NameWilliam Washington Williams
Birth16 Jan 1848, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death29 Mar 1940, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage5 Apr 1873, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth30 May 1854, Letcher Co., Kentucky
Death14 Sep 1941, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth7 Jul 1875, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death1 Feb 1920, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth2 Feb 1878, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death24 Feb 1936, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth28 Nov 1882, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death25 Jul 1950, Wisconsin
Birthabt 1885, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth6 Mar 1887, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death24 Dec 1952, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthApr 1889, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1 Jun 1892, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death20 Jan 1927, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthOct 1894, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth3 Mar 1896, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for William Washington Williams
His death certificate records William Washington Williams, age 93, born 16 Jan 1848 in Morgan Co., Ky, died 29 March 1940 in rural Rowan Co., Ky, married, husband of Rebecca Williams age 86, occupation farmer, father Ambus Williams, born in Morgan Co., mother’s maiden name not known, cause of death chronic myocarditis, informant A. J. Williams, Elliottsville, Ky.
Notes for Rebecca Caudill
I cannot find her in the Kentucky death records.
Notes for William Washington & Rebecca (Family)
An article on the Pleasant Hadyn family and collateral relations in the 1956 Centennial Edition of the Rowan Co. News8
reads, in part,
"I will now drop back to Mrs. Adda Williams Porter, wife of C. C. Porter. She was born March 3, 1896, the youngest child of a family of nine children of William Washington and Rebecca (Caudill) Williams, who were married April 5, 1873 and set up housekeeping in a log house beautifully located about one mile from Elliottville, which he had purchased in 1871 from an Indian, Mr. Jackson. They continued to live here until their deaths in 1940 and 1941 respectively."
"Uncle Bill" was one man of whom even the vilest never said aught. He was born Jan. 16, 1848 in Morgan County, the son of Ambrose J. Williams, who was the son of one of the first settlers in Morgan County, John Williams, who came as a teen-age boy with his father, the Rev. Daniel Williams, from North Carolina aobut 1770 and settled first at Boonesboro, where he helped build the Fort there and fought with Daniel Boone against the Indians. Uncle Dan Williams is said to be the first Baptist preacher in Kentucky. He came to Morgan County about 1804."
1880 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Christy Creek precinct, lists as family #363:
Williams, William, 32, farmer; Rebecca, 26, wife; John H., 5, son; Amandy M, 2, dau. All born Ky Ky Ky.
1900 census of Rowan Co, Ky, Hoggtown precinct, enumerated 20 June, lists on p. 14A as family #234/241:
Williams, William, 52, b. Jan 1848; Rebecca, wife, 45, b. May 1855, married 27 years, mother of 9 children, 9 living; Lauria, dau, 16, b. Oct 1884; Jesse, son, 15, b. July 1884; Andrew J., son, 13, b. Mar 1887; Ambrose F., son, 11, b. Apr 1889; Emma E., dau, 7, b. June 1892; Lenard C., son, 5, b. Oct 1894; Adda L., dau, 4, b. Mar 1896. Rebecca born Ky Ky Va, all others Ky Ky Ky.
(Note that the ages and birthdates are inconsistent for Laura and Jesse. They cannot have been born 3 months apart.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Christy Creek precinct, p. 11B, enumerated April 29, lists as family #178:
Williams, William, 62, farmer, married 37 years; Rebecca, 55, wife, mother of 9 children, 9 living; Anna, 17, daughter, single, mother of 1 child, living; Clarence, 15, son; Adda, 14, dau; Jeneva, 6/12, granddaughter. All born Ky Ky Ky. (Next family is that of William & Rebecca’s son Andrew J.)
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogtown precinct, enumerated 9 Jan, lists on p. 2B as family #29/33:
<someone whose name has been blacked out, male, but from other records must be Jesse>, 33; Minnie, wife, 29; Lula, dau, 6; Joseph, son, 3 1/12; Williams, Bill, father, 71; Rebecca, 66, mother. All born Ky Ky Ky.
1930 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogtown precinct, enumerated 17 April, lists on p. 9B as family #161/166:
Williams, William W, 82, age at first marriage 25; Rebbecca, wife, 75, age at first marriage 19. Both born Ky Ky Ky.