16 September 2011

Williams Tombstone Genealogy & a Nice Epitaph to Boot

The Williams plot located at Shadowlawn Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia contains a good bit of information. The headstone is devoted to the parents: Mary E. Williams (June 24, 1850 - Oct 12, 1930) and James D. Williams (June 9, 1847 - May 6, 1925). The ledger marker pertains to their (presumed) children:

· Charles P. Williams (July 9, 1875 - Nov 7, 1939)
· Sallie Williams Armstrong (Jan 5, 1877 - Sept 25, 1957)
· Pearl Williams Brock (Aug 17, 1884 - Nov 18, 1956)
· Minnie Estelle Williams (Jan 20, 1888 - Dec 8, 1913)
· George L. Williams (Nov 24, 1891 - June 21, 1982)
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· Jack E. Armstrong (June 1, 1874 - Dec 11, 1959)
· John J. Brock (Aug 5, 1881 - May 27, 1946)

Also found on the ledger marker is this thoughtful and poetic addition to the epitaph:

Lord God Of Host That Reigneth On High
That Man Is Truly Blest
Who Only On Thee Doth Rely
And In Thee Only Rest.



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