The Confusion of the Williams

In trying to identify the William of Jackson Co., TN, we've accumulated data to identify other Wm's of the same time period, and therefore eliminate them from consideration.

PIONEER BAPTIST CHURCH RECORDS by Cawthorn says,"William Tinsley, born 1735, ' was the first white man to cross the Big Hill at Butlers Landing and record the 1000 acre land grant from the government." William and his wife Elizabeth came from VA and settled in what is now Metcalfe Co.,KY. Their son John Tinsley, was born in KY in 1796... John married Alice Mulkey daughter of Phillip Mulkey the pastor of Brimstone Church.

Wm appears on Barren Co. KY tax list in 1800.

1804 William Tinsley of Jackson Co., TN sells 50a on Blue Spring Creek, Barren Co., to Lewis Gooding. deed book AA p 120 (William that appears subsequently in Barren Co. records is Wm of the SC Tinsley family.)


Williams in VA Taxlists
1782 Hanover
1783 Amherst
1779 Caroline

The Williams of Hanover

Wm married Jane Geese in 1761, Hanover Co., VA (LVA)

Hanover Co. taxlists

Wm in Hanover Co. tax lists 1767 pct1
Wm and Thomas 1771&72, 79&80 pct13
Tinsley 1782, estate of William deceased.
William Tinsley Sr 1782-1793
William Tinsley Jr 1787, 1788-1803, 1805 estate of.
William Tinsley 1788,
1789 son of M,
1790 son of Cornelius,
1791, 1792 Junior & 1 adult
1794-99.
William Tinsley 1794-95, 1800-03, 1805-07, 1809-12, 1815
William Tinsley 1794 son of John, 1795-1807.
William Tinsley 1800
Wyatt Tinsley 1796-1803, 1805-07, 1809, 1812, 1815.

Legislative documents
1778, 23 Oct, signed by John, Philip, Wm Sr, Nathaniel and Wm Tinsley.
1784, 30 Nov, signed by Wm, Wm Jr, Nathl, David, Cornelius and John Tinsley

Wills of Hanover
1795, 3Dec,prob--John Tinsley, will 13Oct1795. Wife-Sarah; Sons-David, William Philip(dec'd by 1795); Daus-Sarah Starke, Lucy Cross; Grandson-Thomas Starke; Granddau-Elizabeth Tinsley, d. of David; Grandch-Polley, Patsey, Wm, John, Burwell & Nancy, ch. of Philip. Exec: David Tinsley (Hanover Co Chancery Wills & Notes)
1809, William Tinsley, widow Elizabeth (remarried to Harlow,no ch by Wm, d.1837). sisters:Lucy (Samuel Cross), Sarah (Richard Starke) bros: David, John B, & Philip

1774, Feb, Charles Tinsley , of Newcastle, late of Hanover; adm. Wm Tinsley (18cent nwp)
177-, William Tinsley of Newcastle, dec'd; admx Mary Tinsley

Wm bc 1762, d 1836 m Delilah, in Hanover Co. (DAR)


Other Williams

10 Mar 1782, Wm Tinsley married Frances Rogers
31 Jul 1795, William Tinsley married Frances Willis, s of Joshua Tinsley

William in Amherst Co.

1791, 5 Feb-- p563-Wm Tinsley & wife Betty, Reuben Harrison & w. Peggy; Jno. Harrison & w.Sally; Rich Harrison & w. Susanna' Rich Lee & w. Fanny, to Jas Harrison, 263 ac on Harris Cr. p564- ref Battaile Harrison, dec'd

1816, 19Feb, Bk5, p560--will of William Tinsley, wife Betty

Deed Bk P, 176,178--20Jun1822--Eliz Tinsley, widow of Wm, Isaac Tinsley, w. Nancy to Geo. M. & Alex Tinsley.


The Williams of KY

1790 census, KY Woodford Co--William Tinslely

1810 Ky census
Williams are listed in Fayette, Knox and Shelby.

1815, KY Wills, Wm Tinsley of Fayette, wife Mary, dau Nancy,

Wm b 1763, of Caroline Co. moved to Shelby Co., KY in 1796 m Sarah Samuel in 1793, he died 3-28-1835 in Shelby Co., KY