William married Leasy Hutson or Hudson on June 7, 1827 in Carter County, Tennessee.
Their children may have included:
Henry Jefferson Humphreys (1828, married Perlina C. Lilly),
John S. Humphreys (1831, married Nancy Gale),
Catherine Sophia Humphreys (1834, married David Henry Feathers, son of William Feathers and Elizabeth Myers),
David Franklin Hmphreys (1835, married Sarah Carr),
William G. Humphreys (1838, married Sarah Elizabeth Little),
George Washington Humphreys (1840)
James T. Humphreys (1843)
Sarah Elizabeth Humphreys (1845, married Andrew Jackson Lacy) and
Nancy Ann Humphreys (1846).
At the time of the 1830 census, William was in Carter County. The household consisted of
a man and a woman between 20 & 29
a boy and a girl under
On the same page were Gabriel, Clark and Sarah Hutton.
In 1840, William Humphreys
a man and a woman between 30 & 39
a woman between 20 & 29
a boy and a girl between 10 & 14 Henry and ?
a boy and a girl betwen 5 & 9 - John and Catherine
3 boys under 5 - David, William, George
In 1850 William Humphreys
John S. 18
Katarine S. 16
William G. 12
George W. 10
James J. T. 8
Sarah E. 5
Henry J. 22
Pulina C. 20
David W. 0
Nancy A. 13
Catharine Leathers 26
D. H. Leathers 26
Leasy died in 1896.
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.