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Posted: 894283200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993170648000
I'd like to contact any descendants of John James GREENING, and Thomas Jefferson WILLIAMS, who settled in DeSoto Par. in the early 1840's. Williams' nephew Samuel Patton DUBOIS (of Green cty., AL), married Greening's daughter, (Virginia) Elizabeth, in Mansfield, 1857.

John James Greening

Sue Humphries (View posts)
Posted: 928584000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Greening, Warren, Williams
I am a 3rd great granddaughter of John James Greening (ca 1804-1873) & Sara Ann Warren (ca 1816 - aft. 1890). Resided in SC; Dallas Co., AL, Sabine Parish, LA & DeSoto Parish, LA. I am descended from their daughter Ella Alabama Greening (1855-1901) & James Chambers Willams (1850-1928).

James Williams

Posted: 966772800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1079397473000
Surnames: Williams, Goldsby, Fletcher
I have record of Two James WILLIAMS who were born in DeSoto Parish. James #1 - was born Jan. 11, 1868 , son of John S. WILLIAMS & Mary Aldine FLETCHER m.#1 on Dec. 27, 1849 in DeSoto Parish. He was married to Barry SMITH and died June 8, 1941. James #2 - full name John B. WILLIAMS was born Dec. 14, 1890 to John S. WILLIAMS and Catharine Rebecca GOLDSBY. His wife shown to be Bessie W. (unknow surname).

Other WILLIAMS info from Johnny WILLIAMS who, as of Aug., 2000 is living in Converse, LA at 972 Boliver Road. He does not have e-mail. Write or call him at 318-796-2574.

Regards, Bill Swearingen / Bellville, TX /

Re: John James Greening

Posted: 1222567814000
Classification: Query

My name is Melba Williams, and my husband is Robert Williams, grandson of Ella Alabama Greening, m. James Chambers Williams. My husband's father of James Chambers Williams, Jr. (Jim).

Have you had much luck researching Ella? Was her name Ella Alabama Rufus, before it was changed to Greening? In tge 1860 US Census, their are 4 Rufus children living with J. J. Greening, age 55.

Any sources you could share would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

My email address is:

Re: John James Greening

Posted: 1222637669000
Classification: Query
Hi Melba, all of the children shown in that 1860 census enumeration were sons & daus. of John James and Sarah [Warren] Greening, including the 8yo H. Rufus (Hinchey Rufus Greening). Sadie Greening Sparks has a transcription of records from the Greening family Bible online at

Re: John James Greening

Posted: 1222648592000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for replying to my email re. the John James Greening family.

I was very frustrated with what I felt were errors on the census reports,on's site, regarding some of the children's names, so today, I decided to type in on the net: Mansfield Female College, just to see what I could find.

You can imagine my surprise, when a whole page of web sites came up. I scrolled down, just to see where I wanted to start looking, when I noticed this site: Dr. Samuel Patton and Elizabeth (Greening) Dubois.

I immediately clicked on that site, and came up with what I refer to as "the mother lode", as far as genealogy,and other facts that one could hope to find in one place.

I knew that my husbad's grandmother had always been referred to (by my husband's family) as Ella Greening. In fact, one of his sisters was named for her, as well as for Elizabeth Greening.

I assume from the info you gave me, that you must have already visited that site. If not, you will surely want to. It's wonderful!

Thanks, again, for replying.


Re: John James Greening

Posted: 1222664787000
Classification: Query
Dr. S.P. & Elizabeth [Greening] DuBois were my great-grandparents, and I put together the page on their family that you found. But the "mother lode" of online information re. Greening and allied families reflects years of meticulous research by our cousin Sadie Greening Sparks

Re: Jim Williams

Posted: 1279468503000
Classification: Query
Looking for a Jim Williams who married an Alice Johnson, they had a son, Robert who was born in 1925. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: John James Greening

Posted: 1324666402000
Classification: Query
This link isn't working. Is it still working? I'm searching for Robert Williams b. 1915 Caddo Co. LA d. Bloomfield, NM Nov. 1985

s/o James "Jim" Williams

Robert "Bob" 1st marriage 1949 Evelyn Louise JOHNSON b. Mar. 1920 TX; 1949 Location unknown. Five daughters and one son (deceased) were born to this marriage.

Additionally he was married to Virginia CHILTON in 1972 in Las Vegas.

Any information appreciated!


Re: Jim Williams

Posted: 1324668422000
Classification: Query
I'm looking for Robert "Bob" Williams b. Ouachita Co. LA 1915 d. Bloomfield, New Mexico Nov. 1985 s/o Jim Williams and Alice Johnson. Is it possible we're looking for the same person?
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