Alan J. Pitts
Re: A.Y. Williams
Mon Jul 16 22:14:39 2001
I decided to take a deep breath and look at this again. A. Y. Williams does appear with his wife Venila on the 1850 census of Blount County. He's also on the 1855 state census, but not on the 1860 federal census of Blount County. However, children Allen and Rachel are on both the 1850 and 1860 census, being ennumerated with Allen Williams in 1860 (age 60) as mentioned Saturday.
I would suggest that Allen Y. Williams was deceased in 1860 or moved elsewhere. Perhaps he had moved west in search of a new home and left the children with his parents.
After looking at the CSA index on microfilm, I can confidently say that he didn't serve in a Confederate unit, unless it was under an assumed name or was misspelled.
The three Rachels.
Hayes Lowe, Mon Jul 16 23:03