Very few Americans and people around the world are heirs to the 9th generation or further. This understanding impacts our founder.

By the 4th and 5th Generation: businesses and properties owned by the Williams were mostly sold off or lost. Archie P. Williams, a mixed race slave owner turned business owner, assisted in getting businesses and properties to his grandson who lived with him, Archie J. Williams. Thus, the line of heirship ended for most of the Williams family line but continued through Archie J. Williams

Properties of David P Williams sold in 1800s

David P. Williams lost properties during the 1800s after the Civil War.

Properties of David P Williams sold in early 1902

David P. Williams wife sold the remaining properties after his passing.

Archie J. Williams received properties that were adjacent to his grandfather's in the house they lived in as well as businesses. However, since these adjacent properties and business were not owned by Archie P. Williams the other descendants of A.P. Williams would have no legal standing or claim to it. They received none of these. The inheritance line continue only with Archie J. Williams out of about 150 living descendants of David Williams lineage.

Own property and neighbors properties

Archie P. Williams was the only person in David Williams line who owned properties in 1910s-1920s in Natchez. He owned Lot 7 and his neighbors owned Lots around him including Lot 3 and 4

lot 7 sold: Williams legacy ends for all but his grandson

Archie P. Williams (whos father and his wife sold most of the family holdings in the Natchez area) had a property of his own, Lot 7 which he gave to his daughters. They sold the property in 1957 and kept mineral rights but no oil and gas was produced.

The children and grandchildren of Archie P. Williams (with the exception of Archie J.Williams) would have their line of inheritances ended with the sale of lot 7 in 1957.

lot 3, 4 and 8 given to the grandson Archie J Williams

Archie P. Williams neighbors owned properties around his lot 7 which included lot 3, 4, 8 and others. 

While Archie P. Williams did not own these properties so he could not pass to his heirs directly. He did get his neighbors to give the properties to his grandson Archie J. Williams. Thus the Williams line in Natchez MS was continued with Archie J. Williams

Another property of hamilton (neighbor of Archie P. Williams) given to his grandson

Another example of a property owned by a neighbor of Archie P. Williams (John Hamilton Sr. ) which was given to his grandson Archie J. Williams as he married John's daughter Sue in 1926

The family properties and business splits eventually diluted among the 7th-8th generation Williams who were children or grandchildren of Archie J. Williams. The ARHWC owner, Anton R. Williams of the 9th generation and great grandson of Archie J. Williams received various government, legal and estate allowances to greatly expand ownership and holdings over legacy and expansion holdings. Out of 1,500 or so descendants of the MS-LOU David Williams family there is only one, Anton R. Williams, has the vast majority of assets.  He is the creator and owner of the Anton R. Williams Holding Co in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida. The holdings are secured, monitored by legal, accounting reps and law enforcement.

1980s-early 2000 children of Archie J Williams Sr. sell most of properties

The 5 sons of Archie J. Williams sold most of their properties between the 1960s and the year 2000. 

2020s - Williams legacy revived: Anton R Williams companies

Anton R. Williams, great grandson of Archie J. Williams, received inheritance/wealth transfer and then created his own real estate, oil and gas, renewable energy and timber companies. He greatly expanded the holdings to include properties formerly owned by Williams after being sold outside the family in addition to new business ventures.