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Unknown Williams

Scott County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Aug 1878 (aged 0–1 months)
Scott County, Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 140271194 · View Source
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Isaac and Sarah Scott Williams lived on a farm in Fairview, Scott County, VA. They were members of a branch of the Methodist chruch, whose members believed in electing their pastor. The first visit Clint and I made to his father's home, the elderly pastor of this church, who knew the parents well told me as follows: he said that Sarah Scott Williams was a very religious woman, practiced her faith in everday living for Christ; that she was afflicted with tuberculosis and died in her home shouting the praises of our Savior. She was laid to rest a short distance from the home on their farm..

Isaac Williams married his second wife, Lina Speer, a neighbor woman with a fine character and representing a good family. When she passed away, she too was laid beside the first wife..

The third time Isaac Williams married Ollie Bryant from Appalachia, VA. She loved horseback riding and took no interest in housekeeping, nor in rearing the children of the former wives. He was a man of great farming interests and logging--delivered the logs down the Clinch River into Chattanooga, TN. Therefore, when their only child, Stephen A. Williams, was very small he was sent back to her parents home in Wise County, VA. No communication was made between her and the Williams family ever again. They never knew the son she reared..

The fourth wife of Isaac Williams was Laura E. Warf, another Scott County woman, who loved and kept her husband and his children, all of them, as long as he lived. She is now very old, lives with her second daughter, Mrs. Mae Jones in Kingsport, TN. CLINT LOVED THIS LADY VERY MUCH AND APPRECIATED HER DEVOTION TO HIS FATHER, WHO PASSED AWAY ABOUT 1928 AND IS BURIED BESIDE THE TWO FORMER WIVES..

Isaac and Sarah Scott Williams were blessed with seven children, four of whom died in infancy. The three who lived many years are Henry Clint Williams, born 24 Feb 1876 and died in his home in Lee County (Jonesville, R.F.D.) on 25 Mar 1935 and is buried on his own farm; the cemetery now having been given to Thompson Settlement Baptist Church by his wife & two daughters: Helen Sue Williams Boyd and Alice Lee Williams Hedrick. His death was brought on by diabetes, a deadly disease when it results in edema (dropsy). His funeral was conducted by J. B. Croft, who baptized Clint while he was a college student. He was a teacher of high standards, quite efficient, and of great repute among the educational leaders of Virginia. He taught 29 years in Scott, Russell, Wise, and Lee Counties: 12 years associated with his wife, Bobbie Collier Williams. He particularly chose to teach Latin and Mathematics--his wife taught English and History. For everal years, Clint felt the call to the Baptist ministry--delayed giving himself to this work--his health was taken before he fully surrendered and was ordained to preach. Those were happy years--both our daughters were born and grew to become 9 and 12 years of age before he was taken away..

The other two children of Isaac and Sarah Scott Williams were Creed Curtis Williams, he died while living with his wife Annie in Roanoke, VA and had no children..

The third child, Esther Williams, married John Hensley of Scott County when she was 15 years old. They soon moved to the Big Laurel section of Wise County and then had a very large family. She died about 1944--is buried on their farm in the Hensley Cemetery. She, too, was a very religious person and a good mother. I know four of their children: Clint, Gladys, Elbert, and Docia Addington Hensley; especially the latter two. They did many kindnesses for me while I lived in Wise, VA. Docia bringing me fruit and vegetables from her farm and Elbert taking me to Florida (Miami) one winter and he and his wife (Anne) taking care of me while there..

Isaac and Lina Speer Williams reared four children: Nora, went West and died leaving a family in Idaho (I think). Ballard, lived with Mae, his half sister, for several years. Died and is buried in Weber City, Scott Co, VA (no offspring). Effie Belle married Pat Brickey, reared a nice family, and is now living in Appalachia, VA. Matilda, who married a Horton from Natural Tunnel, Scott Co, VA reared two children now living in Kingsport, TN..

Isaac and Laura E. Warf Williams also had four children: Rosa, who passed away many years ago--about 1926--is buried in family cemetery at Clinchport, VA. Mae, who married a very fine man, Mr. Jones, whom she called "Casey Jones". He passed away about 1961, is buried in Weber City Cemetery. Mae now lives in Kingsport, TN, 228 W. Ravine Road. She has been a wonderful person, reared four nice children the oldest, Edgar Allen, was killed in World War II, and was the same age as Helen Sue Williams. The second child, Anna Belle Lee is living in Clinchport, VA. (Can't remember the third daughter--named for another of Poe's characters) and Darwin not married, working in Kingsport, TN. Stella, had three marriages--not successful, lives on a farm, given to her by her first husband in Scott Co, VA, near the old Williams home. (No children) Faw Williams, living with second wife, a nice lady, in Weber City, VA. He is a very efficient cabinet maker..

There are only five of Isaac Williams children now living, as given above. Clint Williams was the oldest of the family..

Written by Bobbie Collier Williams (daughter-in-law to Isaac L Williams) in 1968.


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