Died at his residence near Bean’s Station, in Grainger county, on the 26th of May, Wm F Williams, Esq., in the 47th year of his age. During the last February, he received a stroke of paralysis, under the effects of which he lingered until the time of his death, and although his sufferings were frequently most intense, he bore them with remarkable fortitude.
In all the relations of life, the deceased was most exemplary and beloved. Mid and generous in his feelings and frank and unassuming in his deportment, he was universally esteemed by his neighbors and endeared to his more intimate friends.
As the nature of his duties as a farmer as a farmer, required his constant presence at home, his fire-side attachments, springing into full and luxuriant growth and the ordinary obituary eulogiums upon the father and husband, having lost much of their force by repetition, will be wholly inadequate to give a correct idea of the strength of the ties which had wound themselves around the hearts of his now desolate wife and children. Although not a professor of religion, he entertained both love and reverence for the Christian institutions and died with the calm resignation of the faith of the Gospel.
Source: Knoxville Register, Wednesday, July 1, 1840
Transcribed by Robert McGinnis and used with his permission.
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