John Williams (1840-1943) & Sarah A. Capps (1846-1943)

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John Williams (1840-1943) & Sarah A. Capps (1846-1943)

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         John Williams (1840-1943) & Sarah A. Capps (1846-1943)

(grandparents of Clara Mytrle GRAY-SADLER Bird 1900-1988)

Terry Louis Linton © 1999

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 1999

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume V, Issue 1, Spring © 2010, ISSN 1941-3521

Clara Mytrle GRAY-SADLER Bird’s (1900-1988) grandfather, John Williams (1840-1943) was born on November 26, 1840, in Seaboard, Princess Anne County, Virginia. John died on August 13, 1943, in Princess Anne, Norfolk County, Virginia, at age 102. John Williams was the son of William Mastin Williams Sr (1809-1859) of Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Eliza Jane Emberson (1822-1856) of Hempstead County, Arkansas.

In 1865, John Williams married Sarah A. Capps (1846-1943), in Seaboard, Princess Anne County, Virginia. Clara’s grandmother Sarah , was the daughter of Ira Capps Jr. (1802- ?) & Lydia (1827-?). Sarah was born in 1846, in Pungo, Princess Anne County, Virginia. Sarah died on December 8, 1943, in Norfolk County, Virginia, at age 97. Sarah, according to her obituary, she had 15 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren when she died.

John & Sarah had four known children:

Alice J. Williams (1866- ?), Lula Virginia "Ginny" Williams (1874-?), Edward G. Williams (1876- 1904) and Russell G. Williams (1881-1979).