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 John R. Williams

John R. Williams

Birth
Russell County, Kentucky, USA
Death 26 Aug 1909 (aged 76)
Russell County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Montpelier, Adair County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 53875644 · View Source
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John was a son of James Williams and Elizabeth Glover. He married Mary Susan Stapp on January 12, 1858 at the residence of Joseph Stapp in Russell Co., KY and had nine children.

He enlisted as a Wagoner in the Union Army on October 8, 1861 at age 28. He was mustered into the 5th KY Cavalry Co. I as a Private at Gallatin, TN on March 31, 1862. He was mustered out of service at Louisville, KY on May 3, 1865.

John stated in his pension files that he was captured three or four times during the Civil War. According to a story passed down through the family, he once made his escape by clinging to a coupling pole on the underside of a wagon that had pulled up next to him. His brother Thomas also served in the 5th KY Cavalry Co. I.


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  • Created by: BC
  • Added: 19 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53875644
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John R. Williams (4 Feb 1833–26 Aug 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53875644, citing Haynes Cemetery, Montpelier, Adair County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by BC (contributor 47306211) .