William W. Williams
Eliza Jane Williams
SW Thornton, D.D.
Mary Scott Gash Thornton
Elizabeth Thornton Woerner
Sam Thornton, Jr.
Seth Joseph Thornton
Family Time Line
Sonton Food Industries
OBITUARY of: William W. Williams
Born: July 9, 1791 N. Carolina, Died: Dec. 26, 1884 Greenfield,
This document is duplicated from a copy of
the original provided to me by M. Behnke which was found in the family bible
of Lucy / Alfred French by F Cooke.
At the family residence, five miles northeast
of Greenfield, Dec 26, 1884. William W. Williams departed this life in his
ninety-fourth year. He was born in North Carolina near the Virginia line on
July 9th, in the year of 1791. At a youthful age he became an orphan and was
thrown upon his own resources which has been one of success, financially
and otherwise. When he arrived at the age of seventeen years he left his native
state and moved to and settled near Winchester, Ky., where he was united in
marriage to Miss Lydia Whitehurst. From that place he moved to Jacksonville,
Il., in the year 1831 and there remained two years. Next he came to Greene
Co. and settled on the farm from whence he was carried to the silent tomb,
Sunday, Dec. 28th, 1884. He was the father of six children. The eldest, Mary
Ann, married John H. Waller; the second, Eliza, Edwin Henderson; Martha E.,
who is now Mrs. M.E. Metcalf, and resides in Jacksonville. Newton was drowned
on the 18th of June, 1850, while in attendance at the McKindree college; William
H., also died the same year and while attending the same college; and Milton
Williams who is now a resident of Greenfield. Of this highly respectable family
the parents had just cause to feel proud, as they have been, and are, an honor
to their fathers name. After the death of his wife on April ??th (29), 1858,
the deceased was married to Mrs. Maria O’Flynn who survives him. “Uncle Billy,”
as he was familiarly called, had passed the age of fourscore and ten. He had
lived a life of purity, honesty, and industry and had accumulated a nice amount
of property, together with a good name, that will live after him. The burial
took place from the family residence. Funeral services preached by the Rev.
D. H. Stubblefield. Interred in the ----ly (family) burial -----ds (grounds).
The “family burial grounds” referred
to were desecrated, but stones recovered validate the names and dates herein.
See grave markers here.