Williams, George SR.[1]

Male 1785 - 1863  (77 years)


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  • Name Williams, George  [2
    Suffix SR. 
    Born 23 Feb 1785  Harrison County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • In 'The History of Wolfe City, Texas', Donna Brown and June Williams list George's birth in Harrison County, Virginia, which became part of West Virginia during the Civil War. In the same book, Vickie Wilson Sanders list George was born in 1787 in Wales, Ireland. Based on George age on the 1850 census (see documents), his age of 65 would indicate his birth year as 1785. More research needed to confirm birth.

      Calculation of birth date is dependent of George's death date and age as listed on his tombstone. Clck Here to view calculation.

      Location is now Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1850  Hunt County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The 1850 U. S. census shows George's occupation to be "farmer" 
    Died 27 Jan 1863  Wolfe City, Hunt County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    • I have found multiple dates for George Williams death. It was with the 27th or 29th day of January in 1860 or 1861 or 1863. Judy Morris list his death as January 27, 1863 which agrees with his tombstone.
    Buried Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City, Hunt County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I14  ourfamhis | Texas Trails To The Past, The Lloyd Family Research Center, The Shoemaker Family Research Center, The Vaden Family Research Center, The Vines Family Research Center
    Last Modified 5 May 2019 

    Family Kayser (Kizer, Kiser), Elizabeth,   b. 27 Jul 1789, Harrison County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1863, Hunt County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1808  Harrison County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Harrison County, Virginia is now Harrison County, West Virginia.
    Children 
    +1. Williams, John David
    +2. Williams, Jonas W.,   b. 18 May 1818, Harrison County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1883, Wolfe City, Hunt County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     3. Williams, Bazil  [Birth]
     4. Williams, Mary Ann
    +5. Williams, Jacob Kiser,   b. 8 Dec 1809, Harrison County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1875, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     6. Williams, Angeline,   b. 5 Jul 1813, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +7. Williams, George JR.,   b. Abt. 1816, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Williams, William Josiah,   b. Abt. 1827, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Williams, Alfonso Boone,   b. Abt. 1829, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     10. Williams, Emily Esther,   b. Abt. 1834, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     11. Williams, Parmelia Jane,   b. Abt. 1837, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1850 United States Census for George Williams (1785-1863), Jonas Williams, George Williams, JR., and John David Williams (all listed as heads of household).
    1850 United States Census for George Williams (1785-1863), Jonas Williams, George Williams, JR., and John David Williams (all listed as heads of household).
    Hunt County, Texas, USA
    16 October 1850


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    1860 United States Census for George Williams and Bazil Z Williams, Heads of Household.
    1860 United States Census for George Williams and Bazil Z Williams, Heads of Household.
    Page 18, Precinct No 7, Hunt County, Texas, USA, Page 1 of 2
    19 September 1860

    The 1860 census for George Williams is contained on two pages. I have listed all members of the household on both images. It also contains the family of Bazil Z. Williams.
    1860 United States census for the household of George and Elizabeth (Kayser) Williams (page 2)
    1860 United States census for the household of George and Elizabeth (Kayser) Williams (page 2)
    Page 19, Precinct No. 7, Hunt County, Texas, USA
    19 September 1860.

    The 1860 census for George Williams is contained on two pages. I have listed all members of the household on both images. It also includes the family of Jonas & Minerva Williams.

    Headstones
    Williams, George (1785 - 1863) - Tombstone
    Williams, George (1785 - 1863) - Tombstone
    This photo is the merging of three photos into one. The photos include:
    1) A photo of the entire tombstone
    2) A closeup of the tombstone
    3) A photo of the "CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS" seal.

    The closeup photo reads"
    Died of
    Pneumonia
    Died Jan. 27, 1863
    Aged
    77 Years, 11 Months, 4 Days

  • Notes 
    • George Williams and his extended family moved from Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia) to Ohio. In the early 1840's the family decided to move south (partly because of the cold weather). All of George's children moved south with him except for Jacob, who decided to stay in Ohio, and John David, who was already living in the Hunt County, Tx area. According to family tradition, one daughter, Mary Ann, died during the move to Texas. No one knows where her grave is located since it is most likely beside a trail. I will add more information later on why the family believes she existed even though there is no 'hard core' proof that she did.



  • Sources 
    1. [S24] 1850 Census of the U.S.A., United States Census Bureau, (http://www.ancestry.com), 1850 U. S. Census, Hunt County, Texas, USA for George Williams, George Williams, JR., Jonas Williams, and John David Williams, 14 Nov 2017.

    2. [S20] Tombstone, George Williams' Tombstone, 12 Nov 2017.

    3. [S21] Date Calculator, (http://www.calculator.net), Date Calculation, 12 Nov 2017.
      Calculation of birth date is dependent of George's death date and age as listed on his tombstone.

    4. [S22] Judy Morris.

    5. [S23] Wolfe City, Texas, Centennial Edition, (The Wolfe City Chamber of Commerce), 13 Nov 2017.

    6. [S25] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, West Virginia Vital Statistics, (http://www.ancestry.com), Marriage Record for George Williams & Elizabeth Kaysar, 16 Nov 2017.
      Marriage records before 1863 were recorded as Harrison County, Virginia. It became Harrison County, West Virginia after West Virginia became a state in 1863.