Can anyone help me in confirming Jeremiah "Jerry" Williams of Virginia is Direct ancestor?

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I am currently on a search to confirm Jeremiah "Jerry" Williams and Mary Ellen McGee are my direct ancestors along with who their parents are however I have found it hard to do so. The following information is all I have.

Jeremiah Williams b. Circa 1831 Virginia d. unknown

m. Mary Ellen McGee b. circa 1835 Pennsylvania or Virginia  d. unknown

Children:

1. Elizabeth b. Circa 1854 Kentucky

2. Emma Francis b. Nov. 22, 1858 Greenup, Kentucky

3. John b. Circa 1860 Kentucky

Emma Francis married in 1884 IN to George W. Burton  b. Feb. 19, 1856 Gallatin, KY divorced in 1904 IN

Children:

Myrtle M. March 23, 1886 IN d. Jan. 15, 1967 Martinsville, IN (buried in West Newton, Indianapolis) CONFIRMED Great Great Grandmother

Maude A. Sept. 12, 1890 IN

Jesse March 1894 IN

Paul March 1900 IN

Myrtle married  Sept. 28, 1904 in Washington, IN to Robert McKinney b. May 16, 1880 Washington, IN  d. April 1966 Brown Township, Martin, IN (buried West Newton, Indianapolis, IN)

I hope I haven't wrote this out confusingly. I just have been working on this for a few years now and seem to be getting nowhere. If anyone has any information pertaining to this family, it's be greatly appreciated if shared.

Thank you
WikiTree profile: Jeremiah Williams
in Genealogy Help by Amanda Kranning G2G Rookie (190 points)

3 Answers

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Try this , sometimes working around the person can bring you back to them

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8D9-NRC : 12 April 2016), Mary E Williams in household of Benjamin Williams, Frederick county, part of, Frederick, Virginia, United States; citing family 1031, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)

by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (393k points)
Thank you for helping, but unfortunately this isn't the same Mary Ellen. Her maiden name was McGee (possible varying in spelling). Jeremiah would carry the surname Williams. Again, you were very helpful :-)
Duh! Sorry too early in the morning me thinks.
Its quite alright :-)
+1 vote

Shall I try again?

Jeremiah
Last name Williams
Year 1825
Birth year 1825
Birth date 19 Mar 1825
Baptism year -
Father's first name(s) Isaac B
Father's last name Williams
Mother's first name(s) Martha
Mother's last name Williams
Diocese Bucks
State Pennsylvania
Count
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (393k points)

Second part of record 

Pennsylvania
Country United States
Institution Births, marriages
Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Register Baptism
Date range 1680- 1870
Record set Historical Society Of Pennsylvania, Births & Baptisms
Category Life Events (BDMs)
Subcategory Parish Baptisms
Collections from Americas, United States
If that is the correct father,then Isaac married Martha whire 25 July 1818 (probably White) in Bristol, Pennsylvania, record no. 000387848.
Jerimiah was born in Virginia.
+3 votes

In the 1880 census, he and his family are in Martin County, Indiana. The following records are likely his. His parents are listed as born in VA and NJ.

Jeramiah Williams

United States Census, 1900

Name Jeramiah Williams
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place McCameron Township, Martin, Indiana, United States
Gender Male
Age 70
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race W
Relationship to Head of Household Boarder
Relationship to Head of Household Boarder
Birth Date Sep 1830
Birthplace Virginia
Father's Birthplace New Jersey
Mother's Birthplace Virginia

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Wm C Bretz Head M 37 Indiana
Barbara Bretz Wife F 36 Indiana
Otto Bretz Son M 10 Indiana
Laura Bretz Daughter F 9 Indiana
Blandene Bretz Daughter F 7 Indiana
Hobart Bretz Son M 5 Indiana
Freda Bretz Daughter F 2 Indiana
Jeramiah Williams Boarder M 70 Virginia

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9MD-DZP : accessed 3 November 2018), Jeramiah Williams in household of Wm C Bretz, McCameron Township, Martin, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 88, sheet 1B, family 17, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,392.

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by Deb Durham G2G6 Pilot (869k points)

Death record. West Shoals is in Martin County.

Jerry Williams

Indiana Death Index
Name Jerry Williams
Event Type Death
Event Date 13 Dec 1902
Event Place W. Shoals, Indiana
Age 72
Birth Year (Estimated) 1830
Gender Male
Race W
Affiliate Repository Place County Health Office, Loogootee, Indiana
Source Reference The source of this record is the book COH-11 on page 37 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.
Citing this Record

"Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ72-X5J : 3 December 2014), Jerry Williams, 13 Dec 1902, W. Shoals, Indiana; from "Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2003); citing "The source of this record is the book CSS-2 on page 113 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration." County Health Office, Loogootee, Indiana.

There is a high probability that this is him with his father and siblings, the mother appears to be deceased, in 1850. In 1900, his birthdate is listed as Sep 1830, so he wouldn't have turned 20 until after the date of most census records.

Jeremiah Williams

United States Census, 1850

Name Jeremiah Williams
Event Type Census
Event Year 1850
Event Place Wetzel county, Wetzel, Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 19
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1831
Birthplace Virginia
House Number 558

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Louis Williams M 58 Virginia
Rachel Williams F 28 Virginia
Franklin Williams M 22 Virginia
Mary Williams F 20 Virginia
Jeremiah Williams M 19 Virginia
Jacob Williams M 17 Virginia
Harrison Williams M 15 Virginia
Virginia Williams F 13 Virginia
John Williams M 11 Virginia
Evan Williams M 9 Virginia
Louis Williams M 6 Virginia
George Shepherd M 2 Virginia
Susan Williams F 3 Virginia
Sampson Williams M 1 Virginia

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8DY-JVR : 12 April 2016), Jeremiah Williams in household of Louis Williams, Wetzel county, Wetzel, Virginia, United States; citing family 558, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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United States Census, 1850

I am becoming less confident about the above census record, but it is still a possibility. I believe I may have found your Mary Ellen in the 1850 census.

Mary E Mcgee

United States Census, 1850

Name Mary E Mcgee
Event Type Census
Event Year 1850
Event Place Greenup county, Greenup, Kentucky, United States
Gender Female
Age 15
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1835
Birthplace Virginia
House Number 777

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Coonrod Mcgee M 46 Pennsylvania
Mary Mcgee F 46 Pennsylvania
Hannah Mcgee F 18 Pennsylvania
Mary E Mcgee F 15 Virginia
Calvin Mcgee M 10 Ohio
Sarah J Mcgee F 7 Ohio
Louisa Mcgee F 5 Kentucky

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M65Q-TFD : 12 April 2016), Mary E Mcgee in household of Coonrod Mcgee, Greenup county, Greenup, Kentucky, United States; citing family 777, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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United States Census, 1850

Deb,

WOW! Thank you so much for finding all this. I was struggling to find anything and was losing all hope. I need to digest this and go through each record with a fine tooth comb (I want to be 100% sure) but I definitely think you are on to something. Youre help has been wonderful!!

Thank you! Thank you!

Amanda
You are most welcome!

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