While the Union war and pension records for Daniel and Thomas Jefferson are lengthy (A 65th and C Infantry 120th Reg. Indiana), there is very little on James which makes us wonder if he went AWOL as many did.
James Williams did marry Mary Ann Pullam in Webster Co. Kentucky in 1865. Charles had married Jane Clayton in 1861 also in Webster Co. and hosted their wedding. Thomas Jefferson married Elizabeth Graddy in Arkansas (1869) with Daniel marrying Nancy Caroline Canada (Canady) in 1879. None of these families lived "happily ever after" The Civil War undoubtedly scarred all of them and one of the ways of dealing with that was to move West.
|Thomas Jefferson Williams|
Thanks to cousins Rick, Carol, Tom for help in sorting this all out---not an easy task with names like Thomas Williams, Daniel Williams and James Williams. Before the internet, I spent hours in front of microfilm machines scrolling through all of the Williams families in Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri. Thanks to technology, we now have quick access to cousins, documents, DNA.