James Williams Born: Abt. 1756 - Possibly Henry County, VA Married: Martha Murrell - born abt. 1755 - Possibly Northampton Co. NC Martha died when son Luke was young James moved later to Lexington, KY
Child: Luke Williams Born: 5 August 1776 Virginia or NC Died: 5 Sept. 1824 Cooper County, MO
. 2nd generation: Luke Williams (son of James) Born: 5 Aug. 1776 Virginia Died: 5 Sept. 1824 Cooper County, MO Married: Mary "Polly" Shropshire on 9 July 1799 Hawkins Co., TN
Children: Elizabeth Williams Born: Abt. 1802
Patsy Williams Born: Abt. 1804
James Williams Born: 9 Dec. 1803 Tennessee Died: 23 Jan. 1880 Linn County, Oregon
Mary Ann Williams Born: 1806 Harlan County, KY Luke D.Williams Born: Abt. 1810 KY.
Sally Williams Born: Abt. 1810 Cooper County, MO Married: Joseph Baze Silas Williams Born: Abt. 1814 Cooper County, MO Charles Williams Born: 1816 in ILL Susannah Savage Williams Born: 1820 Cooper County, MO William Savage Williams Born: 21 Jan. 1821 Missouri Died: 7 Oct. 1890 Corning, KS. .3rd generation: William SavageWilliams (son of Luke) Born: 21 Jan. 1821 Missouri Died: 7 Oct. 1890 Corning, KS Married: Julia Franklin Newsom Born: 21 July 1817 Greenbriar, WVA Died: 1 Feb. 1891 Powhatten, KS
Children: James Luke Williams Born: 19 Jan. 1863 Caldwell County, MO Died: 16 May 1929 Alma, KS Married: Adaline Esther Allen Born: 14 April 1865 Newark, New Jersey Died: 10 July 1918 Alma, KS
Luke Williams, "VA Settlers In Missouri" - Concord Church, organized 16 May 1817, Concord Cemetery, 6 miles south of Boonville, in Cooper County, MO. Luke Williams b. Aug. 1776 in Colony of Virginia, settled in Cooper County, Mo in 1816, was the first minister to preach at this Concord Baptist Church (Cooper County Atlas, 1877, p. 17, "History of Cooper County" by Levens & Drake, 1876, pp58, 61, 112).
Researched by DNA Group 8 members Trent Williams and Leann
Several descendants of this family have done DNA testing and are in Williams DNA Group 8. The group has a Williams DNA blog which includes this family as well as many of the ancestors of the participants in Group 8. The furthest back ancestor of DNA group 8 is Charles Williams who died in 1692 in Charles City County, Virginia.
The Williams DNA web site is an extensive and informative site containing many Williams lines, it also has great information about DNA testing. The Williams DNA project now includes over 700 members, making it one of the largest. The address is: http://williams.genealogy.fm/index.phphttp://williams.genealogy.fm/index.php
Surnames: Murrell, Shropshire, Baze, Savage, Newsom, Allen
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