Looking for Father of Jesse A Williford. Concord, NC. 1830. Mother Amelia Souther.

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It was at one time ASSUMED he was the child of William Williford and Frances Quay Westbrook married 1825 Southampton, VA who ending up in York County, SC. Both are buried in York County. He, however, is NOT their child.

There is some relation to the family but unsure of what. Please note there is also a Jesse F Williford in the area which is a completely different person. Jesse F was a witness to Amelia's will when she listed Jesse A as her son and his daughter Hettie (Henrietta Williford Ford {Foard}) as her grandchild.

Jesse A married a Letitica Sullivan. On the census it stated she never gave birth to any children therefore the daughter, Henrietta aka Hettie, is not her child. On Hettie's marriage license a Susan R(P)enninger is listed as her Mother. NO record found as of yet of any relationship of Susan to Jesse A.

 

Jesse A was a tailor and can be found on the census records between Mecklenburg Co, NC, Rowan Co, NC and York Co, SC. He is buried at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill, York County, SC with his wife as well as family with the last name of Mitchell. On the 1880 Census a William Mitchell is living with Jesse and wife in York County and listed as his nephew.  No connection at this time has been found as to how he was the nephew.

William Mitchell is the owner of the burial plot.
in The Tree House by Lisa Williford G2G Crew (340 points)
Hi Lisa, Do we have a profile for Jesse on Wikitree?
Hi Linda, unfortunately no. There are some Jesse's but not this particular one.
OK. I was just asking so we could link it to your question if possible. Hopefully you will have enough information to start a profile after you have gathered more responses. Good luck.

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If you’re not familiar with it, this book, THE WILFORD – WILLIFORD FAMILY TREKS INTO AMERICA PART I,
by EURIE PEARL WILFORD NEEL, RICH PRINTING COMPANY Nashville, Tennessee, Published in 1959, is a very good source of information on the southern Willifords. It’s available on-line via HathiTrust’s digital library and is public domain. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89062438734;page=root;view=plaintext;size=100;seq=21;num=xvii

The book is readily searchable and in a quick search I located William Williford and Frances Quay “Fannie” Westbrook but could turn up nothing for Jesse A. Williford.

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Thank you. Yes I actually own a copy of it. Hopefully one day it will be useful so far it hasn't been except for Wm and Fannie marriage. Wow, I am happy to see that it is now online.

Thank you for your help! This family has been my biggest headache. Every household it seemed had a William, James, Jesse, Alexander in it which of course are The names used repeatedly throughout the generations I have been able to pin point LOL

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