William "Choctaw Bill" Williams was born circa 1761 in Duplin County, North Carolina, United States to William Williams (c1737-c1795) and Mary Ward (1738-1827) and died 1828 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States of unspecified causes. He married Penelope Richardson (c1773-1830) circa 1785 in Screven County, Georgia, United States. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from the United States, England, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Italy.


Offspring of William Williams and Mary Ward (1738-1827)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Williams (1755-1820)
Samuel Williams (1759-1817)
Seth Williams (1760-1827)
William Walter Williams (c1761-1828) 1761 Duplin County, North Carolina, United States 1828 St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States Penelope Richardson (c1773-1830)

David Williams (1763-1832)
Garrett Williams (1765-1819)
Anson Williams (1767-1819)
Wilson Williams (1767-1825)
Charlotte Williams (1769-?)
Sarah Williams (1771-?)
John Williams (1772-1836)
Simon Williams (1775-1858)

Choctaw Bill was an expert negotiator with Choctaws and was able to convince them that peace should prevail between the white man and red man.


screven co., ga m/c1785
montgomery co., ga 1801-
bullock co., ga 1799-1807
st. tammany p., la 1807
washington p., la 1820 census
1830 census - penelope is listed with 3 children and as head of the household.

In current Washington Parish, property was in range 12, township 3, sections 40, 41 & 42. jacksonville springs was part of the property. military road ran thru the property.

Passport issued to wm. williams and benjamin richardson ii, oct. 8, 1807; and again to wm. williams and his family, and a john richardson on nov 7, 1807. traveling from georgia to louisiana with the family of choctaw bill was penelope's sister-in-law, wife of her brother, amos, and her children, penelope's sister, jane and her family, penelope's brother, benjamin richardson ii and his family.

Sold property in bullock co., ga to his brother, john, in 1801.

Settled along boga lusa creek, along with jacob miller, david, john and fanny mizell, and james thomas.


  • they came west, by DAR
  • on through the years, by holden

Some accounts show Choctaw Bill born c1761 and some c1772. The earlier date is most likely, as his first children were born c1785.


Offspring of William "Choctaw Bill" Williams and Penelope Richardson (c1773-1830)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Williams (1785-1860)
Virginia "Jenny" Williams
Sarah "Sallie" Williams
Mary (Jane) Williams)
John B. Williams
(James Williams)
(Stephan Williams)
Susannah (Suzanne) Williams
(Lewis Williams)
William Walter "Bill" Williams III
Robert C. Williams (1813-1891) 30 July 1813 St. Tammany Parish 22 August 1891 St. Tammany Parish Nancy Moose Jenkins

Footnotes (including sources)

¢ Children
  • Elizabeth was born in November 1785 and married Frederic Cason.



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