|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1838|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 1926|
My Great, Great,Great, Grandmother Martha James-Williams-Dowdrick
Her Mother Name:Pricilla Moore
She was born in Giles Co., Tennessee in Sept. 15,1838.
She was one of 14 kids, 8 brothers and 5 sister. One of her brother would later marry our GG grandmother Keziah E McCalister McGary. The name of the father of Martha is still in research. Some of our relatives think his name was James James, or James Jefferson James , however this can not be prove or disproved at this time.
I do know she married Andrew Erwin Williams date is unknown. His occupation was a Saddler.
Children of Martha James and Andrew Williams are:
Robert Henry Williams b.Nov. 16, 1857 Texas d. August 1943 Gorman Texas
Richard Benton Williams b.May 7,1860 d.unknown
John Franklin Willams b. January 18, 1862 Kaufman Texas d.September 06,1905
Andrew Erwin Williams Jr. b.February 22,1865 d. unknown
I'm not sure what happen to Andrew Williams, but it shows that Martha remarried a second time to (Unknown)first name Dowdrick, new last name. family thinks that Martha had another child with the Dowdrick, but she did not live very long. Child name was Donzellar Dowdrick b. 28 Feb, 1871 can not determent the time of death think its before 1880.
Martha Williams had a herd of cows when she and Dowdrick married. I really don't know if it was a large herd or just a few cows, but it really did not make much difference...Martha felt very betrayed, because he stole her cows and either sold them there or put them with a cattle drive going north. At any rate, Dowdrick was killed by Indians in or around Abilene,Texas.
Its known in my family That Martha and stated on the back of a picture in 1894 that she was the second cousin to Jessie & Frank James the James Brothers.
Note Thanks to my Cousin Fred for providing the above information.
James S. James (1806 - 1890)
Malinda A.E. Peck James (1810 - 1884)
Robert H Williams (1857 - 1943)*
Richard Benton Williams (1860 - 1934)*
John Franklin Williams (1861 - 1905)*
Martha James Williams (1838 - 1926)
Mary Jane James Worthy (1839 - 1927)*
Sarah Cassandra James Bagwell (1841 - 1931)*
Edwina C James Warmack (1848 - 1925)*
Created by: Cody W.
Record added: Apr 23, 2005
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