Nancy Mary Ann Williams

Female Abt 1816 - Bef 1868  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Nancy Mary Ann Williams 
    • In the wills of Lightfoot Williams and Nancy Williams (his wife) they both refer to Nancy Mary Ann Williams as "a child which I am raising" and "a girl now living with me whom I have raised". They do not refer to her as their actual child, so they are likely not her biological parents.
    Born Abt 1816  North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 12 Dec 1868  Catawba County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3440  Muse-Nagy
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 

    Father Lightfoot Williams,   d. Bef Apr 1832, Lincoln County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Mary,   d. Bef Mar 1839, Lincoln County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Family ID F1207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jones Chapman,   b. Abt 1822, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Aug 1856, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Children 
     1. William L Chapman,   b. Abt 1837, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Louiza Catherine Chapman,   b. Abt 1839, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eliza Chapman,   b. Abt 1842, Catawba County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John H Chapman,   b. Abt 1843, Catawba County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Caroline Chapman,   b. Abt 1846, Catawba County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George W Chapman,   b. Abt 1848, Catawba County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Frances E Chapman,   b. Abt 1853, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Documents
    1816 Will of Lightfoot Williams (including 1832 Codicil)
    1816 Will of Lightfoot Williams (including 1832 Codicil)
    28 February 1816 and 17 March 1832, Lincoln County, North Carolina

    Lightfoot Williams gave all of his possessions to his wife, Mary Williams. After his wife's death, all of his possessions would go Mary Ann Williams ("a child which I am raising").

    FamilySearch.org, Lincoln County, North Carolina, will records, 1824-1964, will index, 1772-1964; estate records, 1735-1914, film 421830, vol. 1, p. 252-254, img 157-158
    1832 Will of Mary Williams
    1832 Will of Mary Williams
    18 June 1832, Lincoln County, North Carolina

    Mary Williams gave all of her possessions to Mary Ann Williams ("a girl now living with me, whom I have raised").

    The will was recorded in the 1839 March sessions, so Mary Williams likely died around this time.

    Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
    1850 Land Deed for Jones and Nancy M Chapman
    1850 Land Deed for Jones and Nancy M Chapman
    22 March 1850, Catawba County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Jones Chapman and Nancy M his wife of Catawba Co, NC
    Grantee: Major Hull of Lincoln Co, NC
    Cost: $1,355
    Tract: in the county of Catawba, on the Jacobs River. 254 acres

    Land is part of land granted to Nancy M Chapman in the will of Lightfoot Williams and the will of Mary Williams, widow of Lightfoot.

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds (Catawba County, North Carolina), 1842-1902; general index to deeds, 1837-1926; index to real estate conveyances, 1837-1926, film 593288, vol. 3, p. 629-360, img 328
    1851 Land Deed for Jonas and Nancy Mary Ann Chapman
    1851 Land Deed for Jonas and Nancy Mary Ann Chapman
    12 September 1851, Catawba County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Jonas Chapman and Nancy Mary Ann Chapman (wife) of Catawba Co, NC
    Grantee: Major Hull (Trustee) of Lincoln Co, NC
    Cost: $10
    Tract: all of the slaves and furniture that Jonas owns, 4 horses, 12 cattle, all sheep and hogs, and all of the real estate that Jonas owns (3 tracts containing 150 acres, 185 acres, 100 acres respectively). The last tract was willed to Nancy Mary Ann Williams, who is now the wife of Jonas Chapman.

    "Jonas Chapman is fully aware of the amount of property he has heretofore improvidently spent as well as of his unfortunate habits, and whereas the said Jonas is desirous of atoning as far as possible for past [w]rongs And whereas he is desirous of securing the ballance of his property after securing & paying off all his just debts for the further protection & support of Nancy Mary Ann Chapman (his wife) and his children. The above property with the exception of so much as has been heretofore deed[ed] absolutely to Major Hull, is in Special Trust nevertheless to the said Major Hull (Trustee) for the sole and separate use & benefit of the said Nancy Mary Ann Chapman and her children now begotten & hereafter born to the said Mary"

    Jonas Chapman set up a trust to provide for his wife and children.

    In the 1850 census, Jones was listed as a convict. He may have set up this trust before/after his incarceration to provide for his family.

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds (Catawba County, North Carolina), 1842-1902; general index to deeds, 1837-1926; index to real estate conveyances, 1837-1926, film 593288, vol. 3, p. 20-21, img 15-16
    1858 Petition for Guardianship for Children of Jones Chapman
    1858 Petition for Guardianship for Children of Jones Chapman
    23 February 1858, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    The minor children of Jones Chapman: William L, Louiza Catherine, Eliza, John, Sarah Caroline, and George W Chapman.

    Document 1: William L, Louiza Catherine, Eliza, and John Chapman are all over the age of consent (12 years old). They are entitled to a share of the estate of their grandfather, William Chapman. Because of their minority, there is no one authorized to receive their funds or look after their interests. They petition that J M Bowden may be appointed their guardian in chief, who will enter into a security bond.

    Document 2: Nancy Mary Ann Chapman petitions that Sarah Caroline and George W Chapman are minor children under the age of 12. They are entitled to a share of the estate of their late grandfather, William Chapman. Because of their age and minority, there is no one qualified to look after their funds and protect their interests. They petition that J M Bowden may be appointed their guardian in chief, who will enter into a security bond.

    FamilySearch.org, Estate papers, 1787-1900 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 2455740, file no. 2852, img 564 and 566
    1860 US Census for Nancy Chapman Household
    1860 US Census for Nancy Chapman Household
    Catawba County, North Carolina

    In the household:
    Nancy Chapman, 44, farmer, born in NC
    W L, 23, tanner, born in NC
    Louiza, 21, born in NC
    Eliza, 18, born in NC
    John H, 17, born in NC
    Sarah, 14, born in NC
    Geo W, 12, born in NC
    Frances E, 7, born in NC
    1867 Land Deed for Nancy M Chapman and Louisa C Hicks
    1867 Land Deed for Nancy M Chapman and Louisa C Hicks
    16 April 1867, Catawba County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Nancy M Chapman of Catawba Co, NC
    Grantee: Louisa C Hicks (her daughter) of Catawba Co, NC
    Cost: $5 and for the natural love and affection which she has towards her daughter
    Tract: in the county of Catawba, on the waters of Jacobs Creek. 169 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds (Catawba County, North Carolina), 1842-1902; general index to deeds, 1837-1926; index to real estate conveyances, 1837-1926, film 593291, vol. 6, p. 200, img 109
    1867 Land Deed for Nancy M and G W Chapman
    1867 Land Deed for Nancy M and G W Chapman
    16 April 1867, Catawba County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Nancy M Chapman of Catawba Co, NC
    Grantee: G W Chapman (her son) of Catawba Co, NC
    Cost: $5 and for the natural love and affection which she has toward her son
    Tract: in the county of Catawba, on the waters of Jacobs Creek. 169 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds (Catawba County, North Carolina), 1842-1902; general index to deeds, 1837-1926; index to real estate conveyances, 1837-1926, film 593291, vol. 6, p. 201, img 109
    1867 Land Deed for Nancy M and William L Chapman
    1867 Land Deed for Nancy M and William L Chapman
    16 April 1867, Catawba County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Nancy M Chapman of Catawba Co, NC
    Grantee: William L Chapman (her son) of Catawba Co, NC
    Cost: $5 and for the natural love and affection which she has toward her son
    Tract: in the county of Catawba, on the waters of Jacobs Creek. 195 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds (Catawba County, North Carolina), 1842-1902; general index to deeds, 1837-1926; index to real estate conveyances, 1837-1926, film 593291, vol. 6, p. 202, img 110
    1867 Land Deed for Nancy M and Francis E Chapman
    1867 Land Deed for Nancy M and Francis E Chapman
    16 April 1867, Catawba County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Nancy M Chapman of Catawba Co, NC
    Grantee: Francis E Chapman (her daughter) of Catawba Co, NC
    Cost: $5 and the great love and regard she has for her daughter
    Tract: in the county of Catawba, on the waters of Jacobs Creek. 170 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds (Catawba County, North Carolina), 1842-1902; general index to deeds, 1837-1926; index to real estate conveyances, 1837-1926, film 593291, vol. 6, p. 203, img 110
    1867 Land Deed for Nancy M Chapman and Eliza Cline
    1867 Land Deed for Nancy M Chapman and Eliza Cline
    16 April 1867, Catawba County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Nancy M Chapman of Catawba Co, NC
    Grantee: Eliza Cline (her daughter) of Catawba Co, NC
    Cost: $5 and the natural affection which she has toward her daughter
    Tract: in the county of Catawba, on the waters of Jacobs Creek. 168 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds (Catawba County, North Carolina), 1842-1902; general index to deeds, 1837-1926; index to real estate conveyances, 1837-1926, film 593291, vol. 6, p. 204, img 111
    1868 Land Deed for Nancy M Chapman and Sarah C Wacasser
    1868 Land Deed for Nancy M Chapman and Sarah C Wacasser
    15 June 1868, Catawba County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Nancy M Chapman of Catawba Co, NC
    Grantee: Sarah C Wacasser (her daughter) of Catawba Co, NC
    Cost: the natural love & affection which she has for her daughter
    Tract: in the county of Catawba, on the waters of Jacobs Fork. 183 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds (Catawba County, North Carolina), 1842-1902; general index to deeds, 1837-1926; index to real estate conveyances, 1837-1926, film 988943, vol. 26, p. 335-337, img 508-509
    1868 Will of Nancy M Chapman
    1868 Will of Nancy M Chapman
    5 December 1868, Catawba County, North Carolina

    Children mentioned: William L, Luiza Hicks, Eliza Cline, Sarah C Wacasser, Geo W, and Francis E.

    FamilySearch.org, Wills, 1843-1939; index to wills, 1843-1966 (Catawba County, North Carolina), film 593308, vol. 2, p. 1-3, img 173-174