BATES CO., MISSOURI, LAND PATENTS
By:  Vern Paul ~vp@vernpaul.com~

WILLIAMS, JOHN B      MO      Bates      1/15/1858      Warsaw
48601      MO1920__.450
WILLIAMS, JOHN B      MO      Bates      1/15/1858      Warsaw
48602      MO1920__.451

John Williams married November 27, 1856, in Vernon Co., Missouri, to
Melissa Jane Rutledge. He died prior to or in 1860 leaving a widow and
one child, my great-grandmother, Anna Elizabeth Williams who married
James Benjamin Paul in Linn Co., KS. It is suspected John Williams was
killed [or ran off] during the Kansas troubles as our families crossed
back and forth between Bates Co., Missouri, and Linn and Anderson
Counties, Kansas, during those times.*