Jay: I have some of the info you sent. I obtained it from EARLY SETTLERS OF PICKENS COUNTY, ALABAMA. But you have filled in some stuff that I saw somewhere else, and also the names of the children of Peter and Nancy, which I had not seen. I had only Selah.
Do you have the SETTLERS book? The author, Johnson, refers to Smith's history of Pickens. I looked at this book on my last trip to Alabama. Wish I had a copy! I also wish I had a copy of the Settlers book. I have written to Johnson, but he won't answer my questions. For example, in it he records that Elijah "moved to Mississippi", but he won't tell me how he knows that. Another Elijah was killed with a fish gig. My Elijah moved to Noxubee MS, by the way, when the others moved to Choctaw. Noxubee was just across the state line from where the brothers owned land, along the Sipsey River. He could have stood with one foot in Pickens and one in Noxubee, so it was not necessarily much of a move.
Johnson says that Peter and son Benjamin witnessed the first will in Pickens. Neither Peter nor Benjamin is a name in my Williams background, and neither is Nancy.
On GenForum from May, 2001, (post #499) I saw that the Bedford TN history book was almost ready. When I tried to use the address they gave (website) it bounced. Have you seen this book? I would like to know what was put in it from the Williams, etc., especially around Shelbyville.
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