This Robert Williams was born in North Carolina in 1800. He married Sarah Kirkley, b. 1801, daughter of James Kirkley. d. 1823 and Elizabeth Kirkley, d. 1837 of Kershaw Co., South Carolina. Sarah is listed as 'Sarah Williams' in James Kirkley's estate settlement documents. In the 1850 Census of Coosa, Coosa Co., Robert and Sarah's children are listed as Stephen 22 (b.1828) SC, Elizabeth 18 (b.1832) SC,Nancy 16 (b. 1834) SC,Hariet 13 (b.1837) SC, Samantha 6 (b.1844) Alabama. So the family moved from Kershaw Co.,SC sometime between 1837 and 1844. Rather conclusive evidence that Robert Williams' wife was Sarah Kirkley is that in the 1880 Census Robert is 80 but his wife is shown as 'Williams, Kirkley' 79...rather than Williams, Sarah. Why did the census taker write her name that way? Don't know but glad he did.