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william walter "choctaw bill" williams was born circa 1761 in (Duplin Co.), N to William Williams (c1737-c1795) and Mary Ward (1738-1827) and died 1828 in St. Tammany Parish of unspecified causes. He married Penelope Richardson (c1773-1830) circa 1785 in Screven Co.. 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.
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.
residences: 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 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.
references: 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 walter "choctaw bill" williams and Penelope Richardson (c1773-1830)|
|(Elizabeth Williams)|| |
|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|