William R. Methvin is the grandson of Thomas Methvin and Elizabeth McKee.William Ross' father was Samuel Ross Methvin (Feb. 22, 1817-June 3, 1876) andSarah Ann Sears (Feb 17, 1824- Dec 9, 1909), the daughter of Timothy Sears and Jennie White
William Ross Methvin (b.May 27, 1843 in Twiggs Co, Ga-Sept 12, 1925, Sylvester, Worth Co. Ga.) He enrolled in Company I, 6th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, "Twiggs County Guards". He was wounded at Seven Pines, Virginia resulting in amputation of his arm. He was discharged with a disability on August 10, 1862 and was known as "one-armed Billy". William married Henrietta Caroline Hodges (Nov 19, 1843, Andersonville, Sumpter Co. Ga-March 20, 1915, Jeffersonville, Twiggs Co. Ga.) the daughter of Robert J. and Rebecca Davenport Hodges of Americus, Ga. on December 7, 1863 in Hodges Plantation in Andersonville. He was listed as a grocer in the 1870 Sumpter County, Ga. census. Their children were:
1) Annabel Methvin (October 10, 1864, Jeffersonville, Twiggs Co. Ga.-December 13, 1944) married John C. Priest on June 17, 1888 and Edward Everett Hicks in 1912. She was a charter member of the Beech Springs Methodist Church.
2) Samuel Robert Methvin (June 12, 1878 Jeffersonville, Twiggs Co. Ga.-December 6, 1950 Sylvester, Worth Co. Ga). He was a pharmacist and doctor in Lindale, Ga. He married 1st. Lillian E. Cooper in 1905 and 2nd. Mildred Folson King (born May 25, 1892 in Rome Ga), the daughter of James Bard and Lena Hoyle Morris King, on September 15, 1915, in Rome, Floyd Co. Ga. They had Glenda Anna Bell Methvin on January 20, 1924 in Rome, Ga. She married E.C. Taubenholm and then D.L. Gammage.
3) Lucy Marie Methvin (February 21, 1880 Jeffersonville, Twiggs Co. Ga.- May 20, 1964)
1870 Sumpter Co. Ga. P.O. Americus page 286
8 8 William R. Methvin 27 M W Grocer 300 Ga
Henrietta C. 26 F W Keeping house Ga
Anna B. 5 F W Ga
1900 Twiggs County, Georgia, Jeffersonville
325 Methvin, W.R. May 1843 57 Ga
Henrietta C. wife Nov 1844 55 Ga
Mariah dau Feb 1880 20 Ga
Rozar, Hanson Son in law Apr 1881 19 Ga
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