Need info on my NC paternal great-grandmother-Sarah/Sallie Stokes Williams who married John Caswell Williams I

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My Stokes/Williams ancestry is in the areas of Edgecombe, Nash, and Halifax County NC
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Sally Stokes

 in the 1850 United States Federal Census

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Name: Sally Stokes
Age: 8
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Edgecombe, North Carolina, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 491
Household Members:
Name Age
Bryan Stokes 32
E Stokes 30
Sally Stokes 8
Mary Stokes 6
W D Stokes 4
N Ann Stokes 3
C S Stokes 0
Jesse R Webb 24
Mary H Webb 22
by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (148k points)
You have, as Clint Eastwood would say, "Made my day". The name of my Williams great-great grandfather is one more piece of the puzzle...

When my mother passed away in 2001, and I would find information about her family, I would say that she was in heaven orchestrating this for me. Now, Dad who passed away in 2007, is doing the same thing by connecting me with special folks like you who are willing to help others find their lineage.

I'm am the eldest child, born in 1940, and my dad said the same thing about me-"ugly wrinkled, and red". I didn't turn out too badly though but now age is taking a toll. No matter what our packaging, age does a number on all of us. It's what's inside that matters anyway.

Thanks again for your help.

Nina

This shows Nancy as a WIlliams but perhaps you could order the marriage certificate to find out here real maiden name? Unless Williams is her maiden name?

Elijah Williams

 in the North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004

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    Name: Elijah Williams
    Spouse: Nancy Williams
    Marriage Date: 1 Feb 1830
    Marriage County: Edgecombe
    Marriage State: North Carolina
    Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT

    This is Elijah Senior

    Elijah A Williams Senior

     in the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865

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    Name: Elijah A Williams Senior
    Residence: Georgia
    Enlistment Date: 13 May 1862
    Rank at enlistment: Private
    State Served: Georgia
    Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Georgia 56th Infantry Regiment on 15 May 1862.
    Sources: Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865

    I have no idea what this document means.

     

    Elijah D Williams

     in the Tennessee Divorce and Other Records, 1800-1965

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      Name: Elijah D Williams
      [Partition of Heirs Williams
      Spouse: Nancy W Williams
      Event Year: 1875
      County: Williamson
      Roll Title: Divorce, Probate and Other Records 1800-1899, Win-Wil
      Roll: B-123

      Perhaps she was a Smith?

      Elijah Williams

       in the North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004

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        Name: Elijah Williams
        Gender: Male
        Spouse: Nancy Smith
        Spouse Gender: Female
        Marriage County: Beaufort
        Marriage State: North Carolina

        Elygha Williams

         in the 1880 United States Federal Census

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        Name: Elygha Williams
        [Elijah Williams
        Age: 65
        Birth Year: abt 1815
        Birthplace: North Carolina
        Home in 1880: District 8, Hancock, Tennessee
        Race: White
        Gender: Male
        Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
        Marital Status: Married
        Spouse's Name: Nancy Williams
        Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
        Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
        Neighbors: View others on page
        Occupation: Farmer

        Cannot read/write:

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        Household Members:
        Name Age
        Elygha Williams 65
        Nancy Williams 62

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        Elijah Williams

         in the 1870 United States Federal Census

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        Name: Elijah Williams
        Age in 1870: 55
        Birth Year: abt 1815
        Birthplace: North Carolina
        Home in 1870: District 9, Hancock, Tennessee
        Race: White
        Gender: Male
        Post Office: Malberry Gap
        Value of real estate: View image
        Household Members:
        Name Age
        Elijah Williams 55
        Nancy Williams 53
        Parish Williams 20
        Eliza Williams 33

        Elijah Williams

         in the North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976

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          Name: Elijah Williams
          Gender: Male
          Spouse: Nancy Smith
          Child: Nora Williams Lancaster
          I was number seven child of eight. I imagine by the time I got there he was tired of looking at babies.

          *grin*

          Glad to help. If you get to Georgia or South Carolina on your ancestors, I'll bet we match. You sound like the type of kind person who would be in my family line.

          Oh and I don't get older than twenty-nine. No matter what my bones have to say.

          Betty
          Hi again!

          If this Elijah Sr. was in the Confederacy, he must have actually been a JR. since my great-grandfather, J. Caswell Williams I is supposed to have served also. They may have been brothers or so it would seem.

          It stands to reason that some of the children would have left North Carolina and migrated to other southern states such as Georgia and South Carolina.

          Trying to find your "roots" really is like putting together a difficult puzzle and it takes many heads to do the job.

          Signing off for the evening.

          Nina

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