Joseph Williams, also known as "Duke of Surry" or "Joseph of Shallow Ford", b. 27 Mar 1748, Hanover Co., Va., d. 11 Aug 1827, Surry Co., NC. Married 16 Sept 1772, Oxford, Granville Co., NC to Rebecca Lanier, b. 27 Jan 1757, d. 20 Mar 1823, Orange Co., NC. Buried at Panther Creek Cemetery, Surry Co., NC. Member of the Hillsboro Provincial Congress. Appointed Lt. Colonel by the Provincial Congress on 9 Sept 1775. Promoted to Colonel in command of Williams' Battalion, North Carolina Militia.
Photo courtesy of direct descendant, Zebulon Vance Williams III, Surry Co., NC (2006).
Early Descendants of John Williams of Hanover Co., Virginia (b. 1679 Wales)