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David "Lonesome Dave" Williams
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Birth: 1776
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1860
Cirtsville
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA

Veteran, War of 1812. Known as "Lonesome" David Williams. Actually born in Doe Creek, Virginia and died in Cirtsville. One of the first settlers of Upper Paint Creek. As a young man Dave was a hunter and trapper. He served as an ensign in the Second Battalion of Augusta County, Virginia by the time he was 17 in 1793 and 1794.

When very young, Mary Elizabeth McGriff (his future wife) and two of her brothers were carried off by Indians. Dave found them in the area of Nickels County, West Virginia and talked the Indians into giving them to him. He returned them to their parents in Montgomery County, Virginia, now Sinking Creek, Monroe County, West Virginia. He first settled on Maple Fork in about 1811 but later moved to Dothan near Mossy in Fayette County. He died of dropsy at the age of 84. Mary lived until she was 77.

David Williams (and Mary) are the parents of John Williams (1802-1885) and the grandparents of Susan Ann Williams (1838-1904).

They are buried in the Williams cemetery in Cirtsville, West Virginia. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth McGriff (1781 - 1858)*
 
 Children:
  John Williams (1802 - 1885)*
  Melinda Leanna Williams (1823 - 1883)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Williams Cemetery
Cirtsville
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Edward Stapleton
Record added: Oct 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16340185
David Lonesome Dave Williams
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David Lonesome Dave Williams
Added by: Edward Stapleton
 
David Lonesome Dave Williams
Added by: Edward Stapleton
 
 
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