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.John Maxey Williams (6).

John Maxey Williams is a son of Josiah Frederick Williams and Margaret  "Peggy" Thomas Philips

Born:      9 Dec 1833 in Nashville, Davidson Co. TN
Died:      13 Jun 1917 in Nashville, Davidson Co. TN
 
Married first: Susan J. E. Sample (1835  - ?) 
                       4 Dec 1855 Nashville, Davidson Co. TN
Married 2nd:  Mary Burton
                        Born: 29 Dec 1841 Davidson Co. TN
                        Died: 6 Oct 1925 Goodlettsville, Davidson Co. TN
                        21 Feb 1867 Davidson Co. TN

John Maxey Williams and Susan J. E. Sample had the following children:

1. Irwin  S. Williams    Born: 1858 in Alabama
                                 Died: Unknown
2. Susan A. L. Williams  Born: 1859 in Tennessee
                                        Died: Unknown

John Maxey Williams and Mary Burton had the following children:

1. Josiah "Joe" Burton Williams   Born: 2 Mar 1871 Davidson County TN
                                                                      Died: 19 Aug 1950 Davidson County TN
2. Robert Percy Williams  Born: Sep 1877 Nashville, Davidson County TN
                                             Died: 9 Jun 1931 Nashville, Davidson County, TN
  

The Nashville Tennessean 1 Oct 1905 announced the marriage of John M. Williams' son, Robert Percy Williams to Mary Elizabeth Philips, a daughter of Daniel D. Philips.  Daniel is a son of William Duncan Philips whose father is Joseph Philips who lived on Dickerson Pike in Nashville.  Two of Joseph Philips' daughters married two of John M. Williams' uncles.

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John M. Williams' brother-in-law was quite the character.  He never married and was a successful business man and loved horse racing.  Gambling was a weakness that he overcame, being able to retire and live in the Maxwell House Hotel in downtown Nashville in his old age.

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