Facts and Events
Joseph Williams was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Williams vs. Yeizer--O. S. 168; N. S. 59--Bill, 1808. Orator purchased interest in lands in Augusta County from Engelhard Yieger (Yeizer) of Maryland, who died intestate, leaving Catherine Maria Yiezer (widow), Eliza (daughter, wife of Joseph Williams of Augusta County), Rebecca (daughter, wife of Richard Kingsmore of Maryland), Catherine Magdalen Susanna Maria, Hester, and Lidia Ann Yeizer (daughters), Hester has married Jonathan Slater.
- Vol. 2 - Williams vs. Yeiser's executors--O. S. 242; N. S. 85--Cross bill of Cumberland Dugan Williams of Baltimore, filed 1812, says James Price has filed bill against Nicholas Brice, John Bourland, executors, and Catharine Yeiser, executrix of Englehard Yeiser, deceased; Joseph Williams and Elizabeth, his wife; Richaid Kingsman and Rebecca, his wife; Rice Morris and Catharine, his wife; Jonathan Slater and Hester, his wife; Susan and Lydia Yeiser, heirs and representatives of Englehard Yeiser; orators, Benjamin, Satnuel, Amos A. and George Williams. Will of Englehard Yeiser of Baltimore County. Wife, Catharine; children, Magdalene, Catharine, Susanna, Hetty and Lydia Ann, unmarried; daughter, Rebecca Kingsman; daughter, Eliza Williams. Dated 5th March, 1807. Recorded in Baltimore County 18th March, 1807. This suit involves Mount Torry Furnace.
- Page 432.--16th February, 1815. James Patterson's will-- To wife, Deborah; sons, James, William, John, Samuel; to granddaughters, Deborah and Jane; a granddaughter, Deborah Wynes; to grandsons, James Craige, Patterson Craige, James Synes (Wymes); daughter, Jane, deceased, to her children; division to "Deborah Patterson any my nine children, or their lawful heirs, Martha Beard, Wm. Patterson, James Patterson, Sasrah Craige, Deborah Wilson, the children of Jane Syms (?) (Wynn?), John Patterson, Samuel Patterson, Nancy McCullough. Executors, sons James, John, Samuel. Teste: Jo. Williams, James and Samuel Patterson, John Craig. Proved, 27th february, 1815. James and John qualify.