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John Williams + Mary Ann Keeling
Nicholas Lanier + Mary Shepard
Parents
Nathaniel Williams2 DEC 1712 -- SEP 1766avatar
Elizabeth Washington21 JUN 1717 -- 1761avatar
Thomas Lanier1722 -- 14 DEC 1804avatar
Elizabeth Hicksabt 1722 -- 1789avatar
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Col. Joseph Williams

Birth

1748

Location

VA, Hanover Co

Death

11 AUG 1827

Location

NC, Surry Co

Aged: 79.6 years

Joseph Williams, youngest of the four sons, on coming to North Carolina clerked in the store of his cousin, Joseph Williams. He married the daughter of Thomas Lanier, of Granville County, and shortly afterward moved to Surry County. He was soon elected clerk of Surry County Court, and held that office until his death in 1828.

During the Revolutionary war Joseph Williams was a colonel in the Whig Army, and fought several battles with the Tories ,to whom he was exceedingly obnoxious. One time three of his neighbors, Tories, formulated a plan to kill Joseph Williams, and it was his good fortune to receive information in advance of the execution of the plan and he led the party which broke up the plot and witnessed the summary execution of two... Read More

Rebecca Lanier

Birth

1757

Location

NC, Granville Co

Death

1832

 
Aged: 75 years
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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John 

29 JAN 177810 AUG 1837  NC, Surry Co Malinda White 
2

Lewis 

1 FEB 178223 FEB 1842  NC, Surry Co  
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