Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sentmental Saturday: Aunt Elizabeth "Bessie" Williams

 Aunt Elizabeth "Bessie" Williams was born in about 1882 to Hannah Moore (1863) and Andrew Jackson Jr. (1863) in Wilkinson County, Mississippi. According to testimony given by her mother, Hannah, in the Civil War pension file of her step-father Benjamin Thompson; Bessie was born when she was about 19 years old and at the time of the testimony Bessie was living in the Delta region of Mississippi. Based on family oral history Bessie joined the Great Migration and moved to Indiana where she lived until she passed away.



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