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Descendants of James WILLIAMSON, Sr.




Generation No. 1


      1. James1 WILLIAMSON, Sr. was born Bet. 1745 - 1750 in Bedford Co., Va.1, and died 1830 in Logan Co. , Ky.2. He married (1) Elizabeth HALL3 28 Jun 1773 in Bedford County, Va.4,5,6,7,8, daughter of Leonard HALL and Joanna LETTON. She was born Abt. 1755 in Frederick Co., Md.9, and died Unknown in Bedford Co., Va.9. He married (2) Elizabeth JACKSON10,11 13 Dec 1791 in Bedford County, Va.12,13,14,15, daughter of Jarvis JACKSON and Helena LEE. She was born 1755 in St. James Northam Parish, Goochland Co. Va.16, and died Aft. 1830 in Logan Co., Ky.17,18.

Notes for James WILLIAMSON, Sr.:



James Williamson Sr. married Elizabeth Hall in June 1773; he later married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) Millam, widow of Benjamin Millam, in Dec. 1791.

Bedford Land Records 1782-1804

Date      Name            #Acres            $tax
-------      ---------            -----------            -------
1782       James Williamson      100            5 pounds
1784      James Williamson      200            12 pounds 9 shillings
1785      James Williamson      200            4 pounds 6 shillings
1786      John Williamson*      185            5 pounds 7 shillings                         James Williamson      395            3, 8
1787      John Williamson       185            5, 7
1788      John Williamson      185            5, 7
1789      James Williamson      395            8, 5
1790      John Williamson      185            8, 5
      James Williamson      175            17, 10
            "      184            13, 5
1791      James Williamson      175            17, 10
            "      454            7, 10
1792      John Williamson 185            5, 7                                    James Williamson      175            17,10 listed on another tax book same year.
            "      454            7, 10
1793      John Williamson      185            5, 7
      James Williamson      175            17,10
            "      454            7, 10
1794      John Williamson      185            5, 7
      James Williamson      175            17, 10
            "      454            7, 10

* James was the only "Williamson" listed until 1786. Although there are some years missing, I believe that it was due to the illegibility of the Land Records ( all hand written ). John Williamson showed up on the list as the other only Williamson in 1786. Then in 1792, there were two Land Record books per year. John was always in the first book, and James was always in the second book. Also the amount of tax was difficult to determine. I believe that they began paying in English pounds and then went to dollars.

p.199 1787 Bedford Tax List "A" Census: name: James Williamson, charged w/ tax: self, # of white males above 16 and under 21 "0", # of Blacks above 16 "2", # of Blacks under 16 "0", # of horses colts and mules "3", # of Cattle "13".

More About James Williamson:
Military service: Listed as Revolutionary Soldiers From Bedford County, Virginia. Fro the Order Book of Bedford Co., Va. 1774-1781. " this person hath taken and Subscribed the Oath of Affirmation..." James Williamson being on list of Sept. 6, 1777
Property: 1827, Deed of Gift ( Book 20, page 415 Bedford Co.) Establishes link between James Sr. and his son James Jr. 132Acres and 32 poles. Camp Creek , a branch of Big Otter River.


Marriage Notes for James WILLIAMSON and Elizabeth HALL:
Leonard Hall, Surety on bond.

More About James WILLIAMSON and Elizabeth HALL:
Marriage: 28 Jun 1773, Bedford County, Va.19,20,21,22,23

Notes for Elizabeth JACKSON:
This woman was the widow of Benjamin Millam.

Marriage Notes for James WILLIAMSON and Elizabeth JACKSON:
Bonds Dec. 13, 1791, Aram Campbell, Surety; Married by Jeremiah Hatcher.

Family Tree Index Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915 shows that James Williamson married Elizabeth Milam in 1791.

Ministers returns showed married by Jeremiah Hatcher.

(Lula Jeter Parker's "History of Bedford County, Virginia" talks about Jeremiah
Hatcher as an early Baptist pastor. ...
"Jeremiah Hatcher came to Bedford from Powhatan County about 1781. Prior to
that time he had been pastor of Tomahawk in Chesterfield County. After coming to Bedford he built, on his own plantation on the north fork of Otter, a house of worship, which was known as ''Hatcher's Meeting House.'' In a sketch of him in Virginia Baptist Ministers, it is stated that the ''Otter Church'' was built up principally under his ministry, and enjoyed his indefatigable labors without fee or reward until the time of his death'' (1804. ... ")

Index to marriage bonds showed Aran Campbell surety: bond; marriage record in canvas book.

More About James WILLIAMSON and Elizabeth JACKSON:
Marriage: 13 Dec 1791, Bedford County, Va.24,25,26,27
     
Children of James WILLIAMSON and Elizabeth HALL are:
+ 2 i.   John2 Williamson, born 25 Nov; died Bef. 1850.
+ 3 ii.   Henry Williamson, born Abt. 1774; died 1843.
+ 4 iii.   James WILLIAMSON, Jr., born Abt. 1774 in Bedford, Va.; died Abt. 1833 in Bedford County, Va..
  5 iv.   Grace Williamson28, born 1776 in Bedford Co., Va.29; died 1836 in Logan Co., Ky.29. She married Aaron George Campbell30 26 Mar 1795 in Bedford Co., Va.31,32,33; born 1775 in WVa.; died Unknown.
  More About Grace Williamson:
Burial: Unknown, AKA Gracey

  Marriage Notes for Grace Williamson and Aaron Campbell:
Bonds dated March 25, 1795, James Williamson, Surety; married by James Turner.

Family Tree Index MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915 showed date of marriage as March 25, 1795

  More About Aaron Campbell and Grace Williamson:
Marriage: 26 Mar 1795, Bedford Co., Va.34,35,36

+ 6 v.   Leonard Hall WILLIAMSON, born Bet. 1778 - 1780 in Va.; died 22 Jan 1871.
  7 vi.   Mary Williamson37, born Abt. 178237; died Unknown.
  8 vii.   Jane Williamson37, born Bef. 178437; died Unknown.
  9 viii.   Joshua Williamson37, born 1786; died Unknown.
+ 10 ix.   Caleb Williamson, born Bet. 1787 - 1788; died 24 Jul 1860 in Bedford Co., Va..
  11 x.   Elizabeth R. Williamson38, born 178839; died Unknown. She married Samual Jeter40 16 Nov 1848 in Bedford Co., Va.41,42,43; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  Marriage Notes for Elizabeth Williamson and Samual Jeter:
Bonds November 15, 1848; Elizabeth, daughter of Mahlon (sp?) H.; Barnabas D. Williamson, surety; married by William Harris.

  More About Samual Jeter and Elizabeth Williamson:
Marriage: 16 Nov 1848, Bedford Co., Va.44,45,46

  12 xi.   Nancy Williamson47, born Unknown; died Unknown.
     
Children of James WILLIAMSON and Elizabeth JACKSON are:
  13 i.   Henry2 Williamson48, born 179449; died Unknown.
  14 ii.   Jarvis Williamson49, born 179650; died Unknown.
  15 iii.   Mary Williamson51, born 179852; died Unknown.


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