Williams, John, of Montpelier (1731-1799) — of Granville County (part now in Vance County), N.C. Born in Hanover County, Va., March 14, 1731. Double first cousin of Richard Henderson and Thomas Henderson; first cousin of John Williams,Nathaniel Williams, Jr., Robert Williams and Joseph Williams of Shallow Ford; father-in-law of Robert Burton; double first cousin once removed of Archibald Henderson; double first cousin once removed and uncle by marriage of Leonard Henderson.
Delegate to North Carolina provincial congress, 1775; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1777-78; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1778-79; associate justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1779-99. Died in Montpelier, Vance County, N.C., October 10, 1799. Interment at a private or family graveyard, Vance County, N.C.
- See also Livingston-Lee-Clay-Williams family
Vance county seems to be in need of a Revolution now. This native son must qualify it for some notice in the National Heritage Area.
Who knows more about him? And who are all those relatives?