Richard Williams

Last updated 28 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Died: 5 May 1781

Father: George Williams (? – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v1-1936: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume I, William Wade Hinshaw, 1936, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969, 1978, 1991, 1994” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records. This source record doesn't include the supplement.]

Additional detail for reference: New Garden MM, p. 521

Comment: Source includes names (Richard Williams) in entry under "Page 16" (page 521) and (Richard [WILLIAMS]) in the 1746 entry for Richard under WILLIAMS (page 581).

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v6-1950: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI, William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas Worth Marshall (ed.) and Douglas Summers Brown (collab.), 1950, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973, 1993” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records.]

Additional detail for reference: Fairfax MM (WILLIAMS), p. 581

Comment: Source includes name (Richard [WILLIAMS]) in the entry for Richard.

marriage-hogget-williams-1793: Marriage record for Jonathan Hogget and Mary Williams (1793); U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 July 2019) > “North Carolina > Guilford County > New Garden Monthly Meeting > Men's Minutes, 1783-1800” image 295; citing “The Third Book: In which are recorded minutes of the monthly meeting of New Garden, page 245”

Comment: Source includes name (Richard Williams)

family-richard-prudence-williams-quaker-mm: U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: 7 July 2019), North Carolina > Guilford County > New Garden Monthly Meeting > Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, image 180; citing "The Third Book: In which are recorded minutes of the monthly meeting of New Garden (Men's Minutes, 1783-1800), Records Volume 1, page 16”

Comment: Source includes name (Richard Williams).

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,
death

family-richard-prudence-williams-quaker-mm: U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: 7 July 2019), North Carolina > Guilford County > New Garden Monthly Meeting > Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, image 180; citing "The Third Book: In which are recorded minutes of the monthly meeting of New Garden (Men's Minutes, 1783-1800), Records Volume 1, page 16”

Comment: Source includes date (the 6 of the 5 month 1781).

marriage-hogget-williams-1793: Marriage record for Jonathan Hogget and Mary Williams (1793); U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 July 2019) > “North Carolina > Guilford County > New Garden Monthly Meeting > Men's Minutes, 1783-1800” image 295; citing “The Third Book: In which are recorded minutes of the monthly meeting of New Garden, page 245”

Comment: Source indicates Richard was deceased by the date of daughter Mary's wedding in 1793.

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father

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v6-1950: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI, William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas Worth Marshall (ed.) and Douglas Summers Brown (collab.), 1950, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973, 1993” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records.]

Additional detail for reference: New Garden MM (WILLIAMS), p. 581

Comment: Source identifies Geoge [Williams] as the father of Richard.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Prudence Beals (? – 1815)

Married: 11 Dec 1746

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v1-1936: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume I, William Wade Hinshaw, 1936, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969, 1978, 1991, 1994” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records. This source record doesn't include the supplement.]

Additional detail for reference: New Garden MM (WILLIAMS), p. 581

Comment: Source notes marriage of Richard [Williams] and Prudence Beals.

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v6-1950: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI, William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas Worth Marshall (ed.) and Douglas Summers Brown (collab.), 1950, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973, 1993” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records.]

Additional detail for reference: Fairfax MM (BEALE), p. 469, Fairfax MM (WILLIAMS), p.581

Comment: Source includes date (11-10-1746) notes marriage of Richard Williams and Sara Beals in entries for Richard (WILLIAMS, page 581) and Prudence (BEALE, page 469). Note that this was while Britain (and the Quakers) were using the Julian calendar, and the year started in March.

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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 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

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

Supporting evidence for:
events

family-richard-prudence-williams-quaker-mm: U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: 7 July 2019), North Carolina > Guilford County > New Garden Monthly Meeting > Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, image 180; citing "The Third Book: In which are recorded minutes of the monthly meeting of New Garden (Men's Minutes, 1783-1800), Records Volume 1, page 16”

Comment: Source includes location (in friends burying ground at New Garden) and date (the 7 of the same [5 month 1781]).

family-richard-prudence-williams-quaker-mm: U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: 7 July 2019), North Carolina > Guilford County > New Garden Monthly Meeting > Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, image 180; citing "The Third Book: In which are recorded minutes of the monthly meeting of New Garden (Men's Minutes, 1783-1800), Records Volume 1, page 16”

Comment: Source includes location (in friends burying ground at New Garden).

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Attributes

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

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v6-1950: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI, William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas Worth Marshall (ed.) and Douglas Summers Brown (collab.), 1950, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973, 1993” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records.]

Additional detail for reference: Fairfax MM (WILLIAMS), p. 581

Comment: Source includes date of certificate (26-6-1749) and location (Carver's Creek MM, Bladen Co., N.C.) in entry for Richard. Note that this was while Britain (and the Quakers) were using the Julian calendar, and the year started in March.

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v6-1950: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI, William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas Worth Marshall (ed.) and Douglas Summers Brown (collab.), 1950, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973, 1993” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records.]

Additional detail for reference: Fairfax MM (WILLIAMS), p. 581-2

Comment: Source includes year (1754) and location (Cane Creek MM, N.C.) and notes that they left this meeting to join New Garden MM.

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v6-1950: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI, William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas Worth Marshall (ed.) and Douglas Summers Brown (collab.), 1950, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973, 1993” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records.]

Additional detail for reference: Fairfax MM (WILLIAMS), p. 581-2

Comment: Source includes year (1754) and location (New Garden MM, Guilford Co. N.C.) and notes that they were original members of this congegration.

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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]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v6-1950: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI, William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas Worth Marshall (ed.) and Douglas Summers Brown (collab.), 1950, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973, 1993” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 581 (WILLIAMS)

Comment: Source includes location (New Garden MM, Guilford Co. N.C.) in entry for Richard.

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v1-1936: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume I, William Wade Hinshaw, 1936, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969, 1978, 1991, 1994” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records. This source record doesn't include the supplement.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 581 (WILLIAMS)

Comment: Source includes assumed location (m in Md. or Va.).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

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]

FOLLOWUP

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?

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-american-quaker-genealogy-v6-1950: U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943, database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates) > “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI”; citing “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI, William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas Worth Marshall (ed.) and Douglas Summers Brown (collab.), 1950, reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973, 1993” [Transcribed and reorganized copies of original Quaker records.]

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