Williams' of White County, TN- Sparta
My grandfather was Marland Williams. He had a twin brother named Marvin. They were born to Joseph and Leann (Prater) Williams on March 22, 1889. Joe and Leann had 4 sons: Oscar,(never married) Conn,( never married and was retarded because of lack of oxygen at birth) the twins, Marland (married Cora Esther Fletcher)and Marvin (married an Indian from Missouri named Lizzie Carr). They were parents of one daughter, Mamie (married a New). Joseph was known as a mean old man and for a period of time lived in Missouri with the Carr family. He had a brother named Jeff(Dad believes him to be Joe's brother.) We know nothing about his parents. Joe wandered in and out of his childrens' lifes and we don't know when or where he died. We know Jeff's family stayed in the Sparta,Tn. area. My grandfather was a coal miner and lived in the Whitley City, Stearns KY area as did his twin. There is a family story that somewhere in the Williams line, a female got pregnant by a man with last name of "Breeding" and no marriage occurred and the son she birthed went by his mother's maiden name of Williams. Don't know if it was Joe's mother or his grandmother? If Joe had other siblings we don't know about them. Any help would be welcome!