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Some ancestors of "Hank" Williams Sr.

Posted: 5 Jan 2000 4:38AM GMT
Edited: 1 Nov 2002 8:22AM GMT

I too am looking for ancestors of "Hank" Williams Sr. too!

My grandmother was a Williams. I was told that "Hank" was a distant cousin to me. I'm trying to find the connection between him and my grandmother.

Here's what I have gather from "Elaine's Genealogy Data Page":

Hank was born or christened Hiram King Williams on 17 Sept. 1923 in Georgiana, Butler County, Alabama. Hank died from a combination of drugs, alcahol, and heart failure in the back seat of his baby blue catillac on his way to a show he was to perform in. He died 1 Jan. 1953.

Hank's father was Elonzo Huble "Lon" or "Lonnie" Williams, born 22 Dec. 1891 in Macedonia, Lownds County, Alabama. He died 22 Oct. 1970 in McWilliams, Wilcox County, Alabama.

Hank's mother was Jessie Lillybelle "Lilly" or "Lillian" Skipper. She had been married previous to Elonzo. She had a daughter by this previous marriage, named Irene.
Irene was born 8 Aug. 1922 in Butler County, Alabama. Irene died in 1995.
Lilly had also gave birth to a son who was still born.
Lilly was born 12 Aug. 1898 in Starlington, Butler County, Alabama. She married at least a couple more times after her divorce from Elonzo. Lilly died 26 Feb. 1955 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama.
She and Elonzo married on 12 Nov. 1916 in Starlington, Butler County, Alabama.

Lilly's parents were: Father was John Skipper. Mother was Ada ?. I don't have any more information on them.

Elonzo's parents were: Father was Irvin Williams, born Dec. 1847, died 9 sept. 1909 in McWilliams, Wilcox County, Alabama. Elonzo's mother was: Martha Ann Autry, born 1854 in Lownds County, Alabama, died 1898 in Macedonia, Lownds County, Alabama.
Irvin and Martha had 10 children:
1) Josie Williams, 7 Feb.1874 - 19 July 1929
2) Robert Hamilton, May 1877 - ?
3) Ada Williams, Feb. 1878 - ?
4) Urious Williams, 31 Aug. 1881 - 12 Jan. 1951
5) Mack Williams, Jan. 1883 - ?
6) John Williams, ?
7) Reason Williams, ?
8) Francis Williams, ?
9) Bertha Mae Williams, 30 July 1889 - 12 Oct 1977
10) Elonzo Huble Williams, 22 Dec. 1891 - 22 Oct. 1970

Irvin William parents were: Father was Elijah Williams. Mother was Rachel Spinks. That's all I have on them.

Martha Ann Autry parents were: Father was Robert A. Autry, born ABT 1793 in North Carolina. Died 6 Dec. 1876 in Lownd County, Alabama. Robert was married twice. Martha's mother was Elizabeth Till, born ABT 1818 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Died ABT 1883 in Lownds County, Alabama.
Robert and Elizabeth married 27 Aug. 1840 in Lownds County, Alabama. Elizabeth was his second wife. They had 6 children:
1) Robert A. Autry, 1842 - 1863
2) Jane Autry, 1844 - 1907
3) Benjamin F. Autry, 1845 - 1865
4) Florence Autry, 1847 - ?
5) Martha Ann Autry, 1854 - 1898
6) John Wilson Autry, 1859 - 1924

Robert's first wife was Mary Ann (Autry), born ABT 1800, died ABT 1840. They married ABT 1818 in South Carolina. They had 3 children:
1) Mary Jane Autry, ABT 1819 - ABT 1861
2) William F. Autry, ABT 1820 - ?
3) Urias Delarrey Autry, 1839 - 1906

Hank Williams and his wife Audrey Mae Sheppard Guy gave birth to a son Rhandell Hank Williams, "Hank Jr.", born 26 May 1949 in Shrevport, Louisannia.
Hank and Bobbie Jett also have a child named Antha Belle Jett Williams born 6 Jan. 1953 in Mongomery, Alabama.


Hank Williams Jr. also has a son whom he named "Hank", or Hank Williams III. I'll try to look up more information about his immediate family, children and wife(s).

This is most of the genealogy I have. If you come across more ancestors, PLEASE fill me in.

Sincerely;
Beth Allen
allenj@nehp.net


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Jean Lovett--- 13 May 1999 8:54AM GMT 
Gina Hays 20 Jul 1999 2:32PM GMT 
BethIvieAllen 5 Jan 2000 11:38AM GMT 
JamesHartley2... 27 Oct 2000 2:45PM GMT 
JamesHartley2... 27 Oct 2000 2:48PM GMT 
James Skipper 2 Apr 2001 7:02PM GMT 
BAllen7745 3 Apr 2001 8:40AM GMT 
Jennifer Chancey 8 Apr 2001 4:11PM GMT 
James Skipper 8 Apr 2001 7:09PM GMT 
Jennifer Chancey 10 Apr 2001 7:41PM GMT 
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