Ruth WILLIAMS, daughter of Malkijah Williams and Cynthia Burns, was born 10 OCT 1851 in Jackson County, Texas, and died 25 JAN 1927. She married1 (cousin) Samuel H. WARD, son of Russell Ward and Azubah Williams. She married2 Thaddeus KNOPP 17 DEC 1884.
[Azubah and Malkijah were first cousins]
Sources: (1)"Genealogical Notes of the Nolen, Williams, Looney, and Llied Families" by Mrs. Nancy Williams Nolen 1927. (2)"A Genealogical Study of Allumbee Williams and Siblings 1757-1985"-compiled by Joe G. Potter
Malkijah Williams daughters Ruth and Madaline both married sons of his cousin Azubah (Williams) Ward.
Ruth WILLIAMS b: ABT JAN 1850 + Samuel Ward + Thaddeus Knopp Madeline WILLIAMS + Darwin Stapp Ward + Mr. NASH
[Ward brothers married Williams sisters]
==================== Azubah/Azuba WILLIAMS was born 15 MAR 1814 in Lincoln County, Missouri, and died 1908. She married Russell WARD, son of Evan Ward and Elenor Shannon, on 19 NOV 1833 in Texas. He was born 14 Mar 1812/1813 in Scot County, Kentucky. He died 1 Apr 1864 in Jackson Co., TX, buried in Ward Cemetery, Jackson Co., TX, on Fletcher property, with parents.
Children of Azubah WILLIAMS and Russell WARD are: - i. Melinda S. WARD was born ABT 1841 in Jackson County, Texas. ii. Victor Morean WARD was born ABT 1843 in Jackson County, Texas. iii. Samuel W. WARD was born ABT 1848 in Jackson County, Texas. iv. Darwin Stapp WARD was born ABT 1851 in Jackson County, Texas. v. William E. WARD was born ABT 1853 in Jackson County, Texas. vi. Benjamin Shannon WARD was born ABT 1857 in Jackson County, Texas.