Maude Ella Yates was the daughter of James Oliver Yates and Susan "Sue" Ella Lewis Yates Born in Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi. She married Martin Luther Graves
George Washington Yates later on became a doctor. He was the son of Darling Barber Yates and Mary Emily Oliver Yates.
George I. Williams and wife Laura Steadman Williams, Oldest daughter, Eva Jewel Williams.
Twins, Leonard and Linnie Williams.
Three sons of Darling Barber Yates and Emily Oliver
They were too young for the Civil War. They were hired to be peace keepers at the County Fair after the Civil War. Back row:L-R James Oliver Yates & Andrew Jackson Yates Front row L-R: Johnson (friend) & George Washington Yates.
This photo was taken by The Central Gallery,Brookshire-Matthews Co. 403 Twenty Third ST. Meridian, Mississippi, USA
Eli Townsend Steadman entered military service (Civil War) on June 9, 1861. Company G, Texas Regiment, Hood Brigade in Lee's Army. Assigned to the infantry, Regular army. Listed as six feet three inches tall, fair complexion, grey eyes, twenty years old. He was a gunsmith when inlisted. He was wounded on the last day of the "7 Day Battle" just below Richmond, Virginia. He was discharged September 29, 1862. Information from confederate certificate #626, survey 1.
Eli parents were George Pemberton Steadman and Martha Steadman, who were farmers.
Eli Townsend STEADMAN was born 1842 in Carroll County, Mississippi, and died 08 Oct 1882 in Eustace,Henderson County, Texas. He was the son of 2. George Pemberton STEADMAN and 3. Martha Steadman. He married Mary Louisa OVERSTREET 12 Nov 1862 in Houston County, Texas, daughter of Washington Madison OVERSTREET and Caroline Frances Permiela JOHNSTON. She was born 25 Oct 1847 in Kemper County, Mississippi, and died 25 Oct 1925 in Livelyville, Houston County, Texas.
Children of Eli Townsend STEADMAN and Mary Louisa OVERSTREET are:+ 2 i. Laura STEADMAN was born 25 Jul 1869 in Henderson County, Texas, and died 09 Sep 1943 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.
3 ii. Willie STEADMAN was born 25 Jul 1869 in Henderson County, Texas, and died 12 Mar 1952 in Houston County, Texas . She married Riley R. SULLIVAN 24 Feb 1887 in Texas USA. He was born 1859 in Alabama USA, and died 1938 in Houston County, Texas.
4 iii. Susan Joella STEADMAN was born 03 Dec 1865 in Henderson County, Texas, and died 03 Feb 1935 in Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas. She married Jesse HONEYCUTT 18 Jan 1883 in Houston County, Texas.
5 iv. James Issac STEADMAN was born 17 Nov 1873 in Goshen, Henderson County, Texas, and died 13 Mar 1953. He married Georgie PEEVY 17 May 1893 in TexasUSA. She was born 16 Nov 1880, and died 20 Jun 1963.
6 v. Mary Catherine STEADMAN was born 20 Aug 1876 in Goshen, Henderson County, Texas, and died 28 Nov 1919 in Texas USA. She married Edward Franklin SMITH. He was born 02 Dec 1876 in Choctaw County, Alabama, and died 04 May 1974 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
7 vi. George STEADMAN was born Est 1879 in Goshen, Henderson, Texas, and died 1886.
8 vii. Edna STEADMAN was born 10 Nov 1881 in Henderson County, Texas, and died 21 Oct 1938 in Texas USA. She married Willie CASKEY. She married Daniel Payne HAMILTON. He was born Abt 1871 in Texas USA.
Francis Haywood Parker was born March 04,1837 in Rowan County, North Carolina,near Lumberton.
The son of Ralph Regan Parker and Sarah C. Hodge Parker.
Francis Parker came to Houston County, Texas in the late 1850's and encouraged his father and large family to follow him.The Parker family and others in the community built a Methodist church know as "Woodland Hall". Rev. Parker was called an "Exorter" in the church and he is recorded as a lay preacher present at the first Quarterly Conference at the Elkhart Church, Anderson County, Texas. He married Zilpha Ann Overstreet May 25 1866 in Houston County, Texas. Rev. Francis Parker died Jan 09 1913 in Houston County, Texas and is buried in Parker Cemetery, Grapeland, Houston County, Texas
Mary Louisa Overstreet the daughter of Washington Madison Overstreet and Caroline Frances Permiela Johnston. Born 26 Oct 1847 in Kempter CO.,Mississippi.
Mary L. Overstreet Steadman died October 24,1925 in the Women's Confederate Home in Austin. Travis County,Texas,of tuberculosis. She was buried on Oct.25 1925 in Livelyville Cemetery,Grapeland, Houston County, Texas
Mary was married on Nov.12 1862 in Houston County,Texas, to Eli Townsend Steadman, born about 1842 in Carrol County, Mississippi and died October 8, in Henderson,Texas,buried in Moorhead Cemetery, Eustace, Texas.
Eli Townsend Steadman and Mary Louisa Overstreet were the parents of Laura Steadman Williams.
The family of George & Laura Williams.
The oldest daughter Eva Jewel (Williams) Clark, my grandmother, was not in the photo, she was already married.
The boy and girl on the left are twins,Leonard & Linnie. The daughter on the Right is Lottie Williams.
George I. Williams is the son of George R.& Rebecca(Brashears)Williams
Laura(Steadman) Williams is the daughter of Eli Townsend & Mary Louisa (Overstreet) Steadman.