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Elvis F. Williams Biography
Bollinger County, Missouri

Elvis F. Williams Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • Elvis F. Williams, a farmer of German Township, Bollinger Co., Mo., is a son of William A. and Elizabeth (Watson) Williams.

    William A. Williams was born in East Tennessee in 1810, and in 1820 came with his parents to Southeast Missouri and located on a farm in Cape Girardeau County.

    He was married in that county and reared ten children, of whom Elvis F. is the eldest.

    William A. Williams died in 1877.

    The subject of this sketch was born in Bollinger County, Mo., in 1830.

    He was reared in the home of his parents, and in 1853 was united in marriage with Miss Surrilda J. Mayfield, who was born in Bollinger County, Mo., in 1829.

    She is a daughter of Elisha and Susan (Houk) Mayfield, the latter of whom died when Sarah E. was but two years of age.

    After his marriage Mr. Williams settled on a farm in his native county, and has since been engaged in agricultural pursuits.

    In 1875 he was broken down with disease, and has not been able to do a day's work since.

    During 1864 and 1865 he served his country in the Union army with Capt. Cochran's company, in the Seventy-ninth Regiment Missouri Volunteers.

    He has been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for years. [p. 855]

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, [p. 855]
Contributed by Joe Crim

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