Descendants of John George Williams

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOHN GEORGE1 WILLIAMS1 was born Abt. 1828 in London, England2, and died Unknown.  He married LYDIA MARYA ACKERMAN3,4 Bef. 1860.  She was born 1840 in Hackensack, NJ4, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHN GEORGE WILLIAMS:

According to tax records from Morgan Co. Georgia, it appears that John G. Williams entered Morgan Co. in either 1871 or 1872 and left probably around 1883. 

 

Notes on materials from Dorothy Cotton:  two different years of birth are listed, 1820 and 1828.  What appears to have been written originally was 1828 and was then mis-written at some point.  This also fits in with the age that John Williams gave on the 1880 census that would have placed him as born between 1827-1828.  His place of birth on everything that was sent was "London, England", quite different from what he said on the 1880 census from Georgia (he said New York).  They say he owned a plantation in Georgia and is said to be a descendant of Oliver Cromwell.  One note of Jessie's says "John Geo Williams (Proffessor) from England".

 

More About JOHN GEORGE WILLIAMS:

Residence: Abt. 1871, Entered Morgan Co., Georgia

       

Children of JOHN WILLIAMS and LYDIA ACKERMAN are:

                   i.    HARRY2 WILLIAMS5, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for HARRY WILLIAMS:

Dad talked to his uncle Harry and Harry said that AC had a brother named George.  There was also possibly another brother named Arthur, but he could have been Kate's brother.  Harry also thought there was a brother named Harry that he was named after.

 

According to the tax records from 1883 in Morgan Co., Georgia, there was a Henry A. Williams listed with a George A. Williams and a John G. Williams.  The archivist pointed out that there was a good possibility that Harry was Henry A. Williams.

 

                  ii.    GEORGE A. WILLIAMS5, b. Abt. 1862; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    JENNIE WILLIAMS6, b. Abt. 1867; d. Unknown, El Reno, Canadian Co., Oklahoma7.

                 iv.    SARAH WILLIAMS8, b. Abt. 18699; d. Unknown, El Reno, Canadian Co., Oklahoma10.

2.               v.    WILLIAM PETER WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1875; d. Unknown.

3.              vi.    ALFRED CHARLES WILLIAMS, b. October 28, 1880, Madison, Morgan Co.?, Georgia; d. May 20, 1966, Doniphan, Ripley Co., Missouri.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  WILLIAM PETER2 WILLIAMS (JOHN GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1875, and died Unknown.  He married (1) MAUDE ELSWORTH.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) NANCY ?.  She died Unknown.

       

Child of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and MAUDE ELSWORTH is:

4.                i.    JESSE3 WILLIAMS, b. 1900; d. 1998.

 

3.  ALFRED CHARLES2 WILLIAMS (JOHN GEORGE1) was born October 28, 1880 in Madison, Morgan Co.?, Georgia, and died May 20, 1966 in Doniphan, Ripley Co., Missouri.  He married (1) UNK.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) KATE CARSON 1907 in Wynne, Arkansas, daughter of JOESEPH CARSON and LIZZIE.  She was born February 19, 1889 in Moark, Cross Co., Arkansas, and died May 02, 1955 in Ripley Co., Missouri.

 

Notes for ALFRED CHARLES WILLIAMS:

Listed his occupation on AC Jr.'s birth cert. as "Locomotive Eng."

 

Dad says AC Sr's nickname was Ace.  Judge Hall says that his nickname was Al.

 

was a member of  Mo/The? "Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers"

 

Talked to dad on 1/27/99, who talked to harry Jr. and said, "the whole family might have moved between 1895 and 1905, maybe because the whole family was black sheep instead of just AC sr.

 

What I do know about Alfred is from a newspaper article my father found (not dated, although probably written in 1953 by Margaret Shemwell and probably for a Doniphan, Missouri or Naylor, Missouri newspaper) “Mo-Pac’s Veteran Engineer Retires Ending 53-year Railroading Career”

 

In 1885 at the age of 15, Alfred joined the Tecumseh Airline Railroad as a brakeman on the line between Tecumseh and Shawnee Oklahoma.  Between then and 1898 he worked as a brakeman on the Choctaw-Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad.  In 1898 he was promoted to fireman on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas line out of Denison, Texas. 

In 1899 he was injured in a train wreck in Sadler, Texas and was in the hospital for four months.  Sometime between 1899 and 1905 he worked as a fireman out of Little Rock and over the Missouri Pacific Line. In 1905 (at 25) he was promoted to engineer and was (by his telling) the youngest engineer on the Missouri Pacific in those days.

 

In 1907, Alfred married Kate Carson in her hometown of Wynne, (Cross Co.) Arkansas.  Her parents were Joseph Carson and Lizzie or Ella Jones (unsure of exact name).

 

On July 2, 1914, Alfred and Kate had their first son, my grandfather, Alfred Charles Williams, Jr.  He was born in Texarkana, Arkansas where my great grandparents were residing at the time.

 

In 1921, Alfred and Kate had their second son, Harry Lloyd Williams, Sr.

 

Before 1923, Alfred made note in the article that he and Kate had homes in Wynne (Cross Co.), Arkansas; Helena (Phillips Co.), Arkansas; Paragould (Greene Co.), Arkansas; Gurdon (Clark Co.), Arkansas; and Texarkana (Miller Co.), Arkansas.  The article didn’t list any information as to the chronology of those addresses.

 

In March of 1923, Engineer Williams was assigned the Doniphan-Neelyville branch and bought a 344 acre farm home on Route One in Doniphan, Missouri.

 

He worked on the railroad for Missouri Pacific a total of 53 years and eight months at his retirement (one month before the article was published).

 

Alfred Charles Williams died on May 20, 1966 at home in Doniphan, Missouri.

 

 

More About ALFRED CHARLES WILLIAMS:

Cause of Death: "suddenly"

Residence: Abt. 1922, Moved to Ripley Co.

 

Notes for KATE CARSON:

Dad says that his grandmother Kate was born in Moark or Mo Ark Arkansas, but the Ponder family book has her listed as Wynne.  Grandad AC Jr. birth certificate says Moark, Ark. So, that's what I'm going to use for now.

 

When Kate Died, there were two pastors -- one was a Harold Williams from St. Louis.  Other was Bud Wilkens from Doniphan (came from funeral home) She was the 25th death in 1955 and 294th for the history of Edward's Funeral Home

 

More About KATE CARSON:

Cause of Death: Stroke

Medical Information: Dr. Goforth certifying physician.  Ill for 3 months.

       

Children of ALFRED WILLIAMS and KATE CARSON are:

5.                i.    ALFRED CHARLES3 WILLIAMS, JR., b. July 02, 1914, Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas; d. June 02, 1973, Doniphan, Ripley Co., Missouri.

6.               ii.    HARRY LLOYD WILLIAMS, SR., b. Private.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

4.  JESSE3 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM PETER2, JOHN GEORGE1) was born 1900, and died 1998.  She married ? COTTON.  He died Unknown.

       

Child of JESSE WILLIAMS and ? COTTON is:

                   i.    DOROTHY4 COTTON, b. Private; m. GEORGE WHITE, Private; b. Private.

 

5.  ALFRED CHARLES3 WILLIAMS, JR. (ALFRED CHARLES2, JOHN GEORGE1) was born July 02, 1914 in Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas11, and died June 02, 1973 in Doniphan, Ripley Co., Missouri.  He met GEORGIA ANN JOSEPHINE PONDER Private, daughter of WILLIS PONDER and LAVADA THAXTON.  She was born Private.

 

More About ALFRED CHARLES WILLIAMS, JR.:

Degree: 1940, BS in Vocational Agriculture, Univ. of Missouri - Columbia, Missouri12

Military service: January 15, 1946, Retired US Army.  Last Rank Held: Captain13

       

Child of ALFRED WILLIAMS and GEORGIA PONDER is:

7.                i.    ALFRED CHARLES4 WILLIAMS III, b. Private.

 

6.  HARRY LLOYD3 WILLIAMS, SR. (ALFRED CHARLES2, JOHN GEORGE1) was born Private.  He met BERNETTA JOSEPHINE FORREST Private.  She was born Private.

       

Children of HARRY WILLIAMS and BERNETTA FORREST are:

8.                i.    HARRY LLOYD4 WILLIAMS, JR., b. Private.

9.               ii.    JAMES FORREST WILLIAMS, b. Private.

10.            iii.    DAVID CARSON WILLIAMS, b. Private.

                 iv.    DENNIS ALLEN WILLIAMS, b. Private; m. (1) DEBRA ELIZABETH GONZALES, Private; b. Private; m. (2) LAURA, Private; b. Private.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

7.  ALFRED CHARLES4 WILLIAMS III (ALFRED CHARLES3, ALFRED CHARLES2, JOHN GEORGE1) was born Private.  He met SARA KAY SMITH Private, daughter of HAROLD SMITH and GLADYS THORPE.  She was born Private.

       

Children of ALFRED WILLIAMS and SARA SMITH are:

                   i.    MICHAEL SCOTT5 WILLIAMS, b. Private.

                  ii.    MARSHALL TODD WILLIAMS, b. Private.

 

8.  HARRY LLOYD4 WILLIAMS, JR. (HARRY LLOYD3, ALFRED CHARLES2, JOHN GEORGE1) was born Private.  He met NANCY ANN KAMBE Private.  She was born Private.

       

Children of HARRY WILLIAMS and NANCY KAMBE are:

                   i.    CHELSEY ANN5 WILLIAMS, b. Private.

                  ii.    HARRY LLOYD WILLIAMS III, b. Private.

                 iii.    ERICA BRIANNE WILLIAMS, b. Private.

 

9.  JAMES FORREST4 WILLIAMS (HARRY LLOYD3, ALFRED CHARLES2, JOHN GEORGE1) was born Private.  He met DENISE SCHUENEMEYER Private.  She was born Private.

       

Child of JAMES WILLIAMS and DENISE SCHUENEMEYER is:

                   i.    ACACIA5 WILLIAMS, b. Private.

 

10.  DAVID CARSON4 WILLIAMS (HARRY LLOYD3, ALFRED CHARLES2, JOHN GEORGE1) was born Private.  He met SANDRA KAWAGUCHI Private.  She was born Private.

       

Children of DAVID WILLIAMS and SANDRA KAWAGUCHI are:

                   i.    ASHLEY NICOLE5 WILLIAMS, b. Private.

                  ii.    DAVID WILLIAMS, b. Private.

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Census Record, 1880 Morgan Co., Georgia, Mann District.

2.  Dorothy Cotton White, Materials from Dorothy White.

3.  Marshall W. Williams, letter from Marshall W. Williams, Morgan Co. Archivist,  (letter written 2/11/1999), "Marior" from census records is possibly is Maria.

4.  Dorothy Cotton White, Materials from Dorothy White.

5.  Census Record, 1880 Morgan Co., Georgia, Mann District.

6.  Marshall W. Williams, letter from Marshall W. Williams, Morgan Co. Archivist,  (letter written 2/11/1999).

7.  Letter from Will Williams to A.C. Williams, Sr..

8.  Census Record, 1880 Morgan Co., Georgia, Mann District.

9.  Census Record, 1880 Morgan Co., Georgia, Mann District, 286 GMD.

10.  Letter from Will Williams to A.C. Williams, Sr..

11.  Birth Certificate for Alfred Charles Williams, Jr..

12.  Army Qualification Seperation Record, dated 1/15/1946, Highest Grade Completed: 16.  Last year attendance: 1940.  Major course of study: Vocational Agri. Name of School: University of Missouri Columbia Missouri.

13.  Army Qualification Seperation Record, dated 1/15/1946, Served from 6/5/1942 to 1/15/1946.  Served 1 yr 9mo as 1st Lt Amphibian Engr Boat Unit Cmdr, 5 mo as 1st Lt Operns & tng Stf Off, 10 mo as Capt Aide-De-Camp, and 3 mo as Capt Combat Liason Off.