Gravesite of Nicholas Lanier Williams

at Panther Creek Cemetery, Surry Co., North Carolina.


Nicholas Lanier Williams, b. 4 Feb 1800 Panther Creek, Surry Co., NC. Established "Old Nick Williams Co." which was established in 1768 and made whiskey and other liquors. Married Mary Graves Kerr, a Williams cousin, on 4 Aug 1824 in Halifax, NC.  His summer home, "the Cabins", was in Ashe County, up in the mountains. In 1885, their main home, "Panther Creek", built by Col. Joseph Williams burnt down. A lot of family history and heirlooms were destroyed. This was located in Yadkin County, NC. Nicholas died 3 Dec 1886 and buried with his wife in Panther Creek cemetery. His wife Mary had proceeded him, dying on 29 June 1884.


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)