Was the first clerk of the Hardy County Court and served about 30 years. It is understood he is buried on the Harry Welton, Jr. farm. He also bought the 600+ acre home place of Peter Casey, who was his step-father. It is also stated in the family traditions that he built the first brick house in Moorefield. "History of Hardy County, of the Borderland" pg. 37
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED
FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OFAUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I." JUDGMENTS.
Simpson vs. Marshall--From Hardy Co--Bill filed 6th August 1800. Involves title to lands in South Branch Manor belonging to Fairfax. Following are the tenants in the Manor, 15th August 1793, viz
E. Williams, 228 acres.
" also knows Edward Williams for 35 years and who moved to Patterson's Creek 35 years ago and then to Kentucky, then to the Army, and then returned to Patterson's Creek."...from a court case - Craigen vs Thorn - April 1798.
"West Virginia Estate Settlements"
William Edward, Will, 5-10-1831, Dev. Mortimer , WAshington, Joseph, sons. Mary Toler, Nancy McMichen, Amelia Seymour, Caroline, Rebecca, Eliz. Gamble, daus.; others