John and Elizabeth raised eleven children:
1. Thomas W Williams born August 17 1814 married Maranda Randolph
2. Sarah T Williams born March 8 1816 married David Hamilton
3. Elijah Williams born March 6 1818 married Elizabeth Wiley
4. John E Williams born October 21 1820 married Louisa Jane Hale
5. Jesse P Williams born March 9 1822 married America Wright
6. Elisha Z Williams January 13 1825 married Amanda B Ellis
7. Elias W Williams born November 4 1827 married Elizabeth Ann Ellis
8. Susan M Williams born July 21 1836 did not marry
9. Frances L Williams born December 7 1837 died young
10. James H Williams born January 24 1838 married (1) Dorcus Murphy (20 Louisa Carolina Murphy
11. Henry G Williams born January 24 1841 married Nancy Gibson
Elias and Elizabeth Ann had three children:
1. Sarah Tennessee Williams born January 5 1853 married David Tunnell
2. John Thomas Williams born April 17 1856 married (1) fountain Ella Isabell Shelton (2) Lucy Loucinda WILEY Neill
3. Lincoln Williams born October 1 1860 died young
Elias married March 6 1864 (2) Cynthia Jane Lemaster, daughter of Jacob and Lucinda RICKMAN Lemaster. Cynthia Jane was born November 1 1846 and died November 5 1928. Elias and Cynthia Jane raised eleven children: Mary Malinda, William Tecumpsey, Eliza May, Jacob Isaac Grant, Albert Elias, George Allen, Effie Rozella, Elbert W, Otis Otto, Essie Inez and Ula Olive. Elias and Cynthia are buried in the Clay Hill Cemetery in Barry County Missouri
John Thomas and Isabell were listed in the 1880 Barry County Census as farming in the Madry Community and have one child, Minnie and a child named Alvin who had died within the year. Two of their children died in infancy and both are buried in the Clay Hill Cemetery.
Around first of August of 1898, John Thomas and his family along with other neighbors moved to Payne County Oklahoma Territory. Lucy, daughter of John and Isabell who was born in 1891 said she was seven years old when they moved. A letter that Isabell wrote to Minnie, her daughter on August the 26th said they traved by wagon and were 13 days on the road. She wrote in the letter that they came by way of Coffeeville Kansas. They stopped there to get permits to cross the Osage Nation. Isabell described the land as level as the floor and a lonely looking place. Isabell described crossing the Arkansas River in a boat (Ferry) because the bridge was washed out and she said it took them all one evening. Isabell wrote that they rented a farm (Margaret Boyd's farm or one next to it) located one mile East of Ripley and that they had a dandy little house and John and Missouri Ann Lawson (relatives) lived two miles from them. Land records show John Lawson Homesteaded 3 miles East of Ripley in 1893.
Isabell mensions Alta, their oldest son had a job picking caster beans for 75 cents a day. and in about a week they were going to start picking cotton. Not long after they arrived, Isabell died and it is written on the back of a picture that she died on September 17, 1898. No gravestone has been found but she is probably buried in the Ripley cemetery or the Parrotte cemetery in Payne County Oklahoma. Maynard, youngest son of John and Isabell, said he could remember his father promised him a colt but his father had to sell it for $60.00 to pay for the funeral expences. The children went to Harmony School located 1/2 mile West and 1/2 mile s South of their place. Lucy said she could remember the teacher writing "January 1, 1900" on the blackboard as it was the turn of the century. After Isabell died, their daughter Minnie and her husband Monroe Lawson who were still in Barry County soon moved to Ripley and their second child Bulah was born there in March of 1900. John and his family remained in Payne County until 1901 when the Wichita, and Kiowa, Comanche and Apache ceded lands opened up for settlement.
John applied for land in the lottery at El Reno and drew a 160 acres of land (Cert# 2937) located two miles West of Gotebo Oklahoma Territory. They moved to their farm on February 5 1902. They first built a small wood frame house and later added a 2-story frame building on to it on the Northside. The house was painted white and the barn and grainery were painted red. They planted an orchard and always had a large garden.
In a letter to his son Alta, dated December 1930, John wrote he had a nice flock of chickens, and had plenty of milk and butter and had laid in his flour for the winter. He wrote that Frank and Lucy were going to farm part of his place and put in 20 acres of cotton. He wrote that Maynard had put in 40 acres of wheat on his place. He said Lem and Nola were farming the Little place just West of Gotebo. His grandson, J T Mayes was about 5 years old and lived close by and his grandpa would have him climb in the grainery to get oats to feed his cattle. Afterward, his grandpa would generally always give him a candy sucker.
John Thomas Williams married January 5 1909 (2) Lucy Loucinda WILEY Neill, the daughter of Thomas and Martha HANCOCK Wiley and widow of Thomas N Neill. Lucy Loucinda was born December 5 1860 in Barry County Missouri and died November 1 1937 in Oklahoma City and is buried next to her first husband in the Mars Hill Cemetery in Barry County Missouri. John Thomas died December 5 1931 and is buried in the Gotebo cemetery.
John and Isabell's children were:
1. Minnie Williams born October 1 1878 married Monroe Lawson
2. Alton Ivan Williams born July 7 1881 married Annie Lieser
3. Oscar A Williams born June 15 1886 married (1) Effie Atchley (2) Ottie Ware
4. Nola Sabina Williams born September 3 1888 married Lemuel Mayes
5. Lucy Verna Williams born January 26 1891 married Frank Mayes
6. Maynard Ray Williams born October 14 1893 married Minnie Evans
7. Ollie May Williams born July 27 1896 married Luther Killough
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