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Joshua Williams
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Birth: Jul. 16, 1808
Death: Oct. 17, 1895


Joshua Williams, who departed this life Oct. 17th, 1895, in the 88th year of his age, was the last survivor of a noted family of Carter county and of that particular generation.

Uncle Joshua, as we called him, was generous, hospitable and kind. He donated one acres of beautiful land for educational purposes, on which Milligan College now stands, and was a hearty supporter of the school in its incipiency, and afterwards as well.

In the strength of his manhood, he became a member of the church, and for many years his comfortable and well supplied house was the home of the minister whose services he attended with his faithful wife and family with unusual delight and appreciation. He was kind. The stranger and the poor, the orphan and the widow, had a home with him. None could say, I was hungry and ye fed me not. He indeed was a worthy and generous host of whom all could feel free to honor and love. May all who rated him tenderly in his declining days share the Divine blessing. Peace to his ashes and rest to his spirit.

W. G. Barker
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth L. Lane Williams (1810 - 1895)
 
 Children:
  Rhoda Ann Williams Crockett (1832 - 1863)*
  Nathaniel Taylor Williams (1836 - 1905)*
  Robert Bean Williams (1839 - 1861)*
  Samuel Jessee Williams (1843 - 1903)*
  George Thomas Williams (1848 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Williams Cemetery (Milligan College)
Milligan
Carter County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Ed Cline
Record added: Feb 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66067902
 

 
 
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