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Ancestors of Earle Calhoun Bidez

Generation No. 7

      64. Francois Joseph Bidez, born 28 Feb 1770 in Soignies, Hainaut, Belgium; died 30 May 1833 in Soignies, Hainaut, Belgium. He was the son of 128. Andre (Adrian) Joseph Bidez and 129. Barbe Daminet. He married 65. Catherine DuBois in Belgium.

      65. Catherine DuBois, born in Soignies, Hainaut, Belgium; died 1833 in Soignies, Hainaut, Belgium.

Notes for Francois Joseph Bidez:
Francois Joseph Bidez and Catherine DuBois had 8 children. Six were boys

More About Francois Bidez and Catherine DuBois:
Marriage: Belgium
Children of Francois Bidez and Catherine DuBois are:
  32 i.   Nicholas Vincent Bidez, born 07 Apr 1797 in Soignies, Hainaut, Belgium; married (1) Louise Joseph Michel; married (2) Marie Therese Michel 1819.
  ii.   Francois Bidez, died in Grammont, Belgium.
  iii.   Marie-Joseph Bidez
  Notes for Marie-Joseph Bidez:
Not sure whether Marie-Joseph is male or female.

  iv.   Parfait-Joseph Bidez
  v.   Vincent Bidez, married (1) Aldegonde Dutrement; married (2) Baudrix.
  vi.   Auguste-Edouard Bidez, married Mandelier.

      66. Batiste Henri Michel He married 67. Marie Francoise Plisnier.

      67. Marie Francoise Plisnier
Child of Batiste Michel and Marie Plisnier is:
  33 i.   Marie Therese Michel, died 1825; married Nicholas Vincent Bidez 1819.

      84. Giles Cason, born Abt. 1751 in Spottsylvania County, Virginia; died Aft. 1833 in Anderson County, South Carolina. He married 85. Sarah Blackerby Abt. 1774 in Virginia.

      85. Sarah Blackerby, born 06 Dec 1753 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

Notes for Giles Cason:
Giles Cason is listen in the 1790 Census, living in Laurens County, South Carolina. He is shown to be living in Halifax County, Virginia in 1782 (on tax list).

More About Giles Cason and Sarah Blackerby:
Marriage: Abt. 1774, Virginia
Children of Giles Cason and Sarah Blackerby are:
  42 i.   Jedathan Cason, born Abt. 1788 in South Carolina; died Abt. 1859 in Georgia; married Sarah ?.
  ii.   Abner Cason, born Abt. 1787 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married Ester Watkins.
  iii.   Ruben Cason
  iv.   Joseph Cason
  v.   Ann Cason
  vi.   John Cason

      96. James Calhoun, born 1716; died Abt. 1760 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. He was the son of 192. Patrick Calhoun and 193. Catherine Montgomery. He married 97. Nancy Long.

      97. Nancy Long

Notes for James Calhoun:
James, the oldest brother was killed in the Indian massacre. His son, William was nine years old when his father was killed.

James and Nancy Long had four sons and one daughter, the only son I know of is William.
Child of James Calhoun and Nancy Long is:
  48 i.   William Calhoun, married Loraine Sims Abt. 1787.

      98. Nathan Sims He married 99. Agnes Bullock.

      99. Agnes Bullock

Notes for Nathan Sims:
Agnes was Nathan's first wife. I have no information on his second wife.
Child of Nathan Sims and Agnes Bullock is:
  49 i.   Loraine Sims, married William Calhoun Abt. 1787.

      100. James Puckett He married 101. Martha Dabney.

      101. Martha Dabney

  Notes for Martha Dabney:
Descended from Cornelius Dabney of Virginia
Child of James Puckett and Martha Dabney is:
  50 i.   Dabney Puckett, married Mary Margaret Houston.

      102. James Houston He married 103. Alice Armstrong.

      103. Alice Armstrong She was the daughter of 206. Robert Armstrong and 207. Alice Calhoun.

Notes for James Houston:
They moved to Tennessee
Children of James Houston and Alice Armstrong are:
  51 i.   Mary Margaret Houston, married Dabney Puckett.
  ii.   Robert Armstrong Houston, born 1765; died 02 Apr 1834; married Margaret Davis.
  Notes for Margaret Davis:
Not sure of the spelling of Margaret's last name - was either Davis or Dallas

      116. Colonel James Williams, born 1740; died 1780 in Kings Mt.. He was the son of 232. Daniel Williams and 233. Ursula Henderson. He married 117. Mary Wallace 1762 in Mt. Pleasant, Laurens County, S.C..

      117. Mary Wallace

Notes for Colonel James Williams:
Left will dated 1780, Caswell County, N.C., names wife Mary and children. Will Bk. A, p.113)

Col James Williams married Mary Wallace, moved to Laurens Dist., S.C. abt 1772; member Provincial Congress. His widow married Joseph Griffin (ref: DAR Library, Laurens County, S.C. Records; "Lost Tribes" by Ray)

James Williams, Colonel and later Brig. General, in the American Revolution, was b. 1740 and killed at Battle of Kings Mountain. On pages 196 and 198 in the book "Colonial Granville" by Worth S. Ray, 1945, are abstracts of the will of Col. James Williams. This will was filed in Caswell County, N.C., Book A., p.113. It was dated 12 June 1780 and probated Dec 1780. An abstract follows:
      "James Williams of 96 District, South Carolina, but now in the state of North Carolina as a refugee....wife Mary, certain lands in 96 District, S.C., along the line of the land I bought of John Caldwell....sons John and Joseph, daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, son James...son, Washington Williams the land which was left to his mother her lifetime (Note by S.E. - this land lay along the Edgefield-Abbeville county line)....all lands, still, wagons, horses & horse creatures, to be sold at public sale, and the store, books, bonds, notes and other collateral, to be 'divided amongst my eight dhildren'...Executors: son Daniel and brother Henry and Joseph Hays...Witness: William Rice, James Goodman, James Cook."

Col. James Williams wife was Mary Wallace (ref: South Carolinians in the Revolution by Sara S. Ervin, 1949, p.136,) quote:
      "Col. James Williams 1740 - 1780 ....fell at Kings Mountain. married Mary Wallace 1762. Had             among others Washington Williams 1777 - 1829, md. 1797 Sara Griffin"
....also ref: "New Berry County, S.C., Historical and Genealogical by George L. Summer 1950"      
p. 397, Quote:
      "Washington Williams made a will 19 April 1829 and died same year, leaving widow Sarah and children: John D., James G., Margaret, Lucy widow of Drayton Nance, Nancy widow of John Watts, Caroline widow of James Creswell, and another daughter" ...(note by S.E.: This "other daughter"was Anne, b. 1807, d. 1875, married John C. Davitte from Pa. to Edgefield County, S.C.)

Ref: Col. William D. Sullivan Collection on Pioneer Families of Upper Carolina, begun 1882 and consists of a number of large scrap books, note books, newspaper clippings, etc. These data have been copied widely by writers of books on this section (The WPA borrowed them; Judge Arnold also while writing his Arnold Family, the History of the Barksdale Family and many others, besides numberous DAR papers. These books belong to the grandchildren of Col. William D. Sullivan. A grand daughter, Mrs. Sara S. Ervin, is copying much of the data and filing on DAR shelf in Laurens County library).
Quote: "Col. James Williams lived at Mt. Pleasant in Laurens County, South Carolina, he married 1762, Mary Wallace. They had 8 children: Daniel, Joseph, John, James, Washington, Elizabeth who married James Tinsley, Sara married John Griffin, Mary married James A. Williams. The son, Washington married summer of 1797 Sarah Griffin and their children were: John D., James, Ann J., Margaret, Caroline who married James Creswell, Nancy who married John Watts of Edgefield, Lucy who married Drayton Nance, Ann J. married John C. Davitte of Edgefield, S.C......My grandfather, Hewlett Sullivan, knew well two of the sons of Col. James Williams, Daniel and Joseph and they all served together under Col. Hayes and were at the Massacre of Hayes Station in which the Williams boys were butchered. My grandfather was returning from leave and as he rejoined his company was seized. 'Bloody Bill Cunningham' the Tory, had promised his men that each could pick out a man from Hays Company to kill. A fellow named Donahue picked out my grandfather because he had once had this man whipped for stealing horses. However, most fortunately, a more prominent Tory and neighbor of my grandfather intervened and saved his life.... The wife of Col. James Williams, Mary Wallace Williams, was a high-spirited, brave woman. At one time in 1780, when the Tory leader 'Bloody Bill Cunningham' was addressing a public meeting and exhorting his listeners to remain true to the king, and ridiculing the cause of Independence, Mary Wallace Williams stepped up and seized his 'queue' which yanked him off his feet as she cried "Traitor". This of course spoiled his speech and the crowd roared with laughter. His influence was damaged greatly by this incident.l"

As named above, 2 grandchildren of Col James Williams (children of his son Washington) were - John D. Williams who lived in Laurens and is buried at Riverside cemetery in family plot, and Ann b.1807 who married John C. Davitte of Edgefield. They moved to Cherokee County, Ga.

Revolutionary Service for James Williams, See:

      "South Carolinians in the Revolution" by Sara S. Ervin, 49 page 77.
            "James Williams, Colonel, killed at Kings Mt. 1780;
            Carrington's Battles of the Revolution 1780"

This record was copied from DeSaussure's List of Officers who served in S.C. Regiments on the Continental Establishment. It was reprinted in Charleston Year Book, 1893.

The story about Mary Wallace Williams is also recorded in "Laurens County History" by Wilkes, a copy of which is filed in Laurens County Library, Laurens county, S.C. It is a typed book, bound, but not otherwise published.

I certify that the records of Col James Williams taken from the Sullivan Collection and also the record of Mary Wallace Williams from the same source and from the Wilkes Laurens County History, is correct.

Ware Shoals, S.C., April 14/15                  Sig. of Notary Sara S. Ervin

More About James Williams and Mary Wallace:
Marriage: 1762, Mt. Pleasant, Laurens County, S.C.
Children of James Williams and Mary Wallace are:
  58 i.   Washington Williams, born 1777; died 1829; married Sarah Griffin 1797.
  ii.   Daniel Williams
  iii.   Joseph Williams
  iv.   James Williams
  v.   John Williams
  vi.   Elizabeth Williams
  vii.   Mary Williams
  viii.   Sarah Williams

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