Source: Bellevue, Texas Newpaper
"An Old Settler Gone"
Mr. Williamson was a member of the Methodist Church for 73 years, having been converted and joined the church at the age of fourteen. he was also a soldier in the Confederate army, serving four years under that flag, and participated in the famous battle of Franklin and other important engagements, in one of which he was wounded.
Mr. Williamson was a resident of Clay county some 28 years and was a quite peaceful citizen, a good neighbor and friend. He was well and favorably known by the majority of our people and all who knew him speak highly of his life and the clean moral principles for which he stood. Of course, for the past several years he had been very feeble and unable to mix and mingle with his fellowmen as he did in him earlier life.
Three sons and three daughters survive. They are: Mrs. W. Walters of Happy, Texas; mrs R.S. gowan of this place; Mrs. W.P. lewis of Electra, J.W. Williamson of Dalhart, Texas; S.L. Williamson of Burkburnett, Texas; and George Williamson of Hollister, Okla., all ofwho were present at the funeral except the son at Hollister. he is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grand children.
The funeral was held at the Methodist Church in this city, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 O'clock by Rev., H.G. May, G.P. Humphries and W.J. Walker. Interment followed in the Bellevue cemetery.
Submitted by: J. Hodge