William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams

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William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams

Also Known As: "Old Solitaire", "Lone Elk"
Birthplace: Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 14, 1849 (62)
Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado, United States (shot by Ute Indians in a raid on his camp)
Place of Burial: Coconino County, Arizona
Immediate Family:

Son of Private Joseph Williams and Sarah Williams
Husband of A-Ci'n-Ga "Wind Blossom" and Antonia Williams
Father of Mary Ann Nixon; Sarah Williams and Antonia Williams
Brother of James E Williams; Micajah Williams; Lewis Williams; John Williams; John W Williams and 4 others

Managed by: Jeremiah Isaiah Williams
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About William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams

William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams (January 3, 1787 - March 1849) was a noted mountain man and frontiersman. He served as an interpreter for the government, and led several expeditions in the West. Fluent in several languages, he lived with the Osage, where he married the daughter of a chief, and with the Ute.

Also see biographical profile at http://www.ncpedia.org/biography/williams-william-sherley

There is a long section on Williams in the 1940 The WPA Guide to New Mexico: The Colorful State, on pp. 451-453 (available as ebook on Google)..

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William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams's Timeline

January 3, 1787
Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
September 1814
Missouri, United States
Missouri, United States
Missouri, United States
March 14, 1849
Age 62
Colorado, United States
Coconino County, Arizona