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Felicia Ann Irby Williamson

February 2, 1825 - November 12, 1912


(cropped from group photo taken about 1910)

Felicia Ann Irby married Anslem "Morgan" Williamson between 1845-1847 in Simpson Co., MS.  I have conflicting information on her place of birth.  All but one census record shows her birth state to be Georgia with only one showing Louisiana.  I believe her parents to have been James J. Irby and Delaney (Brown?) Williamson, who migrated from Georgia around 1800 to Simpson Co., MS, then before 1820 to Washington Parish, LA where Felicia may have been born.  Before 1830 the family moved back to Simpson Co., MS.

Felicia and Morgan had 9 known children (1900 census indicates Felicia said she had 10 children with 7 living - she was living with the Milton Brown family.  Milton was her son-in-law)

These are the children of Felicia and Morgan:

Jonathan Matthew Williamson born about 1848 in Simpson Co., MS, died before 1900, buried in New Salem Cemetery.  He has a CSA marker on his headstone with no dates.  He was a member of the Sabine's LA Reserves according to the CSA marker.  He married Amanda E. Douglass on June 19, 1873  after her death married Minnie Josephine Cole.  Jonathan is buried in Jerusalem Cemetery in Winn Parish, LA.

Latisha Ann Catherine "Katie" Williamson, born August of 1849 in Sipmpson Co., MS married William Green May and died about 1924 in MS.

Mary A S L "Mollie" Williamson was born about 1851 in Rankin Co., MS, married John L. Warren July 20, 1868 in Rankin Co., MS.

Elizabeth Jane "Jenny" Williamson was born August 27, 1855 in Rankin Co., MS, married J. B. Finch November 27, 1869 in Rankin Co., MS, married John Thomas Prisscock on November 5, 1879 in Simpson Co., MS and married last Lenny Gipson on December 29, 1892

Parthena Amanda Caroline "Fenie" Williamson  was born in September of 1856 in Rankin Co., MS, she married Mancel Green Dear in Rankin Co., MS, next she married James Irby "Vick" Henderson, last she married  Milton Brown.  One of her daughters was Daisy Lee Dear, wife of  William Franklin Stovall, son of George Samuel Stovall.  (Daisy & W. F. Stovall are buried in Halsey Cemetery in Ouachita Parish, LA.)

Margaret "Maggie" Laura Williamson was born November 16, 1859 in Rankin Co., MS, died November 28, 1929 in Winn Parish, LA.  Maggie married Jeremiah Jackson "J. J." Stovall son of Benjamin Lucas Stovall and Elizabeth Warren Stovall  on June 27, 1879 in Winn Parish, LA. Maggie & J. J. are both buried at Transport Cemetery.

Sue Ella Williamson was born about 1861 in Rankin Co., MS.

Thomas H. Williamson was born about 1863 in Rankin Co., MS.  He died before 1900 in Winn Parish, LA and is buried in an unmarked grave beside his mother, Felicia Ann at Transport Cemetery.

James Robert "Bob" Williamson was born on December 1, 1866 and died December 30, 1894.  He married Ella Bathsheba Stovall on July 23, 1891.  Ella was the daughter of George Samuel Stovall and Sarah Maddox "Sally" Pyburn Stovall.  Ella and Bob are both buried at Transport Cemetery.

The 1880 Simpson Co. Census shows Morgan and Felicia Ann residing there.  It is unknown when Morgan died or his place of burial.  I believe he died in Simpson Co., MS and Felicia came to Louisiana some time before 1900 to live and be close to her children that had migrated to Winn/Jackson Parish, LA.

Obit of Felicia Ann Irby Williamson

from The Dodson Times (exact date of publication unknown - week of 11/12/1912)


"Grandma" Williamson, mother of Mrs. J. J. Stovall and Mrs. I. M. Brown of this place, died Tuesday evening of this week at the home of the former, having been sick for a long time, at the advanced age of almost 88 years.

Mrs. Williamson was the mother of nine children - six girls and 3 boys. She is survived by all of the six girls, but the last of her three sons died several years ago. She was born in Covington Parish, this State, in February of 1825 and would have been 88 years old had she lived until next February.

"Grandma" Williamson, as she was generally known, was a true and loyal type of the Southern lady and her friends were only limited by her acquaintance. She was a member of the M.E. Church, South, and as long as she was able to attend church services was an active member.

Her body was laid to rest Wednesday between those of her two sons, Tom and Bob, at Old Transport, the funeral services having been conducted by Rev. O. L. Tucker of Jonesboro. The sorrowing family have the sympathies of The Dodson Times.

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