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Page: William Jonathan 'John' Williamson
Note: e family legend of the Williamson family history that was handed down the early American Williamson's were beset with Indians out of desperation and tragedies to the time they fled from Virginia with almost a funning flight during the French and Indian uprising. They were warned by an old Indian Squaw that the Indians were on the warpath. William Jonathan Williams and his family packed everything they had including their chickens and pigs in a one horse covered wagon. They fled with the wagon train and those that came with them were the Garners-Maness-Shields and Williams. They took the Tuscaroa Trail going toward the sea. When they were 10 miles below the trail they had scouts brushing out their trail and they stopped to see that their homes were in flames. They pressed onward toward the sea. They arrived in Moore County on Grassy Creek where they spent their first night. For some odd reason they stayed and started the first Williamson burial ground which is still there today. William Jonathan Williamson took up large tracts of land buying the land around him for $.10 an acre. These are the people that are responsible for the Williamson's in upper Moore County. His son William Jonathan Williamson was born in 1689 died 1-28-1791 at the age of 102. He was buried in the Old Williamson Family Cemetery on Grassy Creek.
Note: William Jonathan 'John' Williamson was born in 1648. According to th
Note: . and a son William Williamson were killed in an indian masacre in1690.
Note: "The Williamson Family of Moore County" states that John Williamson Sr
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