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April 16, 1776, Commissioned as a 1st. Lieut. 6th North Carolina Military service
April 01, 1777, Became Captain Military service
June 01, 1778, Retired Military service
Bet. 1780 - 1781, Captain North Carolina Militia 
WILLIAMS, Daniel (I1776)
 
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James Poston
SHELBY - Mr. James Osborne Poston, 70, of 2306 Holly Lane, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late William Garnett and Lillie Borders Poston. He retired as a supervisor with Bartlett Tree Company and was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Aurelia Cook Poston; a son, Jay Poston of Los Angeles; a daughter, Holly P. Cruickshank of Durham; a brother, McBride Poston of Shelby; a sister, Joann Efrid of Monroe; and a grandson, Blade Cruickshank of Durham. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Terry Jordan officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday an hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 N. Post Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150. Palmer Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 
POSTON, James "Jim" Osburne (I687)
 
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May 5, 1916 Sept. 16, 2006
SHELBY Mrs. Marie Davis Wylie, 90, of 329-3 Lamar Ave., died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late John O. and Georgia Jones Davis.
Mrs. Wylie was retired from J.P. Stevens after 38 years of service. She was an active member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Triple L. Senior Citizens Club, Singles Club, Ladies Bible Class and Handbells. She was also a volunteer at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. She enjoyed caring for others, and was known for her talent and love of sewing and her fried apple pies.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Madison Wylie and a sister, Juanita McSwain.
She is survived by a son, Gayle Madison Wylie and wife, Ann Carlton Wylie, of Charlotte; a daughter, Joyce Wylie Gardner and husband, Hazel Allen Gardner, of Shelby; five grandchildren, Robin Wylie Weaver, Stephen Carlton Wylie, John Madison Wylie, David Allen Gardner and Roger Wylie Gardner; and 10 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Weaver, David Weaver, John Weaver, Andrew Gardner, Adam Gardner, Samuel Gardner, Emily Gardner, Allison Gardner, Isabella Wylie and Nathaniel Wylie.
Visitation: The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Hazel Gardner, 1343 Belinda Drive, Shelby.
Funeral: Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park
Officiated by: Dr. Rick Prassel and Dr. Jim Richardson
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 1106 Poplar Springs Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152 
DAVIS, Marie (I11149)
 
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Norris H. Gardner
Died Dec. 15, 2006
SHELBY Mr. Norris Hubert Gardner of Summit Place Assisted Living in Kings Mountain, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at Summit Place Assisted Living.
Born in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Bryan S. and Pauline Elsie Beam Gardner. He was Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and retired owner of Gardner Used Car Sales.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Gardner was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Wilson Gardner; second wife, Ruth Sims Gardner; and brothers, Dwan Gardner, Bevan Gardner, Reid Gardner and Torrence Gardner.
He is survived by daughters and their husbands, Sherry and Stanley Crowder of Shelby and Cindy and Philip Hendrick of Atlantic Beach; brothers and their wives, Ralph and Louise Gardner of Cherryville and Hazel and Joyce Gardner of Shelby; two grandchildren, Sara and Bryan Ledbetter of Shelby and Scott Hendrick of Raleigh; and great-grandchildren, Andy and John Ledbetter.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Sunday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church and other times at the home of Sherry and Stanley Crowder, 1208 New Crest Lane, Shelby.
Funeral: Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church
Burial: Sunset Cemetery
Officiated by: The Rev. Michael Gantt
Memorials: New Prospect Baptist Church, 1960 New Prospect Church Road, Shelby, NC 28150
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home 
GARDNER, Norris Hubert (I321)
 
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NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Mr. Jerry Shepard Poston, 65, of 1435 N.E. 179th St., formerly of Shelby, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla.

A native of Cleveland County, he was a truck driver for Petroleum Industries. He was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Graham Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth Leonard Poston; a daughter, Patty Poston; a half brother, Claude Arey Poston; and a sister, Edna Glover.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Whiteley Poston of the home; three children, Debbie Poston, Penny Grav and her husband, Ryan, and Jerry Poston, all of Shelby; five brothers and two sisters-in-law, Dan C. and Norma Poston and D. J. Poston, Glenn Poston, Donald Lee and Cathy Poston and Ronald Poston, all of Shelby; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Kay and Ben Grayson of Shelby; a half brother, Clyde Poston Jr. of Shelby; a half sister, Annie Wiley of Mooresboro; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday in the chapel of Cleveland Funeral Services at 2:30 p.m.

Burial will be in Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Barbara Kay Grayson at 2139 McBrayer Springs Road in Shelby. 
POSTON, Jerry Shepherd (I917)
 
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Ruth Gardner
Feb. 26, 1926 Sept. 23, 2006
SHELBY Mrs. Ruth Hazel Sims Gardner, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, in Shelby.
She was born Feb. 26, 1926, a daughter of the late Roy Jefferson and Annie Sarah Hinson Sims and was married to Norris Gardner.
She was a retired bookkeeper for Davis Dry Cleaners and a former employee of Mobley Drugs. She was a member of New Era Book Club. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church and Oasis at First Baptist Church in Lancaster, S.C., and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Shelby.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy Sims, William Sims and Bruce Sims.
She is survived by her husband, Norris Gardner of Shelby; two stepdaughters, Sherry Crowder of Shelby and Cindy Hendrick of Atlantic Beach; five sisters, Ann Barrett of Greenville, S.C., Sue Williams of Wallace, S.C., Patsy Beam of Gastonia and Joyce Payne and Sylvia Fields, both of Heath Springs; three brothers, George Sims of Sumter, S.C., Jeff Sims of Lancaster and Albertus Sims of Matthews; and several nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.
Visitation: The family will receive friends today after the service in Lancaster Memorial Park.
Funeral: Today at 11 a.m. in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.
Officiated by: The Rev. Roy Barnes
Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Library Fund, 200 W. Gay St., Lancaster, SC 29720 or New Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund, 1960 New Prospect Church Road, Shelby, NC 28150
Funeral Home: Mahaffey Funeral Home, Lancaster 
SIMMS, Ruth Hazel (I11156)
 
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SHELBY Mr. Clyde Graham Poston Jr., 87, of 1872 S. Lafayette St., died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 28, 1916, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Clyde G. Poston Sr. and Thornton Weathers Poston. He retired from the North Carolina State Department of Transportation as traffic services supervisor for 44 years. He was a member of Zoar Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre with occupying forces in Japan.

He was a trustee of Zoar Baptist Church, charter member of N.C. State Employees Association since 1946, longtime member of Post 82 of the American Legion, actively retired and employed by the Cleveland County Fair Association, worked as a special deputy sheriff with the Cleveland County Sheriffs Department, deputized by the late Sheriff Haywood Allen, honorary member of the Bell South Mens Breakfast Club and honorary member of the N.C. Sheriffs Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee Warren Poston; a sister, Edna Poston Glover; a brother, Claude Arey Poston; a daughter-in-law, Carol Griffith Poston; and one half brother.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Dick and Amelia Poston of Shelby; a daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Dean Kiser of Shelby; a sister, Annie Poston Wylie of Boiling Springs; a sister-in-law, Jeannette Jennings Poston of Shelby; five half brothers; one half sister; grandchildren, Chris Kiser, Leanne Hartman and her husband, Jason, Lara Kiser, Matthew Raines and Katie Raines, all of Shelby; great-grandchildren, Caroline Hartman and Chase Hartman; special friend and caregiver, Dezzie Warren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Zoar Baptist Church with Dr. Marvin Gobble and the Rev. Reed Jones officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Entombment will be in Cleveland Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Anita and Dean Kiser, 130 Delmar Road, Shelby.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of Zoar Baptist Church, 1740 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28152; or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150. 
POSTON, Clyde Graham,Jr. (I1275)
 
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SHELBY Mr. Isaac Daniel Poston Jr., 76, of 1242 Airport Road, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Born in Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Daniel and Grace Paxton Poston. He was a veteran of the Army serving in the Pacific, as a paratrooper, with the 11th Airborne Division. He went to culinary school in Japan and later served as a mess sergeant.

He retired from Fiber Industries/Celanese as a production assistant in 1982 and was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and PawPaw. He enjoyed cooking, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. He was also an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma P. Dillingham.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Eunice White Poston of the home; a son, Daniel Phillip Poston and wife, Donna, of Shelby; two daughters, Beth Cameron and husband, Bill, of Earl and Julie Smith and husband, John, of West Point, N.Y.; and five grandchildren, Chris and Jenny Cameron, Katie Poston and Alex and Sam Smith.

The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jeff Brendle officiating. Burial will follow in Cleveland Memorial Park with military honors.

The family will receive friends tonight at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home from 5 to 7 and at other times at the home. 
POSTON, Issac Daniel (I2330)
 
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SHELBY Mr. James Monroe Poston Jr., 77, of 124 Peach St. died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Poston was the son of the late James and Pauline Allen Poston. He was retired from the Air Force and was a member of the Cleveland County Mens Senior Golf Association, Amvets, and Elizabeth Baptist Church as well as being an avid golfer.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Poston was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Poston.

He is survived by two sisters, Margaret Poston Creech and Rachel Poston Steward; and eight nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elizabeth Baptist Church with Mike McGee officiating.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home. 
POSTON, James Monroe Jr. (I1273)
 
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SHELBY Mr. O. Max Gardner IV, 37, of 1780 New House Road, Shelby, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Kings Mountain Hospital.

He was born in Cleveland County and was a 1986 graduate of Shelby High School. He attended Appalachian State University and UNC-Chapel Hill. He was chief legal assistant in the Law Offices of O. Max Gardner III and was director of the O. Max Gardner Foundation Inc.

Max was a devoted son, loving husband and caring friend. His passion in life centered on his law work and family, especially playing with his son Ollie. His interest in researching his family history expressed his deep devotion and loyalty to his family roots. Max was a strong advocate of consumer and minority rights and was an integral part of his fathers success.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, O. Max Gardner Jr. and Sara Mull Gardner; great-grandparents, Gov. O. Max Gardner and Fay Webb Gardner; and maternal grandparents, Zane and Hazel Huffstetler.

He is survived by his father, O. Max Gardner III, and stepmother, Victoria Harwell Gardner, of Shelby; mother, Janet Huffstetler of Chapel Hill; father- and mother-in-law, Don and Cora Petty of Shelby; his wife of 9 years, Allyson Petty Gardner of the home; son, Oliver Ollie Perry Gardner II, 5, of the home; stepdaughters, Emily and Caralei; brother, Ralph Webb Gardner II, of Chapel Hill; sister, Sarah Gardner Naftolin and husband Josh of Raleigh; and a nephew, Zane Naftolin of Raleigh.

A graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Gardner Family Gravesite in Sunset Cemetery with the Rev. Joel Dale and Dr. Nancy Petty officiating.

The family will receive visitors Monday evening from 6 until 8 at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to The O. Max Gardner Award Trust, in care of Mr. Bart Corgnati, secretary of the University of North Carolina, P.O. Box 2688, Chapel Hill, NC 27515. 
GARDNER, Oliver Max IV (I5925)
 
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SHELBY Mr. Robert Reid Gardner, 77, of 1673 Fallston Road, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Gardner served in the Army and retired from Bost Bakery after 23 years. He was a member of Charity Baptist Church in Fallston and always looked forward to attending. He was an avid deer hunter and loved prospecting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryan Leandus and Elsie Pauline Gardner; his first wife, Peggy Blanton Gardner; a son, Robert Reid Gardner Jr.; and brothers, Dwan V. Gardner, Tarance Gardner and Bevan L. Gardner.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Jean Gardner of the home; two sons, Ricky Gardner and wife, Robyn, and Jimmy Gardner, all of Shelby; a stepdaughter, Beth Martin and husband, Thomas, of Patterson Springs; a stepson, David Haynes of Blacksburg, S.C.; a granddaughter, Amy Gardner; four grandsons, Thomas Lee Martin, Jacob Martin, Richard Haynes and David Haynes Jr.; and three brothers, Norris H. Gardner and wife, Ruth, of Waco, Ralph B. Gardner and wife, Louise, of Cherryville and Hazel A. Gardner and wife, Joyce, of Shelby.

The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Charity Baptist Church, with the Revs. Stanley Roark and Charles Cooke officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and at other times at the home of Hazel and Joyce Gardner, 1343 Belinda Drive, Shelby.

Memorials may be made to Charity Baptist Church, 113 Charity Drive, Fallston, NC 28042. 
GARDNER, Robert Reid (I325)
 
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SYLVA Mr. James (Jay) Poston, 48, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at home.

Born in Franklin, he was the son of Carolyn Higdon Head of Durham and the late James Osborne Poston of Shelby.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Holly Poston Cruickshank of Mooresville; other siblings, John Head and Ann Head Briggs of Winston-Salem; and his stepmother, Aurelia Poston of Shelby.

A memorial service celebrating his life and his great faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is today at 1 p.m. at the Higdonville Baptist Church in Franklin.

Bryant Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements. 
POSTON, James Osburne, Jr. (I692)
 
13 A Williams family genealogy indicates Anthony Herring, brother of Samuel, married Mary Williams (listed as Mary Herring in John Williams' will of 1745 in Bertie County, NC). An Isle of Wight Co, VA deed of 1724 lists Bridget as the wife of Anthony Herring, and so she was when they sold their VA land on 22 Nov 1740, the same in 1742 when Anthony came to North Carolina. This researcher, among others, believes Mary Williams married Abraham Herring.
Abraham probably left the Isle of Wight County between 1718 and 1724. The Herrings in 1718 bought 150 acres from Benjamin Joyner on Blackwater Swamp and in 1724, "brother" Anthony sold this parcel where Abraham Herring lived to John Little. Abraham did not surface in Bertie County, NC until 12 years after that sale, 1736, when "brother" John sold him 380 acres on Bear Swamp for 100 L. Three years later Abraham Herring sold this property.
As of the 1740s, most of Abraham's documented activities are in the Bucklesberry Swamp area, adjoining John Williams, et al. One Herring family researcher says that Abraham served as sheriff of Bertie County. Abraham had his stock mark registered ( a swallow fork in the left ear and a nick in the right ear) at the Bertie county court in Nov 1740.
On his death, in an account supposedly dated 1744, John Holbrook was paid to cash for going to Neuse after debt that was due there to acquaint the heirs of his death...Note mentions, among others, Abraham Herring. However, in 1749 and Abraham Herring was listed in a deed selling land to Arnold Hopkins, & continued to be listed in Bertie County deeds until 1757, sometimes as a witness. 
HERRING, Abraham (I6633)
 
14 John Mullis was an Indentured Servant in Virginia from 1658, lived and farmed in Lancaster County on Corotoman and the Rappahannoch Rivers from 1675 through 1717, in Christ Church Parish. He and his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, owned 650 acres of land received through her father, John Edwards.
6 Jul 1685 Sold land Deed book 6, pg73 Lancaster Co 1 Sep 1701 Gave 65 acres each to granchildren Carotman River, Lancaster County Va. First Mullis immigrant to USA according to Mabel Matthews Mullis. Most present day Mullis have common ancestors in John and Richard Mullis. Tradition holds that John came from Ireland or Scotland to escape political oppression, and he in truth arrived in Virginia Plantation during the tyranny of Cromwell's fanatical Puritan Commonwealth,1649-1660. John was the only Mullis recorded coming to the New World prior to the 1820s. CbDJohn MullisC/bD lived in Lancaster County, Virginia, and migrated to AnsonCounty, North Carolina. 
MULLIS, John (I5773)
 
15 According to his will, probated 17 October 1744, Thomas had aquired condiderable poperty.

1. To William : "my plantaton wereon I now live, it being purchased of John Jones." Also to William " Featherbed and furniture I now lie upon, my bay colt and one cow and calf." 2. To Benjamin: "my plantation and land I putchased of Jeremiah Eliss." also to Benjamin "one cow and calf." 3. To Thomas: "my plantation and land upon the Spring Swamp as I purchased of Thomas Atheson." 4. To Michael: "my young colt and one cow and calf." 5. To John: "one cow and calf" 6. To Isaac: "one cow and calf." 7. To Reuben: "one cow and calf." 8. To Susanna: "one cow and calf." 9. To wife Lydia: "All the rest and remaining part of my estate during the time of her natural life of widowhood and at her decease or marriage to be equally divided amongst my children, be it of what kind, quality, or prpperty soever." Wife Lydia and son William designated Executors. Signed Thomas X Weathers Date 25 april 1744 Witnesses Edward pettway Richard Rives William Pettway 
WEATHERS, Thomas (I1049)
 
16 26 Feb 1815 Volunteered For Service In War Of 1812 In Cedar Hill, NC
3 Mar 1815 Discharged From War Of 1812 Service As Pvt. At Wadesborough, NC
10 Nov 1837 Bought Land On Chinquepin Creek, Union Co., NC
1830 Listed On Census For Union Co., NC
1850 Listed On Union Co., NC Census
Nov 1852 Baptised At Wingate Baptist Church (Meadow Brach)
Oct 1856 Dismissed From Meadow Branch Church To Begin Mill Creek Baptist Church
1880 Signed Claim For Pension For Service In War Of 1812. 
BRASWELL, Shadrack (I5532)
 
17 Federal Soldiers Home BROWN, Ptolema Philadelphias (I8276)
 
18 In May, 1864, James Lee was captured at the Battle of Bloody Angle in Spotsylavnia Courthouse, Virginia, and transferred to the notorious Elmira, New York prisoner of war camp. GREEN, James Lee Jr (I5913)
 
19 KIA Gettysburg GARDNER, Thomas (I348)
 
20 KIA. GARDNER, David Tyler (I412)
 
21 Rev. Cuthbertson was a Reformed Presbyterian minister who served in the regions of Adams, York, and Lancaster Counties. Most Presbyterians of this region belonged to the main branch of Colonial Presbyterianism as represented by the Synod of Philadelphia, but there was also a congregation of Reformed Presbyterians, or Covenantors. Rev. Dr. John Cuthbertson was sent from Scotland to minister to Scottish Covenantors in America in 1751, the first Reformed Presbyterian Missionary to come to America. He kept a diary from the date he arrived in America up to 1791. From his entries, we know that he married about 600 persons and baptized over 1,800 children. 'Register of Marriages and Baptisms performed by Rev. John Cuthbertson, 1751-1791,' by S. Hellen Fields, was originally printed in 1934, reprinted in 1983, by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore. Fields states: 'Rev. John Cuthbertson rode many times to and from his home in Middle Octoraro, there being 72 trips recorded in his diary between the years 1751 and 1784.' Only those trips which refer to people were included in her work. Only those birth, deaths, and marriages which were performed in Lancaster County have been extracted and printed in Volume 3 of this work. The principal society of Mr. Cuthbertson was at Middle Octoraro from August 1751 to March 1783, when he was released by the Presbytery.3" --From "Church Records, Selected Areas of Pennsylvania, 1600s-1800s. CUTHBERTSON, Rev John (I11643)
 
22 "Genealogy of the Williams Family" by R. C. Griffin, Historian;
A brief history of Rev. Joseph Williams in whose honor the Williams Family reunion is held at Wingate, North Carolina, on August 19, 1930. "Rev. Joseph Williams, Jr., was born in eastern Carolina in 1737, supposed to have been in what was then Duplin County, now Sampson County. He enlisted with his brother, William Williams, in the Continental Army, June 10, 1777, and served until the end of the war, in Sept. 3, 1778. In 1761 he had married Martha Parrot and they lived in what was the Rock Fish Creek neighborhood in Sampson County. About 1785 or 1787 he was asked by the Council of Safety of North Carolina to come to Anson County and preach the Gospel, instructing the people as to the duties to Almighty God and in the ways of right living. Under these instructions he moved his family (in 1787) from Duplin County to Meadow Branch, North Carolina, and settled on what is now known as the Ervin Williams Plantation.

The Heritage of Sampson County, North Carolina 1983 "After the Revolutionary War ended in 1781, Elder Joseph Williams, Jr. and wife Martha sold their land on Goshen Swamp* and moved to Anson County, the part of which is now Union County, where they purchased land and settled on the spot where Wingate College now stands. He was sent there to organize the first Baptist church in that frontier area. This church is known today as High Hill Primitive Baptist, located on the outskirts of Monroe."

Source: "Saturday Before the Second Sabbath", a History of Meadow Branch-Wingate Baptist Church 1810-1984, by Carolyn Caldwell Gaddy, p. 10, "After serving during the Revolutionary War in the First North Carolina Regiment under Col. Thomas Clark, Joseph Williams came to Union Co. from Sampson Co. and bought land from John Bivens in 1797, near the location of the first Meadow Branch Church. Elder Williams and his second wife Martha were buried in the Williams' family graveyard near Wingate on the old Monroe-Ansonville road. A reunion is held at the grave in his honor on Tuesday after the third Sunday in August of each year.

"Our Heritage: Genealogy of the Williams Family" by John B. Williams, Marshville, NC.; The Monroe Enquirer, Monroe, NC, June 28, 1962: " Rev. Joseph Williams lived to be an old man. He had often said that he and Martha having lived to a ripe old age, he hoped they might die together. He made his will July 4, 1825, having Nathan(iel) Bivens and Grissom Taylor witness it. A few days later he and his wife died within a few hours of each other but I do not know which went first. (Another report says two days apart.--Margie Williams Baucom) They are buried at the Williams Griffin cemetery at the William Ervin Williams old home place about 5 miles east of Monroe, NC, on the old Monroe-Ansonville Road (Union Co., NC), being the first persons buried there. Their graves were marked with slate rock. A movement has been on foot to erect a suitable monument on the spot." (Bill Baker reported on March 20, 1999, that a newer marker by the DAR has now been placed there.) Will recorded in Anson Co., NC

Records of North Carolina, Volume 25, Pages 247, 270, and 271." The following information was obtained from Bill Tilley. It originally came from the UNION BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, Chapter XII, ELDER JOSEPH WILLIAMS, 1825. Elder Joseph Williams was the second Baptist preacher to settle in this county. He came here from Sampson County about the year 1805. He purchased a tract of land from John Bivins, which he had entered July 10, 1797. This land is still in the hands of the descendants of the old preacher. It is owned by Mr. Henry Frank Williams. Thus you can see that it has been in the Williams family for more than a hundred years. The old preacher was twice married. His second wife was named Martha. She is buried beside him in the old Williams graveyard near Wingate, NC." Note from Anne Medlin Sendgikoski: This is surely Martha Parrott, but this was the first I had heard that he was married before her.) Military: Rev War: Enlisted in the Continental Army as a Rev Soldier from Duplin Co, NC on 10 June 1777. He was assigned to the 1st NC Reg under Col Thomas Clarke. Joseph taken prisoner with William Williams also a Rev Soldier on Apr 4,1779 and was held in prison until Nov 1779. Mustered out of Army Mar1780. Moved 1785 to Anson Co, NC. Joseph Williams' Rev War Certificate shows that he enlisted on 10 June 1777 and was on the roll of Lt Colonel Mebane's Company of the 1st NC Battalion Commanded by Col Thomas Clark (chp note :Clark spelled without the final "e" on this record. Copy of this record in chp files)2 Court Records: Will Book A, Page 118 3 He served in the Revolutionary War in the 1st Revolutionary Regiment under Col. Thomas Clark. Following the war, Joseph and his wife, Martha moved from their home in Eastern (sic), NC to Anson County, in that part which was in Anson County, prior to 1842. They settled in the Meadow Branch section of the county, near Wingate, on what was then called the William Erwin Williams plantation. He died there on July 6, 1825. His wife died about 40 hours later. The following information was received from William E. "Bill" Tilley, son of Selma Glady Duncan Tilley, of Mint Hill, NC on July 19, 2000: "This ancestor's services in assisting in the establishing of American independence during the War of the Revolution is as follows: Joseph Williams was born in that part of Duplin County, North Carolina that was in 1784 formed into Sampson County. In 1785, he moved to that part of Mecklenburg County (or Anson County) that was formed into Union County in 1842, where he died on July 25, 1825, and was buried in a family burying ground (called the Williams) about four miles from Monroe. Like most of the Williams men he very early on became interested in public affairs and was elected, while a young man, to the North Carolina Assembly. He was also a preacher of the Gospel, and we find him active in bring charges against rectors and vestrymen of the established church for what he believed to be illegitimacies, and was on the House Committe. 
WILLIAMS, Rev Joseph Jr. (I1774)
 
23 "van Ginkel" seems to have come from a Dutch general in the sevice of William of Orange of England. Ginkel was left in command in Ireland after the Battle of Boyne (July 1, 1690. Ginkel's conquest of Ireland was completed with the signing of the Treaty of LImreick on Oct. 3, 1691. He was then created Earl of Athlone and Baron Aughrim on Mr. 4, 1692. Some of the Presbysterian Dutch (second and third generation in Ireland) may have fled to Scotland fromt time to time, seeking work, thus earning the namd Scotch Irish. These comprised a lot of the early immigrants from Ireland to Pennsylvania. Kilwaughter Castle was where Godard van Ginkel was living for a time during his stay in Ireland . Its remains are there to this day. A child that he fathered ( C1680-00)was called "Ginkel's" as a surname . This was soon taken as Gingles by locals. The male line kept this name till the present. In Athlone there is a castle museum in which his exploits are catalogued. Across the way is a nightclub called "Ginkels"! He later returned to Holland and bult a castle called "Midachten" still occupied by his family. His early years were spent in Amarongen castle , and it was in his youth that he became friends with William who took him to britain to help with his new "job" Original letters can be examined at the historical document office in Belfast. He returned to The Netherlands later in life returning all his seazed land to the Irish from whence it came. As a military commander he had the reputation of losing remarkably few men in battle. Similar to Macarthur and Montgomery I believe. GINGLES, Samuel (I4629)
 
24 (Mary was granddaughter of Phillip(brother of George, SR.), daughter of John and Sarah Wilkerson) PHILBECK, Mary (I4184)
 
25 (Medical):Death certificate in Cleveland County Courthouse, NC. PHILBECK, Richard (I5450)
 
26 (Medical):He also had suffered a stroke. POSTON, James Raleigh (I333)
 
27 (Medical):Hypertension BRIDGES, Amanda Lavada (I7114)
 
28 (Medical):Hypertension, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis DAVIS, William Simon (I6712)
 
29 (Medical):Lutz Austell Funeral Home, Shelby NC GREENE, Bessie Kansas (I855)
 
30 (Medical):Mrs. Allen died from being in a car accident. The accident occured at the intersection of NC 180 and NC 150. Her son-in-law, Leslie Owen, was driving when he pulled out in front of an oncoming 1960 car driven by John Mcalister of Waco, NC. Mr Owen was charged at the scene for failure to yield right of way. No one else was injured. BORDERS, Bessie (I5131)
 
31 (Medical):She also had diabetes. GARDNER, Mildred Myrle (I336)
 
32 (Medical):Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston NC BRIDGES, Martha "Mattie" Suzanna (I765)
 
33 (Medical):The information on his death was provided by J. V. (Veet) Bridges of Route 5, Shelby, NC. The undertaker was The Paragon Company of Shelby, NC BRIDGES, Cornelius "Neely" Green (I768)
 
34 (Medical):The Paragon Funeral Home, Shelby NC.
Death information provided by her sister Risey Dycus White. 
DYCUS, Martha Jane (I7025)
 
35 (Medical):The Stamey Co. Funeral Home. GREENE, James "Jim" Oliver (I764)
 
36 (Medical):The Stamey Company Funeral Home, Fallston NC BRIDGES, Zulia (I2220)
 
37 (Research):1770 Will proved; names wife Dorothy, son John, son Lodiwick, son Elijah, grandson Elijah, daughter Lydia Daley, daughter Dorothy, sons-in-law John Merchant, Peter Dauge, Benjamin Wite (White?) and Joshua Daley. Executors: wife Dorothy and sons John and Lodiwick. Witnesses: Tulie Williams, John Grey. Registered February Court 1770. (Daughter Elizabeth Williams is not mentioned in the will and may be presumed deceased. It is unknown which of the sons-in-law were married to her. Daughter Dorothy is presumed to be unmarried. The daughters who were wives of the other sons-in-law are unknown.) WILLIAMS, Lodowick (I23076)
 
38 (Research):1850 Census age 65. 1870 Census age 74 and shingle maker. So born about 1786. SIMPSON, Thomas (I1756)
 
39 (Research):CENSUS: 1850 Rutherford Co, NC, Piney Mountains, p. 321 (71) 1310/1344
Green, Stephen 35 M Laborer NC
Juda 34 F NC
William 13 M NC
Joseph 10 M NC
Martha 8 F NC
Elizabeth 6 M NC
Drury 4 M NC
Abram 2 M NC
George 6/12 M

NC CENSUS: 1860 Rutherford Co, NC, Oak Spring PO, Sandy Run Dist, p. 10, 11 (10, 11)
7 Jun 1860 74/72
Green, Stephen 40 M Shoemaker
Judy 40 F
Mary 16 F NC
Drury 15 M NC
James 14 M NC
George 12 M NC
John 9 M NC 
GREEN, Stephen (I6077)
 
40 (Research):CENSUS: 1860 Rutherford Co, NC, Oak Spring PO, Sandy Run Dist, p. 8(8) 7 Jun 1860 54/53
Green, Wm R 25 M Day Laborer 00 50 NC
Fannie 25 F NC
John 4 M NC
Mary 2 F NC
(This may not be the correct William Green, but he is not in his parent's household in 1860 and he is in the neighborhood, and the age is about right.)

CENSUS: 1870 Cleveland Co, NC, Twp 8, p. 8 53/54
Wm Green 38 M W Farmer NC
Fannie 37 F W Keeping House NC
John 13 M W Attending School NC
Mary 12 F W Attending School NC
James 9 M W Attending School NC
William 6 M W At Home NC
Sarah 4 F W At Home NC Marion
Marcus 1 6/12 M W At Home NC


CENSUS: 1880 Cleveland Co, NC, Twp 8, ED 72, p. 24, 25 (596b, 597a) 242/242
Wm R Green W M 54 Md Farmer NC NC NC
Fannie W F 44 Wife Md Keeping House NC SC SC
Mary J W F 21 Dau S NC NC NC
James W M 18 Son S Works on Farm NC NC NC
William W M 14 Son S Works on Farm NC NC NC
Sarah P E W F 13 Dau S NC NC NC
Joseph W M 6 Son S NC NC NC
George E W M 4 Son S NC NC NC
Augustus W M 1 Son S NC NC NC
NOTE: William should be about 43-45, not 54.

The Tombstone at Camp Creek Baptist Church has 1817 as the birth year. I believe that this may be a mistake. He has a brother and several nephews buried here. The year of death appears to be correct and there is no wife buried near by. There are no other William R. Green's to be found in the county. There are no other William R. Greene's known to have lived in the area. Everything else points to this being the correct William R. Greene. BUT family tradition says that William went to SC to sell goods and died on that trip and was buried in SC. Need to keep looking to be sure. 
GREENE, William R. (I4319)
 
41 (Research):Listed as Clarrisa M Gardner in teh 1860 Census. GARDNER, Tirzah Matilda "Tildie" (I347)
 
42 (Research):Living in Duncans Creek in 1900 Census with niece Anne White next door to James O Green and family. MURRAY, Nancy Miller (I2212)
 
43 (Research):On March 16, 1988 Broadus sold the home that he and his wife Lala lived and raised ther family to Jimmy Walker and wife Audrey for $20,000.00 GREENE, Broadus Lee (I762)
 
44 10th Batalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company C SIMPSON, Pleasant S (I11447)
 
45 10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery Company C SIMPSON, Elijah (I1746)
 
46 12 Feb 1732/33 Sold Lancaster County land to Dale Carter MULLIS, Richard (I5771)
 
47 1704 Proves rights for self and wife Susannah
1713 John Humphrey turns over property to Wm Williams
1713 Sells property to Jonath? Humphrey and Daniel Coan
1715 Delegate to the General Assembly
1719 Pasquotank NC tithable list:
Wm. Williams listed between Cha. Sawyer and Thos. Sawyer Senr. (Meaning that he probably lived between them; this is another substantiation that his wife was their sister, Susanna Sawyer)
1719 Edenton Court, on NE side of Pasquotank River by will of Truman McBride - Edward and William Williams, William Humphries, Isaac and John Jones, et al
1720 William Luffman and Elizabeth to William Williams
1729 Edward Williams to brother William Williams
1734 Broomfield Court, William Williams, John Jones, Robert Edney and Benjamin Burnham petition for road
1737 John Sawyer and John Relfe to Caleb Coan adjoining Edward Williams and William Williams to Richard Sawyer and Joseph Morgan lines
1739 served as Grand Juror
1745 General Assembly at New Bern with James Morgan
1754 Wm Williams to Joseph Williams (son of his brother Edward Williams) land at Sawyer's Creek

Tax List: October 26, 1719, "A True List of Tithables one the Northest Side of Pasquotank River one uper Destrict from tranowls Krick to the Head of River"

Left no will 
WILLIAMS, William (I4653)
 
48 1769-1772 Justice of the Peace. 1767 Laid out road. Land Appraiser. Tax collector for Tyron County. McENTIRE, Hon James (I5672)
 
49 1781 Drafted And Served 4Th Term In Rev War
1785 Rec'd Land Grant On Water Branch, NC
11 Oct 1788 Witnessed Inventory Of Father's Estate (Richard), Rec'd 200 Acres
1788 Sold Land To John Sandiford
1790 Wayne Co., NC Census: 1 Male Over 15, 2 Males Under 16, 2 Females
1790 Sold Land In Wayne Co., NC
1793 Sold Land To Thomas Cook In Wayne Co
6 Dec 1811 Bought Land On Buffalo Creek, Anson Co., NC
1814 Witnessed Land Bought By Son, Robert, On Buffalo Creek, Anson Co., N
1817 Bought Land On Gourdvine Creek, Anson Co
1820 Listed In Anson Co., NC Census
1799 Shown In Tax List For Johnston Co., NC 
BRASWELL, Sampson (I5571)
 
50 1786 Tax List for Wayne Co., NC 1790 Federal Census Wayne Co., NC 1799 Tax list for Johnson Co., NC 1810 Moved to Anson Co., NC from Wayne Co., NC BRASWELL, Richard (I5551)
 

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