Person:Jane Williams (87)

Jane Williams
b.Bef 1736
  • F.  Williams (add)
m. Bef 1733
  1. Robert Williams, of Craig's Creek1725 - 1786
  2. Jane WilliamsBef 1736 -
m. Bef 1753
Facts and Events
Name Jane Williams
Gender Female
Birth? Bef 1736
Marriage Bef 1753 to Robert Watkins
Marriage to Thomas Poage, of Falling Spring Run, Augusta Cty., VA


Jane Williams was the sister of Robert Williams of Craig's Creek in Augusta County. Jane was the 2nd wife of Robert Wilkins (they had no children together), and after his death in 1753, she re-married to Thomas Poage, who wrote the following will in Augusta County in 1793, mentioning property left to her in her first marriage to Robert Watkins:

  • Page 84.--1st October, 1793. Thos. Poage's will, Jr.--To wife, Jean, 1/2 mill plantation on Falling Spring, which 1/2 was willed to testator by his father; to brother, John. Executors, Rev. John Campbell and brother, John Poage. Teste: Alex. Humphreys, Richard Trother (Strother?), Philip Sholl. Proved, January Court, 1794, by Stother and Sholl. Executors qualify; 3d October, 1793, John Poage, legatee above, relinquishes to widow Jean all claim under the will to any property which came to Thomas through the widow Jean, who was Jane Watkins.
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    Robert Watkins was apparently married twice: m/1 Margaret ______; m/2 Jane Williams.
    eight children were born, all listed in Robert's Will: Aaron, Moses, Reece, Phillip, Enoch, Benjamin, Robert, Jr., Margaret.

    It is believed that Jane, widow of Robert Watkins, remained in Virginia and married Thomas Poage.