Samuel S. Williamson

SAMUEL S. WILLIAMSON was born within a mile of his present place of residence March 19, 1825. He has always been a tiller of the soil, and until attaining his majority resided with his parents. He was a soldier in the Mexican war, and fought at Vera Cruz, Matamoras, and was at one time confined to the hospital and pronounced incurable, but finally rallied, and is now enjoying the health usually allotted to man. He was married in Giles County, Tenn., March 9, 1854, to Jane P. Rainey, daughter of Horace D. Rainey, and to them were born three children: John E., Horace Glenn, and Lizzie C. (wife of J. B. Potts). Horace G. is a physician, who graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and is practicing at Prospect. John E. died on the train eighty miles west of New Orleans December 22, 1883, while en route home from California, whither he had gone for his health. Mrs. Williamson was born in North Carolina October 7, 1825, and came to Tennessee in l837. Our subject and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and he is a Democrat and belongs to the I. 0. O. F. His parents, John and Susan (Sutherland) Williamson, were born in North Carolina and Virginia in 1784 and 1783 respectively. They were early settlers of Tennessee. The father died October 14, 1856, and the mother in 1859.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County