Follow-up for Query about Sterling/Starling Williamson January 26, 2000
The notes at the beginning of your webpage look so-o-o familiar! The
Sampson County reference really caught my eye, as tradition in this family
says our Williamsons came from Sampson County, NC. How do you prove
anything, though, when they used the same names over and over? Olivia Williamson Braddy
1. Sterling Williamson drew in 1805 Land Lottery in Burke County, GA.
2. Sterling Williamson and wife Lydia sold land in 1806 in Franklin County,GA.
3. Lydia Williamson listed as head of house in 1820 Census of Emanuel
County, GA: 1 Female over 45, 1 Male 16-26, 1 Male 16-18. (NOTE: Lydia
lived in northern Emanuel Co., probably now Johnson.)
4. Columbia Newspapers: The South-Carolinian, The Southern Chronicle: "Died
in Houston County, Ga., on the 12th inst. (1863?), Sterling C. Williamson,
Esq., aged 75. He removed from Richland District, South Carolina, where he
had been a resident for 50 years, in 1838."
Please contact Olivia with questions about the Descendants of John Williamson below. Thanks. Myrtle Norton Bridges
Descendants of John WILLIAMSON
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN2 WILLIAMSON (WILLIAMSON1) was born Abt. 1780 in Georgia or Sampson
County, North Carolina?, and died 1851 in Emanuel County, GA. He married (1)
(UNKNOWN) Abt. 1798. She died Bef. 1811. He married (2) ELIZABETH SULLIVAN
February 28, 1811 in Montgomery County, GA--By Abel Akridge, J.P. (found in
box of loose papers in record room of Probate Court) Recorded in Book A,
page 161, daughter of WILLIAM SULLIVAN and MARY (UNKNOWN). She was born Abt.
1799 in Georgia, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Emanuel County, GA.
Child of JOHN WILLIAMSON and (UNKNOWN) is:
i. (UNKNOWN)3 WILLIAMSON, b. Bet. 1795 - 1800.
Children of JOHN WILLIAMSON and ELIZABETH SULLIVAN are:
ii. MARTHA "PATSY"3 WILLIAMSON, b. May 1812, Montgomery County, GA; d. Aft.
1900; m. HARDY COLUMBUS THOMPSON; b. 1809; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880.
iii. WILLIAM J. WILLIAMSON, b. Bet. 1813 - 1814, Montgomery County, GA; d.
1857, Emanuel County, GA (at O'Hoopee River); m. JANE (NEE FLOWERS)
PHILLIPS; b. 1814, Emanuel County, GA; d. November 03, 1882, Emanuel County,
iv. ANDREW JACKSON WILLIAMSON, b. January 02, 1815, Montgomery County, GA;
d. September 20, 1908, Emanuel County , GA; m. LISA ANN "LECY ANN" MOORE; b.
March 27, 1820, Emanuel County, GA; d. November 25, 1910, Emanuel County ,
v. MARGARET "PEGGY" WILLIAMSON, b. March 04, 1818, Montgomery County, GA; d.
March 01, 1897, Emanuel County, GA; m. THOMAS JEFFERSON MORRIS, Abt. 1837;
b. January 15, 1819, Screven County, GA?; d. January 02, 1874, Emanuel
vi. (DAUGHTER-NAME UNKNOWN) WILLIAMSON, b. Bet. 1820 - 1825, Emanuel County,
GA; d. Bef. February 17, 1857, Emanuel County, GA.
vii. SOLOMON R. (ROSTON?) WILLIAMSON, b. October 17, 1823, Emanuel County ,
GA; d. December 10, 1901, Emanuel County , GA; m. (1) DELILA TRAPNELL, 1850;
b. May 18, 1832, Burke County, GA(?); d. November 09, 1876, Emanuel County ,
GA; m. (2) CLARISSA CALHOUN, July 09, 1878, Emanuel County , GA; b. January
04, 1858, Tarrytown, Montgomery County, GA; d. January 22, 1950, Emanuel
County , GA.
viii. MATTHEW M. WILLIAMSON, b. 1825, Emanuel County, GA; d. April 02, 1855,
Emanuel County , GA (this is date of shooting); LDS website lists date of
death June 9, 1855 GA or NC; m. (1) MARY FOUNTAIN, June 14, 1841, Emanuel
County , GA; b. 1825; m. (2) MARY "POLLY" VAUGHN, March 31, 1844, Madison
County, FL; b. 1829, FL.
ix. GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIAMSON, b. 1826, Emanuel County , GA; d. August
12, 1862, Lynchburg, VA (CSA); m. AMELIA ANN "MILLIE ANN" BANKS, Aft. 1850;
b. 1833, GA, probably Bulloch County; d. Aft. 1900, Montgomery County, GA.
x. SAMUEL C. WILLIAMSON, b. 1828, Emanuel County, GA; d. June 26, 1862,
Mechanicsville, Virginia (CSA); m. ELIZA WILLIAMSON, November 16, 1851,
Emanuel County, GA; b. October 1835; d. Aft. 1900.
xi. JOHN J. WILLIAMSON, b. March 22, 1829, Emanuel County, GA; d. December
22, 1897, Normantown, Montgomery County, GA (now Toombs); m. ELIZABETH
HAMPTON, February 25, 1849, Montgomery County, GA (or Elizabeth STORY?) -
Book A, page 76; b. August 05, 1832, Montgomery County, GA; d. February 08,
1909, Normantown, Toombs County, GA.
xii. RILEY WILLIAMSON, b. 1832, Emanuel County, GA; d. Abt. 1870, Montgomery
County, GA (Rackett Town); m. ESTHER GRIFFIN, Abt. 1851; b. 1832; d.
Montgomery County, GA (Rackett Town).
xiii. SCHLEY H. WILLIAMSON, b. 1837, Emanuel County , GA; d. February 14,
1902, Duval County, FL; m. PERMELIA S. "MILLIE" BOYT, July 13, 1856, Emanuel
County, GA; b. October 08, 1839, Burke County, GA; d. January 08, 1912,
Duval Co., FL.
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