J. H. Williams Sabine Parish, Louisiana

J. H. Williams, a prominent citizen of Florien, was born in DeSoto parish, March 6, 1847. His father was Lightfoot Williams, who settled near Many in 1857, where he owned a gin and a fine plantation, and his mother before her marriage was a Miss Somerville.

On March 29, 1866, J. H. Williams was married to Miss Neomi Ford and to their union nine boys and two girls were born: John H., B. L., Robert L., Samuel K., Lemuel L., Sydney J., Daniel S., Edward L., Byron, Lizzie (Mrs. Joe Dover), and Mary. Mr, Williams' second marriage was to Susan Woodel, December, 1891, and to them three children were born. Van, Jeff and Bessie.

Mr. Williams served with the Sabine Rebels during: the Civil War. He has been engaged in farming and in later years was interested in saw mills. He is a good citizen and has contributed his part to local progress.

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.

 

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