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Williams Family Collection

Identifier: A-0339

Content Description

The bulk of the collection is genealogical information on the Williams and Bickley families. The Journal has an autobiography written by S. R. Williams along with biographical information about members of his family.


  • Creation: 1900-1981

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical / Historical

In 1872 William Archer Williams (1846-1901) and his wife Susan A Bickley (1851-1899) moved their family to Sabine County, Texas. There were ten children in the family, one of which was Simeon Rufus “Sim” Williams. S. R. Williams married Addie Madora Watson (18873-1943) in 1897 and had five children. At the turn of the century S. R. Williams served as deputy district clerk and later bought the old courthouse and moved it and created a boarding house. The house was destroyed by fire in 1917 and a new building was erected and became the Williams Hotel. The Williams Hotel was torn down in 1981. In 1908 he was elected sheriff for Sabine County for two years and hung Bob Wright for murder. Later he served two terms in the Texas House of Representative.


0.35 Cubic Feet


The collection consists of eight folders housed with other collections in a banker's box.

Guide to the Williams Family Collection
Linda Reynolds
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository