William Williamsís short 36-year life was
made up roughly of the following phases. Fourteen years of growing
up, 14 years of farming, 2 frightening years of war and being
wounded, a couple years of recovery, a couple of years getting on
his feet and courting Feriba, three years of having a family and
then the heart attack ends it all.
But in that short time he helped save a country, survived a war
in which millions were killed or wounded or died of sickness,
started a family which has grown to about 70 to 80 people at this
date. If one counts the spouses of those descendants the total
exceeds 100 for sure. They are scattered over they country. We
know of ones in Indiana, California, Montana, Rhode Island, and
Oregon and there are many more states undetermined.
We challenge all the survivors of those descendants, numbering
over one hundred, to find out more about this man and his whole
extended family. There are many more stories to be told.
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