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John H. Williams in VA ?
I am looking for kin or decendants of John H. WILLIAMS (born April 6th 1852 in Northhampton county VA). He was the son of Sarah POWELL, His siblings were Alice, George and Lever? Levi. His Father was George W.. He married Lucy Ellen SIMPKINS (Simpson?),(born June 1854 in same county). They had 11 children all born in NYC between 1873 and 1898, they are: John Walter "Walter" 2/21/1873, Charles Wesley "Charlie" 7/31/1876, James Henry "Jim" or "Chief" 8/4/1878 (my grandfather), Joshua Watkins "Watts" 1/29/1880, Lucy Ellen"Ella" 12/19/1883, Frances Leonard "Len"3/5 or15/1885, Apollo Steptoe"Poll" 3/19 or 21/1886, Sarah Melinda "Lena" 2/2/1888, Albert Benjamin 6/10/1895, Richard Alexander"Dick"3/25/1895 and Vincent 6/1898. As the family grew they moved, they first lived at 227 W 15th St. First 5 children. Then they moved to 153 w 33rd St. Then 212 w 28th St. 33 w 33rd St. and finally to 454 7th Ave. My grandfather was Chief of Red Caps at Grand Central Station in NYC for many many years passing away in 1948. I only know of my Grandfathers children but remember meeting one of Dicks daughters and possibly one of Polls sons. Hope that the ancestors will lead me to some "KIN FOLK" so we can exchange info. Dorothy