Henry Williams, Sr., pioneer day Young County Sheriff and resident of Young County since 1860, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Vodie Watson of Newcastle, last Thursday.
He was sheriff for 16 years,[1892-1908] and widely known over this section of Texas as "Uncle Henry." He was 89 years old.
Williams was a native Texan, born in Kaufman County on 24 October 1857. He was a boy two years old when the family moved to Young County. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Williams, had come to Kaufman County in 1852 from Clark County, Kentucky.
Williams moved to Newcastle, after serving as sheriff, to enter the real estate business. He was a partner to J.F. Barnett in Newcastle for many years, until J.F. Barnett's death a few years ago.
Surviving besides the daughter are four sons: John, Henry, Jr. and Roland Williams, all of Newcastle; Bee Williams of Houston; 4 grandchildren; some great-grandchildren.
Eyewitness of the Elm Creek Raid of 1864 as a young man of seven years old.
H.C. Williams, Sr. was one of the best known and most prominent pioneer families in Young County.