My Husband’s 4th. Great Maternal Grandfather, William Curle Williams, England

Birmingham, Wawarckshire, England

New Street, Birmingham, Warwick, England

Name William C. Williams
Residence Place Birmingham, Warwick, England
Gender Male
Christening Date 12 Sep 1785
Christening Date (Original) 12 Sep 1785
Christening Place St. Martin, Birmingham, Warwick, England
Father’s Name William C. Williams
Mother’s Name Mrs. Hannah Williams
Citing this Record

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch ( : 9 March 2018, William Williams, ); citing 1785, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 428,968.

Warwick-castle-from-outside.-It-is-a-medieval-castle-built-in-11th-century-Warwickshire, England

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England

1785–1852  •  KFB5-JTX

Birth Name: William C. Williams

First Wife:
1787–1804  •  LT68-NHG

Marriage: 14 September 1802

Botetourt, Virginia

Second Wife: Margaret Bryan

Marriage: 7 March 1814

Botetourt, Virginia

Coat of Arms,Warwickshire, EnglandCoat of Arms_Warwickshire

William Curle Williams

William Curle Williams, Virginia

Birth:  1785

Birmingham, Warwickshire, England




12 September 1785

St. Martin, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

Aug. 18, 1852

Salem, Salem, Virginia

His first wife was Margaret Ann McCarrollHis second wife was Margaret Bryan Family links: 

 Margaret Ann McCarroll (1787–1804)


William Carter Williams (1802–1860)

  Margaret Bryan Williams (1795 – 1871)
  Mary Jane Williams Brown (1821 – 1895)

East Hill Cemetery
Salem City
Virginia, USA
Plot: D5 S8
 East Hill Cemetery, back gate entrance of the cemetery

East Hill Cemetery, back gate entrance of the cemetery

Created by: PL
Record added: Jan 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17602250

My Husband’s Maternal Great Grandmother, Mamie (Minnie) Maltilda T. (Hawkins) Williams, Tennessee

Laurel Run Park, Hawkins County, Tennessee

Laurel Run Park, Hawkins County, Tennessee

Name: Mamie “Minnie” Matilda T. Hawkins Williams

Born: 6 July 1886 in Tennessee

Married: 28 November 1903 in Hawkins County, Tennessee to George Lee Williams


Hawkins County Tennessee 1888 map

Children: (4)

Etta Louise Williams (Junkert) (1905-1951)

Louise Williams (Rakestraw) (1911-1958)

Frank Williams (about 1915-after 1976)

Jimmie George Williams (1919-1997)

Laurel Run Park, Hawkins County, Tennessee2

Laurel Run Park, Hawkins County, Tennessee

Name Mammie T Williams
Event Type Death
Event Date 21 Mar 1960
Event Place Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States
Gender Female
Marital Status Widowed
Birth Date 06 Jul 1886
Birthplace Tennessee
Certificate Number 25725
 Citing this Record

“Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Mammie T Williams, 21 Mar 1960; citing certificate number 25725, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,116,265.

Died: 21 March 1960 in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas


Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas shoreline

My Husband’s Maternal Great Grandfather, George Lee Williams, Tennessee

Louisville-Lexington-KY-Horse Park

Horse Farm, Lexington, Kentucky


Kentucky Bluegrass

Name: George Lee Williams  (1884–1939)  •  KHWY-MSP

Parents: William Louis Williams and and Martha Elizabeth Johnson

Born: 14 December 1883 in Hawkins County, Tennessee

Name George L Williams
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Civil District 12 (south part), Hawkins, Tennessee, United States
Gender Male
Age 16
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Date Dec 1884
Birthplace Tennessee
Father’s Birthplace Virginia
Mother’s Birthplace Tennessee
Martha E Williams Head F 54 Tennessee
George L Williams Son M 16 Tennessee
William Omarry Son-in-law M 23 Tennessee
Luila Omarry Daughter F 22 Tennessee
Bessie L Omarry Granddaughter F 1 Tennessee
Citing this Record   “United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 July 2018), George L Williams in household of Martha E Williams, Civil District 12 (south part), Hawkins, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 88, sheet 1A, family 4, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,577.

Resided: 1937 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas

Died: 16 December 1939 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas

Buried: December 1939 in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States of America

Name: George Williams
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1939
Event Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States of America
Photograph Included: N
Death Date: 16 Dec 1939
Affiliate Record Identifier: 3058556
Cemetery: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Citation”Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), George Williams, 1939; Burial, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States of America, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery; citing record ID 3058556, Find a Grave,

Spouse: Mamie “Minnie” Matilda T. Hawkins  (1886–1960)  •  LBVL-1VK

Marriage: 28 November 1903 in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

Name George Lee Williams
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place Washington County, Tennessee, United States
Gender Male
Nationality United States
Birth Date 14 Dec 1883
Birthplace , , United States
Citing this Record  

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), George Lee Williams, 1917-1918; citing Washington County, Tennessee, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,877,698.

Children: (4)

Etta Louise Williams  (Junkert)

1906–1951  •  LBVL-2B9

Louise “Lou” Williams (Rakestraw)

1911–1958  •  LBTM-PV7

Frank Leon Williams

1916–1991  •  L1QL-TB2

Jimmie George Williams

1919–1997  •  L1MX-BMP



Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas shoreline

My Husband’s Maternal Grandmother, Louise Williams, Kentucky



Louisville-Lexington-KY-Horse Park

Louisville-Lexington-Kentucky-Horse Park

Name: Louise Williams (Rakestraw), daughter of George Lawton Williams of South Carollina, and Mamie T. Hawkins of Tennessee.

Birth: 17 November 1911 in Kentucky

Daughter: Dorothy Jean Williams (Johnson), Father: unknown

Married: William Kermit Rakestraw after 1925 in Texas

Died: 18 March 1958 in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas 

Sally Frederick & Al Junkert

Sally Ann Frederick and Albert Junkert, husband of Etta Louise Williams, sister of Louise Williams

Buried: March 1958 possibly in the Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, have not found any documentation whether she was cremated or buried.


My Mother-in-law, Dorothy Jean (Williams) Johnson, Texas


Sally Ann Frederick and Garry Ellis Johnson, Sr. in Brownfield, Texas on April 14, 2018

 Dorothy Jean <I>Williams</I> Johnson

Juanita Camfield, Dorothy Johnson, and Sally Frederick Fallin, 719 Deer Pass, Channelview, Harris, Texas

Dorothy Jean Williams, father unknown and mother Louise Williams of Kentucky
1925–2001  •  LKVK-RFX
1918–1956  •  LKVK-R7V

Marriage: about 1947 in Nueces, Texas, United States

1.  Edward “Eddie” Leroy Johnson Jr.  1949–Living  •  L2GT-HB
2. Linda Gayle Johnson  1951–2004  •  LKVG-SVZ  
3. Garry Ellis Johnson Sr. 1953–Living  •  L2GT-4RQ
4. Etta Louise Johnson 1956–2017  •  LKVG-SBC
Dorothy had five children total.
One son, Lewis Gene Marshall (1942-2006), father: Richard Lewis Marshall.
She was a widow, in 1956, she was only 31, she and her children lived across the street from us at 1706 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Harris County, Texas 77029.
My family, the Jean & Leroy Frederick family lived across the street at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Harris, Texas. We lived there up until I was 15, in 1968, when my parents divorced. They both remarried, and mother moved to Wood Shadows in Houston, Harris, Texas while Daddy married and moved us to Dayton, Liberty, Texas.

Dorothy had five children.
One son, Lewis Gene Marshall, father: Richard Lewis Marshall.

Married: Edward Leroy Johnson, Sr.

Children: (4)
Edward “Eddie” Leroy Johnson Jr., Linda Gayle Johnson (Ward), Garry Ellis Johnson, Sr, and Etta Louise Johnson (Wilson).

Etta Johnson Wilson &amp; Sally Frederick Tudor

Etta Louise Johnson Wilson and Sally Ann Frederick Tudor, Baytown, Harris, Texas, 2009

Her daughter Etta and I were best friends = BFF. Dorothy’s husband, Edward Leroy Johnson Sr., died when Etta was seven weeks of age, in 1956, so I never knew him. Me and Etta went to Corpus Christi, Texas during the summer together for a week to stay with her Uncle Al Junkert. We loved it! We went to the beach, and ate whatever we wanted to. We played games and helped Al cook dinner together, whatever we choose to. Al took us to the Benjamin Franklin Dime Store, and let us buy whatever we wanted to. Good times. We felt really special. Her Uncle Al Junkert was lonely, he had no children.

Dorothy was loved by all. She worked hard and supported her family of five on her own. Dorothy was good to all us kids on Cheston Drive, in Jacinto City, Harris, Texas. She was more like family than just a neighbor.

We called her “Aunt” Dorothy, even though we were not related by blood. Her door was always open to us kids. She didn’t lock her door. I miss all the good times we spent together playing cards and visiting, and all the slumber parties with Etta. I loved Aunt Dorothy just like my own Mother. Dorothy loved to listen to Marty Robbins and Ray Price. She worked at Dewey’s Food Store on Market Street for years as a Cashier.

I really miss our long talks, domino & card games, and all the good snacks Dorothy had for me when I came to visit, which was a lot! I loved it over there, Dorothy treated us kids like we were special. I never wanted to go home. I love you, Dorothy and miss you so much. You are gone but not forgotten. Love, the skinny, scrawny, insecure, little girl, that you made feel special and loved unconditionally, Sally Ann Frederick.

UPDATE: Dorothy’s daughter, Etta was my BFF, and her son Garry was my childhood sweetheart in 1966. Garry was 13 and I was 12, and they called it puppy love.

We both married and lost touch with each other up until 2015 when Garry became widowed and looked me up on Facebook. I did not become a widow until 2018, but we stayed in touch and we went to see his sister in the nursing home in Baytown, Harris, Texas together in 2015.

He told me that I was “his girl”, and that I had always been “his girl”. We never stopped dreaming about all the “what if’s”. In June 2018 we knew that we still loved each other, even after 52 years apart. I was so depressed in 2017 from losing my home and auto in Hurricane Harvey, and so I really bottomed out when I lost my husband in February 2018. I prayed continually for God’s will. God gave us another chance at love, and we both went for it. We are now husband and wife. He is 65 and me 64. OMG, his mother is my mother-in-law, and Etta is my sister-in-law after all these years. I wish that she and Etta could be here to see how happy we are now together. God is good.


Aunt Dorothy’s song played at her funeral.


Picture of

Forest Park East Cemetery

21620 Gulf Freeway
Webster, Harris County, Texas, 77598,USA


My Sister-in-Law, Etta Louise Johnson (Wilson), Texas

Johnson Family Genealogy

Garry Ellis Johnson, Sr, and sister, Etta Louise Johnson, and their dog, Tip, Jacinto City, Harris, Texas, about 1966.

Etta Louise Johnson and Etta’s uncle, Albert George Junkert, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, June 1969. We spent a week with him for several summers. This page is sponsored by: Sally Frederick-Tudor

BFF, Sally Ann Frederick and Etta’s uncle, Albert George Junkert, June 1969, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas. 

Brother, Garry “Gigi” Ellis Johnson, Sr. and Etta Louise Johnson Wilson, Aug. 14, 2015, Baytown, Harris, Texas. I went with Garry to see his sister in the nursing home. I never thought that it would be the last time that I would see her alive. Me and Garry wish that you, your mom, and Linda could be here to see us so happy after 52 years apart. God is good. I lost my home and truck to Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, then I…

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Ancestors of Dorothy Jean Williams, daughter of Richard L. Williams and Adeline Straley of Ohio.