Uria WILLIAMS Sarah Sadie LEWIS Janie GILES Mini tree diagram

Nicholas WILLIAMS1,4,2,3

25th Jun 18621,2,3 - 3rd Aug 19344,2,3

Life History

25th Jun 1862

Born in Tennessee.1,2,3

3rd Aug 1934

Died in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina.4,2,3

Cardiac Asthma, Contributory Heart Lesions, Confirmed by Clinical Test, No Autopsy

5th Aug 1934

Buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee.2,3

Other facts


Married Sarah Sadie LEWIS


  • In the 1900 census his name is transcribed by Ancestry.com as HoldenWilliams.  Most genealogies have taken this and other Ancestrytranscription errors at face value without actually analyzing the namethemselves.

    The name is muddled because of the infuriating pattern of the tallyfiguring directly over the name of the head of the household.  Thedarker strokes of the name itself looks to me more like Nicholas.This is also how at least one genealogy reports his name.  There is amatching grave in Shiloh Cemetery, where his wife is buried, in thename of Nicholas Williams.  The gravestones have matchinginscriptions:  "Mother" and "Father."  On his wife's deathcertificate, his name appears to be Mr N Williams, matching the nameNicholas.

    1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 5 June, CivilDistrict 5, Enumeration District 42, page 2A,  Hse/Fam #22
    Williams, Holden Head  W M Sept 1861 38 Married 13 years TN VA TNFarmer Owns
    Williams, Sarah M Wife W F Dec 1888 11 Married 13 yrs 7 children/7living 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/3living TN IN TN

    In his wife's death information, his name is transcribed byAncestry.com as M N Williams, but it looks like Mr N Williams.  Thisname is confirmed in his own death record, with the name again assimply Nicholas Williams.  I have not found any record with a middlename.  He died in Asheville, North Carolina, apparently at his sonDavid'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, JeffersonCity
    Field 5 September 1934

    Though the death certificate reports that he was to be buried inJefferson City, Tennesee, his grave is in Shiloh Cemetry, whoseofficial address is in Rutledge.  Rutledge is in Grainger County,Tennesee, where his wife died in 1939 and was also buried.  ButGrainger County is just north of Jefferson County.  And the cemeteryis only a few miles outside Jefferson City, which is near the countyline.

    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&


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