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The Joseph Joshua Williams of Mississippi

Updated January 30, 2001

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Joseph Joshua Williams (parents unknown)
b. Feb 1843 MS
md.Jan 23,1864 Carthage,Leake Co. MS
{wife: Sarah Lavonia Bennett b.1844 AL
{dau of John F. and Matilda Allen Bennett of Madison {Co.MS
d. after Sep 16,1920 (post card mailed from Phila.Neshoba Co.MS)
(He wrote and signed the post card)
buried in Union Cemetery, Atttala Co. MS

enlisted in Civil War in 1861 in Charleston,Tallahatchie Co.MS

wounded at Gettisburg and sent home to Oakland, Yalobusha Co.MS

lived in Holmes,Hinds,Sunflower, Tallahatchie,Yalobusha, Neshoba,
Madison, Leake and Attala Counties after the war.

He was an overseer/farmer where ever there was work.

Children:Walter P., John D., Matilda A., Georgia Ann, Catherine
F., Laura, Oscar William/William Oscar b. 4 Dec 1879 Attala Co.MS
and Maggie Sarah.

William Oscar/Oscar William md. Maggie Dora Shearer of Leake Co.
MS in 1899 in Madison Co. and their oldest dau was Myrtle Viola
Williams who married Henry Ethel Copeland (BOY) of Neshoba Co.MS.
Myrtle and BOY's youngest son Wesley L. Copeland is my father.


 
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