Elexious Williams and his wife Mary Ann McCall lived in Bienville Parish with their 9 children. They are shown on the 1870 census. In 1853-54 Elexious had 158 acres of land in Bienville Parish. The Williams came from Mississippi.
Their children included:
John Wesley (Tobe) Williams born 1840--Clerk of Court in Bienville Pr.---never married.
Elizabeth (Betty) born 1843 in Arcadia, Bienville Pr., La. Married Thomas Hastings Higdon in 1861; died 1895 in Simsboro, Lincoln Pr., La.
Henry Clay born ? in Arcadia, Bienville Pr., La. married Mary Jane Houston in 1865; died 1887 in Natchitoches, La.
Martha Ann born 1849 in Arcadia, Bienville Pr., La.; married a Mr. Braswell
James born 1852 Bienville Pr.
Daniel born 1855 Bienville Pr.
William born 1857 in Bienville Pr.
Thomas Givens born 1861 Arcadia, Bienville Pr., La. Married Emma Josephine Dison; died 1927
Mary born 1864 in Bienville Pr.; Married Thomas Chappel
Anyone having information on this family please contact PHyllis Ehlers at: PEhlers531@aol.com
I am descended from Elizabeth Williams Higdon and would love to exchange information.