Angela, I believe your William South was the son of James Means South. Below is the info I have on this family.
Would like to have more info on the descendants of James or his children.
Descendants of James Means South
Generation No. 1
1.JAMES MEANS SOUTHwas born 1837 in GA, and died Feb 14, 1875 in Gadsden, AL.He married NANCY AMANDA OSBORN.She was born 1833 in GA.
Notes for JAMES MEANS SOUTH: 1880 census - Beat 6, De Kalb Co, Alabama enlisted confed army 3 may 1862 paroled same day captured 24 dec 1863 paroled Athens, Ga 8 may 1865 Wounded and Captured Bakers Creek, Miss 16 may 1863
Children of JAMES SOUTH and NANCY OSBORN are: i.SANFORD10 SOUTH, b. 1860, GA. ii.MARY JANE SOUTH, b. 1862, GA. iii.GEORGIA ANN SOUTH, b. 1863, GA. iv.WILLIAM AMOS SOUTH, b. 1867; m. REBECCA JANE ANDERSON, Jan 25, 1888, Calhoun Co, AL; b. Abt. 1869; d. 1913, Bath Co, KY. v.ALICE SOUTH, b. 1868. vi.CHARLES SOUTH, b. 1870, AL. vii.MARTHA SOUTH, b. 1874.