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Lorenzo Dow Williams[1]

Male 1837 - 1864  (27 years)


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  • Name Lorenzo Dow Williams 
    Born 1837  Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 21 Aug 1850  Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • In the 1850 census, the family next to Lorenzo's is a J.P. Williams, age 67. Possibly his grandfather. In that family is a Dixon Williams, age 17.
    Possessions 1 Oct 1859  Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    purchased 39.95 acres, 1 NESE CHOCTAW No 11N 8E 31 
    Census 31 Aug 1860  Carthage, Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • In 1860, Lorenzo and Mary are located in Carthage, Mississippi, along with David Dixon, her father.

      Lorenzo, enumerated as L.D. Williams, family 635 in Carthage, had a personal estate of $500 and is listed as a merchant. There is another L.D. Willams, just a couple of pages earlier, age 46 (so 20 years older), also a merchant, with a real eastate of $6000 and a personal estate of $21050. This older L.D. Williams must be the one listed in the slave schedule, since there are about 12 slaves listed in that household. $21050 is a much more reasonable estate for that family. This could be an uncle of Lorenzo since is father is supposed to be Solomon.
    Occupation 31 Aug 1860  Carthage, Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    merchant with a personal estate of $500 
    Military 8 May 1862  Carthage, Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    enlisted in Co. W, 6th Mississippi Reg't Volunteers, Capt. N.H. Allen's Company 
    • Enlisted on 2 May 1862 in Co. W, 6th Mississippi Reg't Volunteers, Capt. N.H. Allen's Company for a period of 3 years. Age - 25 years. For the period 24 Jun 1862 to 1 Sept 1862, he is listed as on detached service.

      Listed as promoted on 16 May 1863 to 3rd Corporal.

      For July & August 1863, he is listed as absent without leave since 21 July 1863.

      For Sept & Oct 1863, he is listed as absent without leave since 21 July 1863. Rank reduced from 3rd Corporal on 31 Aug 1863.

      For Nov & Dec 1863, present.

      For July & Aug 1864, present. Joined from desertion 20 May 1864.

      No record of his death at the Battle of Franklin.
    Military 30 Nov 1864  Franklin, Williamson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    listed with Confederate casualties 
    Died 1 Dec 1864  Franklin, Williamson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6527  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2017 

    Father Solomon T. Williams,   b. 19 Apr 1809, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1852  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Mahulda Harper,   b. 9 Apr 1814, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1898  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F2515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary E. Dickson,   b. 1835, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 84 years) 
    Married Bef 1854 
    • No marriage record found yet. Searched in Mississippi on Ancestry and FamilySearch
    Children 
     1. George Collier Williams,   b. Jun 1854, Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1945, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
     2. Mary Catharine Williams,   b. 18 Aug 1859, Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1930, Prairie Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. William David Williams,   b. 25 Feb 1861, Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1929, Senatobia, Tate Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Frances Dow Williams,   b. 1863, Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Jul 1916  (Age < 53 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F1400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1837 - Leake Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 21 Aug 1850 - Leake Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - purchased 39.95 acres, 1 NESE CHOCTAW No 11N 8E 31 - 1 Oct 1859 - Leake Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 31 Aug 1860 - Carthage, Leake Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant with a personal estate of $500 - 31 Aug 1860 - Carthage, Leake Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - enlisted in Co. W, 6th Mississippi Reg't Volunteers, Capt. N.H. Allen's Company - 8 May 1862 - Carthage, Leake Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - listed with Confederate casualties - 30 Nov 1864 - Franklin, Williamson Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Dec 1864 - Franklin, Williamson Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lorenzo Dow Williams was killed during the Civil War near Franklin,TN. He was wounded on November 30, 1864 and died December 1. Some sources report his death as 1863.

      However, I have not yet found a military service record. There is an Lorenzo Dow Williams in the Illinois Colored troops (not him) and one in the 24th Mississippi Inf. That one is also not him, since he was from Greene County, MS and was discharged in January 1862 from Fernandina, FL with injuries.

  • Sources 
    1. [S250] Email between Eric Williams (ewilliams14@midsouth.

    2. [S704] 1860 US Federal Census, Leake Co., MS, Carthage; Page 67; Dwelling 634, Family 634; L. D. Williams.

    3. [S498] 1850 US Federal Census, Leake Co., MS, Beat 1; Page 10; Dwelling 57, Family 63; S. T. Williams.

    4. [S1156] Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908, 8 April 2017; Lorenzo D Williams, 1 Oct 1859, Doc 39269, Columbus Land Office.

    5. [S1155] U.S., Confederate Army Casualty Lists and Reports, 1861-1865, 8 April 2017; L. Williams, 30 Nov 1864, Franklin, Tennessee.


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