Thomas Jefferson Williams

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About Thomas Jefferson Williams

From the book "OUR WILLIAMS FAMILY" by Polly Phillips, in chapter titled "The family leaves Tennessee for Arkansas" The following story was published. In 1840 at the age of 8, John Thomas Kissire approached Captain Thomas Jefferson Williams, Wagon Master of a wagon train in Franklin Co., TN., leaving the following day for Arkansas. John told of mistreatment from a stepfather and asked to come with the Wagon Train to Arkansas. Thomas J. told him he could not at that time take him along because it would be considered stealing a child, but told him where they would be stopping for lunch the next day, and if he was there he could come along with them. The next day the boy met the Wagon Train and traveled with them to Arkansas and lived in the household of T.J. Williams On March 3, 1854 he married T.J. Williams oldest daughter, Mary Ann Williams.

Captain of Company B, 1st Arkansas Infantry Battalion Union Army. Was attacked and killed on his front porch by bushwhackers Confederate Army led by Col. Witt. --------------------

  • Residence: (1830 — Age: 19) Franklin, Tennessee, United States
  • Marriage to Margaret Ann Hill: (1832 — Age: 21) Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee, USA
  • Residence: (1 Jun 1840 — Age: 28) Franklin, Tennessee, USA
  • Residence: (1850 — Age: 39) Lick Mountain, Conway, Arkansas
  • Residence: (1896)
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Thomas Jefferson Williams's Timeline

1811
June 4, 1811
Franklin, TN, USA
1831
1831
Age 19
Tennessee, United States
1832
1832
Age 20
Winchester, Franklin, TN, USA
1833
January 2, 1833
Age 21
Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States
1835
October 2, 1835
Age 24
Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States
October 22, 1835
Age 24
Franklin, TN, USA
1836
December 10, 1836
Age 25
Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States
December 10, 1836
Age 25
Franklin, TN, USA
1837
October 21, 1837
Age 26
Franklin County, TN, USA
1839
March 9, 1839
Age 27