Abraham Huddleston YORK Rebecca WILLIAMS Laura Virginia WOZENCRAFT Mini tree diagram
William Thomas YORK

William Thomas YORK2,1,3,4,6

Apr 18701,2,3,4,5 - 19425

Life History

Apr 1870

Born in Eutaw, Paulding, Georgia.1,2,3,4,5

8th Dec 1895

Married Rebecca WILLIAMS in Paulding County, Georgia,


Died in Cedartown, Polk, Georgia.5


  • Thomas' name first showed up in the list of children on his father's memorial on Find a Grave.

    Abraham Huddleston "Hud" York
    Birth Jan., 1843
    Death Aug. 18, 1925

    7th child of Josiah Cowan York & Sarah Virginia Blake.
    Served in Civil War in Co A 1st Georgia Cav.

    His wife was Emma L., born Sep 1852, mother of 10 with 8 living in 1910 census
    1. Thomas, born 1872
    2. Bershaba, born 1875
    3. Olivia. born 1876
    4. Lena, born 1878
    5. Mary, born 1880
    6. Fannie G., born Aug 1882
    7. James J., born Jan 1884
    8. Iona P., born 1888
    8. Huddie M. (female) born 1891

    Burial Van Wert Cemetery, Rockmart, Polk County, Georgia

    Created by Loye Philpott Roach Apr 29, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #69082174, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=YO&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=12&GScntry=4&GSsr=161&GRid=69082174&&ftm=1

    This memorial and most family genealogies report Thomas as one of the 10 children referred to in the count on the 1910 census.  However, Emma is not the mother of the first child, Thomas.  Censuses report this with several details.

    In 1880, Thomas is reported as a 9-year-old child.  The oldest child Thomas is listed last, normally indicating the child of a previous wife.

    1880 Federal Census, Paulding County, Georgia, 3 June, Eutaw District 1207, Enumeration District 157, page 9, Hse #69, Fam #71
    York, Huddleston W M 35 Head Works on Farm GA TN TN [b abt 1845]
    York, Emma W F 26 Wife Keeping House GA GA GA [b abt 1854]
    York, Bershaba  W F 5 Dau Widow At Home GA GA GA [b abt 1848]
    York, Olivia W M 4 Dau Single GA GA GA [b abt 1876]
    York, Lena  W M 2 Dau Single GA GA GA [b abt 1878]
    York, Mary W M 1mo Dau Single GA GA GA [b abt Apr 1880]
    York, Thomas W M 9 Son Single GA GA GA [b abt 1871]

    The 1900 census confirms that Thomas was not the daughter of Emma.  That census reports the length of marriage, telling us that Huddleston and Emma have been married 26 years.  That is, they married about 1874, about 3 years after Thomas was born and one year before Bershaba was born, the first child reported in the 1880 census..

    1900 Federal Census, Polk County, Georgia, 8 June, Van Wert Village, District 80, page 7A,  Hse/Fam #137
    York, Abraham H Head  W M Jan 1843 57 Married 26 year GA KY TN Farmer Owns
    York, Emma L Wife W F Sept 1852 47 Married 26 year 10 children/8 living GA GA GA

    Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978
    Mr William T York
    Spouse Rebecca Williams
    Marriage 8 Dec 1895 Paulding, Georgia
    License issued 6 Dec 1895 Paulding, Georgia
    Married by J M Crow, Minister of the Gospel

    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

    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.


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