Last updated 28 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Died: 5 May 1781
Father: George Williams (? – ?)
Spouse/Partner: Prudence Beals (? – 1815)
Married: 11 Dec 1746
Child: Silas Williams (1747 – ?)
Child: Charity Williams (1750 – ?)
Child: Jesse Williams (1753 – ?)
Child: Richard Williams (1755 – ?)
Child: Prudence Williams (1758 – ?)
Child: Matthias Williams (1760 – ?)
Child: Sarah Williams (1763 – ?)
Child: Dorcas Williams (1765 – ?)
Child: Ruth Williams (1768 – ?)
Child: Mary Williams (1770 – ?)
Child: John Williams (1773 – ?)
Child: Ann Williams (1775 – ?)
Burial: 7 May 1781 at Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
Cemetery: (New Garden Friends Cemetery) at Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
Residence: 26 Sep 1749 at Carver's Creek MM, Bladen County, Province of North Carolina, British America
Residence: Bef 1754 at Cane Creek MM, , Province of North Carolina, British America
Residence: 1754 at New Garden MM, Guilford County, Province of North Carolina, British America
General Notes and Anecdotes
Richard and Prudence were maried in either Maryland or Virginia. [book-american-quaker-genealogy-v1-1936]
Richard and Prudence were original members of New Garden MM in Guilford County, North Carolina, [book-american-quaker-genealogy-v6-1950]
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
Death Date: This database uses 5 May 1781. This conflicts with The Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, which gives the date for Richard's death as 5-6-1781. This is presumed to be day-month-year, based on the other dates in this entry, making it 5 Jun 1781. [book-american-quaker-genealogy-v6-1950]
After the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, British officers were quartered at the Richard Williams' home. Richard may have died after contracting smallpox. See From One Ladd's Family by Ruth Kline Ladd, 1990.
Is Richard related to Colonel Benjamin Williams, who was decorated for his bravery at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse?
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