11. Angeline Williamson

WILLIAMSON, ANGELINE (1871-1882): Angeline Williamson was born in Chambers County, Alabama in 1871 to James H. (b. 1840) and Cornelia A Williamson (b. circa 1839). Angeline was the sixth of seven children born to James and Cornelia; Ella (b. 1864), Mariah (b. 1867), Cornelia (b. 1871), Andrew (b. 1872), Ida (b. 1873), Angeline (b. 1876), and Nora (b. 1879). In Alabama, Angeline’s father worked as a farmer, and several of her siblings worked as farm laborers. Based on tax records, it appears that Angeline’s family moved to Pilot Point in the early 1880s where her father rented land, worked as a farmer, and owned a couple of cattle. In 1882, Angeline died of unknown causes and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery in Pilot Point. Angeline’s headstone reads “Our darling one has gone before to greet us on the golden shore.” Angeline was survived by her parents who later moved to Cooke County, Texas by 1900 and relocated to Okfuskee, Oklahoma by 1910.

1880 Census Floyds Mill, Alabama

This document of Angeline Williamson shows she lived in Floyds Mill, Alabama in 1880 along with her parents and her six siblings. James and Cornelia are listed in the 1900 Census showing they lived in Cooke Texas. Andrews gravesite was discovered at Pilot Points Memorial Cemetery, while Angelines burial location was discovered at St John's Cemetery. The City of Cooke is located just outside of Pilot Point.

1895 Tax Assessment Cooke County, Tx.

This document is a Cooke County Tax Assessment from 1895, listing Angeline’s father James H. Williamson. This is one of two documents, that shows the Williamson family had most likely been one of the original African American groups to have settled in Northeast Texas.

1900 Federal Census, Cooke, Texas

This document from the 1900 Census, although does not have Angeline listed, it does list her parents James rnelia Williamson living in Cooke, Texas in 1900. This legal document connects the Williamson family to Texas. Line 63, lists James to have owned a house and his occupation as a farmer.

Angeline Williamson's brother Andrew J. Williamson

Andrew J Williamson brother of Angeline, burial was discovered in Pilot Points Memorial Cemetery. Evidence of Andrews gravestone helps further connect the Williamson family to Texas. Andrews inscription reads: "Son of J.H. & Cornelia A. Williamson No pain, no grief, no anxious Fears Can reach the peaceful sleeper here.”

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The People of St. John's - St. John's Cemetery - Gone to Texas

Citations: Year: 1880; Census Place: Floyds Mill, Lee, Alabama; Roll: 19; Page: 289A; Enumeration District: 101; Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.