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 Mahala Jane “Jana” <I>McGary</I> Williams

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Mahala Jane “Jana” McGary Williams

  • Birth 30 May 1870 Montague County, Texas, USA
  • Death 27 Jul 1953 Comanche, Comanche County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Comanche, Comanche County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 10841436

My Great-Grandmother was born Mahala J. McGary she went by the name of Jana. Her mother name was Keziah McCalister-James Her Father name was Robert McCalister. Jana married John Franklin Williams on August 6 ,1885 in Brown wood, Texas he was the son of Andrew Williams and Martha James-Williams. Jana and John had 5 children.
John Edward Williams b. June 6,1886 d. April 17, 1966
Jesse Archibald Williams b. Oct. 6, 1887 d. Aug. 20, 1968
Bessie Williams-Chatwell,b.March 4,1892 d. Oct 19, 1970

Rosie Magdelene Williams-Freeman,b.Jan.2,1894 d.May 31, 1991
Earl Frank Williams,(my Grandfather)b. Jan. 18, 1901 d.July 28, 1982

Jana occupation shows to be that of an missionary in the 1930 Census. She reported that our ancestors fought at Goliad and the Alamo,help to write the Declaration of Texas Independence. Her father was a confederate soldier,her uncles were rangers on the front fighting the Indians.

Her father cousin was the mother of Chief Quanah Parker --Cynthia Ann Parker.
She was a true Texas pioneer.

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  • Created by: Cody W.
  • Added: 23 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10841436
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mahala Jane “Jana” McGary Williams (30 May 1870–27 Jul 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10841436, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Comanche, Comanche County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Cody W. (contributor 46608947) .