Scott County Chancery Court Records
On file at the Virginia State Library1854-09
Joseph Williams vs. Wm B. NeillJoseph Williams vs. Wm B. Neill Joseph Williams on March 1st, 1838 executed a deed to Paschal Jones trustee, To secure a debt of $72.00 claimed owned by Grimes Neil against Joseph. Deed for a tract of land containing 250 acres, worth $700.00, being the only home of orator Joseph Williams, who is very old, infirm, and illiterate.
Joseph Williams vs. Wm B. Neill Joseph Williams on March 1, 1838 executed a deed to Paschal Jones trustee, To secure a debt of $72.00 claimed owned by Grimes Neil against Joseph. Deed for a tract of land containing 250 acres, worth $700.00, being the only home of orator Joseph Williams, who is very old, infirm, and illiterate.Joseph stated he did not owe even half of the $72.00 that was claimed, and the he had made his payments, and owed nothing to Grimes or his estate . Joseph said that Paschal Jones had moved to Jefferson Co. TN in 1843 and has not been to Scott Co. since.
Jones deeded the 250 acres to William B. Neil who sold it to William S. Webb for $700.00.
(a heck of a lot more than $72.00! my note)
Witness James Barnett testified: He was in the Store when Jones and Neil pulled Josephs bill and it was for $15.00, and they remarked “Poor old uncle Joe, always sucks the hind tit,” at that time John A. Hall came in and remarked that he did not think that Joseph owed it as he had made payments.
Witness Randolph Dillion testified: Jones and Grimes Neil told Joseph Williams to give them a deed of trust to his land, for Peter Fields security to Mr. Bickman (Peter Fields was Joseph’s son in law. My note)
And if he did not the property was going to be sold to pay the debt. But they wanted to befriend him and would give him time to pay the debt in payments for the deed of trust.
Sept 13th, 1854, William Webb made a statement attested by Hezekiah Robinette Justice of the Peace that:
I heard Joseph Williams say he would not Rent the place from Neil any longer. That he would move to Ky where his people was.
My note: Joseph Williams b. 1778 m. Sally ? Ch. Andrew m. Nancy Willis, John m. Elizabeth Gibson, Thomas m. Sally Gilliam,
James m. Rebecca Brannon , Neriah “Neri” m. 1st Matilda Head, 2nd Mary Elizabeth Carroll
Catherine m. Peter W. Fields, & Phoebe m. Theodore Ash.
His son James was the father of Thomas “Jefferson” Williams m. Nancy Campbell, who had a daughter Julia Williams who married Owen Allen grandson of John and Esther Jane Neal Allen. Esther Jane was the sister of Col. Hezekiah P. Neil who was one of the executors of Grimes Neil’s will.His son Neriah Williams was the father of Alza Williams who married James Large and had Corsenia “Sena” who married Samuel Neal Allen the grandson of John and Esther Jane Neal Allen.(my line) Alza had also had a daughter Ibby McClure by her first ?husband? Enoch McClure the brother to her sister in law Mary Ann McClure who m. Martin Williams , as well as a son McClelland “Mac” Large that both married grand children of John and Esther Jane Neal Allen. Martin and Mary Ann’s daughter Martha Williams m. John Conley Hale and had Wilburn Hale who m. Allie Olive Allen the daughter of Owen Allen and Julia Williams. Julia being Neri”s Niece.Neriah’s daughter Sarah m. George Ash and had a daughter Martha Ash who married Hezekiah Peter Allen the brother of Owen and grandson of John and Esther Jane Neal Allen.On Jan 14th 1871 Col. Hezekiah Patrick Neal sold to Neriah Williams 40 acres of land for $25.00 in Scott Co. VA which joined land Neriah owned.