|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1754|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1829|
Rawleigh Williams was born in 1754 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, to John Williams and Elizabeth Everett, moved as a young man (of about 20-25) some ten miles east, in Northumberland County (east of Richmond) where he met and married Rebecca Lutrell in August, 1777. The marriage likely took place in St. Stephen's Parish in Heathville, which is about four miles north of Williams Corner, and some 10 miles east of Luttrellville, as the crow flies. After Rebecca's father died in 1786, they decided to move west for new opportunity. At least 4 children were born in Northumberland County, and they moved first to Williamsburg?, where a fifth (Elizabeth) was born about 1789, before they went west at some point after 1790. They may have arrived in Kentucky by 1794, since Thaddeus is listed as having born in Montgomery County. In 1810, there are only 5 whites and 2 blacks in the census for Rawleigh.
Thereafter, he added lands, slaves and children to his household until he died in 1829.
In the 1790 Census for St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia, John Cralle's list (enumerator) there is listed a Rawleigh Williams with six whites and five blacks in his household. This seems to be the correct Rawleigh Williams.
Raleigh may well have been a private in the US Revolutionary War, under Lt. Col Posey of the 4th Regiment. The jarring note is that it shows his birth as 3/20/1754 in Culpepper County, Virginia, not in Richmond County east of the Rappahanock River. The application number is A126564, and the descendants listed are down through Samuel Lutrelle Williams, who married Fanny Cluke.
This information provided by Bill Bonner (#47070514)
Note: Husband of Rebecca
Plot: North Side - Section 9
Created by: Kendel Culbertson
Record added: Feb 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84926798