My great great grandfather , Henry James Williams , lived in the Louisa, Lawrence county area. He was suppose to have been a minister and was shot on a Sunday morning while walking home from Church,with two of his sons.I would think that might have been in the newspaper , how can I find out ??
on 1/29/1857 he married Frances Anne Goodwin, daughter of Henry B Goodwin and Jane Billups Goodwin they were amrried in Louisa
From the marriage books for Lawrence Co. , Kentucky
Henry William, age 29
His second marriage.
He was born in Lincoln, England
He married 29 Jan. 1857 to:
Frances A. Goodwin, of Louisa, Ky. age 20 - Her first marriage
She was born Louisa, Ky.
Married by Jas. W. Arris
they were in the 1869 and 1870 census
Home in 1860 Louisa, Ky
(City,County,State) Age in 1860 Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Gender
Henry Williams Not Stated, Lawrence, KY 33 1826 England Male
Francis Williams Not Stated, Lawrence, KY 24 1835 Kentucky Female
Elizabeth Unrue Not Stated, Lawrence, KY 10 1849 Kentucky Female
Elizabeth S Williams Not Stated, Lawrence, KY 1 1858 Kentucky Female
he was in the Civil War
Henry Williams (Confederate)
- Enlisted on Oct 4 1862 at Whitesburg, KY as Private
- Enlisted into D Company, 13th Cavalry (Kentucky) on Oct 4 1862
Sources for the above information:
- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65, (1915)
Home in 1870 Precinct 6, Lawrence, Kentucky
WILLIAMS, Henry J 44 M W Engineer 300 ENG
Frances A 33 F W Keep House KY
Elizabeth 10 F W Attending School KY
Adella 7 F W Attending School KY
Harrison 4 M W KY
Emma J (born August) 10/12 F W KY
GOODWIN, Jane 63 F W
this is info from family word of mouth handed down through the generations
Does anyone have any ideas as to where this Methodist Church was?
How can I find out about the boat store and Grist mill?
Henry and Frances Williams moved to Crawford County, Kansas, then back near Louisa, Kentucky,and settled on George's Creek. It was at George's Creek that he is said to have owned a large farm, possibly 1,500 acres. He, also, owned a boat store and grist mill. His occupations at this time also included that of a Methodist Minister, who taught Sunday School and music. He was Pastor of a Methodist Church in West Virginia across from the mouth of George's Creek on the Levisa Fork. It is said that when he preached, he wore a top hat and a black frock coat with tails. It was in the vicinity of Louisa, on a Sunday morning in 1875/1876 walking home from church with two of his sons, Henry came upon an argument between two guys, there was gun play and Henry got shot and killed. He is buried in the vicinity of Georges Creek, Lawrence county , Kentucky.