J. R. WILLIAMS, farmer, P. O. Ullin, is a native of Murray County, Ga., and was born there May 26, 1856. He is a son of John and Margaret Williams. His education was received at the schools of his native State. At the age of eighteen, he left home and started out in life for himself. Making his way to Illinois, he came to Anna. Remaining there only a short time, he came next to Pulaski County, where he worked on different farms in this precinct. In 1878, he commenced to farm on a rented place, and in 1882 he purchased his present location. It is a farm of ninety-six acres, located in Section 25, Town 14, Range 1 west. He has about thirty-five acres in cultivation, and three in orchard. Mr. Williams was married, January 2, 1881, to Mary Whirlow, a daughter of Alexander Whirlow, a native of North Carolina. This lady is the mother of one child, born December 2, 1882. He is a member of the New Hope Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics, he generally votes the Democratic ticket.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, pages 330-331.