Posted By:Delores Williams
Subject:Robert Johnson McDavid m. Christiana Frances Featherston
Post Date:July 12, 2006 at 17:46:12
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Forum:Rusk County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I have searched for several years trying to find out what happened to Christiana Frances Featherston after her husband, Lewis Allen Williams died in SC. I knew she had remarried to Robert Johnson McDavid and moved to Texas with him and her two small sons, one, Louis Allen Williams, Jr. who was my husband's grandfather. About a month ago, I received a phone call from a gentleman from the the HARLE family. He put me in contact with his cousin who has researched the Featherston, McDavid, and Harle connections. This contact has opened up many doors, e.g., I now know when and where Christiana died; have a copy of her headstone; have a copy of a picture of her four daughters with two of her grandsons; plus several other pictures; and found and requested a copy of her pension application for Robert Johnson McDavid's Confederate service from the Texas State Archives. She was living in Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., TX, and I had concentrated my searches mainly to Overton, Rusk Co., TX. I have seen references to Christiana being married to "Allen Williams" which should be Lewis Allen Williams and no reference to her being married to Robert Johnson McDavid. I would appreciate it if any other researchers of this family would please update their information from the following: (You can contact me directly for more information.)
Lewis Allen Williams, s/o John Williams 1776-1836 m. Anna Wells 1783-1863; b. Jan. 31, 1828 SC d. Feb. 5, 1862, Greenville Co., SC, buried Holliday-Williams Cemetery, Greenville Co., SC m. Christiana Frances Featherston b. April 18, 1840, Belton, Anderson Co., SC d. 1912, Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., TX, buried Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Groves, Jefferson Co., TX. Sons: Louis Allen Williams, Jr. b. Jan. 1, 1860 Greenville Co., SC, d. June 17, 1930 m. 1889; Mary Delilah "Dee" Coats, b. June 15, 1867 Henderson, Rusk Co., TX d. March 26, 1951, Overton, Rusk Co., TX. Both are buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Rusk Co., TX. Earl Bolivar Williams, b. May 4, 1862, Greenville Co., SC d. June 24, 1927, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., TX; m. Bettie Wade
ROBERT JOHNSON MCDAVID s/o John M. (Mattison?) McDavid 1788-1854 m. Susannah Davenport 1795-1861; b. abt. 1828 SC, d. TX; m. Nov. 19, 1866, Anderson Co., SC, Christiana Frances Featherston d/o John Wesley Featherston, 1804-1858 m. Catherine E. Latimer 1815-1851.
Children: Alice McDavid m. Sam Roper, both buried Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Groges, Jefferson Co., TX
Emma McDavid; buried Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Groges, Jefferson Co., TX
John E. McDavid b. abt. 1868, Rusk Co., TX--no further information on him
Sue Ella McDavid, b. Aug. 11, 1872, Overton, Rusk Co., TX d. 1903, Timpson, Shelby Co., TX; m. Nov. 18, 1889, Bascom Harle, b. July 18, 1859 d. Nov. 24, 1897, s/o James W. Harle m. Emily J. Tunnell.
Bobbie McDavid m. Neil Richardson
My Harle contact has pictures of the four daughters' headstones and is going to send them to me. He has taken them to be restored for better quality.

I am sorry for the long post, but I felt the details were essential. I would appreciate any additions or corrections.

Delores Williams