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Marriage: Children:
  1. William Jonathan Williamson: Birth: 1648 in Virginia, United States of America. Death: 1690 in Colonel Virginia

  2. John Williamson: Birth: 1674. Death: 1780


Sources
1. Title:   Maxine Williams McNeill The Williams Family Descendants of Noah & Mary "Polly" Williams 1725 - 2000. (Harris Printing Co., Inc. Seven Lakes, North Carolina, USA) First Edition.
Page:   Page 5-7

Notes
a. Note:   Excerpt: John Williams "Williamson" left Wales around 1642 story told he met a French lady names DeLaney and married her on ship. He and his wife left the ship at Jamestown and settled in North Western Virginia but now is Southwestern Pennsylvania. The family stayed in that area for about one hundred years when the French armed the Indians against the English. When the Indians went on the warpath in such numbers staying was not practical this being January of 1740. The Williamsons-Husseys-Garners-Sheilds-Maness and Williams families packed their wagons and readied to dash for safety. Not long after early one evening just about dusk and Old Indian squaw who had worked for the family came to warn them the Braves were only a few miles away. They thanked her and were soon on the road back toward the coast. After a few miles turning to look back they could see the smoke from the burning village they just left. They came upon a trail diverging southeast so they took it. After going down this trail some of the men went back and obliterated the trail so the Indians would follow the main body of refugees who had taken the main trail towards Jamestown. This worked because the Indians kept on the larger trail overtaking the fleeing settlers and scalping many of them before they turned back. When the BuffaloTrail they were traveling led into the Tuscarora Trail they followed it until they reached what is now Grassy Creek in upper Moore County. Settling there along both sides of Grassy Creek along side of the Tuscarora Trail. The Williams "Williamson" built the first house around 1749 and it still stands today just up the hill on the left side of the road in a wooded area is the old cemetery. Story told has that night they got to Grassy Creek-one family's baby died-so maybe that is why they stayed there. In the cemetery are four Williamson's that were over a hundred years old. It is said they were the Second Generation "children" of John and DeLaney Williams. Grassy Creek appears in local records as early as 1749 and on the 1833 McRae map. Jeremiah Williams was born in1775? in Virginia and beleived to be the Great Grandson of John Williamson one of the five brothers to leave Wales and come to Virginia. The John Williams Home Place was near the Old Ollister "Babe" Williams Home place not far from the Williams Cemetery on Will Road. "The Williamson Family of Moore County" states that John and a son William Williamson were killed in an indian masacre in1690. The Williams Family Reunion is held the second Sunday in August of each year at Pleasant View Friends Church on highway 24-27 in Robbins NC. The dinner meal is at one o'clock with the business session following.
b. Note:   One of five Brothers to migrate from Wales to Virginia in America. John Williams-Williamson left Wales around 1642 and met and married a French lady named DeLaney on the ship. They left the ship at Jamestown and settled in North Western Virginia which is now South Western Pennsylvania. Here the family stayed in that area for about a hundred years until the French armed the Indians against the English.
c. Note:   "The Williamson Family of Moore County" states that John and a son William Williamson were killed in an indian masacre in 1690.


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