Robert Williams, of Craig's Creek
m. bef. 1733
- Robert Williams, of Craig's Creekest 1725/30 - abt 1786/87
- Jane Williamsbef 1736 -
Facts and Events
Robert Williams was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 158.--17th December, 1753. Patton (Col. James Patton) to Robert Williams, 275 acres patented 3d November, 1750, on Craig's Creek. Teste: Henry Halstone.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 177.--8th July, 1763. Robert Williams, of Orange County, North Carolina, to William Walker, of Bedford County, £33.18.3, 275 acres conveyed to Robert by James Patton, 17th December, 1753, on Craig's Creek. Teste: John Mills, David Looney. Delivered: William Walker, March, 1766.
North Caroline Land Grants
- Sullivan County Tennessee - 1787
- 1361. Robert Williams
- North Carolina Land Grants in TN 1778-1791
- WILL OF ROBERT WILLIAMS
- Page 479 Dated: September 30, 1786
- In the Name of God, Amen. I, Robert Williams of Sullivan County, being weak in body, yet of perfect mind and memory, thanks to God for his mercies do make and constitute this my last Will and Testament as follows, Viz:
- First. I commit my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the dust to be buried in Christian decency at the discretion of my Executor, in hopes to receive it again at the general resurrection by the mighty power of God, and as for the portion of things which God has been pleased to bestow upon me, I dispose of in the manner following:
- I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ann the use of my plantation and the service of my slaves during her widowhood; also, I leave her all my farming utensils, two work horses named George and Jack, two mules such as she shall choose, and all my household furniture, cattle, sheep and hogs.
- To my daughter Ann I give one horse known by the name of the Orphan Colt.
- To my daughter Mary I give one horse creature or fifteen pounds, Virginia money.
- To my daughter Rebekah, I leave one horse creature of fifteen pounds Virginia money.
- To my sons Robert and Samuel, I leave my plantation to be equally divided between them, quantity, quality and improvements considered; likewise, my two negroes to be valued and equally divided between the, and if the negro wench should ever have issue, the first two children, or if but one, to be equally divided between my two daughters, Mary and Rebekah.
- Moreover, I will that the remainder of my horse creatures be sold and the money raised thereby be equally divided between my two sons Robert and Samuel.
- Likewise, all bonds, notes and book debts except so much as pays all my lawful debts.
- And further, I appoint and nominate my wife Ann, her son David Kinkead, and David Kinkead her sister's son (sic) to be my sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament, making void all other Wills and Testaments heretofore made.
- In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal. This 13th day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six.
- (Signed) Robert x Williams (seal) (his mark)
- Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of us:
- (1st name illegible), James Berry, David Kinkead
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. 1750: Petition of Rees Thomas to build a mill on his place on Brook's Creek. (Signed) James Reed, James Claypole, Jonathon Dugles, Martin Shoomacer, William Smith, Francis Green, William Cleypole, John Miller, Charles Daily, Jacob Gem, Robert Williams, James Cleypole, Jr., Adam Reder, George Bowman.
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. 1750: Linvell's Creek petitioners for a road leading from Brock's Creek to ye Market Road by Francis Hughes's and from thence to Fredericksburg: Jonathan Douglas, James Claypoole, Rees Thomas, William Smith, William Claypoole. John Miller, Robert Williams.
- Page 268.--18th July, 1750. George Barber's appraisement, by Henry Houlston, Robert Williams, William Terry, Joseph Robinson. (Note: Henry Holston and Joseph Robinson also lived on Craig's Creek).
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1752. - (247) Petition of inhabitants of Linvil's Creek. These persons to clear a road from Brock's Creek to Francis Hughes's, thence to the main road leading to Fredericksburg: Jonathan Duglass, Wm. Smith, John Miller, James Claypole, Wm. Claypole, Ro. Williams, Rees Thomas.
- 20 May 1752 O. S., p. 247 - On the Petition of Sundry the Inhabitants of Linvells Creek It is Ordered that Jonathan Duglass William Smith, John Miller, James Claypole, Willm. Claypole, Robert Williams & Rees Thomas Clear a Road from Brockes Creek to Francis Hughes & from thence to the Main Road that leads to Fredericksburg and that they keep the Same in repair According to Law. Augusta County Road Orders 1745-1769
- Page 152.--17th December, 1753. Same (from Col. James Patton) to Mathew Patton, 266 acres by patent 3d November. 1750, on Craig's Creek. Teste: Robert Williams.
- Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: Robert Williams, 17th December, 1753, 13th December; 1753, Robert Williams (Note: listed among many others, this record ties to the date that James Patton sold land on Craig's Creek to Robert Williams, listed above).
- Page 252.--20th May, 1758. Jacob Patton's estate to Susan Patton, administratrix--To Edward McDonald, Joseph Love, Wm. Plummer, George Tar, Henry Campbell, Jno. Potts, Robt. Williams, Philip Watkins, Reece Watkins, John Walker, Christopher Cunningham, John Patton, Robt. Mountgomery, Robt. Looney, Wm. Lusk, Wm. Graham.
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS IN AUGUSTA COURT - 1765-- page 70, Robert Williams, tanner. (Same Robert Williams?)
- Vol. 2 - MARRIAGES LICENSES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY., 1765-- July 6, Robert Williams. [note: wife's name not listed].
- Land Grant Survey: Page 96 - Joseph McMurbry, 27 acres, Craigs Creek, Branch of the James River. Adjoining Robert Williams. July 31, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 35].
Records in Tennessee
- Sullivan Co.NC/TN Deed Book 1 pg 226 Nov 10 1784 North Carolina Grant No.288 to Joseph Kincade for the sum of 50 schillings for every 100 acres, 970 acres in Sullivan County in Carters Valley. Begin on Robert Williams line, then N 76 poles W 14 poles N 106 poles N 76 W 49 poles.S 460 poles along James Coopers line, then to the beginning. Alexander Martin Governor by W Williams D Sec Reg.June 26 1787