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Inez,, Warren County, North Carolina
|PLANTATION NAME:||MYRTLE LAWN (not to be confused with plantation by same name in Halifax Co.)|
|ASSOCIATED LINK(s):||Cherry Hill, Buxton Place, Tusculum|
|ORIGINAL OWNER:||Dr. Robert Edgar Williams (1817-1904)|
|ASSOCIATED SURNAMES:||Williams, Alston, Kearney|
Dr. Robert Edgar
Williams (b. Sept. 16, 1817 -d. March 7, 1904) first lived in Franklin
County, NC on land left to him by his grandfather, William Williams
(1760-1838), which he had held as Administrator of Robert's deceased father,
Robert Webb Williams; by 1860, Robert E. had moved to Warren County to be
near his widowed grandmother, Elizabeth Kearney Williams (b. May 20-1769 -
d. May 22, 1863). It was during this time period that he had the plantation
known as Myrtle Lawn constructed, which became his lifetime home.
Slaves named in records from this family:
From 1795 will of William Alston to wife Martha, following slaves:
From 1823 will of Martha (Hardy) Alston to daughter Maria, following Slaves:
In the February 1824 Division of Slaves of Martha (Hardy) Alston to the children of Mariah (Alston) Kearney, (wife of William K. Kearney) that is, Whitmell A. Kearney, Mary A.E.K. Kearney, Martha H. Kearney, Mariah Kearney, Caroline C. Kearney & Valeria V. Kearney:
In the record entitled the 1829 Slave Book of William Kinchen Kearney note was written: Slaves to giving to my children by there Grandmother Alston:
In the February 24, 1834 Division of the Slaves from the Estate of Martha (Hardy) Alston to her grandchildren, the following slaves were given to Valeria Virginia Kearney, daughter of Mariah Alston & William K. Kearney:
When Valeria married Dr. Robert E. Williams in 1841, the slaves she had inherited from her grandmother went with her.
In the 1860 Slave Schedules for Warren County, R.E. Williams had 38 slaves.
In 1836, there was a division of the Slaves that had belonged to Robert W. Williams, who had died in 1822, where his children, including Robert E. Williams, owner of Myrtle Lawn, received a portion of those slaves:
|RESEARCH NOTES:|| The slave
named Hubbard, took the surname of Williams, and in 1848 married the slave
Harriet Williams; after her death he married Julia Jane Davis in 1876, the
daughter of former slaves Louis Davis & Mary Ann Pitchford of Warren County.
Louis was likely a former slave from the family of Burwell Davis, who had
died in 1846, and who divided his slaves between his children Samuel,
Edward, & John S. Davis, Jane Powell, Sally Betty, Nancy Fleming, and
daughter-in-law, Winifred Davis, widow of his son Richard. Hubbard had
children with both women, most of whom remained in the Warren County area
after the end of slavery. More can be read about the family on my family
My North Carolina Roots
|MISCELLANEOUS:||Wills & Estates of William Alston, probated August 1795; Martha Alston, probated February 1823; William Williams, probated May 1838; Burwell Davis, probated August 1846, all in Warren County. The Lucy Tunstall Alston Williams Papers and the Annie Blackwell Thorne Papers, (W. K. Kearney 1829 Slave Book, from this collection) both at the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bible Records: William K. Kearney, Solomon Williams, Dr. R. Edgar Williams, Williams-Polk-Davis Bibles (NCGenWeb Warren County website)|
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