Posted by:TTTom Williams Message:Looking for direct connection to this line of Cromwell's I've pulled ever trick out of the bag here's what i've came up with so far, looking to connect solid grounds, thanks for your help!!!
Name: +John WILLIAMS , Sr.
Birth: BET. 1625 - 1630 in England or Queen's Creek, VA
Death: in VA
1642, deed to John Williams of 250 acres in York Co., VA
An important related Williams line in Virginia was descended from Morgan ap Williams, 5th son of William ap
Gruffyd, and youngest brother of William Williams, Esq. of Cochwillian. Morgan ap Williams married Katherine
Cromwell, sister of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex and vice-regent under Henry VII, who sent him to the block
in 1540. Morgan ap Williams then took the name Cromwell in honor of his wife's family name. Their son, who
signed his name as Sir Richard Cromwell Alias Williams, married Frances, daughter and co-heir of Thomas
Murphyn, Knight. Sir Richard Cromwell was knighted by Henry VIII. Their eldest son was Sir Henry Cromwell,
called the Golden Knight. He married Joan, daughter of Sir Ralph Warren, Lord Mayor of London in 1536. Henry
Cromwell was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1563. He served in the House of Commons, and died in 1603.
Their second son was Robert Cromwell, who was the father of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England.
The eldest son of Sir Henry Cromwell Alias Williams and Joan Warren, was Sir Oliver Cromwell of
Hinchenbrook. Sir Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bromley, daughter of the Lord Chancellor of England, and
their eldest son, Henry, came to Virginia with his wife in 1620. Henry Cromwell Alias Williams received grants in
Virginia in 1618 from the Virginia Company and another in 1639 from Sir John Harvey. He may have earlier come
in the "Treasurer" in 1615, and settled at Dale's Gift. In 1625, he was living on his land in Charles City. All of this
family added Alias Williams to their names, and some reverted to the Williams name in America, forever
confusing genealogists as to which were Cromwell, and which were Williams. A Morgan Williams, obviously
named after his illustrious ancestor, was in New Kent Co., VA since before 1638, and by his name, was almost
certainly the son of Henry Cromwell Alias Williams.
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
+ +John WILLIAMS , Jr. called Sr. b: ABT. 1650 in Queen's Creek, Accomack Co., Virginia
Sarah WILLIAMS b: ABT. 1675
+John Williams III Lt.Col 1678 Wales-1755 Accomac co. VA. wife mary Keelng 1684-1730 her parents Captain George Kelling 1650-60-1700 Ursula Fleming
+Nathaniel Williams 1712 Hanover VA. wife Elizabeth Washington 1718 her parents John Washington 1692 Bridge Creek King VA. Catharine Whiting
+ Nathaniel Williams Jr. 1742-1805 Hanover VA. wife Mary Ann williamson 1745 her parents John Williamson 1715 Rebeeca Chamberlain
+John Jr. Williams 1777-1860 Bedford Tenn. wife Susannah Dixon her parents Lt. Col. Henry Dixon 1780-1855 Martha Wynne
+ John Jefferson Williams 1820-1864 Bedford Tenn. wife Abline Hart 1820-1902 parents Henry Hart 1781-1855 Barbra Lambeth 1794-1868 John Jefferson Williams took sick while on a cattle buying trip and died of pneumonia, Henry and Barbra moved to Christian Co. Missouri in 1852 abeline moved to Christian Co. Missouri about 1867 +Marmaduke Williams "called Duke" 1843-1931 Bedford Tenn. 1st. wife Mary Barber m.feb 12 1867 they cane to Missouri in the fall of 1867 to them were born 8 children only one lived Sarah Francis jan. 31 1872 2nd wife Liza Amos Zink who had 3 children, My grandfather 1. Herbert E. Williams 1896-1988 Missouri wife Etta May Berget 1900 2. Hattie Williams b. jan. 14 1899 died oct. 25 1981 3. Odie Williams b. 1902 d. sep. 3 1962
Herbert's and Etta's children 1. Opal Faye williams 1917 2. Vivian Elizbeth Williams 1922 3. Johnny Edward Williams 1925 4.Austin Ernest 1928 5. James (Jimmy) 6. Joe Ray Williams 1933 "MY FATHER" 7. Herbert Jr.(Junior) 1936 8. Kenneth Leroy 1939 9. Linda M. 1943