• Emmanuel Williams
  • Parents:
  • Colin Williams &
    Martha Irwin

Sarah Ann Cheek &
(1) Berry Edwards,
(2) Emmanuel M. Williams

Sarah Ann Cheek, daughter of Henderson CHEEK & Lucy BRYAN was born Nov. 6, 1852, in Ashe Co, NC, and died Jan. 13, 1944, in Alleghany Co., NC. She married (1) Berry Edwards, son of Starling EDWARDS & Amy WILES, Oct. 17, 1874, in Alleghany Co., NC. He was born abt. 1855 in Ashe Co., NC, and died or left the area before 1880. She married (2) Emanuel M. Williams, son of Colin WILLIAMS & Martha "Patsy" IRWIN, Dec. 28, 1886, Alleghany Co., NC. He was born Feb. 12, 1862, and died Dec. 21, 1945. Sarah & Emanuel Williams are buried at the Antioch Baptist Church in Alleghany Co., NC.

Children of Sarah Ann Cheek & Berry Edwards:

  1. Letcher E. Edwards, b. June 2, 1877, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Oct. 17, 1975, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Laura Ellen SANDERS, daughter of John Richard SANDERS & Sarah Jane ESTEP, Dec. 25, 1895, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Mar. 25, 1877; d. May 11, 1939); bur. Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, Alleghany Co., NC.

Children of Sarah Ann Cheek & Emmanuel M. Williams:

  1. Kellie Williams, b. Dec. 5, 1888, Alleghany Co., NC; d. June 28, 1973; bur. Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, Alleghany Co., NC.
  2. Mae Williams, b. Nov. 6, 1893, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Mar. 20, 1970, Alleghany Co., NC; bur. Antioch Baptist Church, Alleghany Co., NC. Never married.

Notes

Sarah Ann Cheek and Berry Edwards were married on Oct. 17, 1874, in Alleghany Co., NC.  Berry was a son of Starling Edwards and Amy Wiles.  Sarah and Berry Edwards had one child, Letcher Edwards, born in 1877.  Berry Edwards is not listed with Sarah in the 1880 census, so he may have died.  However, his gravestone is not listed in the book Alleghany County Cemeteries Through 1986.  It is possible that he actually left the area and he and Sarah were divorced.  Sarah remarried to Emmanuel M. WILLIAMS on Dec. 28, 1886, and had two more children.  Sarah and Emmanuel Williams are buried at the Antioch Baptist Church in Alleghany County.

Records

Oct. 17, 1874. Berry EDWARDS, age 20, son of Starling EDWARDS & Amy WILES, m. Sarah Ann CHEEK, age 29, daughter of Henderson CHEEK & Lucy BRYAN. (G.H. Latham, Alleghany County Marriages (Heritage Books, 1996).)

There is no further record of Berry Edwards in Alleghany County.  Sarah is listed as the head of household in the 1880 census.

1880 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Cranberry Twp., p.280:
SARAH A. EDWARDS, 25, NC NC NC
-- Letcher, 3, son, NC NC NC

Dec. 28, 1886. Emmanuel M. WILLIAMS, age 25, son of Colan WILLIAMS & Martha "Patsy" IRWIN, m. Sarah Ann CHEEK, age 28, daughter of Henderson CHEEK & Lucy BRYAN. (Latham, supra.)

1900 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Prathers Creek Twp., p.191 (HH#196):
EMANUEL WILLIAMS, Jan. 1860, age 40, m. 13 yrs, NC NC NC, farmer
-- Sarah A., wife, Dec. 1862, age 37, m. 13 yrs, NC NC NC
-- Kelly, son, Dec. 1888, age 11, NC NC NC
-- May, dau, Dec. 1893, age 6, NC NC NC
1910 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Prathers Creek Twp., p.71 (HH#31):
EMANUEL WILLIAMS, 48, m(1) 23 yrs, NC England NC, farmer
-- Sarah, wife, 45, m(2) 23 yrs, 4 children/3 living, NC NC NC
-- Kelly, son, 21, NC NC NC
-- May, dau, 16, NC NC NC
1920 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Prathers Creek Twp., p.2 (HH#28):
EMANUEL WILLIAMS, 58, NC England NC, farmer
-- Sarah, wife, 66, NC NC NC
-- May, dau, 26, NC NC NC
1930 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Prathers Creek Twp., p.1 (HH#26):
EMMANUEL WILLIAMS, 68, m. at age 25, NC England NC, farmer
-- Sarah, wife, 72, m. at age 30, NC NC NC
-- Kelly, son, 40, NC NC NC, farmer
-- Mae, dau, 35, NC NC NC
VAUGHN, George, grandson, 18, laborer

Death Certificate: SARAH ANN WILLIAMS, age 91, b. 6 Nov. 1852, Alleghany Co., NC; d. 17 Jan 1944, Prathers Creek, Alleghany Co., NC; spouse: Emmanuel WILLIAMS; father: Henderson CHEEK; mother: Lucy BRYANT; residence: Alleghany Co., NC; burial Antioch Cemetery. (Ancestry.com)

Death Certificate: EMANUEL WILLIAMS, age 84, b. 12 Feb 1861, Alleghany Co., NC; d. 21 Dec 1945, Stratford, Alleghany Co., NC; father: Colon WILLIAMS; mother: Patsy IRWIN; residence: Stratford, Alleghany Co., NC; burial: Antioch Cemetery. (Ancestry.com)

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