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 - W. Va. Editor 'Em Up 8.7 EUGENE L. SCOTT David...
W. Va. Editor 'Em Up 8.7 EUGENE L. SCOTT David (Lonesome Dave) Williams, Williams, we have learned, was the progenitor of the Williams clan Raleigh County, and was one of the county's first permanent set- I tiers, having taken 'up residence ]first on the Clear Fork of Coal! \ River, later moving to the moving to the Cirjs-j rcpubli^ 116 / 1 "?" 1 ?' We had ofien " al) |dered w * y ne v/as § iven the nick - j name "Lonesome Dave." However, on the Williams families, cajne .across interesting story of .hoy.' he may come by that, cognomen. -- o -The -The story is .that some of his its w«u soldier comrades in the War 1812 gave him the name. Mr. iliams, a cheerful soul, often said to his war companions, when were low in spirit and hankering [for the home folks, "Well, I guess the folks back home are the!lonesome for 'Old in | e name ''Lonesome Dave." j Mrs. Meadows ^o came a t it may ! olher interesting stories! report-1 A °man of^readv in|J · no ' book learning, his issuejS^nd slreanS^and join j s - Recorded in General Alfred il. Two days !of e rmecting^he i G^n^ e had C with |lLonesome Dav ' e som etime in i--, of confidence. Schu-i r the Beekiey-Moore land the Bidaull SSon?"^ can bej a s s e s and when he came P° n any iin^th^cSo^ the directions on a road couidin^iad^uJidi the five give , h i m the directions ' l ana so uromotin«! Beckley finally became ir~ read," Whereupon, Williams replied, a great deal which j^ that like ; - o - shake him- liaml^SVUSree" 1 ? John he ' a son of Lonesome Dave, m8, C ru^aSlM?SS and on Little WhitestLck Creek, near 12-|____ u . j f . or a bear-trap. ' tree ouUo'b.fonfof for- in Beckle 3'- landowner during the'early years of the county. Mr. Wentworth HaTr 2[» Williams, one of his great-grand- sons, recalls a story thlt his *. ' · J _ ' ( \ K r n i r h nn a^rnro c r k Mrs. Meadows also supplied u S s. was f o u n d of| h a 'picture of her husband'sj^^ ^a'S?of7ohn! 7 a I n5^Unc*te i Prince... .Mrs. Ida .of his'own j^^buSt^u" doubt-! o t h c r Octavia Beckett I husband's father and" "mother",'South mai which b u t | t ! he V,-*- Wmiams/'Daniel was a'iso Vsoia! of John and grandson of Lone-i Wn S*nt long last, we've back Ralei§h C ° Unty

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald,
  2. 06 Jul 1950, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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