Elvis F. Williams Bollinger Co
- Elvis F. Williams, a farmer of German
Township, Bollinger Co., Mo., is
a son of William A. and Elizabeth (Watson) Williams.
Williams was born in East Tennessee in 1810, and in 1820 came
parents to Southeast Missouri and located on a farm in Cape
He was married in that county and reared ten
children, of whom
Elvis F. is the eldest.
William A. Williams died in
of this sketch was born in Bollinger County, Mo., in 1830.
reared in the home of his parents, and in 1853 was united in
with Miss Surrilda J. Mayfield, who was born in Bollinger
She is a daughter of Elisha and Susan (Houk)
latter of whom died when Sarah E. was but two years of
marriage Mr. Williams settled on a farm in his native county,
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
1864 and 1865 he served his country in the Union army with Capt.
Cochran's company, in the Seventy-ninth Regiment Missouri
He has been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for years.
Goodspeed's History of
Southeast Missouri, [p. 855]