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Confederate Soldier Capt. Samuel Carter Williams

Confederate Soldier Capt. Samuel Carter Williams[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Male 1837 - 1863  (26 years)

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  • Name Samuel Carter Williams 
    Title Confederate Soldier 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 1837  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Nov 1863  in the Battle of Paynes Farm, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Williams Family Cemetery on his plantation called "Old House Hill", Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Williams-Waddell Cemetary, Sutherlin, VA
      County Rd 658, Sutherlin, VA
      Capt Williams died in the Civil War and was brought home to the family farm for burial.
    Person ID I68022  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of James Terry, Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2017 

    Father Thomas Terry Williams,   b. 2 Jun 1794, Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1835, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Mary Carter,   b. 20 Jun 1802, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1824  Prob. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Anne 'Billie' Fallen/Fallin,   b. 8 Oct 1837, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1917, Sumter, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1853  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elizabeth FALLEN and Samuel Carter WILLIAMS had the following children:
      i. Molly WILLIAMS4 was born (date unknown).
      ii. Samuel Carter WILLIAMS4 was born (date unknown).
      iii. Robert WILLIAMS4 was born (date unknown).
      iv. Virginia Lee "Jennie" WILLIAMS4 was born (date unknown).
      v. Thomas David WILLIAMS4 was born (date unknown).
      vi. William C. WILLIAMS4 was born about 1854.
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Carter Williams, Jr.,   b. 21 Sep 1856, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1905  (Age 49 years)
     2. Robert Clopton Williams,   b. 13 Jul 1858, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1919, Raleigh, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Virginia Lee "Jennie" Williams,   b. 10 May 1862, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1917, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +4. Thomas David Williams,   b. 20 Oct 1854, Sutherlin, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1933, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F518495871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Samuel Carter Williams and wife Elizabeth Anne Fallen
    Samuel Carter Williams and wife Elizabeth Anne Fallen
    samuel carter williams and wife elizabeth.jpg
    Samuel Carter Williams
    Samuel Carter Williams
    p68022SamuelCarterWilliams-02.jpg
    Danville, Virginia Civil War Prisoners Held in Warehouse
    Danville, Virginia Civil War Prisoners Held in Warehouse
    Henry Van Der Weyde, Civil War Artist.jpg
    Samuel Carter Williams
    Samuel Carter Williams
    p68022SamuelCarterWilliams.jpg
    Samuel Carter Williams - Confederate Soldier
    Samuel Carter Williams - Confederate Soldier
    p70400-SamuelCarterWilliams.jpg

    Documents
    Birth Record-Martha Price Williams
    Birth Record-Martha Price Williams
    martha price williams.jpg
    1850Virginia Pittsylvania Co. Census Showing Samuel Carter Williams-Tim Stamps and William H. Reynolds
    1850Virginia Pittsylvania Co. Census Showing Samuel Carter Williams-Tim Stamps and William H. Reynolds
    1850VACensus547451982-68022SCWilliams-TimStamps.jpg
    U.S. Civil War Pension Index-Samuel Carter Williams
    U.S. Civil War Pension Index-Samuel Carter Williams
    williamssamc.jpg
    Thomas David Williams-Obit
    Thomas David Williams-Obit
    The Danville Bee
    Sep 4, 1933

    Headstones
    Williams-Waddill Cemetery-Sutherlin, Virginia
    Williams-Waddill Cemetery-Sutherlin, Virginia
    Williams-Waddill Cemetery-SutherlinVA.jpg
    Samuel Carter Williams, Elizabeth Fallen and Henry Clay Waddell
    Samuel Carter Williams, Elizabeth Fallen and Henry Clay Waddell
    hsSCWilliams&BillieFallon&waddill.jpg

    Histories
    The Story of Thomas Terry Williams, by Sam Barns
    The Story of Thomas Terry Williams, by Sam Barns
    TTWilliams_Story.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S100] Internet Source.
      Civil War Genealogy Database

      Unit Type
      All Units Artillery Cavalry Engineers Infantry Marines Medical MiscNaval State
      23rd Virginia Infantry (CSA)
      Ancestor Info
      Name: Samuel Carter Williams Rank: Captain Company: E
      Samuel Carter Williams was born in Pittsylvania Co., Va in 1832. Both of his parents died when he was a child and he and a surviving brother were raised by grandparents who owned a large plantation on the Banister River. After being educated, in 1850 he worked as a mercantile clerk and belonged to the Roman Eagle Masonic Lodge in Danville, Virginia. On Dec. 20,1853 he married Elizabeth Ann Fallen. They had five children. Around 1855 he purchased a 998 acre tobacco plantation near Paces in SW Halifax County, VA. On May 7, 1861 he enlisted at Brooklyn as 2nd LT in Co. E, the Brooklyn Grays. This unit fought for most of the war in Allegheny Johnson's Division. He was elected Captain in May, 1862, participated in Kernstown and later was wounded in the arm at McDowell, captured, exchanged and rejoined his unit in August. He was present for duty thereafter until he was KIA, participating in Sharpsburg and all of the major ANV battles including Culp's Hill. Williams was killed on Nov. 27, 1863 in an assault on Union forces at Paynes Farm after his column, part of Steuart's Brigade, was ambushed on Raccoon Ford Road. The 23rdVA sustained 30% casualties at Kernstown and was commended by Jackson. Captain Williams is cited by name three times in the O.R.'s for bravery and leadership, following McDowell, Chancellorsville and Payne's Farm. Williams is buried in the family cemetery on the site of his former plantation and the plot is maintained by descendants.
      He purchased a 998 acre plantation,he named
      "Old House Hill"(Now on Melon Road In Halifax Co.

      May 7th.1861,Samuel Carter Williams enlisted as a
      2nd.Lieutenant in the Brooklyn Grays,Company E,
      of the 23rd.Infantry of Virginia,under Captain
      William Haymes.Williams took command of the company in Winchester,Virginia,after Captain Haymes had been captured.
      On April 21,1862he was elected Captain.He
      participated in many battles.
      Captain Williams was killed November 27th,1863
      at the Battle of Paynes Farm.
      Captain Samuel Williams and his wife Elizabeth
      are buried in the Williams Family Cemetery,
      on Captain Williams former plantation"Old House Hill"

    2. [S100] Internet Source.
      The Battle of Mine Run, also known as Payne's Farm, or New Hope Church, or the Mine Run Campaign (November 27 ? December 2, 1863), was conducted in Orange County, Virginia, in the American Civil War.

      An unsuccessful attempt of the Union Army of the Potomac to defeat the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, it was marked by false starts and low casualties and ended hostilities in the Eastern Theater for the year.


    3. [S100] Internet Source.
      Maps of Mine Run, Virginia (1863)
      Battle of Mine Run (Payne's Farm) - November 27, 1863

      Battle of Mine Run
      Mine Run Campaign
      November 27 - December 2, 1863

      Payne's Farm and New Hope Church were the first and heaviest clashes of the Mine Run Campaign. In late November 1863, Meade attempted to steal a march through the Wilderness and strike the right flank of the Confederate army south of the Rapidan River. Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early in command of Ewell's Corps marched east on the Orange Turnpike to meet the advance of William French's III Corps near Payne's Farm. Carr's division (US) attacked twice. Johnson?s division (CS) counterattacked but was scattered by heavy fire and broken terrain. After dark, Lee withdrew to prepared field fortifications along Mine Run. The next day the Union army closed on the Confederate position. Skirmishing was heavy, but a major attack did not materialize. Meade concluded that the Confederate line was too strong to attack and retired during the night of December 1-2, ending the winter campaign.


    4. [S100] Internet Source.
      Samuel Carter Williams
      Capt. Co. E
      Born 1834 Pittsylvania Co., VA. Resided at Southerlin, Halifax Co. Enl. 5/7/61 at Brooklyn, Halifax Co. Wounded in arm and captured 5/8/62 at McDowell. Imprisoned and exchanged for officer. Returned from convalescent leave 8/20/62. Present continuously commanding company until KIA 11/27/63 at Payne's Farm. Buried family cemetery near Southerlin.



    5. [S16] Lucian W. Hiner, Jr.
      One anectdote:

      They were orphaned as small children. Their mother died in 1832 shortly after Samuel's birth. Their father, Thomas Terry Williams remarried in 1834 to an older woman named Agnes Womack and then was killed by a slave on April 13, 1835. The loyal slaves threw his killer into a bonfire where they were burning brush at the time.The step mother disappeared from family history and they were raised and educated by their grandparents who were well to do plantation owners. Another brother, William D. Williams died in 1838 at age 14.

    6. [S36] Birth Certificate, Martha Price Williams.

    7. [S61] United States Census, 1850 Virginia Census.

    8. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=williams&GSfn=samuel&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1863&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=120162638&df=all&.

    9. [S65] Military Record, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=civilwarpension&h=1672442&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=1555.

    10. [S48] Ancestry Link, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=genepool&h=4935275&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=4654.
      Samuel Carter Williams Family data