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Thomas Jefferson Williams Family Cemetery






The John Thomas Williams family cemetery is located on the Tres Palacios River on property adjacent to the Williams family homesite.  DIRECTIONS


John Thomas Williams
Sept. 14, 1892 - Feb. 9, 1963
[son of Will D. Williams
& Amy Wheeler Williams]

Mary Elizabeth Williams
Sept. 28, 1895 - June 28, 1987
[daughter of _____ Wilcox]


Gilbert Wilburn Williams, Sr.

1922 - 2008
[son of John Thomas Williams
& Mary Elizabeth Wilcox  Williams]

Cassandra [Diane Williams] Davidson

[Oct 23], 1954 - 2004
[daughter of Gilbert W. Williams, Sr.
& Anna Louise Kilmer Williams]

James Wilson Hail
Feb. 8, 1920 - Jun. 18, 2005

Mary Elizabeth Hail
Mar. 6, 1921- Apr. 2, 1992
[daughter of John Thomas Williams
& Mary Elizabeth Wilcox Williams]

Travis Scott Hail

1980 - 2007
[son of James Wilson Hail & Mary Elizabeth Williams Hail]
[This temporary marker has glass over the name which caused the glare from the camera's flash.]

Darcy Wayne Pawelka
Oct. 15, 1955 - Apr. 13, 2006
[son of Fritz Wolfgang Pawelka
& Estelle Georgia Kaluza]
Rachel Sue Williams Pawelka
[daughter of John Thomas Williams, Jr.
& Pearl Mary Adkins Williams


Married Nov. 9, 1957

Albert F[rank] Seibert [Sr.]
1929 - 1993
Cecelia [Ruth] W[illiams] Seibert
[daughter of John Thomas Williams
& Mary Elizabeth Wilcox  Williams]


Information in brackets has been added to original marker information.


John Thomas Williams Family


William D. and Amy Williams' son, John Thomas, was born in Midfield at the home of Amy Williams' parents. He then lived on the home place with his parents until the death of his father in 1913. Amy Williams died of pneumonia in 1899.


In 1917, John Thomas Williams married Mary Elizabeth Wilcox. They lived at Chocolate Bayou until 1922, when they moved back to the home place of Will D. Williams on the Tres Palacios. John T. and Mary lived there for twelve years before moving to Angleton in 1936.


John Thomas and Mary Wilcox Williams had nine children:

John Thomas Williams, Jr.

Mary Elizabeth Williams Hail

Gilbert Wilburn Williams

Amy Katherine Williams Hammond

Barbara Ann Williams Peltier

Margaret Theresa Williams

Cecelia Ruth Williams Seibert

Joseph David Williams

Dorothy Frances Williams Wilbeck


John Thomas Williams, Sr. died in February of 1963 and was buried at the old home place in the back yard under a big oak tree on the banks of the Tres Palacios River.


May Williams


Historic Matagorda County, Volume II, page 566




Darcy Wayne Pawelka
October 15, 1955 - April 13, 2006

Darcy Wayne Pawelka, 50, of Clute TX died Thursday, April 13. He was born Oct. 15, 1955 in Freeport TX to Fritz W. and Estelle Kaluza Pawelka. He married Rachel Williams on Oct. 9, 1993 in Lake Jackson. Darcy was a 30 year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service at the Clute Post Office where he delivered mail in Richwood. He was a former shop steward for the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 4723. He was completing his first full term as councilman for Ward E and was seeking a second full term in the May election. He was appointed to the council in 2002 to fill an unexpired term. Prior to serving on the council, Darcy served on the planning and zoning board, the charter review commission and the board of adjustments. He was a longtime supporter of the Mosquito Festival and after becoming a council member, he took greater pride in promoting and supporting the annual event. Darcy was a 1974 graduate of Brazoswood High School. In the early 1980s he coached the Clute Stingrays girls softball team.

He was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Lake Jackson.

Survivors are his wife, Rachel Williams Pawelka of Clute; mother, Estelle Kaluza Bohac of Lake Jackson; stepfather, Frank Bohac of Lake Jackson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Darrell and Glenda Pawelka, Dean and Shirley Pawelka, all of Clute; and Durwin and Kim Pawelka of Lake Jackson. He is also survived by eight nieces and nephews and one great nephew all of whom he loved deeply and cared for as if they were his own. They are Renee Pawelka of Friendswood; Ashley Pawelka, Dane Pawelka, Chelsea Pawelka and Jennifer Pawelka, all of Clute; Stephen Pawelka, Michael Pawelka and Jonathan Pawelka, all of Lake Jackson; and great nephew, C.J. Erickson of Clute. He was preceded in death by his father, Fritz W. Pawelka; stepfather, Ralph Poole; and sister, Denise Pawelka.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Lake Jackson. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Monsignor Leo Wleczyk officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams family cemetery in Ashby.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Carter, Will Thomson, Ronnie Collins, Tony Engeling, Gary Cooper, Foster Ellison III, Cody Maddox and Chuck Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers will be all his Godchildren, the Clute City Council and Clute Post Office employees.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Basket, 102 Post Oak, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 (979-388-0024).


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