I am looking for information on my great great grandfather. I know very little about him. I believe his name was James Williams, born abt 1855. He was married to Hanna C. Shows they had one child Peter Cornelius Williams. James died March 1878 just 3 months before his son was born. My Gandma recently told me that he might have been a logger and was killed by a falling tree. She also said she thought that James and Hanna had lived in Jasper County. I found his first name, birth and death date on one world tree. I have no evidence to prove any of it. All I know for sure is that in 1880 the United States Federal Census shows Hannah and Peter Williams living back with her family the Shows family in Jones County and it says she is a widow. If you know anything about any of these people I would love to hear from you.
I recently got in touch with a family member through the message boards and she has the same info on James Williams but she added that her records showed that he was buried in Glendale cemetery Forrest County Mississippi. I have checked the "Find A Grave" website but had no luck in finding James Williams in that cemetery I did however find Hannah C. Shows (Hannah S. Pittman) and her second husband James Warren Pittman.