848 the records were not to good back in those days.
Many questions come to my mind as I searched the records. 
Why did they want to move and leave some of the family behind?
How many weeks did it take to make the 1000-mile trip?
How many wagons, farm tools and livestock made the trip?
How did they obtain food and water in the strange country without maps?
They didn't have CB-Radios
They made no mention of any illness or deaths during the trip?
He had 35 Slaves were they more like family reason they didn't run off?
I would think the slaves could over power the family if they wanted to.
Guess most of the Indians were friendly in the 1840's and did not mind 
if they crossed the land and hunt game for food.
Wouldn't you love to hear their stories about this trip?
Anyhow they made the trip OK. So I am here to write about it today.
This has been another experience for me looking back to find my ancestors.
I had never really given it much thought where my ancestors came from.

I found a Thomas Williams on the 1620 Mayflower Passenger list.
I could not trace him to our family at this time. 

Can you visualize what the country looked like in 1848? No running water.
No potty in the house, all meals cooked on wood stove, dirty diapers was 
washed in old iron pot. Bath was in a Tin Tub. Or the Creek.
I never realized so many young wives had died in childbirth.
A trip to town was very rare. Going to Church and singing a great luxury. 
And it was only once a month for a two-day weekend until the 1900's.
Alexander S. Williams Jr. was a charter member of Bethlehem Baptist church
In 1851, I will attach church record to this family tree it is part of the family.

Generation {5}
{5} Alexander S. WILLIAMS Jr. born Oct 28 1810 in, Cumberland, North Carolina, and died May 11 1875 
in Clark, Arkansas. He was buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, Beech Creek Twp, Clark, Arkansas. He married 
Mary Margaret BARKSDALE Apr 15 1835 in Cumberland N C. Daughter of Biddy BARGE and Sherrod Barksdale. 
She was born Abt. 1814 in North Carolina, and died 1854 in Clark, Arkansas. 
He married Marilda Malinda YOUNG Nov 13 1855 in Clark, Arkansas. 
She was born Abt. 1839 in Tennessee. She died in childbirth with 
Alexander Zollie Williams Mar. 18 1862 {She was 23 yrs. old} I can't find her grave? This was in the 
middle of the Civil War. {She may be in the corner of a Corn patch?}
He married Leonora Permelia HORNE Sep 2 1862 in Clark, Arkansas. She was born Jan 26 1838 and died 
Nov 15 1912 in Clark, Arkansas. She was buried in Bethlehem Cemetery,
Beech Creek Twp, Clark, Arkansas.

{5} Children of Alexander S. WILLIAMS Jr And Mary Margaret BARKSDALE. 
Frances E WILLIAMS was born 1839 in Cumberland, North Carolina.
Sherrod Barksdale WILLIAMS was born Mar 20 1840 in Cumberland, North Carolina, and died Dec 13 1916 
in Arkansas. He married Ophelia Jane HORNE. 
Alexander WILLIAMS was born 1843 in Cumberland, North Carolina. {NOTE}
Archibald McDiarmid WILLIAMS was born Dec 11 1845 in Cumberland, North Carolina, and died Aug 6 1904 
in Clark, Arkansas.
John Rogers WILLIAMS was born Feb 26 1849 in, Clark, Arkansas, and died 
July 15 1906 in Clark, Arkansas. 
Henry E WILLIAMS was born 1850 in Clark, Arkansas, and died Bet. 1893-1900.
David S B WILLIAMS was born July 22 1852 in Clark, Arkansas, and died July 29 1899 in Liberty Hill, 
Bowie, Texas. He married Eliza C LOID. 

{5} Children of Alexander S WILLIAMS Jr and Marilda Milanda YOUNG
Charity E S WILLIAMS was born Abt. 1856.
Jemima WILLIAMS was born Aug. 16 1858.
Rachel A. WILLIAMS was born Abt. 1860. d: 1875 {14 years old}

{6} Alexander Z. WILLIAMS was born Mar. 18 1862 in Clark, Arkansas. 

{5} Children of Alexander S WILLIAMS and Lenora Permelia HORNE 
Absolom M WILLIAMS.
Elijah W H WILLIAMS b:Apr 4 1865, and died Dec 20 1895 in Clark, Arkansas
Leonora Permelia WILLIAMS.
Margaret Mary WILLIAMS.
Florence WILLIAMS.
Perry H WILLIAMS born Feb 10 1873, and died May 11 1875 in Clark, Arkansas.

{5} Alexander S. Williams Jr. had 17 children and 3 wives in his 65-years of life.}
1850 Clark Co. AR. Census (p225 #493 in Missouri Twp) shows.
Alexander S. Williams 40 N.C. Mary Margaret 37 N.C. 
Frances E. (female) 12 NC; Sherrod B. 8 NC; Alexander 6 NC; Archibald M. 4 NC; and John R. 3 NC. ?
1855 Clark Co. AR. Marriage records show
A. S. Williams age 44 to Marilda Malinda Young {Age 16} on Nov 13 1855 by George Wells. (Bk c p368)
1860 Clark Co. AR Census (p 65 house #88 in Okolona PO) lists 
Alexander S. Williams 50 NC; Marilda 20 TN; Sherrod B. 20 NC; Alexander 17 NC;
Archibald 15 NC; John R. 12 NC; Henry 10 Ark; David 6 Ark; Charity E. 4 Ark; Jemima 2 Ark; and 
Rachael A. 4 1/2 mo. in July b: Arkansas. 

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