Third Generation


23. Levi WILLIAMSON18,19,42,43,44,45,46,47,48 was born about 1806 in KY, Shelby Co., Shelbyville. He lived with his parents in KY, Shelby Co., Shelbyville in 1810. He lived with his widowed mother in KY, Shelby Co., Shelbyville in 1820. Levi lived with his widowed mother in KY, Shelby Co., Shelbyville in 1823. His father was burnt by Indians when Levi was 7.

Levi WILLIAMSON and Elizabeth Ann SHAKLEFORD were married on 19 March 1827 in KY, Shelby Co.. An alternate date of 10 Mar 1828 is given for their marriage. Elizabeth Ann SHAKLEFORD was born about 1806 in KY. Her surname was variously spelled Shackelford, Shackleford, and Shakleford.

Levi WILLIAMSON and Elizabeth Ann SHAKLEFORD had the following children:

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James WILLIAMSON75,106,107,108 was born in 1830 in KY. He lived with his uncle John W. Williamson in KY, Jefferson Co. in 1850. In 1850 he was a clerk in KY, Jefferson Co. James lived with his brothers in AR, Mississippi Co., Osceola on 21 July 1860. He enlisted in the was a Confederate in Josey's 15th AR Infantry, Co. F, "Monroe Blues" in the Civil War. He mustered in and out twice as a private. His brothers Levi and Blan were in Josey's 15th AR Infantry, Co. E.

The regiment entered service on 23 Jul 1861 at Pitman's Ferry, AR.

The 15th was in the Battle of Murfreesboro. In April 1865, ten depleted AR regiments, including the 15th, were put together as the 1st AR Consolidated Infantry. This regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee at Greensboro, NC, on April 26, 1865.

"At the commencement of the Civil War the people of Mississippi County, though loyal and patriotic, finally decided to go with the State, and were a unit in favor of the cause of secession. The war spirit ran high, affecting rich and poor alike. If there was any Union sentiment in the county (and there was at first), it soon succumbed to the influences in favor of a separate Confederacy."

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Bladen A. WILLIAMSON.

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Bland H. WILLIAMSON.

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Levi WILLIAMSON106,109 was born in 1839 in KY. He lived with his brothers in AR, Mississippi Co., Osceola on 21 July 1860. He enlisted in the Confederate army in Josey's 15th AR Infantry, Co E, "Tyronza Rebels" in the Civil War. He mustered in as a Pvt. and mustered out as a Pvt. His brother Blan was in the same Company, while James was in Company F.

The regiment entered service on 23 Jul 1861 at Pitman's Ferry, AR.

The 15th was in the Battle of Murfreesboro. In April 1865, ten depleted AR regiments, including the 15th, were put together as the 1st AR Consolidated Infantry. This regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee at Greensboro, NC, on April 26, 1865. He was orphaned at an early age.

"At the commencement of the Civil War the people of Mississippi County, though loyal and patriotic, finally decided to go with the State, and were a unit in favor of the cause of secession. The war spirit ran high, affecting rich and poor alike. If there was any Union sentiment in the county (and there was at first), it soon succumbed to the influences in favor of a separate Confederacy."