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o John Henry Williams
o John Purviance Maxwell > Margaret Jane Maxwell

John Henry WILLIAMS, CSA
 b. 18 MAR 1836, Crawford County AR
 m. Margaret Jane MAXWELL, 6 OCT 1856, Benton County AR
 d. 17 NOV 1909, Fannin County TX

Margaret Jane MAXWELL
 b. 29 AUG 1841, AR
 m. John Henry WILLIAMS, 6 OCT 1856, Benton County AR
 d. 13 MAY 1926, Longworth, Fisher County TX

CHILDREN

  1. Martha Tabitha WILLIAMS
     b. 4 JUL 1858
     d. 9 DEC 1858

  2. John Thomas WILLIAMS
     b. 13 FEB 1860
     m. Unknown
     d. Unknown

  3. Edmond L. WILLIAMS
     b. 6 JUN 1864, Little Rock, AR
     m. Stella Ora MILSTEAD, ~1910
     d. 20 MAY 1953, Abilene, Taylor County TX

  4. Mary Lovina WILLIAMS, Mollie
     b. 12 NOV 1866, AR
     m. Unknown
     d. Unknown

  5. Alexander E. WILLIAMS
     b. 18 MAR 1868, AR
     d. 17 FEB 1883

  6. Ida E. WILLIAMS
     b. 4 OCT 1869, AR
     m. William PIPPIN, 17 MAR 1895, Johnson County TX
     d. Unknown

  7. Maxwell Scott WILLIAMS
     b. 19 AUG 1871, Hunt County TX
     m. Julia Elizabeth MARCHBANKS, ~1893
     d. 3 JAN 1965, Taylor County TX
     Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Taylor County TX

  8. Maggie D. WILLIAMS
     b. 15 JAN 1873
     d. 9 OCT 1873

  9. Newton Commodore WILLIAMS
     b. 17 SEP 1874, AR
     m. Doma Arie RABE, 7 JUL 1897, Erath County TX
     d. 1 SEP 1912, Cleburne, Johnson County TX
    Caddo Peak Cemetery, Johnson County TX

  10. Lorah Viola WILLIAMS
     b. 26 JUN 1876, AR
     m. A.N. "Nonnie" ADAMS, 5 Dec 1894, Johnson County TX
     d. 24 DEC 1967, Fort Worth, Tarrant County TX
     Caddo Cemetery, Joshua, Johnson County TX

  11. Leander Hansford WILLIAMS, Lee
     b. 5 OCT 1878, AR
     m. Hester UNKNOWN, ~1904
     d. 18 JUL 1941, Johnson County TX

  12. Ethel Lutishia WILLIAMS, Ethel Lue
     b. 11 JUN 1880, AR
     m. John Organ THOMPSON. ~1904
     d. 28 DEC 1943, Brownfield, Terry County TX

  13. Jesse Harvie WILLIAMS
     b. 22 JUN 1885, Bentonville, Benton County AR
     m. Edmond Tarleton BROWN Jr., Bud, 14 APR 1913,
     Fannin County TX
     d. 26 FEB 1957, Lingo, Roosevelt County NM
     Buried in Longworth, Fisher County TX

Margaret had 14 children, with 9 living in 1880.

The dates for John Henry Williams and Margaret Jane Maxwell are from Ancestry.com. The contributor was the Foley/Conley Family, 25 AUG 2001. Dates on many of the children are from Margaret Jane Maxwell's Bible, and from pages inserted by her grand daughter, contributed by Wesley Madewell. Mr. Madewell has the date of John Henry Williams death as 19 OCT 1908.

1850 Jasper, Crawford County Arkansas Census
A John H. Williams, 14, is living with Tabitha [Gentry] Williams, 54, and Marina Williams, 18. Tabitha works as a seamstress. There are several other Williams families living nearby. A Parker Williams, 19, is two properties away, working as a laborer. Next door to Tabitha Williams are Wade H[ampton] Williams (a brother) and his wife and child.

1880 Anderson, Benton County AR Census
Henry Williams, 44, Farmer, AR, AR, TN;
Margret J. 31, Wife, AR, AR, TN;
John T. 20; TX, AR, AR;
Edman L. 16, AR, AR, AR;
Mollie, 13, AR, AR, AR;
Alex, 11, AR, AR, AR;
Ida, 10, AR, AR, AR;
Maxwell, 8, TX, AR, AR;
Newton, 6, TX, AR, AR;
Lora, 4, TX, AR, AR;
Lee, 2, TX, AR, AR;
John Maxwell 68, boarder, TN, OH, NC.

This census suggests that the Williams family made at least two trips to Texas and then traveled back to Arkansas.

1900 Fannin County TX
Williams, J.H. head wm FEB 1836 64 m42 AR TN TN
M.H. wife wf AUG 1841 58 m42 14/9 AR TN TN
Ida dau wf OCT 1869 AR AR AR
L.H. son wm OCT 1878 TX AR AR
E.L. dau wf JUNE 1880 AR AR AR
Jessie dau wf JUNE 1885 AR AR AR

1910 Johnson County TX Census
Margaret Williams is living with her daughter Lora and her husband Nonnie Adams and their children.

Newton Commodore was most likely named for Margaret Jane Maxwell's younger brother Newton Thomas Maxwell, and for John Henry William's older brother Commodore Decatur Williams.

J.H. Williams served the Confederacy in 15th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Northwest), Company G. He began as a private and ended as a lieutenant. He served with Commodore Decatur Williams, James Harvey Maxwell, and others in their families.

UPDATES:
11 JUN 2008 - From the Texas Death Records - dates, married name, and location for Ethel Lu Williams.

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