Thomas Jefferson Williams (1811 - 1865)

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Nicknames: "Capt. Thomas Jefferson Williams"
Birthplace: Franklin, TN, USA
Death: Died in Lick Mountain, AR, USA
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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.

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Thomas Williams's Timeline

June 4, 1811
Franklin, TN, USA
Age 20
Winchester, Franklin, TN, USA
December 10, 1836
Age 25
February 12, 1865
Age 53
Lick Mountain, AR, USA