Mary Dorothea Williams
F, b. 24 November 1838, d. 31 July 1922
Mary Dorothea Williams|b. 24 Nov 1838\nd. 31 Jul 1922|p2685.htm|Samuel May Williams|b. 4 Oct 1795\nd. 13 Sep 1858|p2679.htm|Sarah Patterson Scott|b. 7 Dec 1807\nd. 31 Aug 1860|p2680.htm|Howell Williams|b. 24 Jun 1769\nd. 18 Jul 1819|p8204.htm|Dorothy Wheat|b. 4 Feb 1768\nd. 14 Jul 1823|p8205.htm|William Scott||p9978.htm|Mary (?)||p4019.htm|
- Father: Samuel May Williams b. 4 October 1795, d. 13 September 1858
- Mother: Sarah Patterson Scott b. 7 December 1807, d. 31 August 1860
- Mary Dorothea Williams was born on 24 November 1838 in Republic of Texas.
- She was known as Molly.
- Samuel May Williams and Sarah Patterson Scott appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Galveston, Texas, enumerated next to Michel and Rebecca Menard.. Other members of the household included Mary Dorothea Williams, Joseph Victoria Williams, Austin May Williams, Caroline Lucy Williams, Samuel May Williams Jr. and William Howell Williams.
- Sarah Patterson Scott appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Galveston, Texas, Also in the household is May Scott, age 30, probably a niece. Note that widow Sarah Patterson Williams, her son William & wife Eddie were enumerated twice in 1860, in Galveston (actual date 15 July) and in Bastrop (actual date 3 September). They probably joined Austin Williams there in the fall of 1860.. Other members of the household included Mary Dorothea Williams.
- She married Thomas Jefferson League circa 1862.
- Thomas Jefferson League and Mary Dorothea Williams appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Galveston County, Texas. Other members of the household included Esther Wells League, Thomas Jefferson League Jr. and Clinton Wells League.
- Mary Dorothea Williams became a widow at the circa June 1874 death of her husband.
- The following appeared on 26 June 1874 in the Galveston Daily News: In the matter of the estate of T. J. League, deceased -- in District Court, Galveston County, Texas. All claims for money against said estate not presented to the undersigned for allowance within one year from the 25th day of June, 1874, will be postponed until the claims presented within that time are paid. Creditors will please present their claims to A. R. Campbell at office of Tucker & Campbell, Galveston, Texas. Mary D. League, Administratrix.
- The following appeared on 16 March 1880 in the Galveston Daily News: In the matter of the estate of the League minors. Application for letters of guardianship filed March 4, 1880. Application granted as to Mary D. League, and letters of guardianship to issue upon bond of $200 for each minor, and A. R. Campbell appointed guardian of estate. Letters to issue upon bond of $51,000. Chas. Vidor, W. T. Austin, and H. M. Trueheart appointed appraisers.
- Mary Dorothea Williams appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Galveston, Texas, at 35th Street and also one male servant.. Other members of the household included Esther Wells League, Thomas Jefferson League Jr., Clinton Wells League, Samuel Williams League and Charles Henry League.
- Evelina Wood wrote from Willis to her grandson Wood Powell in Christian County, Illinois on 12 April 1887, ". . . Sarah & brothers are building & will soon be in the new home all their own - it is next door to Mrs. Mary League her aunt. She was Mary Williams is well off & assists Sarah a good deal. The Campbell family all well in Galveston. . . ."
Letter in private collection of B. M. Henwood, descendant of Wm Wood Powell; original transcription by R. E. Reichardt.
- Mary Dorothea Williams appeared in the 1888=1889 Galveston, Texas, City Directory at NW Corner 35th & Avenue P (rear).
- Mary Dorothea Williams appeared in the 1890=1891 Galveston, Texas, City Directory at NW Corner 35th & Avenue P (rear).
- Mary Dorothea Williams appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Galveston, Texas, at 1815 35th Street living next door to her daughter Esther Gill, and near Samuel Campbell, son of her deceased sister Caroline Williams Campbell.. Other members of the household included Thomas Jefferson League Jr.
- The following appeared on 19 August 1902 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: (Tyler, Tex, Aug. 19) Suit has been filed in the United States distric court here for the recovery of eleven leagues of land of the Manuel Rionda survey in Anderson and Freestone counties. The suit was filed by William H. Williams, Mary D. League, Samuel W. Campbell, John W. Campbell, Sarah P. Campbell, Mary C. Campbell, Annie W. Campbell against Amelia L. Howard, Harry S. Hardee, Francis C. Zachary, Caroline A. Owen, Emma O. Zachary, Florence D. Zachary, Florence T. Ellis and James A. Steqart. The plaintiffs are residents of Texas and other states and defendants reside in Missouri and Louisiana. The suit was instituted by Houston attorneys.
- Mary Dorothea Williams appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Galveston, Texas, at 1115 35th Street. Other members of the household included Thomas Jefferson League Jr.
- Mary Dorothea Williams died on 31 July 1922 at age 83 in Galveston, Texas, at 1815 35th Street at her residence. . Her death was officially witnessed by Thomas Jefferson League Jr.
- She was buried at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston, Texas.
- Last Edited: 21 Feb 2013
Family: Thomas Jefferson League b. circa 1840, d. circa June 1874