|Creator:||Williams, Dawson J., 1847-1901|
|Creator:||Williams, Desdamona, 1818-1875|
|Creator:||Williams, Joseph, 1816-1888|
|Creator:||Williams, Robert G., 1841-1868|
|Title:||Williams family papers|
|Dates:||1786-1905, bulk 1850-1860|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (137 items in 1 half box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of the papers of the Williams family of Madison, Georgia from 1786-1905. Includes deeds, inventories, indentures, land grants, receipts, and correspondence. Early materials relate to Dawson Williams, father of Joseph, and include correspondence and bills. Of particular interest is the Civil War correspondence of Joseph Williams, 4th Regiment, Georgia State Reserve who served first in Atlanta, then Camp Anderson (Andersonville, Ga.); Dawson J., Toombs Cavalry who served near Atlanta; and Robert G. (unit unknown) who served in Tennessee. Correspondence contains little information about battles or troop movements, and mainly discusses life for those at home, crops, and requests for food and clothing.|
The Williams family of North Carolina settled in Madison County, Georgia in the early nineteenth century. The family farmed but owned few, if any, slaves. The Williams' family includes Joseph Williams (1816-1888), his wife Desdamona Brown Williams (1818-1875), and their children, Dawson J. (1847-1901) and Robert G. (1841-1868).
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Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Williams family papers. MS 12. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.