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BUXTON PLACE

 Inez, Warren County, North Carolina

 

PLANTATION NAME: BUXTON PLACE
ASSOCIATED LINK(s): Cherry Hill, Myrtle Lawn
ORIGINAL OWNER: John Buxton Williams (1815-1887)
BUILT: 1857
ASSOCIATED SURNAMES: Williams, Alston
HISTORY:

The Williams Family of Warren County were long time residents of the area, the first members of the family having shown up in about 1704 when it was Chowan County, which became Bertie by 1722. The family acquired plenty of land, and in 1769, Solomon Williams (ca 1723-1794) the son of Samuel Williams(ca1695-1754) and Elizabeth Alston, received 1100 acres of land known as Raspberry Neck lying on Shocco Creek, from Joseph Montfort of Halifax Co.  Solomon Williams (ca 1723-1794) was married on June 23, 1757 to Temperance Boddie (ca 1730-1784), daughter of William Boddie & Mary Bennett.. In 1787, Solomon deeded the land to his son, Henry Guston Williams (1765-1835), who built a house north of Buxton Place. Henry married Lucy Tunstall (1775-1857) in 1793, and they raised 11 children together. Their youngest child, John Buxton Williams (1815-1887) was given the lands on Shocco Creek in 1834, about 1679 acres, although due to the stipulation in the deed that his mother had a life estate on the house and property, he did not claim it until 1857, after the death of his mother. John B. married Mary Temperance Hilliard (1816-1866) on Dec. 17, 1834. She was the daughter of James Hilliard and Mourning Boddie, from Hillardston, Nash County. John Buxton Williams served as guardians to the two sons of his cousin, George Washington Alston (1801-1849) who was the owner of Cherry Hill Plantation. George was not only John B.'s cousin several times removed, but his wife, Marina Priscilla Williams-Alston (1810-1897) was his 1st cousin as well as his 3rd cousin.

SLAVE POPULATION: In 1850, John B. Williams had 62 slaves. In 1860, he had 123 Slaves.

 

SLAVES from WILL of HENRY GUSTON WILLIAMS, Probated February 1835:
To wife LUCY WILLIAMS:
RANDAL
CEASAR
OLD NED & TEENAH
PHILL son of NED
DINAH
RACHAEL
OLD CARY
VICE
POMPEY
PATRICK
SUKEY
CREECY
JORDAN
JUDAH & DELIAH her child
LUKE
OLD CREECY
CARROLL
ANDREW
HENRY son of TEENAH
MAYHALA


To son SOLOMON WILLIAMS:
boy BURWELL


To son HENRY G. WILLIAMS:
MURREAH & her children as follow-
BARBARA
DINAH
DOLLY
ELIZA
NED
OSCAR


To son SAMUEL T. WILLIAMS:
SAM
LYDIA
NANCY & youngest
PATIENCE & her youngest child, GRACE
SIMON youngest child of NANCY
BEN
WILLIAM
MARGARETT
MAHALEE
LUKE son of NANCY
DAVY
ADAM
OLD GUY
BETTY
SYLVIA
young CARY
DINAH
DICK
GUY JUNR.
CELAH & her child


To son JOHN BUXTON WILLIAMS:
GEORGE & his wife MARY
DANIEL & his wife ANNA & her young child
PHILL & BUNNA his wife
PHILLIP
MARIAH
WASHINGTON
TOM
JESSE
ADELINE
LEACY
SAM
BEN of CARROLL


To daughter LUCY B. PERRY:
ZYLPHA & her two children NEPTUNE & WILLIAM


To daughter ELIZABETH PERRY:
AUSTIN
PENELOPE & her child


To daughter MARY T. GEE:
girl named PHILLIS

later, to daughter MARY T. GEE:
girl named HASTY instead of PHILLIS


To daughter MARINA C. PETTWAY:
CHARLES


To daughter MARTHA L. GEE:
TREESAR & her children
NED, the carriage driver


To sons HENRY G. WILLIAMS and my son-in-law STERLING H. GEE as Trustees for the sole support and exclusive maintenance of my daughter HARRIETT R. CLANTON and her children:
ISAAC
AMELIA
CAROLINE
EDY
LUCINDA & child CEELY
DORCAS
CEASAR
ISHAM
FLORAH
CHERRY
LOUISA
ROBIN
ADAM son of LOUISA
HENRY
DELILAH
WILLIS & his son WILLIS
CARROL daughter of CARROL

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SLAVES from Will of LUCY TUNSTALL-WILLIAMS, Probated May 1857:
To son SOLOMON WILLIAMS, Slave woman JUDAH, now in the State of Alabama.

To the children of my son H. G. WILLIAMS (with the exception of H.G. WILLIAMS, JNO A. WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH MILLS and LUCY COOPER) the following slaves- to wit: LUKE, MAHALA, VICEY, and CREASY JR. with al the children she now has.

To grand daughter LUCY T. CLANTON:
man CAESAR

To MARY L. GEE and STERLING H. GEE, children of STERLING H. GEE SEN'R Slave woman DELIA together with all the children she now has.

To son JOHN B. WILLIAMS:
OSSIAN and TREASER

To son JOHN B. WILLIAMS in trust for daughter MARTHA L. GEE, not subject to her husband:
EATON
DINAH
EPHRAIM
DANIEL
COLLIN
WALTER

Executors must sell following Slaves:
NED
SALLY
CEASAR (Senior)
RACHEL
MARK
 

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From the will of SOLOMON WILLIAMS, 1794, Warren Co. NC, Will Book 7, Page 151. (Father of HENRY)
To son HENRY G. WILLIAMS:
GREAT JOE
BOB
CEASAR
DAVID
LUKE son of LYDDA


 

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RESEARCH NOTES: The Children of Solomon Williams & Temperance Boddie:
William Williams (1760-1838) -m:1st) Ruina Elizabeth Webb (ca 1765-1789); 2nd) Elizabeth Kinchen Kearney (1769-1863)
Samuel Williams (ca 1761-1824)-m:1st) Mary Person; 2nd) Mary Eaton
Elizabeth Williams (ca 1762- )- m: William Williams (ca 1755- )son of Col. William Williams & Elizabeth Whitmell
Temperance Boddie Williams (ca 1763- )- m: George Tunstall
Henry Guston Williams (1765-1835) - m: Lucy Baker Tunstall (1775-1857)

 

The Children of John Buxton Williams & Mary Temperance Hilliard:
James Hilliard Williams, b.1835
Lucy Tunstall Williams, b.1839
Henry Guston Williams, b.1841
John Buxton Williams,b. 1844
Solomon Buxton Williams,b. 1846
Tempie Buxton Williams, b. 1848
Jonas Carr Williams, b. 1850
Romeo Williams, b. 1853
Thomas Barker Williams, b. 1855
Buxton Boddie Williams, b. 1858

MISCELLANEOUS: National Register of Historic Places ; Will of Solomon Williams, 1794 ; Lucy Tunstall Alston Williams Papers, 1827-1979 ; John Buxton Williams Family Bible ; Will of Henry G. Williams, 1834, Warren Co.WB35, Pg.52; Will of Lucy Tunstall-Williams,1857, Warren Co, WB49, Pg.109; Cuddins: Nathaniel Boddie & Chloe Crudup ; Buxton Place(Wikipedia)
 

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