He was married three times. First to Julia Butler who died three years after the marriage.
Next, John A Williams married Martha Ann Butler in Mercer, West Virginia, on December 26, 1865, when he was 27 years old. Together they had one son and seven daughters. Unfortunately three daughters did not survive to adulthood. And Martha “Mattie” died at age 38 years.
John last married Mahala Keaton but there were no children.
In the 1850 Census for Mercer Co. WV lists John A William #444 T: Princeton W452.
John’s middle initial changes with various docs and in 1910 his home was free of a mortgage.
He died on June 15, 1925, in Pipestem, Summers County, West Virginia, at the age of 86. He is buried in Williams Cemetery off of Butterfly Lane in Summers County, West Virginia. According to his tombstone he fought for Co H 36 Virginia Infantry.
Need to verify if he also –
Served as Private for the Union 34d Regiment, West Virginia Calvalry G GSFil 881607
Pension event 26 May 1910 West Virginia, Regiment 6 Shipping Co F, File Name 19872332