Mary McIntosh Williams

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Mary Sargent (McIntosh)

Also Known As: "Mary (McIntosh) Williams Sargent"
Death: after 1823
Immediate Family:

Wife of Brevet Major Winthrop Sargent (Continental Army), 1st Governor of Mississippi Territory and David Williams
Mother of William Fitz Winthrop Sargent and George Washington Sargent

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About Mary McIntosh Williams

Having married a wealthy widow, Winthrop Sargent was able to live in the high style of early-nineteenth-century Natchez, enjoying a planter's life at Gloucester Plantation.


  • Despite his political unpopularity, Sargent remained in the Mississippi Territory after his tenure as governor ended. Judith Sargent Murray's letters during this period show her tremendous concern for the welfare of her brother and his second wife, Mary McIntosh Williams, widow of a wealthy planter, whom he had married in 1798, and her stepchildren, Mary Gayoso, Anna, David, and James C. Williams. In many of Judith Sargent Murray's letters to Winthrop Sargent she frequently referred to the activities of Winthrop Sargent's stepdaughter Mary Gayoso Williams, who married David Urquhart of New Orleans, Louisiana. These letters contain a fair amount of general historical information for the New Orleans area during the early nineteenth century. (3)


  1. Washington county Ohio wills & estates - SARGENT, Winthrop Of Glouster, near Natchez, Mississippi Territory. Will made 10-11-1816, Probated December 1823. Wife, Mary; children- William Fitz Winthrop Sargent, and George W. Sargent to be educated at his own Alma Mater Cambridge; ...
  2. Finding Aid, George Washington Sargent Papers #4025, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "There are also an account book, 1842-1846, relating to the estate of George Washington Sargent's mother, Mary McIntosh Williams Sargent, including her land holdings in Mississippi and Louisiana ..."
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Mary McIntosh Williams's Timeline

December 6, 1799
Age 39
July 2, 1802
Age 42
Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, United States
Age 63