Canton, Texas
Information transcribed from The Southland Vol. XII. No 1
Waco, Texas; Established March, 1892

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John Williams was born in South Carolina, but lived in Alabama. He was a tanner and grandfather of Dr. Williams. Warner Williams was his son and was born in Alabama, and was a teacher. He came to Texas in 1853, so the Dr. is quite entitled to the sobriquet of an old Texan. His mother was a McCullers and was born and reared in Georgia. The father and mother were married in 1832. They became the parents of ten children. He died in Smith County, Texas, in 1859. She died in Austin, Texas, in 1891. Dr. Williams himself was born in 1839 in the State of Alabama, but was educated in Smith County, Texas. He chose the medical profession early and graduated in medicine at the Missouri Medical College in 1880. He married Miss. M. R. Stuart in 1875. They have four children living, one dead. He came from Tyler to Van Zandt County thirty years ago. Dr. Williams served in the Confederate army in Douglas' Texas Battery. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and of the orders of A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F. He has succeeded well in his business, has a large practice in his profession, owns 600 acres of Van Zandt County land, and thinks that the County has a bright future. The above beautiful home, comfortable and convenient, in the pleasant little city of Canton, is an index of the doctor's home live and somewhat of the social and home life of the Canton people.


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