Looking for Dr. John Williams, b 1867 AL, lived in Staples, TX, died in 1937, buried in San Marcos, TX.

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in Genealogy Help by D. Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)
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The 1880 US census, Guadalupe county, Texas indicates your ancestor,  [https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Williams-39096] Richard Sinclair Williams, and wife, Nancy Jane (Collins) Williams were living in Guadalupe county with their 8 children:  Three of the children were born in Alabama, with son, Jonathan born in Texas.  Could he be your your Dr John Williams ?  Richard had a brother named Thomas also found in the 1880 Guadalupe county, Texas US Census.  He had no children named John in his household.

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-2ZD : 15 July 2017), Richard Williams, Precinct 2, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 73, sheet 248A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308.
by David Douglass G2G6 Pilot (110k points)
There is also another John Williams b 1862 Alabama in the 1880 Guadalupe county, Texas US Census.

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-D2F : 15 July 2017), John W Williams in household of James H Williams, Precinct 2, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 73, sheet 257B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308.
Thank you David Douglass. I'm trying to determine if this Dr. John Williams is a relative. Richard Sinclair Williams, mentioned in your response was my great grandfather, but I've not found a Dr. John Williams. The only Dr. I've been aware of is Dr. Wilburn Williams in Staples, TX.

Thank you for the information you sent.

Doris Smith
Hello Doris,

The other John Williams I found in the 1880 census listed above may be related.  Based on the census record he was living in the same general area as your great grandfather.  He was also born in Alabama about the time you indicated for his date of birth.  I think this John is worth further research.  I can see what else I can find.  Do you have any other info on Dr John Williams ?
The John W Williams found in the 1880 census appears to be the Dr John W Williams mentioned in the "History of Staples, Texas". He is said to have started a small pharmacy there. "Dr. John W. Williams, a young man from Ala., put in a small line of drugs in a shed room built on the Staples store. A few years later he went to Tenn. and married Miss Josie Garrett.  (https://staples-texas.org/stapleshistorylong.html#c). The 1880 census record indicates he was living in the household of James H Williams, his brother.
The 1870 US census, Alabama has a John W Williams born 1867/68, son of Taylor and Malissa Williams, all born in Alabama

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHKT-TWQ : 12 April 2016), John W Williams in household of Taylor Williams, Alabama, United States; citing p. 20, family 173, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,535.

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