My great grandfather was Walter Duffy Williams (Sr) (1892-1946). He was born in Buncombe County NC in the town of Barnardsville. His father was John Harvey Williams and his mother Was Mary J Philips (both of whom were from Barnardsville).
I am having a lot of difficulty researching my great grandfathers family.
My grandfather always told me that his grandmother was half Cherokee and that his grandfather's occupation was a blacksmith, mountaineer, and a farmer.
I am trying to find out more about them and their ancestors
If anyone has any information please respond,I will greatly appreciate it.