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Jo Desha Williams
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Birth: May 12, 1866
Bridgeport
Franklin County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1950
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Son of Jacob Williams and Catherine Mueller.

I wondered how my great-grandfather got his middle name. As I was tracing the family tree, I was able to verify an old family story.

Jo Desha Williams' father Jacob, served in the Civil War under the command of Capt. Jo Desha.

That was Captain Jo Desha, who miraculously arose from near death due to being shot in the head with a cannon ball, sat up on his stretcher after he was borne away from the battlefield, and remarked to his astonished men, "I am all right I believe," and went back to the line.

When Jacob Williams returned from the war, he named his first son born afterward in honor of his intrepid commanding officer. 
 
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 Parents:
  Catherine Mueller Williams (1825 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Maxie Leah Meek Williams (1869 - 1955)
 
 Children:
  Mildred Imogene Williams (1890 - 1890)*
  Cedric Hazen Williams (1892 - 1951)*
  Paul Meek Williams (1894 - 1979)*
  Katherine Leah Williams (1899 - 1904)*
  Joe Duffie Williams (1903 - 1970)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mildred Carlton Williams Shinn (1856 - 1932)*
  Margaret Letcher Williams Wells (1861 - 1922)*
  Martha Williams Fisher (1865 - 1930)*
  Jo Desha Williams (1866 - 1950)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roselawn Memorial Park
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: West Edgewood Section
GPS (lat/lon): 34.7282, -92.30569
 
Created by: Dee Burris Blakley
Record added: Oct 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31024365
Jo Desha Williams
Added by: Dee Burris Blakley
 
Jo Desha Williams
Added by: Dee Burris Blakley
 
Jo Desha Williams
Added by: Dee Burris Blakley
 
 
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