"My Williams Line"

This tree represents my Mother's side of the family, the Williams Line, so I will be putting this together a little differently so that I can continue without having to re-vamp the
format very much as I dig deeper into the past. I did not grow up with my mother and as I dig more and more this truly becomes a labor of love. Over the last couple of years I have had lots of help piecing this family together. My Uncle Richard and Aunt Judy who tirelessly answer questions and my cuz Magoo for taking the time to run with my questions and get answers for me.
Also thanks to Sharon and Patsy my mother's cousins that have been a wealth of knowledge and very encouraging.

Denise Evadene McDaniel Wedgwood
July 14, 2013

Let's Start At The End...Shall We?

Betty Smith(my mother) was born to Lee Smith and Lena Evadene Wilson. That's right I am named after my Grandmother. I don't remember my Grandpa Smith, he left California about 1966.
But my Grandma Smith I remember well. My brother and I got to see her on holidays and during summers. She was always kind.

Lee Smith was born September 22, 1911 in Jefferson County, Illinois to John Elvis Smith and Ada Leona Palmer. He died April 17, 1984 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illnois.

Lena Evadene Wilson was born January 5, 1919 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois to Lee Wilson and Della Williams. She died February 15, 1995 in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.

Lee Smith and Lena Wilson married about 1936 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

About 1958 they moved to California and took up residence in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California. In 1966 Lee moved back to Illinois, Lena Wilson Smith stayed in California. In April 1969
Lee Smith and Lena Wilson Smith divorced.

Lee Smith and Lena Evadene Wilson Smith had four children:

Jimmy Lee Smith Born July 14, 1937 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died July 14, 1937 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

Betty Smith Born September 2, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died February 21, 1990 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.

Monieca Jo (Bobby Jo) Born September 27, 1940 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died March 7, 2006 in Las Vegas, Clark County, California.

Living Smith Born April 7, 1943 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

Lena Evadene Wilson was born to Leo "Lee" Wilson and Della Williams and here is where make a turn. From here we will follow the Williams line.

Della Williams was born September 2, 1881 in Posey County, Indiana to LaVega Trafton Williams and Aletha E. Gooch. She died May 23, 1945 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

She married Leo "Lee" Wilson July 3, 1901 in White County, Illinois

Leo "Lee" Wilson was born June 18, 1876 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana to John Vincent Wilson and Evangeline "Angeline" West. He died May 5, 1946 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

Della Williams and Lee Wilson had eight children:

Nellie Wilson Born 1904 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died 1957 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

LaVega Carl Wilson Born July 13, 1906 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died May 4, 1978 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.

Walter Lee Wilson Born March 16, 1908 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died June 26, 1978 in Opdyke, Jefferson County, Illinois

Mildred Viola Wilson Born October 14, 1911 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died February 1, 1978 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

Maurine Alice Wilson Born September 19, 1913 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died May 1, 1980 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

Henry Leo Wilson Born March 10, 1916 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died January 6, 1918 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

Lea Angeline Wilson Born January 5, 1919 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died January 5, 1919 Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

Lena Evadene Wilson Born January 5, 1919 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Died February 14, 1995 Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.


LaVega Trafton Williams was born June 30, 1849 in Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana to Daniel Williams and Telitha Jane Hunter. He died March 4, 1864 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

LaVega Trafton Williams married Aletha E. Gooch about 1880 in Smith, Posey County, Indiana.

Aletha E. Gooch was born 1852 in Montgomery, Gibson County, Indiana to Elijah Gooch and Mary Ann "Polly" Williams. She died November 16, 1888 in Mill Shoals Township, White County, Illinois.

LaVega Trafton Williams and Aletha E. Gooch had four children:

Dora P. Williams Born 1871 Posey County, Indiana. Died 1889 White County, Illnois.

Mina F. Williams Born August 1876 in Posey County, Indiana. Died 1919 in White County, Illinois.

Della Williams Born September 2, 1881 in Posey County, Indiana. Died May 23, 1945 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

Zelma C. Williams Born 1886. Died 1890 in White County, Indiana


Daniel Williams was born 1825 in Indiana to John Clark Williams and Henrietta "Ritter" Johnson. He died March 4, 1865 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Daniel Williams married Telitha Jane Hunter September 28, 1848 in Posy County, Indiana.

Telitha Jane Hunter was born July 1824 in Indiana to Henry Hunter and Sarah Leach. She died March 28, 1904 in Wayne County, Illinois.

Daniel Williams and Telitha Jane Hunter had three children:

LaVega Trafton Williams Born June 30, 1849 in Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana. Died February 23, 1937 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.

Mary E. M. Williams Born May 20, 1851 in Posey County, Indiana. Death unknown - still researching.

Henry Lee Williams Born 1856 Sholes, Posey County, Indiana. Died April 8, 1903 in Piggot, Clay County, Arkansas.


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