|About WILLIAMS, NORRIS, PADGETT, JENNINGS
The WILLIAMS-NORRIS-PADGETT-JENNINGS (WNPJ) is a collection of families with roots centered at
Ridge Branch Baptist Church, Olive Branch Baptist Church, and in Ridge Spring, South Carolina.
WNPJ family reunions began as a "gathering" in Newburgh, NY, of the decendents of Mack & Clara
(Norris) Williams and their children. Over the years, as the families met at reunions, the
expanded to include the ancestors of Mack Arthur Williams and Clara Etta Norris, both of Ridge
Spring, SC. Mack's family tree extends back through Jerry and Sylvia (Durst/Penn) Williams, on
father's side and through Ellen Jennings on his mother's side. Clara's family tree extends back
through Alexander and Sarah Norris on her father's side and through Lucy Youngblood and her
family, Benjamin and Sarah Padgett.