Notes for James Williams
!US Census 1870 (23 June) District 1, Jackson Co., Alabama, page 14, lines 19-25: James Williams (b. Abt 1807 - 63 - in TN - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $3000 + $1200) married to Catherine (b. Abt 1809 - 61 - in TN). Children listed (born in AL) are: George W. (son b. Abt 1845 - 25 - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $1200); Rebecca (dau b. Abt 1851 - 19); and Ellener (dau b. Abt 1857 - 13). ALSO listed is Lyl (female b. Abt 1815 - 55 - in TN - BLACK - Occ: Domestic Servant); and No Name (male b. Abt Nov 1869 - 7/12 - in AL)
James Williams also was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1865 from Jackson Co., Alabama and helped draft the Consitution of ALabama. Served in the State of Alabama Legislature for 15 years.
James Williams (1807-1877) at the age of 27 was elected Justice of the Peace, an office he held until 1836 when he was inducted into the U.S. Army as orderly Sgt. of Captain Henry Norwood's Company of
"Mounted Men". This company was organized to help surpress the Indian uprising which occurred in 1836. James and Katherine (Tally) Williams are buried in the family cemetery on their farm near Bridgeport, Alabama (Jackson County). The old family church has two stained glass windows that are dedicated to them. The old home place which he had built and named "Bowling Green".
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