------------------------- Jeremiah Early Kilmer Birth Oct. 11, 1832 Tennessee Death Jul. 20, 1915, Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma Early was married three times 1st Nancy Williams (my ggreatgrandmother), Children 1 Mary KILMER b: 1854 in Tennessee, married Henry Hawking 2 James Byram Or Byrom KILMER b: 29 Aug 1855 in Ozark, Missouri married 1st Clara Trowbridge and 2nd Nellie Stewart 3 Margarette Jane KILMER b: 8 Nov 1858 in Douglas, Missouri married John Green 4 Sarah Lousie KILMER b: 17 May 1862 in Douglas, Missouri married 1st Newman William Osborne and 2nd John Melvin Akins 5 John Doe KILMER b: 4 Jun 1868 in Arkansas married 1st Mary Elizabeth Cooper and 2nd Margaret Virginia Baily 6 Thomas Walker KILMER b: 17 May 1871 in Fulton, Arkansas married 1st Lou McCord, 2nd Lula Beasley and 3rd Nora Elizabeth Jones (note with last marriage this made Thomas and Nora grandparents of Val Kilmer 2nd Sarah Jones (widow Duckworth) Children Mattie [Martha] KILMER b: Abt 1873 in Arkansas, married Charles Albert Rhoads and 3rd Sarah Saylors Children Jessie Harper KILMER b: 1 Oct 1889 in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas, married Susan Birtie Light -- Find A Grave Memorial #14865273, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14865273 ------------------------- Nancy Williams Birth 1836 in Tennessee Death 1871 in Arkansas Parents: Wright Williams 1810 - 1882 Lucinda Pigg 1814 - 1894 Marriage 1853 in Tennessee to Jeremiah Early Kilmer (1833 - 1915) 11 children -- Johnson, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/36686707/person/18980480164?ssrc=&ml_rpos=7&ftm=1 In the 1860 census, the ages of the children tell us they moved from Tennessee to Missouri about 1855. 1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Georgia, 7 July, Cross Roads, P O Ophir, Enumeration District 26, page 130, Hse #939, Fam #1001 Early Kilmere [sic] 27 M W Farmer $500 Real Estate $200 Personal born TN Nancy Kilmere 27 F W Wife born TN Mary E A Kilmere 6 F W Son born TN James B Kilmere 4 M W Son born MO Margaret J Kilmere 1 F W Son born MO 1860 Federal Census, Douglas County, Missouri, 13 July, P O Falling Spring, District page 28, Hse/Fam #188 Early Kilmere [sic] 27 M W Farmer $500 Real Estate $200 Personal born TN Nancy Kilmere 27 F W Wife born TN Mary E A Kilmere 6 F W Son born TN James B Kilmere 4 M W Son born MO Margaret J Kilmere 1 F W Son born MO In the 1870 census, Early's wife is named Mary. The children of the family look right, and match the earlier reports. Is Mary Nancy's other name? None of the family sources mention a Mary. And Nancy is reported to have died in 1870 or 1871. No Mary is reported among the three wives of Early. I have not found the marriage record for Nancy or Early's second wife, the widow Sarah Jones Duckworth. 1870 Federal Census, Fulton County, Arkansas, 1 July, Big Spring Township, PO Bennetts Bayou, page 49, Hse #4, Fam #7 Killmore, E 36 M W Farmer $0 Real Estate $205 Personal born Tenn Killmore, Mary [Nancy?] 34 F W Keeper of House born Tennessee Killmore, Mary 15 F W Domes-H Keeper born Tennessee Killmore, James 12 M W Farm Laborer born Missouri Killmore, Jennie 11 F W born Arkansas [matches Margaret J of 1860, who was Margaret Jane] Killmore, Sarah 9 F W born Arkansas Killmore, John 2 M W At Home born Missouri The birth states of the children indicate a lot of moving north-south. It looks like they moved from Tennessee to Missouri soon after the end of the Civil War. James was born there about 1857-1858, but they weren't in Missouri long before moving somewhere south of the border into Arkansas, where Jennie was born about 1858 or 1859. Douglas County, Missouri is just one county away for Arkansas in central Missouri. A little after the 1960 census, they moved back into Missouri, where John was born about 1862. By 1870 they are back across the border in Fulton County. Fulton County, Arkansas, borders Missouri in the Ozarks.
1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 11 April, Prairie Township, District 24, page 3B, Hse #54, Fam #55 Williams, George Head M W 60 Married First married at age 23 MS AL AL [born abt 1870] Williams, Belle Wife F W 42 Married First married at age 16 AR MS MS [born abt 1888] Williams, Lorene Dau F W 5 AR MS AR [born abt 1925] Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 Herman Jones Age 20, Birth Year abt 1926 Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas Spouse's Name Lorene Williams Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse's Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas Marriage 3 Mar 1946 Arkansas County Marriage License Date 26 Feb 1946 Gravestone of Herman and Nancy Lorene Jones Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas Jones Herman Apr 29, 1925 [no death date as of June 2003] Nancy Lorene Oct 2, 1924 Nov 12, 1998
South Carolina, County Marriage Records, 1907-2000 Robert Benjamin Few Jr, Age 24 yrs 8 mos, of Rock Hill SC Nancy Pauline Williams, Age 18 yrs 11 months, of Great Falls SC Marriage License Date 27 February 1954 Chester County, South Carolina, USA
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 Nathaniel Williams Confederate 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers), Companies E,G, Private Film Number M381 roll 34 1880 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi, 12 June, Township 15, District 48, page 28, Hse #255, Fam #257 Williams, Nathaniel W M 35 Husband Farming AL SC NC b abt 1845] Williams, Marium W F 39 Wife Keeps House SC SC SC [abt 1841] Williams, William S W M 14 Son Farming IN AL SC [abt 1866] Fowler, James H W M 20 Stepson Farming IN AL SC [abt 1860] Williams, Lucinda W F 11 Dau At Home IN AL SC [abt 1879] Williams, Susan W F 10 Dau MS AL SC [abt 1870] Williams, Benjamin S W M 7 Son Farming MS AL SC [abt 1866] 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 June, Point DeLuce, District 4, page 18B, Hse #349, Fam #355 Trussell, Nathan Head W M Aug 1845 54 Married 38 yrs [mar abt 1862] AL SC NC Preacher Owns Trussell, Miriam Wife W F Dec 1840 59 Married 38 yrs 10 children/10 living SC SC SC Trussell, Samuel Son W M Jul 1873 56 Single MS AL SC Farm Laborer Trussell, Albert Son W M Nov 1875 24 Single MS AL SC Farm Laborer Trussell, Joseph Son W M Aug 1880 19 Single MS AL SC Farm Laborer Trussell, Sarah A Dau W FM Aug 1896 13 Single MS AL SC Trussell, Silvia Granddau W F Mar 1897 3 Single AR MS KY ------------------------- A Nathaniel and Rebecca Williams are enumerated in the 1880 census in Pickens County, South Carolina. It appeared this matched our Nathaniel and Rebecca. They also have a daughter Susan matching our Susan Williams who married Jacob Jenkins in Arkansas County, Arkansas. 1880 Federal Census, Pickens County, South Carolina, 9 June, Pumpkin Township, District 134, page 9 (scan 129), Hse/Fam #85 Williams, Nathaniel W M 37 Husband Farmer SC SC SC b abt 1845] Williams, Rebecca W F 35 Wife Keeps House SC SC SC [abt 1845] Williams, Margaret W F 10 Dau SC SC SC [abt 1870] Cannot write Williams, Mary W F 8 Dau SC SC SC [abt 1872] Williams, Susan W F 6 Dau SC SC SC [abt 1874] Williams, Anna W F 4 Dau SC SC SC [abt 1876] However, other information that turned up related to this family and a Find a Grave memorial for Miriam Rebecca Bobo Williams indicates this a different Nathaniel and Rebecca. The memorial for Nathaniel Jefferson Williams, matching this census, is linked to a memorial for his wife under the name of Rebecca Edens Williams. A memorial on Find a Grave in the name Miriam Rebecca Bobo has her husband named as Nathaniel G WIlliams. Miriam Rebecca's memorial is not linked to a memorial for her husband. That grave has different birth and death dates than those for Rebecca Edens Williams. Nathaniel Jefferson Williams Birth May 1, 1843 Death Nov 12, 1899 Spouse Rebecca Edens Williams (1849 - 1924) Burial Oolenoy Baptist Church Cemetery, Pumpkintown, Pickens County, South Carolina Created by JoAnn Welch Coon Jan 01, 2007 -- Find A Grave Memorial #17236443, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17236443 -------------------------
In the 1900 census his name is transcribed by Ancestry.com as Holden Williams. Most genealogies have taken this and other Ancestry transcription errors at face value without actually analyzing the name themselves. The name is muddled because of the infuriating pattern of the tally figuring directly over the name of the head of the household. The darker strokes of the name itself looks to me more like Nicholas. This is also how at least one genealogy reports his name. There is a matching grave in Shiloh Cemetery, where his wife is buried, in the name of Nicholas Williams. The gravestones have matching inscriptions: "Mother" and "Father." On his wife's death certificate, his name appears to be Mr N Williams, matching the name Nicholas. 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 5 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 42, page 2A, Hse/Fam #22 Williams, Holden Head W M Sept 1861 38 Married 13 years TN VA TN Farmer Owns Williams, Sarah M Wife W F Dec 1888 11 Married 13 yrs 7 children/7 living TN TN TN Williams, Laura M W F Aug 1890 9 Single TN TN TN Williams, Uriah Son W M July 1892 7 Single TN TN TN Williams, Joseph Son W M Aug 1894 5 Single TN TN TN Williams, Harris Son W M Sept 1896 3 Single TN TN TN Williams, Clyde Son W M Oct 1899 7mos Single TN TN TN Lewis, Catherine Mother-in-law W F Dec 1834 65 Widow 7 children/3 living TN IN TN In his wife's death information, his name is transcribed by Ancestry.com as M N Williams, but it looks like Mr N Williams. This name is confirmed in his own death record, with the name again as simply Nicholas Williams. I have not found any record with a middle name. He died in Asheville, North Carolina, apparently at his son David's home. His residence is still reported as Jefferson City, Tennessee, where he was buried. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975 Nicholas Williams Residence Jefferson City, Tennessee Farmer, Age 73 Birth 25 Jun 1861 Tennessee Death 3 Aug 1934 Asheville, Buncombe Co Cause of Death Cardiac Asthma, Contributory Heart Lesions Confirmed by Clinical Test, No Autopsy Spouse's Name Sadie Williams Father's Name Uria William b Tennessee Mother's name Janie Giles b Tennessee Informant David Williams of Asheville, NC Burial 5 August Jefferson City by Taylor's Funeral Home, Jefferson City Field 5 September 1934 Though the death certificate reports that he was to be buried in Jefferson City, Tennesee, his grave is in Shiloh Cemetry, whose official address is in Rutledge. Rutledge is in Grainger County, Tennesee, where his wife died in 1939 and was also buried. But Grainger County is just north of Jefferson County. And the cemetery is only a few miles outside Jefferson City, which is near the county line. Nicholas Williams Birth Jun. 25, 1862 Death Aug. 3, 1934 Inscription "Father" Burial Shiloh Cemetery, , Grainger County, Tennessee Created by LuannG Mar 30, 2009 -- Find A Grave Memorial #35345883, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Williams&GSiman=1&GScid=18447&GRid=35345883&
California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 Joseph C Mendes Age 31, Estimated Birth Year 1925 Marriage 6 Oct 1956 Santa Clara, California Spouse Nora L Williams Spouse Age 24 Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005 Jacob R Fort Nora L Williams Marriage Date 25 Jan 1964 Recorded Clark County, Page H06 ----------------------------- Nora Lee Williams Fort Birth Jul. 27, 1932 Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania Death Nov. 18, 2008 Lake Forest, Orange County, California Parents: George Lee Williams (1895 - 1982) Mary Gretchen Glick Williams (1902 - 1973) Spouses: Jacob Robert Fort (1924 - 2009) Joseph Cayton Mendes (1925 - 1983) Inscription US MARINE CORPS Note: WORLD WAR II Burial Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California Maintained by Cindy, Originally Created by International Wargraves, Record added: Jul 04, 2011 -- Find A Grave Memorial #72632501, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=72632501 -----------------------------
Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944 Jasper J Trussell, Age 27 (born abt 1894) Residence Deluce, Arkansas County, Arkansas Joe Williams, Age 18 (born abt 1903) Residence Deluce, Arkansas County, Arkansas Marriage 05 Mar 1921 Arkansas County, Arkansas Jo Trussell Birth 1903 Death 1964 (aged 60-61) Burial De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas Spouse Jasper J Trussell 1887-1948 Created by Jerry Grisham 22 Oct 2012 -- Find A Grave Memorial 99425427, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99425427/jo-trussell
"My Grandmother was Elizabeth, (Lizzie) Self. Her mother, Mary, married a Terry after her first husband, Nathaniel Self, died. Elizabeth married my Grandfather, Roten (Rote) Williams." -- June Yeager, Comment on this genealogy on Ancestry.com, 7 August 2013 Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 Roten Williams Age 24, Birth Year abt 1874 Residence Bertha, Johnson, Arkansas Spouse's Name Bettie Self Spouse's Age 19 Spouse's Residence Bertha, Johnson, Arkansas Marriage 8 Jan 1898 Johnson County Marriage License Date 6 Jan 1898 Marriage performed 8 Jan 1898 by M A Whisnant, Baptist Minister Registered 12 Jan 1898 in Johnson County Marriage Book p 37 Marriage performed by M A Whisnant, Baptist Minister, 8 Jan 1898; Registered 12 Jan 1898 in Johnson County Marriage Book p 37 Oscar Roten Williams Birth 4 Mar 1871 Death 24 Aug 1956 Spouse Elizabeth Self Williams (1875 - 1938) Children: Mary Jane Williams Millsaps (1898 - 1987) Willie Mae Williams (1903 - 1920) Ella Williams Yeager (1920 - 1981) Nella Williams Anderson (1920 - 1992) Burial Fort Douglas Cemetery, Fort Douglas, Johnson County, Arkansas -- Find A Grave Memorial #31172536, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31172536
Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 Thomas M Jackson Spouse Polly Ann Williams License issued 10 Mar 1841 Hall County, Georgia, USA Marriage 18 Mar 1841 Hall County, Georgia Performed by John Dorsey, Justice of the Peace Hall County Marriage Record Book 1841, page 19
1920 Federal Census, Polk County, Georgia, 3 May, Cedartown, District 163, Page 5B, 101 Sycamore St, Hse #67, Fam #81 York, William T Head Rents M W 49 GA GA GA Law Officer York, Rebecka Wife F W 46 GA GA GA York, Glen Son M W 18 Single GA GA GA Grocery Store Clerk York, Laura Dau F W 10 Single GA GA GA York, Ralph Son M W 6 Single GA GA GA Williams, Amanda Mother[in-law?] F W 67 Widow GA GA GA It appears to be Renbecka's mother reported here as "Mother." 1940 Federal Census, Polk County, Georgia, 8 April, Cedartown Ward 4, District 115-14, page 6B, 113 North Main, Hse #130, Owns $2500 York, Tom W Head M W 69 Married Grade H3 b Georgia same house in 1935 Grain Elevator Laborer [b abt 1871] York, Rebecca Wife F W 66 married H3 b Georgia same house in 1935 [b abt 1874] Their son Glen is next door with his family.
1900 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas, 18 June, Justice Precinct 3, District 74, page 14A, Hse #157, Fam #161 Stroud, Martha R Head W F Jany 1850 50 Widow 7 child/6 living Farmer AL NC NC --Fam #162 -- Williams, Stroud, Mollie Dau W M July 1870 Widow AL AL AL Williams, Robert Lee GSon W M Feby 1892 8 TX TX AL 1900 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas, 15 June, Justice Precinct 7, District 138, page 14B, Hse #242, Fam #243 Lane, Columbus L Head W F Mch 1860 40 Married 20 years (?) TX GA GA Farmer Rents Lane, Mollie Wife W M July 1871 28 Married 10 years (?) 6 child/3 living AL AL AL Williams, Lee Step-Son W M Feb 1892 8 TX TX AL
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Ruby Lee Williams Residence Rt 6, Garner, Parker County, Texas Birth 4 Jul 1889 Louisiana Self-employed Farmer, Weatherford Wife and 2 Children Tall, Slender, Gray Eyes, Brown Hair, Partial Bald Registered 5 June 1917 Weatherford Signed with His Mark Ruby Lee Williams Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 Ruby Williams Death 9 Oct 1971 Parker County Widowed Male Ruby Williams Birth Jul 4, 1889 Death Oct 9, 1971 Spouse Izella Walker Williams (1888 - 1970) Son Harvey L Williams (1924 - 2013) Note: Husband of Izella Burial Oakland Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas Created by timcdfw Jul 19, 2008 -- Find A Grave Memorial #28388017, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2838801
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Rufus S Williams Residence Westover, Baylor County, Texas Birth Date 2 May 1878 Occupation Farming Nearest relative Blanche L WIlliams, Rt 1, Westover Medium Height & Build, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair Registered 12 September 1918 Baylor County, Texas Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 Rufus S Williams Death 11 Feb 1956 Baylor County Certificate 5484
It is uncertain whether Mr Williams died or Rosa divorced him. No death information has been found. There is a record that seems to match William for the 1920 census, but it is in Parker County, Texas. His wife in that census record is named Fannie. The child Roy seems to match William and Rosa's son Roy. No further informatoin has been obtained on the Parker County family.
1900 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas, 18 June, Justice Precinct 3, District 74, page 14A, Hse #157, Fam #161 Stroud, Martha R Head W F Jany 1850 50 Widow 7 child/6 living Farmer AL NC NC Stroud, J Henry Son W M Mar 1880 20 TX AL AL Farm Laborer -- Fam #162 -- Williams, Stroud, Mollie Dau W M July 1870 Widow AL AL AL Williams, Stephen GSon W M June 1890 9 TX TX AL 1900 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas, 15 June, Justice Precinct 7, District 138, page 14B, Hse #242, Fam #243 Lane, Columbus L Head W F Mch 1860 40 Married 20 years (?) TX GA GA Farmer Rents Lane, Mollie Wife W M July 1871 28 Married 10 years (?) 6 child/3 living AL AL AL Williams, Stephen Step-Son W M June 1889 9 TX TX AL
After the death of her first husband, Dr James A Martin, Sue married a young man named Joe Slattery 1900. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 Sue E Martin Age: 50, Birth Year abt 1850 Residence: Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas Spouse's Name: Thomas A Slattery Spouse's Age: 36 Spouse's Residence: Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas Marriage Date: 11 Nov 1900 Arkansas County Marriage License Date: 9 Nov 1900 They are enumerated in the 1910 census in Stuttgart, Arkansas, the northern county seat of Arkansas County. Note that Joe is 5 years younger than Sue's oldest son James. James is reported as married for 3 years, but his wife is not enumerated in the household. Sue is reported to have borne 10 children but only these two lived. 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 28 April, Stuttgart, District 6, page 18A, Grand Avenue, Hse #299, Fam #304 Slattery, Thomas A Head M W 35 Marriage 2 Married 10 years IN US US Brakeman, Railroad Rents Slattery, Sue E Wife F W 24 Marriage 2 Married 10 years 10 child/2 living IN IN IN Nurse, Private Family Martin, James E Stepson M W 40 Married 3 yrs (no wife in the household) IN IN IN Farmer Martin, Clarence Stepson M W 27 Single AR IN IN Farmer Chaney, Mabel Boarder F W 19 Single AR AR MO Teacher 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 March, Gillette, District 14, page 12B, No Street names or House Nos, Hse #153, Fam #157 Slattery, Tom A Head Rents M W 43 IL IL IN Breakman, Railroad Slattery, Sue E Wife F W 73 IN IN KY
In censuses she is Susan Williams, but in the 1900 census she is Stellah. Earlier genealogies generally reported her as Stella. More now seem to use Susan. The name Stella is eerie, because Jacob's brother Daniel also married a Susan Stella named Hannon. I suspect the name Stella/Stellah is a confusion at some levels. Reliable records and family sources indicate her proper name was Susan Elizabeth. One genealogy provides some family details, though no documentation is given. But Susan's name is given here as Stella and no parents are reported. The other information fits Susan's family configuration. Stella Williams Birth Aug 1871, Death Unknown; parents Unknown Spouse Jacob Jenkins b 1870 Children: Nancy Louise Jenkins b 1890 Georgia Viola Jenkins 1894 - d 25 Jun 1960 in DeWitt, Ark, Ark Leona Jenkins b 1898 Jimmie Jenkins b 1901 Iva Jenkins b 1904 Living Jenkins -- Janas File, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/30852014/person/12317562997 1880 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi, 12 June, Township 15, District 48, page 28, Hse #255, Fam #257 Williams, Nathaniel W M 35 Husband Farming AL SC NC b abt 1845] Williams, Marium W F 39 Wife Keeps House SC SC SC [abt 1841] Williams, William S W M 14 Son Farming IN AL SC [abt 1866] Fowler, James H W M 20 Stepson Farming IN AL SC [abt 1860] Williams, Lucinda W F 11 Dau At Home IN AL SC [abt 1879] Williams, Susan W F 10 Dau MS AL SC [abt 1870] Williams, Benjamin S W M 7 Son Farming MS AL SC [abt 1866] In her marriage record her name is given as Susan Williams. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 J F Jenkins Gender Male Age 18, Birth Year abt 1871 Spouse's Name Susan Williams Spouse's Age 18 Marriage 31 Aug 1889 Arkansas County Marriage License Date 31 Aug 1889 "I just located [Ephrain Jefferson Jenkins's] son Jacob on Findagrave and found out that Jake's wife Susan or Sudie had a half sister named Rebecca Fowler who married a John Robert Burrell. John is related to my grandma Jenkins, whose mom was Annie Burrel. So Jake's sister in law was my grandma's cousin's wife. And grandma married Oscar Jenkins, my grandpa and Jake's great nephew!! Lot to absorb, lol." -- Donna Winstead, Ancestry messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 27 February 2015 Susan "Sudie" Elizabeth Williams Jenkins Birth Apr 14, 1870 Death 1907 Parents: Nathaniel G. Williams (1845 - 1901) Miriam Rebecca Bobo Williams (1840 - 1915) Spouse Jake Jenkins (1870 - 1909) Siblings: James Henry Fowler (1860 - 1926) half-sibling Rebecca Jane Fowler Burrell (1862 - 1923) half-sibling Samuel Benjamin Williams (1872 - 1943) Albert J Williams (1875 - 1936) James Edward Williams (1878 - 1953) Joseph J Williams (1880 - 1913) Sallie E Williams Grisham (1884 - 1957) Born in MS. Wife of Jake Jenkins. Daughter of Nathaniel and Marium Bobo Williams Burial Hearns Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas Created by Linda Miller Feb 21, 2006 -- Find A Grave Memorial #13409171, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Jenkins&GSiman=1&GScid=54311&GRid=13409171&
Genealogies report that Thomas married Elizabeth Poteet or Porter on Dec 9, 1880. A marriage license of 8 Dec 1880 in Madison County, Mississippi, has the name of the bride as Lizzie V Pritchard. Further, the birth date of Thomas' daughter Beulah Mae is January 1880, 11 months before that marriage. It would appear to me that Elizabeth (Lizzie) V Pritchard and Elizabeth Poteet/Porter are two different persons. Yet the memorial manager for Elizabeth Poteet reports her gravestone has her death date as 1 Jul 1919. No photo is provided to cnfirm the name. The name Porter may have been supplied by the memorial manager, referencing the obituary. This may be Elizabeth Pritchard. Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 T J Williams Lizzie V Pritchard Marriage 8 Dec 1880 Madison County Some time after 1888, when Frank was born, they moved to Johnson County, Texas. In the 1900 census Thomas was enumerated with his wife reported as Elizabeth. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 13 June, Grandview, District 64, page 12A (scan 290A), Hse/Fam #204 Williams, Thomas J Head W M May 1845 55 Married 20 yrs England England England Farmer Owns Williams, Elizabeth Wife W F Aug 1847 32 Married 20 yrs 4 chidlren/4 living MS MS MS Williams, Mary L Dau W F Sept 1883 16 MS England MS Williams, Tomaline Dau W M Mar 1886 14 MS England MS Williams, Frank Son W M Apr 1888 12 MS England MS If the 1910 census is correct, it does confirm that both Thomas and LIzzie had been married only once. They had been married for 30 years, thus married about 1880, matching the two reports of marriage: one marriage record of 8 December 1880, and Elizabeth Porter's obituary with the marriage date of 9 December 1880. The three different maiden names, Poteet, Porter and Pritchard, are still a mystery. 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 19 April, Walters, Strauss Township, District 65, page 11B, Hse/Fam #207 Williams, Thomas J Head M W 67 Married 30 yrs England England England Naturalized 1862 No Occupation Owns Williams, Lizzie Wife F W 61 Married 30 yrs 4 children/4 living Mississippi Tennessee Alabama Williams, Frank W Son M W 22 Single Texas England Mississippi T J Williams BIRTH 1835 England DEATH 19 Dec 1912 Walters, Cotton County, Oklahoma BURIAL Walters Cemetery Walters, Cotton County, Oklahoma The cotton County Democrat, Dec 24, 1912 - T. J. Williams died at his home in Walters, Dec 19th of cancer of the stomach. He was 77 yrs and 14 days. He was born in England but came to this country several years ago. Spouse Elizabeth Porter Williams 1848-1919 Created by Rick Miller 13 Jan 2010 -- Find A Grave Memorial 46629204, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46629204/T-J-Williams
1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 13 June, Grandview, District 64, page 12A (scan 290A), Hse/Fam #204 Williams, Thomas J Head W M May 1845 55 Married 20 yrs England England England Farmer Owns Williams, Elizabeth Wife W F Aug 1847 32 Married 20 yrs 4 chidlren/4 living MS MS MS Williams, Mary L Dau W F Sept 1883 16 MS England MS Williams, Tomaline Dau W M Mar 1886 14 MS England MS Williams, Frank Son W M Apr 1888 12 MS England MS In family photos form her aunt Esther Gagne Theriault Williams, she is called Tommie.