His father was Richard Frederick Williams, born in 1792 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, KY, who died in 1860 in Montgomery County, Missouri; and his mother was Nancy Hansford, born in 1796 in KY who died after 1850 in Montgomery County, MO
William Williams died on 22 Apr 1898 in Weesatche, Goliad, Texas, USA
He was the father of Annie Elizabeth Williams Webb, my great grandmother.
Please note, this post continues below the huge photo, but I wanted you to be able to read it. (I may change it to regular size later however.)(DONE)
He and his wife Dorcas (both born in KY) had settled in Middletown, Montgomery County, MO by 1860 with their children and he listed his occupation as carpenter at that time. His oldest was 12, having been born in MO, putting them there by 1848 at least. The 6 year old, Margaret, was born in Iowa however.
In the 1850 census 10 years prior to that, it showed he lived in Montgomery County, MO and was a farmer, with 2 children, and now listed as both born in MO. Their birth dates would place him there by 1845.
There will be a blog post in honor of his wife Dorcas White Williams, on her birthday of Dec. 19.
I am enjoying finding more about him, namely his parents names, on Ancestry today. Always amazed how many more siblings and cousins there are.
Back to the Williams, who both died in Weesatchee, Goliad County, Texas. How did they get there? I'd love to know. The whole family immigrated following the Civil War. And Annie Elizabeth William married there when she was 15, in 1877.
When Annie Elizabeth Williams Webb died in 1942, she had placed her father, William T. Williams' birth in Iowa. Isn't it interesting to wonder who gave that information, probably the next of kin, Clara Bell Webb Bruce, her daughter who lived till 1971.
But there is a state boundary line between MO and Iowa, so perhaps the family lived on it. I imagine some farms cross the boundary, and whichever state upon which they situated the home on their land might be the place the children were born. Interesting thought.