E. F. Williams

Short Name: E. F. Williams
Full Name: Williams, E. F.
Birth Year: 1838
Death Year: 1923

Eli Fletcher Williams (23 March 1838-15 November 1923) was born at Salem, Russell County, Alabama (now in Lee County), the son of Eli Williams and Mary Hollingsworth Truesdale, who had emigrated from Kershaw County, South Carolina. He was the younger brother of William Lafayette Williams. E. F. Williams settled in Eclectic, Elmore County, Alabama and served as a private in the 34th Alabama Infantry from 1861 to 1865. On 21 March 1867 he married Lucy Adaline Kidd in Elmore County; the ceremony was performed by the Methodist minister Robert Adijah Timmons, the presumed honoree of the song Timmons, which was published, along with Friendship, in the 1870 Sacred Harp. He died in Elmore County and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. [Thanks to Robert Vaughn]

The Makers of the Sacred Harp: Addenda and Corrigenda (http://home.olemiss.edu/~mudws/errata.html)

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