Thomas L. Williams

DR. THOMAS L. WILLIAMS, a successful practitioner, was born in Giles County September 9, 1832, and is the son of George and Sarah (Graves) Williams, natives of Tennessee. They were married in Giles County in 1826, and moved to Mississippi in 1837, where they remained until 1839. To them were born three children: John, Thomas L. and George. The father died in 1852 and the mother in 1842. Our subject received his education in the common schools of Arkansas, and in early life was engaged in farming and blacksmithing. In 1856 he begin his medical studies, which he continued until the breaking out of the war. He then enlisted in the Fortieth Arkansas Regiment of Volunteers, but owing to failing health he was soon discharged from the service. He then resumed his medical studies. In 1869 he graduated from the medical department of the University of Louisville, and returning to Elkton located there, where he has since remained. In 1859 he took for his wife Carric Bull, daughter of Adrian D. and Ursula Bull, of Giles County. To our subject and wife was born one daughter- Katie. Dr. Williams is one of the county’s best physicians, as his many patients yet living can testify. He has been very successful professionally as well as financially, and is a self-made man in every respect. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a member of the F. & A. M. and I. 0. 0. F.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County