Ward brothers married Williams sisters.
Malkijah Williams' daughters Ruth and Madaline both married sons of his cousin Azubah (Williams) Ward.
Ruth WILLIAMS (1851-1927)
+ m1: Samuel Ward
+ m2: Thaddeus Knopp
Madeline WILLIAMS (1856-1923)
+ m1: Darwin Stapp Ward
+ m2: John O. Nash
Ruth WILLIAMS, daughter of Malkijah Williams and Cynthia Burns, was born 10 OCT 1851 in Jackson County, Texas, and died 25 JAN 1927. She married1 (cousin) Samuel H. WARD, son of Russell Ward and Azubah Williams. She married2 Thaddeus KNOPP 17 DEC 1884.
Madeline WILLIAMS, daughter of Malkijah Williams and Cynthia Burns, was born 19 Dec 1856, and died 29 JUN 1923 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. She married1 (cousin) Darwin Stapp WARD, son of Russell Ward and Azubah Williams. She married2 (cousin) John O. NASH, son of Francis Marion Nash II and Martha Jane Duty.
[Martha J. Duty was the daughter of Joseph Duty and Louisa Turner. Louisa Turner was the half-sister of Malkijah Williams. Their mother was Elizabeth (Williams) Williams-Turner.]
(1)"Genealogical Notes of the Nolen, Williams, Looney, and Llied Families" by Mrs. Nancy Williams Nolen 1927.
(2)"A Genealogical Study of Allumbee Williams and Siblings 1757-1985"-compiled by Joe G. Potter
[Azubah and Malkijah were first cousins]
Malkijah WILLIAMS, son of William Williams and Elizabeth Williams (cousins), was born c1803 in Tennessee, d:Unknown in Texas. He married Cynthia Ann BURNS, daughter of Arthur Burns, in 1835 Jackson County, Texas. She was born abt.1813 Missouri and died in Texas.
Children of Malkijah WILLIAMS and Cynthia Ann BURNS are:
i. Julia Ann WILLIAMS was born ABT 1836 in Jackson County, Texas.
ii. Thomas R. WILLIAMS was born 19 NOV 1836 in Gonzales Co.,Texas, died 8 AUG 1919 in Charco,TX. He married Mary Antoinetta Beckham.
iii. Lucretia WILLIAMS was born ABT 1839 in Jackson County, Texas.
iv. John WILLIAMS was born ABT 1840 in Jackson County, Texas.
v. Mary WILLIAMS was born ABT 1842 in Jackson County, Texas.
vi. Ruth WILLIAMS was born 10 Oct 1851 in Jackson County, Texas, and died 25 Jan 1927.
vii. Madeline WILLIAMS was born 19 Dec 1856 in Texas
viii. Francis Emaline WILLIAMS was born 1858 in Texas.
[Malkijah was the step-son of Winslow Turner II, his mother Elizabeth's second husband.]
Azubah/Azuba WILLIAMS, daughter of Job Williams and Nancy Campbell, was born 15 MAR 1814 in Lincoln County, Missouri, and died 1908. She married Russell WARD, son of Evan Ward and Elenor Shannon, on 19 NOV 1833 in Texas. He was born 14 Mar 1812/1813 in Scot County, Kentucky. He died 1 Apr 1864 in Jackson Co., TX, buried in Ward Cemetery, Jackson Co., TX, on Fletcher property, with parents.
Children of Azubah WILLIAMS and Russell WARD are:
i. Melinda S. WARD was born ABT 1841 in Jackson County, Texas.
ii. Victor Morean WARD was born ABT 1843 in Jackson County, Texas.
iii. Samuel W. WARD was born ABT 1848 in Jackson County, Texas.
iv. Darwin Stapp WARD was born ABT 1851 in Jackson County, Texas.
v. William E. WARD was born ABT 1853 in Jackson County, Texas.
vi. Benjamin Shannon WARD was born ABT 1857 in Jackson County, Texas.