Descendants of Roger Williams – No! Not That One! Part 3

Roger Williams and Cassie Ann Blair had ten children, so we will take a look at grandchildren through his first five children today and the other five children tomorrow. The grandchildren are all bulleted, rather than numbered.

  1. Nancy was born 4 January 1776 and died June 1852 in Montgomery County, Missouri. She married (1) Archibald Nance, 10 Mar 1794 and (2) William Hudnall, 24 Nov 1804, as his second wife. She had children with each husband.

 Children: (Nance)    

  • Paschal W., born 7 November 1796, Virginia; died 9 March 1859, Bedford County, Virginia; married Patsey Creasey, 22 March 1819, Bedford County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Mary Creasey. Thomas Creasey was surety. Patsey was born c1805, Virginia; died from consumption in February 1860, Bedford County, Virginia.
  • Polly, born 12 Octpber 1798; died 3 February 1838, probably Callaway County, Missouri; married John Dearing, 22 December 1817, Bedford County, Virginia. Paschal Nance was surety.
  • Allen Blair, born 16 September 1801; died 5 March 1893, Gentry County, Missouri; married Polly A. Wade, 6 February 1826, Bedford County, Virginia.  She was born c1807; died 8 January 1879, probably Daviess County, Missouri. Polly was reportedly one of eleven daughters of Archibald and Nancy Wade.
  • Thomas, born possibly c1803; died 6 July 1805.

 Children: (Hudnall)

  • Jabez Leftwich, born 25 October 1805, Bedford County, Virginia; died 10 July 1881, Bedford County, Virginia; reportedly buried in the Nance Cemetery, Bedford County; married Elizabeth Wood, 22 March 1832, Campbell County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born 26 November 1816, Virginia; died 12 December 1896, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
  • Samuel William, born 15 July 1808, Bedford County, Virginia; died 2 May 1896, Montgomery County, Missouri; married Julia Ann Hewitt, 23 February 1835, Bedford County, Virginia. She was born c1814; died 1884. They settled in Montgomery County, Missouri in 1837. In 1876, they were living nearby in Callaway County, Missouri.
  • Martha, born c1813-1815; died after 1860; unmarried at that time. In 1860, she lived with widowed brother-in-law, William Elliott and his son in Montgomery County, Missouri.
  • Nancy, born 13 April 1812; died 1898, Montgomery County, Missouri; married William M. Hopkins, 12 October 1832, Bedford County, Virginia. He was born 14 July 1802, Virginia; died 11 Aug 1875, Montgomery County, Missouri.  This couple also settled in Montgomery County in 1837.
  • Parthena, born 18 July 1815, Bedford County, Virginia; died 4 July 1855, Clay County, Missouri; married John S. Howard.
  • Susannah, born 14 May 1818, Bedford County, Virginia; died 11 March 1853, Montgomery County, Missouri; buried Nettle Cemetery; married William Elliott. They settled in Missouri in 1835.
  • William Richard, born c1821, probably Bedford County, Virginia; died after 1850.

 2. Thomas was born 22 June 1777; died by 23 July 1823 when his estate began probate in Campbell County, Virginia. Thomas married Elizabeth Woodson, daughter of Anderson Woodson, 13 Dec 1805, Campbell County, Virginia.  He named James Jones as guardian of his two youngest children. The 1823 court record stated that Thomas had five children, the last born a few months after his death. All of Thomas’s children were named by Roger in his 1835 will.  Additionally, William W. Williams and Samuel B. Williams are named on 9 Dec 1831 when Thomas’s account was settled and apparently are the two youngest children.

These five sons are a very annoying brick wall because I cannot identify any of them in 1840 or 1850!


  • Thomas, born c1809; died after 1835
  • Woodson, born c1812; died after 1835.
  • John, born c1815; died after 1835.
  • Samuel B., born c1820; died after 1835. There is a Samuel B. Williams, born c1820, VA, millwright in Rowan County, NC in 1850. This man is living with the Samuel Linn family. This could possibly be the son of Thomas and Elizabeth, as other family members were millwrights.
  • William W., born about 1823; died after 1835.

3. Susannah, born 26 Sept 1779, Virginia; died after 1860 census, probably Maury County, Tennessee.  She was living with her son, Peter, and his family at that time; married Charles Williams, son of Revolutionary War soldier Charles Williams of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 11 April 1797, Bedford County, Virginia. He was born c1776; died by May 1844, Marshall County, Tennessee, when his will was probated. Charles had removed to Rockingham County, North Carolina by 1800. In 1820, there is a Charles Williams in Pittsylvania who appears to be this man. This family was gone from Virgina in 1830 and appears in Tennessee. They may have left Virginia about 1828, as Charles and Susannah sold land to Henry Sergeant at that time.


  • Nancy W., born c1799; died after 1860, possibly Giles County, Tennessee; married Isaac Gardner, 29 May 1820, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  The Gardners lived in between Peter and Charles Williams in 1830 in Maury County.  By 1840, it appears that the Gardners had moved on to Giles County. Isaac was born c1792, Virginia; died after 1850, probably Giles County, Tennessee.
  • Susan Caroline, born 28 March 1802; died 16 January 1837, probably Marshall County, Tennessee; married John Hubbard Stephens, 16 November 1829, Maury County, Tennessee. Her father named grandchildren Charles A., Mary Ann, and Thomas A. Stephens in his will. John was born 31 October 1806, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 10 September 1864, Osage County, Missouri. He married (2) Mary Meade Davis, 31 August 1837, Pittsylvania County, Virginia. She was born c1805, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 11 November 1871, Benton Twp., Osage County, Missouri.
  • Charles A., born c1803; died after 1860, possibly Tishomingo County, Mississippi; married Louisa H. Cunningham, 27 September 1831, Maury County, Tennessee. Charles was bondsman for sister Cassie Ann’s marriage to John Ritchie.
  • Son, born c1805; died before 1820, probably Virginia.
  • Son, born c1807; died before 1820, probably Virginia.
  • Cassie Ann, born c1810; died before November 1835; married John Ritchie, 1 November 1825, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; bondsman was her brother, but he was listed as Charles D. Williams. John Ritchie married (2) Elizabeth Lipscomb, 18 November 1835, Maury County, Tennessee. Cassie Ann was not named in her father’s will, but his grandchild, her daughter, Mary (Polly) Williams Richey, was.  John Ritchie also died young, by March 1840, leaving Polly an orphan.
  • Roger Samuel, born c1813; died Fall 1837, when administration of estate was granted in Maury County, Tennessee; married Dilla Ann Fausett, 2 July 1834, Maury County, Tennessee.
  • Peter, born c1815; died after 1860, probably Maury County, Tennessee; married Nancy P. Boaz, 26 December 1853, Maury County, Tennessee. She was born c1828; died after 1860.
  • Son, born c1818; died young.
  • Elizabeth, born c1817; died after 1850, possibly Cape Girardeau County, Missouri; married Jeremiah Hendrix, c1835, probably Tennessee. He was born c1813, South Carolina; died after 1850, possibly Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Jeremiah was named guardian of Cassie Ann’s daughter, Polly Williams Richey, in 1840.
  • Mary A. M., born c1820; died after May 1844, when she was named in her father’s will. There are two Marshall County marriages that might pertain to her. One Mary A. Williams married William B. Hopper on 3 August 1848. One Mary Williams married David A. Hill on 1 December 1850.  In 1860, the Hoppers were in Carroll County, Arkansas in 1860 while the Hills were still in Maury County at that time.

4. Sam Allen3 (Roger2, Roger1) was born 2 March 1782, Virginia; died c1859, Callaway or Osage County, Missouri; married Peggy Blair, 8 July 1805, Amherst County, Virginia; removed to Missouri, c1833/34, but first lived in Callaway County and later in Osage County. In 1850, “Samel” Williams, 65, is living with the James and Jane Anderson family in Callaway County. All were born in Virginia. This may be Sam Allen Williams.


  • 1.Archibald Nance, born 20 May 1806; died before December 1862, probably Osage County, Missouri; married (1) Mary Crouch, 30 November 1833, Campbell County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Lewis Crouch; (2) Maria Broughton, 7 June 1841, Callaway County, Missouri.  She was born c1811, Kentucky; died after December 1862.
  • Mary Ann, born 10 August 1810; died October 1849, Osage County, Missouri; married Creed Burnett, 30 January 1830, Campbell County, Virginia, as his second wife.
  • Nancy A., born c1810; married Thomas G. Fox, 23 September 1835, Campbell County, Virginia. In 1840, Thomas G. Fox is listed next door to John Dearing in Nine Mile Twp., Callaway County, Missouri.
  • Daughter, born c1812.
  • Daughter, born c1816.
  • Daughter, born c1818.
  • Daughter, born c1820.

5. Mary was born 17 March 1784, probably Bedford County, Virginia; died 4 November 1872, Montgomery County, Missouri; married Richard Hudnall, 23 March 1802, Bedford County, Virginia.  He was born 22 March 1775, Virginia; reportedly died 15 December 1863, in North Carolina. He was the son of William and Frances Smith Hudnall. In 1850, the “Hadnell” family was living in Patrick County, Virginia, but, by 1860, lived in Henry County, Virginia. Shortly after, the family removed to Rockingham County, North Carolina, where Richard died.  Polly continued to live in Rockingham County at least until the 1870 census. By 1872, she had removed to Montgomery County, Missouri.

Children: (Hudnall)

  • Susan, born 2 January 1803; died 5 June 1830.
  • Elizabeth R., born 10 May 1805; died 30 January 1881, Montgomery County, Missouri; buried at the Holt-Covington Cemetery, Callaway County, Missouri; married Joseph Covington, 5 December 1833, Rockingham County, North Carolina. He was born c1785; died 26 May 1863, North Carolina.
  • Nancy, born 6 February 1808, Virginia; died 20 November 1883, Montgomery County, Missouri; married Thomas Weeks, 21 December 1829, Bedford County, Virginia. Thomas was born 20 January 1806; died 24 Nov 1883, Montgomery County, Missouri.  Both are buried at Old Holt Cemetery, north of Williamsburg, Callaway County, Missouri.
  • Richard Nathan, born 14 October 1810, Virginia; died 15 Apr 1881, Montgomery County, Missouri; married Catherine Covington, 11 Feb 1834, Rockingham County, North Carolina. She was born c1811, North Carolina; died after 1876, probably Montgomery County, Missouri.
  • Mary, born 25 September 1813, Bedford County, Virginia; died 7 March 1900, Montgomery County, Missouri; buried at Holt-Covington Cemetery, Callaway County, Missouri. She apparently did not marry.
  • Elmira, born 5 Apr 1816, Virginia; died 6 Apr 1894; married (1) John Clark, 28 Sept 1841, Patrick County, Virginia (2) Claiborn Hundley, 24 Nov 1853, Rockingham County, North Carolina.
  • Sarah G., born 23 May 1818, Virginia; died 29 Aug 1901, Montgomery County, Missouri; married Jesse Pavey, 17 October 1878, Montgomery County, Missouri. He died 19 June 1884. They had no children.
  • Charles William, born 12 January 1821, Virginia; died 18 February 1862, Rockingham County, North Carolina; married Sophia Weston Suttenfield, 21 December 1847, Henry County, Virginia. She was born c1825, Virginia; died after 1850.
  • Tabitha Frances, born 21 April 1824, Bedford County, Virginia; died 30 June 1909, Montgomery County, Missouri;  married Daniel Hundley, 10 June 1856, Rockingham County, North Carolina. He died 14 Aug 1887. This couple apparently had no children of their own, but adopted Rufus Ward Hundley, born c1861, Virginia.
  • Martha Rebecca, born 22 March 1827, Virginia; died 14 July 1905, Montgomery County, Missouri; married (1) Andrew Jackson Wigginton, 21 February 1849, possibly in Patrick County, Virginia; he probably died in North Carolina. (2) John Beaty Conley, 4 July 1880, possibly in Montgomery County, MIssouri; He was born 1 January 1829; died 22 June 1912. Rebecca Wigginton, as she was identified, lived in her father’s household in 1850.  J. Wigginton was not living there and no Wigginton children were identified.  In 1860, Rebecca was living with her sister Tabitha’s family as Rebecca Hudnall. Apparently, she had no children.

Tomorrow, the grandchildren of Roger and Cassie Ann (Blair) Williams through their other five children will be identified.



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