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Lieutenant John William Williams
Submitted by Sue Martin

John William Williams was born abt. 1833 in Jackson County, Alabama and died July 1897 in Trenton, Jackson County, Alabama. He is buried in Bottom Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama. He was a son of Ephriam C. Williams and Sarah Ball. John married Margaret Carolyn Carden 19 Feb 1852 in Trenton, Jackson County, Alabama. They had six children: Sarah Elizabeth, Martha Jane (Franky), Nancy Ellen, William Leonard, Millie Gemima, and Ann Mahalia Williams.

John was 30 years old when he enlisted in the First Alabama Independent Vidette Cavalry Company A 28 Aug 1863 as a Private at Larkinsville, Alabama. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant 10 Sept 1863 at Stevenson, Alabama.

John served with three of his brothers, James J. P. Williams, J0nathan Williams, and Thomas M. Williams.  Thomas M. died of an gunshot wound 19 February 1864 at his home near Larkinsville, Alabama.   John also served with his brother-in-law Thomas Frasier. 

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